Octopussy and The Living Daylights

Octopussy and The Living Daylights

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Overview

Published posthumously, this book is an anthology of three novellas and one short story featuring the world’s best-known secret agent: James Bond.

These four stories showcase Bond at his very best.
In “Octopussy,” a talented but wayward British major pays a high price when his wartime past catches up with him, while in “The Property of a Lady” a Fabergé
egg leads Bond to a KGB spy. In “The Living Daylights,” Bond has a perilous rendezvous in Sniper’s Alley, and “007 in New York” sees him sent to America to warn an ex-MI6 operative about a dangerous liaison.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481508957
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Series: The James Bond Series , #14
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About 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.

Tom
Hiddleston
rocketed to fame when he took on the role of Loki in Marvel Studios’ 2011 feature film Thor,
a role which he has since reprised in blockbuster films The Avengers and Thor: The
Dark World
. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2005 and won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Newcomer in a Play in 2008.

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Octopussy and The Living Daylights (James Bond Series #14) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
mareki on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A truncated version that came free with the Times. Octopussy has absolutely nothing to do with the film version. Its an odd story about an alcoholic ex Marine whose retired to Jamacia after pulling off a swindle in the war, with Bond making a brief cameo. The 2nd story is an even odder description of Bond's favourite restaurants in the US, making him sound more like Michael Winner than a secret agent.
cinesnail88 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This little collection of short stories about James Bond turns out to be the last of Fleming's Bond series. I started reading them this summer, and I honestly can't believe I'm saying goodbye to good old James. It's been fun, and I will definitely reread quite a few of them, but I'm afraid for now James and I must part ways.
PainFrame More than 1 year ago
What the devil are you talking about, 007?  As much as I love these, they have some nerve publishing this 93 page book by itself and charging $15 for it. They could have bundled some of these shorter books together into an omnibus, but don’t let that sour you, these stories are great and worth paying for. This book compiles four stories, Octopussy, The Property of a Lady, The Living Daylights, and 007 in New York (worst title ever?). As fans know, almost none of these stories bear any resemblance to the movies of the same name, not like you would expect anyway. The Property of a Lady was transformed into a scene within Octopussy, whereas the events of the Octopussy short were left out of the movie entirely. The Living Daylights short story comprises only part of the beginning of the film. And 007 in New York I don’t recognize from any movie and weirdly contains a recipe for James Bond Scrambled Eggs (seriously). Sadly, this is the last Bond book that Fleming wrote, and while it’s nowhere near as good as Casino Royale, it’s still a fine book which I will treasure and enjoy forever.
jdub48 More than 1 year ago
Generally, the format used by Fleming has worked well for his genre. This time, the cookie cutter was too obvious.
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