Goldfinger (James Bond)

Auric Goldfinger is the richest man in England—though his wealth can’t be found in banks. He’s been hoarding vast stockpiles of his namesake metal, and it’s attracted the suspicion of 007’s superiors at MI6. Sent to investigate, Bond uncovers an ingenious gold-smuggling scheme, as well as Goldfinger’s most daring caper yet: Operation Grand Slam, a gold heist so audacious it could bring down the world economy and put the fate of the W...

Live and Let Die (James Bond)

I've read a couple of the books, always been a big fan of the movies. This book influenced at least 3 of the movies, but the perspective and the times when this was written makes Ian's handling of race issues cringeworthy. If you're willing to ignore that, the Bond character in the books seems to get hurt more frequently, it even impedes his lovemaking occasionally. There's also a bit of travelogue and cooking channel in here. All of...

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (James Bond)

If you wonder why James Bond remains popular sixty-one years after his creation, listen to David Tennant's narration of this work. In this eleventh in the series, Bond finds true love, battles the evil Blofeld, and skis down a Swiss Alp at night with villains chasing him. What more does one need? David Tennant, evidently. Though we should have known that portraying the tenth Doctor Who would prepare an actor for the 007 mantle, Tenna...

For Your Eyes Only (James Bond)

I am currently reading all the Ian Flemming James Bond novels in the order that he wrote them (really recommend reading them in order.) From the first one I read, "Casino Royale" to "for Your Eyes Only" they keep the reader glued to the page. It's like meeting the real James Bond, his enemies and various other memorable characters for the first time. I would definitely recommend reading these books. GREAT READS. This book, "For Your ...

Diamonds are Forever (James Bond)

This is a good book, too bad it was butchered for the big screen. But, fortunately we have the original novel to read or listen to. Bond and Tiffany Case make a great team and probably a power couple, if their relationship would have survived. But Bond is Bond! The book is a great read and I loved listening to it. The price was excellent,too! Don’t forget to add this one to your collection!

Octopussy and The Living Daylights (James Bond)

Octopussy and The Living Daylights is a short story collection by Ian Fleming. It was collected and published after Fleming's death. The book is very short and only contains four stories. "Octopussy" Is a story about a former British officer who is now in retirement. All seems to be well until a man named Bond shows up and exposes an old crime. "The Living Daylights" has Bond using his skills as a sniper to protect a spy who is tryin...

You Only Live Twice (James Bond)

The final Bond book by Fleming to be published in his lifetime, You Only Live Twice ties with From Russia With Love as my favorite of his novels. FRWL is a classic espionage tale but in YOLT, Fleming aims for something much different and writes Bond into something much more mythic and elaborate. Written after the hit Bond films were released, Fleming writes his most cinematic book, full of elaborate detail and outlandish concepts suc...