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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,568 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ian Fleming Narrator: Rosamund Pike Publisher: Ian Fleming Ltd. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The James Bond Series Release Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9781481508827
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When 007 turns up at a sleepy American backwoods motel, it doesn’t take him long to realize that Vivienne Michel is in a tight spot, and that Sol Horror and Sluggsy Morant are hardened killers bent on destruction. Escaping from a past she doesn’t want to relive, Viv turns to James Bond to save her.

This audiobook includes a bonus interview with Rosamund Pike.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fleming has set his stamp on the story of action and intrigue…his proper place in literature is with those demi-giants of an earlier day: Jules Verne, Rider Haggard, Conan Doyle.”

    Kingsley Amis

  • “The Spy Who Loved Me stands alone as an enigma in the Bond series. It is a truly strange, experimental book for Ian Fleming, because the story is told in first person from the point of view of the heroine. The objective view of Bond here is very different and revealing.”

    Raymond Benson, author of High Time to Kill

  • “Ian Fleming keeps you riveted. His narrative pulls with the smooth power of Bond’s Thunderbird.”

    Sunday Telegraph (London)

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 2/20/2014

    " I love the action and adventures in James Bond books. However, I am not impressed by how Ian Fleming portrayed the women in these books. The sad part is that I think he honestly thought that was how women thought. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Arf Ortiyef | 2/18/2014

    " these donuts are delicious! this book is bad! most of it is about a young woman's depressing sex life and trip to find herself. then she almost gets raped. then bond shows up and does a lousy job of being the hero. then he finally saves the day and you find out that "all women love semi-rape". the end. i'd like to know how they could possibly have slept in a motel that was burning down. the whole thing made no sense. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 liz | 2/5/2014

    " a very enjoyable one star! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen Hatcher | 2/1/2014

    " My favorite James Bond book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 1/16/2014

    " While there are certainly some, shall we say, less-than-progressive views on women on display here, I appreciate Fleming's effort to present Bond in a different light. Vivienne may be a dip, but it amuses me to see 007 through the eyes of a fangirl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 1/11/2014

    " Excellent book. Much more interesting, I think, than the movie. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matthew | 1/6/2014

    " Hmmmm...all a bit odd really it's written from the main woman's perspective which bearing in mind Fleming is a complete misogynist is obviously a bit odd. You never for one minute believe in the character as a woman especially when she's espousing how 'all women like semi-rape'...blimey! Other than that it's a nuts and bolts thriller and when Bond does finally turn up you're just willing this entry to it's conclusion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susana | 1/5/2014

    " Dull Dull Violent Violent, only forgiven because it is such a product of it's time and author where men were men and women were men's accessories. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ros | 12/12/2013

    " This is written as if by one of the 'Bond girls': an interesting idea, but not one of Fleming's best, I think. And that is definitely my personal opinion; others might think it is terrific. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paul | 12/3/2013

    " I'm trudging through the original Bond novels and this one was not one of the best. James doesn't show up until the last third of the book and then only to save the day. It's not a spy novel at all. Honestly, it kind of sucked. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 11/6/2013

    " I got to say,as my first book of James Bond,this was extremely dissapointing.The classic picture of james Bond was replaced by a stumbling,forgetful man.The villians were almost hilarious and soo-childish!!Zero suspense,thrill or interesting facters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas | 10/9/2013

    " Fleming's first person female voice is not that convincing and comes across as both counterfeit and pervy, but its weirdness makes this one of the more interesting and enjoyable artifacts of Bond lore. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nathanielk | 2/10/2013

    " Very odd Bond narrative: most of it reads as Fleming's girlie bildungsroman and that turns out to be more interesting than the action sequence. I mean, who puts Bond in Canada. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephen Hull | 2/7/2013

    " Nice that he tried to do something different than the usual Bond, but it didn't amount to much. He certainly has a way with stereotypes. At least it was brief. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hadley | 12/28/2012

    " Easy to read. Not even remotely like the movie. It was a little too weirdly rape-fantasy pornish for my taste. Even taking into account different social norms from the 60s to now. Wouldn't particularly recommend it, but it did give me a certain perspective on the Bond franchise I hadn't had before. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fritz van Deventer | 1/14/2012

    " First Bond novel for me. I liked it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bill Glover | 10/4/2011

    " Not as good at the other JBs from Ian. Told from the chick he gets with at the end. Fairly offensive to ladies, this book is from the Mad Men days. "All women love semi-rape", nice. This reads more like a romance, and a boring one at that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suby | 3/31/2011

    " I read this long back. Still re-reading is so very enjoyable! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Timothy | 2/9/2011

    " Interesting take on James Bond since the story is entirely told from the woman's perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ender | 12/5/2010

    " I'm a man who loves a girly story. It's awesome "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenson-Francisco | 10/21/2010

    " Not a bad book. It was pretty brave making the novel a 1st person narrative in the eyes of a woman. But it wasn't bad... just different. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dee | 9/21/2010

    " James Bond didn't show up until the last 1/3 of the book. Bad form Ian! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Talia | 8/23/2010

    " This is an unusual James Bond novel. The narrator is a woman, the story is mostly about her life, and James doesn't come in until the middle of the book. However, I really enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas | 7/24/2010

    " Fleming's first person female voice is not that convincing and comes across as both counterfeit and pervy, but its weirdness makes this one of the more interesting and enjoyable artifacts of Bond lore. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dan | 6/28/2010

    " Deviant approach to narrative- an almost ludicrous exploration of gender standards blended with a runofthemill Bond hero scenario. "

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About the Author
Author Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming was born in London in 1908. He was educated at Eton and worked as a journalist in Moscow and a banker and stockbroker in London before becoming personal assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence during the Second World War. He wrote his first Bond novel, Casino Royale, at Goldeneye, his home in Jamaica, in 1952. Since then James Bond has gone on to become a global phenomenon.

About the Narrator

Rosamund Pike was born in London to a classical violinist mother and opera singer father. She traveled throughout Europe during her early childhood and now speaks fluent German and French. As an actress she has appeared in a number of films and television series, including Wives and Daughters, An Education, Jack Reacher, and the Bond film Die Another Day.