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You could try youtube,  they have several audiobooks to listen to, which could help.  The
audio books can be bought on ebay quite cheaply.
for youtube  type in the search function " James Bond audio books "

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Thunderpussy wrote:

You could try youtube,  they have several audiobooks to listen to, which could help.  The
audio books can be bought on ebay quite cheaply.
for youtube  type in the search function " James Bond audio books "

This is a good idea I think. It will allow me to listen to someone as if they are reading the books then I can enjoy. Thank you.

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Thunderpussy wrote:

a thread called " Worst Fleming Bond Novel "  ajb007/rolleyes

Even through my insane 50 year love of Fleming's Bond novels I can admit that some are better than others* (which is true of any author)- perhaps titling the thread "Weakest" rather than "Worst" would have been less confrontational?

* reading them in order, I think most would agree that DAF is weaker than its immediate successor FRWL, for example.

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I would have preferred weakest, as it's a more
Positive description.  ajb007/martini

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Joshua wrote:

This is a question i ask of my ajb friends. I wonder if you could recomend any James Bond books that would be easy for some one who is not good with the written english language? I tried to read casino royal but I could not understand and apprectiate it. I would like to read a James Bond book.

I tend to recommend Moonraker, as it's fairly short and quite a straightforward adventure story, plus you get to learn the rules of Bridge!

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ajb007/martini  Good choice  ( and what a card game it is )  ajb007/wink
The Books were written in a different time, so they're not
PC  by today's standards. Infact the use of the 'N'  word
In some of the Books ( LALD, DAF  for example )
Makes me cringe. ajb007/crap

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Re: Bond Book of the Month

Soaking in my bath earlier, I re-read "Risico". A Bond novel in miniature, which Fleming could quite easily have stretched into a full-length novel in its own right with a little effort*. Good characters (Kristatos, Colombo, Lisl) and action scenes- the chase through a minefield is one of the few Fleming story elements not as yet adapted for a film (Bond and his pursuers are on foot, not in hovercrafts  ajb007/biggrin ).

* in much the same way the film makers have done, perhaps, with Fleming short stories or story elements. Or as Horowitz is in the process of doing with unpublished material.

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Reading Moonraker again this morning, just finished
The card game with Drax  ajb007/martini  Wonderful stuff.
Also received my audio book of Trigger Mortis, to add
To my audio collection.

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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I recently reread Moonraker as well. My father was a professional Bridge player, but I've always hated the game. That being said, Fleming's description of the card game is the best portrayal of Bridge I've ever read.

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ajb007/martini I love the card game section of Moonraker.  Also once again, Fleming writes very strong  women. Gala is a professional
Police woman , who Bond points out could break his arm more easily than he could her's.  It's she who Talks Bond out of
A suicide mission, with a better idea, all this in 1955.  ajb007/smile

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Just bought from google books the Audio book
Of 50 years of Bond read by Roger Moore.
Looking forward to having Roger chat with me
About the history of 007 . ajb007/martini

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

937

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Just finished "Bond on Bond" read by the late Sir Roger  ajb007/martini
Not much new infomation but great fun, to simply listen
to him relate his experiences as 007.

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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In anticipation of "Forever and a Day " I've re-read Trigger Mortis.  ajb007/martini
Still enjoyed it, and am looking forward to the new book.

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

939

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Colonel  Sun. Up next. One of my favourite  continuing
Novels. With a brutal ending  ajb007/martini

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Col Sun describes some of his experiences in the Korean war, in the North. After Trigger Mortis, I could help but imagine another young villain making his way south.  ajb007/biggrin

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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The torture and escape section of Col Sun is fantastic, brutal but Bond armed with
only a knife, handing out justice is a great bit of writing. With the juxtaposition of
Bond making certain a young lad, is put ashore before the action kicks off, as He
doesn't want an "Innocent" involved with his profession of Death.  Proving again that
Bond is a warrior not a mindless cold blooded killer.

