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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,474 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ian Fleming Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The James Bond Series Release Date:
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In a highly secret office somewhere in London, a murder is to be attempted. M is to be the victim, and the assassin is to be James Bond.

Bond, believed dead for a year following the events of You Only Live Twice, returns to England. Brainwashed by the KGB, he believes his mission is to assassinate M.

After his mind is “scrubbed,” he is given a chance to redeem himself and prove he can once again be trusted. The mission: go to the Caribbean and track down one of the deadliest freelance hit men in the world, Francisco Scaramanga, the one they call the Man with the Golden Gun. He has built a deadly laser for the express purpose of killing, and with his single-action, gold-plated Colt .45 and deadeye accuracy, Scaramanga is deemed too deadly to live. And 007 had better take him out as quickly as possible, or he may just be next on the long list of British Secret Service numbers retired by the Man with the Golden Gun.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Exciting sequences, especially the railroad scene, capture all the thrills one has come to expect.”

    Raymond Benson, author of High Time to Kill

  • “[Narrator Simon Vance], as usual, nails dialect, mood, and pace.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jrodbarr | 2/11/2014

    " This is an excelent conclusion to an excelent series. I especially liked that Bond here is almost a whole new more realistic character, he makes mistakes, and things like that, but he still has the basic elements of his old self, like cleverness, and bieng extremely witty. What I did not like was that the book ends too abruptly, and it seems incomplete somehow, like Scaramanga's hotel. But overall it is a great conclusion to the Bond series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Zach | 2/10/2014

    " "The Man with the Golden Gun" was a nice send-off for James Bond. Was it as good as "You Only Live Twice?" No. Did "You Only Live Twice" give the character a better send-off? Probably. Does this take away from the quality of "The Man with the Golden Gun?" Nope. The book had a good story, a good villain, and an intriguing locale. I just wish it had been a little longer. Farewell, Mr. Bond. Farewell, Mr. Fleming. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Matthew | 2/8/2014

    " Apparently Ian Fleming was quite ill when he wrote this, the last full Bond novel in the series. Well if only he'd popped his clogs a little sooner, that way he could have saved me having to read another of these bigoted, trash novels that have the creativity standard of a GCSE English student. A rubbish student as well. Bloody awful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Howard Olsen | 1/27/2014

    " One of the worst Bond movies turns out to be one of the better Bond books. After unsuccessfully trying to assassinate M, Bond is sent out to kill Scaramanga - the assassain of several British spies. Bond trails his quarry to pre-Bob Marley Jamaica where an alpha-male duel to the death proceeds to its inevitable conclusion. The book is short and sharp. There's not much sex (plenty of innuendo, tho...) and not even a lot of spying. The book is focused almost entirely on the chess match between Bond and Scaramanga with some random mafia and KGB angles thrown in. The writing is first rate. The descriptions of Jamaica are some of Flemings best bits of travelogue writing. The first meeting between Bond and Scaramange, which ends with Scaramanga killing a pair of birds, is exceptionally good with tension building to a shattering yet ridiculous climax. The producers of the "newer, grittier" Bond movies would do well to remake this one. "

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