Casino Royale (James Bond Series #1)

Casino Royale (James Bond Series #1)

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Casino Royale (James Bond Series #1) by Ian Fleming, Robert Whitfield

In the first of Ian Fleming's tales of 007, Bond finds himself on a mission to neutralize lethal, high-rolling Russian operative called "le Chiffre."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786118175
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/2000
Series: James Bond Series
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Ian Fleming (1908-1964), creator of the world's best-known secret agent, is the author of fourteen James Bond books. Born in London in 1908 and educated at Eton and Sandhurst, he became the Reuters Moscow correspondent in 1929. In the spring of 1939, Fleming went back to Moscow as a special correspondent for the London Times. In June of that same year, he joined Naval Intelligence and served throughout World War II, finally earning the rank of Commander, RNVSR (Sp.). Much of the James Bond material was drawn directly from Fleming's experiences as an intelligence officer. Later, Fleming became a consultant on foreign affairs for the London Sunday Times, by which time he had become far better known as the creator of James Bond.

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Casino Royale (James Bond Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
FutureBond More than 1 year ago
Fleming's character descriptions are so elaborate you will find yourself remembering visual scenes after finishing the book, only to realize it was those scenes were just words you read not pictures you saw. The story is suspenseful and exciting. Fleming helps you to connect with the characters: You'll wish the villain to lose and for Bond to win. You'll feel tense when Bond is in a tight spot and relief when he escapes. The writing is very concise; each paragraph furthers the plot. This is the best book in the Bond series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic!! Ian Fleming knows how to introduce a thriller! Vesper Lynd was suuuuuper hot and sexxxxxxxxxxxxy! Le Chiffe was super evil! The book was like a movie in book form. It was wonderful!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 11 and I have never seen any James Bond movies, but these books are really good. They are actually not too appropriate for me but the action is great. And if you like this book, you will like the others: Live and Let Die, Moonraker, From Russia with Love, The Man with the Golden Gun... The list goes on and on. Short books but overall, really great reads.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay, so this is the first Bond novel I have ever read. However, in the past couple of years I have grown into Bond through all twenty-one of the movies. I can't believe that it took me so long to get one of Fleming's books in my hand but finally, on my 17th birthday, it happened. It only took me three days to read this, the pages practically flew by in my hands. It is an easy read, even though it was written in the fifties and a bit dated. I was disappointed with the ending it could have been more impressive but it left me satisfied. I've already ordered Live and Let Die and I absolutely can't wait for Quantum of Solace to hit the silver screen, but back to the book. My advice to you: READ IT!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Normally when I see a movie, I oftentimes will steer clear of the book, as Hollywood has a way of bastardizing a novelist's work, and I do not want the magic of the movie to be destroyed. However, with Casino Royale, I was pleasantly surprised. Granted, no Elipsis conspiracy, high-priced airline stock market debauchle, or global terrorist network bent on world domination and the end of capitalism. But this Bond is far more realistic and believable than the gadget-toting, fast car-driving, socializing and womanizing Bond that Hollywood has created. This is by far one of the best books I have ever read! It completely held my attention, and was totally riveting. I found myself completely enthralled with the story, so much so that I look forward to purchasing and reading the other titles in the franchise.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movies are totally different than the books. They make Bond out to be some superspy. He doesn't even use gagets in the book which makes him more realistic. There is not as much action in the book as in the movies, but that doesn't make the book boring. If you have watched the movies and want to know how bond really is read this book. The new version of Casino Royale with Daniel Craig is very good also.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is wonderfully crafted and fun to read. Some of the situations and references are fairly dated, but that adds to the texture of it. Any true Bond fan ought to check it out. They'll love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
and so when i went to B&N to get a book for pleasure, i was very picky. I saw the James Bond books and found the first one, (Casino Royale), and went home. When I started reading I literally couldn't stop. I finished the book in one night! (took me about 7 hours) I had already seen the movie, but about twenty pages into it you will realize they are almost completely different. A must read for Bond Fans!
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RobertDowns More than 1 year ago
James Bond is as much of a weapon as his Beretta 418, although he’s more of an agent by chance than by choice, a weapon as sleek as his 1933 Bentley convertible. He has his vices: gambling, martinis, cigarettes, and sex. Ian Fleming may not have painted women in the most favorable light, may have used a different writing style for a thriller than I’m accustomed to—the agency brief, plenty of inner dialogue and thoughts, and only a dusting of intense action sequences—but this was an enjoyable read for me from the first page to the last. Having watched and enjoyed all the Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig James Bond films, along with a few other films from previous James Bond actors, I wanted to look at the man behind the mask, and I must say I’m rather glad I did. This was a quick read, although I wouldn’t necessarily call it light, and while I won’t rush to read the rest of the Ian Fleming novels, I do want to see how both his main character and writing style develop. Robert Downs Author of Falling Immortality: Casey Holden, Private Investigator
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