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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On your recommendation, I'm going to read Colonel Sun. I've got a Pan paperback from 1970 which has been sitting there for a long time.

I'm sure I read CS a very long time ago, but I can't remember much of it. I was very young at the time, so I might have been hoping for something resembling the movies. Amis was steeped in Fleming lore at that time, so I'm sure it'll be interesting.

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Forever and a Day  ( SPOILERS, SPOILERS, SPOILERS, BIG SPOILERS. ) !!!!!















The book is well written, the first half very much in the Fleming style. A couple of twists but nothing
the reader won't have worked out well in advance. The action sequences are extremely well done, with
one torture sequence making your skin crawl ( Now where Have I read that chapter heading )  ajb007/wink
The leading lady is interesting another Vesper in many ways, a similar "Hurt" back story.
    The villains are all very good and the story has a few "Odd" characters making it feel Flemingesqe.
My only big gripes with it are .... Bond doesn't kill the main couple of villains, they are done away with either by another or nature, and the Big plot is..... well if you've seen LALD, then you already know it.
    None the less it's a great follow up to TM. Mr Horowitz has ( In my opinion ) done a brilliant job, I hope he gets another and another ...... shot at writing.

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Hi all, do you have any comment on the re-edition of 007 Diaries?
The book written by sir Roger on Live and let die shooting.

Last edited by Alex1995 (7th Jun 2018 10:04)

1.GE 2.FRWL 3.CR 4.FYEO 5.LALD 6.TSWLM
7.GF 8.TLD 9.TND 10.SF

"Where’s Fekkesh?” “Pyramids.” *thwap* “AHHHHHHH!”

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Alex1995 wrote:

Hi all, do you have any comment on the re-edition of 007 Diaries?
The book written by sir Roger on Live and let die shooting.

I remember enjoying the book when I read it 30 years ago. Waiting for the rerelease to arrive next week.

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https://s33.postimg.cc/xeuvtckkr/12-_Ian-_Fleming-_James-_Bond-007-_Audio-_Book.jpg
Nice jumble sale find for £2.50. In car entertainment sorted for a while!

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Nice find  ajb007/martini  I enjoy the Bond audio books. Convert them on
The laptop to get them downloaded to your phone or tablet. I
Spend many happy hours walking the dog, with Bond in my
Ears.  ajb007/wink

Last edited by Thunderpussy (8th Jun 2018 11:18)

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Westward_Drift wrote:
Alex1995 wrote:

Hi all, do you have any comment on the re-edition of 007 Diaries?
The book written by sir Roger on Live and let die shooting.

I remember enjoying the book when I read it 30 years ago. Waiting for the rerelease to arrive next week.

Finally one week holiday! 

No need for further activities   ajb007/bond

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1.GE 2.FRWL 3.CR 4.FYEO 5.LALD 6.TSWLM
7.GF 8.TLD 9.TND 10.SF

"Where’s Fekkesh?” “Pyramids.” *thwap* “AHHHHHHH!”

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I enjoyed reading it. Have fun  ajb007/bond

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Im still reading live and let die diary. A lot of fun and nice anecdotes!
But today my wife, curious as she is, read one paragraph over my shoulder. The wrong one...  ajb007/rolleyes

P153
"I had a very special lady to lunch today, my daughter, Deborah, who told me that when she grows up she is going to take over from me, I could retire and she would keep me.
I don't quite see her as 007, but she seems keen to get her screen career started.  She stood hugging my hand by the side on the set and whispered up to me:
' Can't we go on the set and do a real movie kiss?' "

Interrogation from my wife "she is his daughter, right ?!"

Thank you Sir Roger, my wife takes me for a perv now   ajb007/lol

Last edited by Alex1995 (13th Sep 2018 20:21)

1.GE 2.FRWL 3.CR 4.FYEO 5.LALD 6.TSWLM
7.GF 8.TLD 9.TND 10.SF

"Where’s Fekkesh?” “Pyramids.” *thwap* “AHHHHHHH!”