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In this second instalment of John Gardner's Bond series, Bond teams up with CIA agent Cedar Leiter, daughter of his old friend Felix Leiter, to investigate Markus Bismaquer, who is suspected of reviving the notorious criminal organisation SPECTRE.

©2011 John Gardner (P)2011 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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  • Jacobus
  • 26-09-2011

A bit outdated, but a good listen on the road

I am glad that Audible has added John Gardner's James Bond novels to its collection. I've read these when I was in high school and enjoyed it very much. The voice artist is doing a splendid job of bringing James Bond alive. Yet this is the Bond of the Cold War, a bit dated with his technology. Gardner also tells a story that is most often quite predictable. Yet, if you are looking for action, some suspense and a not-too-in-depth listen with an old-time favourite as the hero, this is a good listen. It comes highly recommended to hardcore 007 fans.

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  • Diane
  • 23-12-2012

Oh oh 7

Very entertaining and continues the James (007) Bond legacy. Took me back to the sixties and the height of the films.

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  • SoMrHarris
  • 26-06-2019

Bond vs Bismacher

John Gardner's second book is much better than the first (Licence Renewed) and this is also the second narrated by Jeremy Northam, who this time doesn't seem bored or uninterested. His Bond is still, well, Bland, but it's miles better than his previous attempt. The story itself is much more a typical Bond story, albeit farcical at times. And sadly the ending, after the big twist, is sadly anticlimactic.

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  • Nellie
  • 24-02-2016

Okay

It was well narrated but it felt like I've heard a lot of it before and knew pretty quickly who Blofeld was.

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  • David Taylor
  • 04-06-2015

Spoiler alert. This may spoil the upcoming oboe SPECTRE

Usual good fun. A bit predictable. Ultimately satisfying. Give it a go. The narrator does a good job

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  • Douglas
  • 25-09-2015

Only read as part of the whole bond series

One to miss if not. It just doesn't work as a story. To much name dropping not enough story.

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