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Download Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (108 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew Lycett Narrator: Robert Whitfield Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Sportsman, womanizer, naval commander, world-traveler, spy, this suave Old Etonian creator of the Cold War's archetypal secret agent was infinitely more complicated and interesting than his major fictional character, Agent 007. Fleming's wide-ranging and exciting life inevitably provided the plausible backdrop for the Bond novels, and while his temperamental, sometimes violent nature got him into difficulties as a young man, the second World War was the making of him. Highly regarded in British naval intelligence for his international contacts, he master-minded numerous top secret operations, including Golden Eye, which is uncovered here for the first time. His role in shaping prototype CIA is also fully detailed. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jen | 11/24/2011

    " Book was well written and insightful. But I believe Lycett truly disliked Fleming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jonathan | 2/17/2011

    " Turns out Mr. Fleming was a cad, and not a nice one at that. That being said he did create one of the best known characters of all time. I reading about Fleming you learn a lot about Bond and his creation. A good look into both characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kirstie | 12/7/2007

    " I just couldn't bring myself to finish it, especially with everything else I have going on. It's not a bad book; it's just that all the guy seemed to do was sleep with women, and I lost track of all the names. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Gerry Burke | 10/21/2005

    " The man behind it all and how it all came about! Absorbing stuff for a fellow writer of limited success. "

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About the Author

Andrew Lycett received a history degree from Oxford University before becoming a journalist at the Sunday Times (London), where he served as a foreign correspondent in Africa and the Middle East. He has written acclaimed biographies on Ian Fleming, Dylan Thomas, Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle, Muammar Qaddafi, and Rudyard Kipling. He lives in London.