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Live and Let Die

Live and Let Die

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by Ian Fleming
     
 

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James Bond is not a superstitious man, but it’s hard not to feel unnerved in the presence of Mr. Big. A ruthless Harlem gangster who uses voodoo to control his criminal empire, he’s also one of SMERSH’s top American operatives. Mr. Big has been smuggling British pirate treasure to New York from a remote Jamaican island—and funneling the proceeds

Overview

James Bond is not a superstitious man, but it’s hard not to feel unnerved in the presence of Mr. Big. A ruthless Harlem gangster who uses voodoo to control his criminal empire, he’s also one of SMERSH’s top American operatives. Mr. Big has been smuggling British pirate treasure to New York from a remote Jamaican island—and funneling the proceeds to Moscow. With help from Solitaire, Mr. Big’s beautiful and enigmatic Creole fortune-teller, and his old friend Felix Leiter, 007 must locate the crime lord’s hideout, sabotage his operation, and reclaim the pirate hoard for England.

From the jazz joints of Harlem to the shark-infested waters of the Florida Everglades, Live and Let Die sends Bond headlong into the exotic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612185446
Publisher:
Thomas & Mercer
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Series:
James Bond Series, #2
Pages:
239
Sales rank:
33,799
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Ian Fleming (1908–1964) was born in London and educated at Eton and Sandhurst. During World War II, he served in British Naval Intelligence, playing a key role in shaping the prototype CIA. His wide-ranging, fast-paced life would provide the backdrop for his beloved spy novels featuring the perennially charming James Bond.

Rory Kinnear is a British actor who appeared in the James Bond films Skyfall and Quantum of Solace. Also an accomplished stage actor, he won a Laurence Olivier Award for his performance as Sir
Foppling Flutter in The Man of Mode at the Royal National Theatre in 2008.

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Live and Let Die (James Bond Series #2) 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 105 reviews.
Brent_A_Snyder More than 1 year ago
I don't know what this is - but it's not Ian Fleming's Live and Let Die - it looks to be a digital scan of a catalog of sorts - in German.
Inward_Jim More than 1 year ago
This was something completely different than what it says. Do not be suckered in, this isn't the Bond story.
surfdogsandiego More than 1 year ago
If I could give a zero star rating, I would do so. One star is the lowest, but think of it as a donut hole rather than a star. As dozens of other readers have pointed out, this is a 19th Century German catalog of scholarly books of some type. Luckily it's free, so all we waste is a few minutes of time. Actually Nook Books does not carry Ian Fleming titles at all, just some overpriced high school study guides with no stories in them. There are still some glaring holes in what Nook has to offer. Does anyone at B&N read these comments, or are we all issingpay into the wind here?
stretchboy More than 1 year ago
This is not a book by Ian Fleming and this is not Live and Let Die. This appears to be a series of entries of books in German. Do not think that you will get to read a James Bond novel. The risk is not high in that it is free but it is not what you think it will be. You have been warned.
Dylan Pinkney More than 1 year ago
Unless you speak german and do not want anything to fo with Ian Fleming or James Bond do NOT download this book!!!,!!
Raiderjoe More than 1 year ago
It is like 85 pages long and in German.
Susan5472 More than 1 year ago
I am not sure why this German language periodical (Katalog der Handbibliothek) has been associated with Ian Fleming or James Bond; but I surmise that when Google cataloged the item it was incorrectly labeled. I have only given it one star because the BN system requires at least one star to post.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is rather strange that the only book written by the creator of James Bond that can be found on Nook is crap written in German. It must be a SPECTRE plot.
AKReaderCP More than 1 year ago
Another bait and switch! This is not the Bond story. Looks like old German catalog or magazine?
MorrisonDS More than 1 year ago
Don't know what this thing is, but it's definitely not the James Bond book is purports to be. It's not even a German edition, in case you were wondering.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's in German ?!?!?!?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not the book, it's 50 pages of references or notations, hard to tell since it's all in another language.
Michael_in_Mpls More than 1 year ago
The subject line says it all, as others have said: this is a Google scan of a German book having nothing to do with Ian Fleming or James Bond (i.e., it's not a translation either).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well I didn't pay anything for this thank goodness I is some sort of catalogue in German?????
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ian Fleming's second Bond novel is easily one of the best. The action is tough and violent, with Bond all but dead by the end of the book (the literary 007 usually ended up this way in Fleming's stories). The voodoo motif and Fleming's ability to make the scenery come alive through his writing add to the enjoyment of the book. If you've seen the Bond films and think that's all there is--think again. The storylines are dated--in this case it's lost pirate treasure used to fund covert Soviet operations--but Fleming's original stories frequently surpass the gloss and glitz of the films. Bless you, Penguin-Putnam, for re-introducing the world to the true James Bond--Ian Flemings original literary character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you read German - ehjoy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is some book in German.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a google copy of something in German. What an irritating discovery
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's in German which we don't read or speak!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At least it was free
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got a sample of Casino Royal and, like this one is said to be, it is in German.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is this book?
Jon Brummett More than 1 year ago
Book is uploaded in error.
Clete_Purcel More than 1 year ago
Written in 1953~1954, this is the second James Bond novel. Although in many ways comparable to other action/adventure thrillers of it's era, Fleming's writing is generally superior to that of other's writing in this genre in that era. Many of the elements that seemed bold or risque at the time seem almost charmingly quaint by today's standards but Fleming's excellent books helped to move the genre forward to where it is today. It should go without saying that the book is much, much better than the film version. Much of the book deals with African Americans and some of the language relating to race is archaic but reflects what was in common use at the time. Fleming was a man of his times but his attitude regarding race was considerably advanced for his time. The book deals much more with character and human ingenuity and determination than with slam-bang action and will be a real surprise to people who only know James Bond through the movies. The book is well written, entertaining and interesting. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is fairly gadget-free, unlike most of the films, and doesn't need them. The story is tight, well-paced and the characters a lot of fun. It won't disappoint.