License To Listen

stagstag Posts: 2,083MI6 Agent
Does anyone own any of the Bond novels (IF novels) as audio books? If so what are they like? I am thinking of investing in the complete set but, before I part with my hard earned pension, I would like to hear your thoughts.

At the end of the day, although I would love to sit down & read the books themselves I find I cannot make time. It would be a case of two or three pages at a time perhaps two or three times a week whereas the audio books would allow me to listen in the car etc.
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  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    I've said this before, but the few ones that David Rintoul did are probably the best Bond Audio books I've ever heard
    1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    Yes, I've all the Fleming's on audio and some of the continuing novels.
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    Most of them are up on Youtube {[]
    1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    Great to listen to in the car, or walking the dog.
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • stagstag Posts: 2,083MI6 Agent
    A request for more advice on this subject to follow shortly.................
  • chrisisallchrisisall Western Mass, USAPosts: 9,043MI6 Agent
    I just listened to 20 minutes of Goldeneye- it was pretty good. I had planned on listening to a couple of minutes... :))
    Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
    #1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.QOS 4.GF 5.DN/GE 6.SP 7.FRWL 8.TB/TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT
  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    Theres one for No Deals Mr Bond, but the Audio Quality is horrible.
    1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,134Chief of Staff
    I have quite a few of them on tape cassette - at least you will be of an age to remember those, stag :)) :#
    I found them all a very good listen...some read by Richard E Grant and Joanna Lumley -{
    YNWA 96
  • BlackleiterBlackleiter Washington, DCPosts: 5,604MI6 Agent
    I have the Casino Royale and Live and Let Die audiobooks (CDs), as read by Simon Vance. They're pretty good. I also have The James Bond Collection Volume 1 (FRWL, DN, GF) and Volume 2 (TB, OHMSS. YOLT) on cassettes as read by John Kenneth. They are in the original packaging unopened, so I haven't listened to them yet. (One of my colleagues at work found them in her attic and she gave them to me because everyone in the office knows what a huge Bond fan I am). Has anybody heard these and, if so, are they any good?
    "Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."
  • stagstag Posts: 2,083MI6 Agent
    Sir Miles wrote:
    I have quite a few of them on tape cassette - at least you will be of an age to remember those, stag :)) :#
    I found them all a very good listen...some read by Richard E Grant and Joanna Lumley -{

    Tape cassettes? I'm sorry you've lost me with all this new fangled tech speak. The good old wax cylinder is more my thing.
  • stagstag Posts: 2,083MI6 Agent
    Most of them are up on Youtube {[]

    Taking this advice I've been to You Tube & see that many of the IF novels & others are available. Has anyone heard of 'YouTube Downloader'? ;)
  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    I've used it many a Time :))
    1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger
  • stagstag Posts: 2,083MI6 Agent
    I've downloaded L&LD & am already half an hour into it. I must say I'm enjoying it. Does anyone know if the audio books are unabridged? At knocking on eight hours of speech I'm guessing the whole novel has been read word for word?
  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    Yes, there all complete and unabridged -{
    1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger
  • AirJordanFan93AirJordanFan93 Posts: 92MI6 Agent
    I've said this before, but the few ones that David Rintoul did are probably the best Bond Audio books I've ever heard
    Got all these on my iPod. They are really great. Great listening for some FIFA action.
  • stagstag Posts: 2,083MI6 Agent
    After adding an 8gb micro SD card to my phone I have managed to transfer the LALD & FRWL audiobooks I downloaded a while ago. I am now going to get stuck into listening to them & shall add others to the list until I have the full Fleming works.

    There are also some continuation books on you tube, any recommendations for those?
  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    David Rintoul read Nobody Lives Forever and License To Kill for Audio Book -{
    1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger
  • stagstag Posts: 2,083MI6 Agent
    I got a new phone recently & fitted it with an 8gb memory card. I've uploaded a few Bond audio books onto it. I've just finished listening to L&LD, not sure if it's going to be Casino Royale or FRWL next.
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,579MI6 Agent
    Yes, I've got a few of them in different formats over the years - well worth picking up. :) -{
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    Defiantly -{

    And each Reader has there own Interpretation of Bonds Voice.
    1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger
  • stagstag Posts: 2,083MI6 Agent
    I've only got three thus far & they're read by Robert Whitfield. I have never heard of him before but he did a good job in L&LD. I have no point of reference as to whether he's considered one of the better readers.
  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    I've brought up his Name before, but I recommend the ones by David Rintoul -{
    1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    I to like the David Rintoul audio Books -{
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • stagstag Posts: 2,083MI6 Agent
    I'll keep that name in mind when trawling for the others in the series.
  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    A few of his are on Youtube.
    1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,851MI6 Agent
    I have the recent AudioGo ones (Rosamund Pike etc)

    Think they went bust
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    I hope you're not blaming Miss Pike ? :))
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,851MI6 Agent
    I hope you're not blaming Miss Pike ? :))

    Ha no - I do like Miss Pike indeed (I knew there was a reason to watch DAD!)
    Instagram - bondclothes007
  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    The Go Audio ones are very good -{

    Yes, the Company went Tits up a few Years ago.
    1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,851MI6 Agent
    The Go Audio ones are very good -{

    Yes, the Company went Tits up a few Years ago.

    I came across them recently on another download site (poss US). I guess they sold the rights or something

    Cant remember which site though. I bought the lot originally but never downloaded the last book before it went belly up
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