Moonraker (with Interview) : James Bond (Extended)

  • by Ian Fleming
  • Narrated by Bill Nighy
  • Series: James Bond (Extended)
  • 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Moonraker project has a millionaire backer, the war hero Sir Hugo Drax - a man who, it seems, cheats at cards. With a ballistic rocket at stake, Sir Hugo's exposure could threaten Britain's latest defence system, so James Bond is asked to investigate. Moving from London's most exclusive gambling club to a missile silo on the Channel coast, 007 and his Special Branch assistant, Gala Brand, discover there's more to Drax than meets the eye.
Includes an exclusive bonus interview with Bill Nighy.
Ian Fleming was born in London in 1908. He was educated at Eton and worked as a journalist in Moscow and a banker and stockbroker in London before becoming personal assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence during the Second World War. He wrote his first Bond novel, Casino Royale, in 1952 at Goldeneye, his home in Jamaica. Since then James Bond has gone on to become a global phenomenon.
Bill Nighy is a multi-award-winning actor who has appeared in many TV dramas, including State of Play, The Girl in the Café and Page Eight, for which he received a Golden Globe Best Actor nomination. He won Best Supporting Actor BAFTA for his role as Billy Mack in Love Actually, while his other films include Pirates of the Carribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and the smash hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

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What the Critics Say

"I couldn't put the book down until it was finished." (Daily Telegraph
"Mercilessly readable." (The Listener)
"Moonraker establishes its author as Mr. Eric Ambler's rival or successor." (Tablet)
"It's all utterly disgraceful and highly enjoyable." (The Spectator)
"Astonish me!" the addict may challenge; Mr Fleming can knock him sideways." (The Scotsman)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Thrilling story so different and so much better than the film.

A very pleasant surprise given how awful the film is and I'm a really Bond fan.
Bill Nighy reads it with the expertise you would expect from such an accomplished actor. His lugubrious style is at a slight disadvantage in some of the action sequences but that's more than made up for in the descriptive and narrative passages in which his voice and emotions all supreme.
Highly, highly recommended.
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- mr

Fabulous

If you could sum up Moonraker (with Interview) in three words, what would they be?

Wonderful story which thankfully bears no relation to the film, far batter and much more believable. Bill Nighy is the most superb narrator bringing the story and character's alive, I didn't want it to end!


What did you like best about this story?

Totally believable


What about Bill Nighy’s performance did you like?

Superb performance. Mr. Nighy has the most wonderful voice which is totally suited to the role.


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- Andy N.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 31-08-2012
  • Publisher: Ian Fleming Publications Ltd