The Man with the Golden Gun

The Man with the Golden Gun

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In a highly secret office somewhere in London, a murder is to be attempted. M is to be the victim, and the assassin is to be
James Bond.

If you try to assassinate your boss—even though brainwashed at the time—you must pay the price. To redeem himself James Bond has to kill one of the most lethal hit men in the world: Paco “Pistols”
Scaramanga. In the sultry heat of Jamaica, 007 infiltrates his target’s criminal cooperative—only to find that Scaramanga’s bullets are laced with snake venom. When the end comes, every shot will count.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481507936
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Series: The James Bond Series , #13
Pages: 4
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.

was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is the founder of the Renaissance Theatre Company, which boasts Prince Charles as one of its patrons, and is an Academy Award–nominated actor and director. He has brought Shakespeare to the mainstream in such major films as Hamlet, Much Ado about Nothing, and Henry

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The Man with the Golden Gun (James Bond Series #13) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like The Man with the Golden Gun. I think it is better than Casino Royale, the only other Bond book I've ever read. There is a lot of action and suspense in this book, especially at the end.
JBreedlove on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Bond is back in Jamaica on his toughest assignment yet. He is reunited with Miss Goodnight and his American friend and spy Felix Leiter. Technically not the last but his settling in w Goodnight portends the swan song. As usual an easy and entertaining read.
Jakeofalltrades on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A golden Gun, a Jamaican caper, a spy who has been brainwashed, but after recovering, he gets sent on a final, suicidal mission. This was the first James Bond book I read, and I had a good introduction to 007's world.
cinesnail88 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This one was definitely a bit of a disappointment after coming off of the fantastic You Only Live Twice, but I expected as much so I wasn't surprised by it at all. That said, two of favorite characters were back - Felix Leiter and Mary Goodnight. Part of my lack of enjoyment of this one probably had to do with it being set in Jamaica, as I never seem to like those as much as the other ones. That said, I only have one more until I am finished with Fleming's James Bond series. Woe, woe is me.
PainFrame More than 1 year ago
Forewarned is forearmed, Felix. Every time I read one of these I’m amazed by how different, but also how great the literary version of Bond is. If you were hoping for a novelization of the film, those hopes will be dashed by the opening chapters in which a brainwashed Bond attempts to kill M! As penance, and a chance at redemption, Bond is sent after “Pistols” Scaramanga. It’s a fine story, told with the usual Fleming flare and attention to detail, and even though they differ drastically from the cinema versions I love so much, I’ve come to enjoy these novels immensely. I can recognize the bones of the films within the novels, and it’s always interesting to see what was kept, and what was discarded. In this case, most of the novel was passed over, so this feels like a newly uncovered mission from Bond’s past.
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