Mystery Ian Fleming From Russia with Love

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From Russia with Love

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"Penguin Decades" bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. When they were published, some were bestsellers, some were considered scandalous, and others were simply misunderstood. All represent their time and helped define their generation, while today each is considered a landmark work of storytelling. Ian Fleming's "From Russia with Love" was published in 1957 and made suave, steely secret agent James Bond an icon. Here 007 encounters the deadly machinations of Russian organisation SMERSH, the fiendish Colonel Rosa Klebb - and the irresistible beauty Tatiana Romanova - in one of the most thrilling classic novels of the Cold War.

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Ian Fleming was born in 1908 and educated at Eton and Sandhurst. He served in British Naval Intelligence during the war, and afterwards worked for the Sunday Times. His first Bond novel was published in 1954 but it was the publication of From Russia with Love in 1957 which turned James Bond into a postwar cult figure. He died of heart failure in 1964, at the age of 56.

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Robert Whitfield delivers an entertaining performance of one of Fleming's best 007 novels. Using a rich palette of international voices and accents, Whitfield takes an engaging story and infuses it with the additional drama that only a fine actor can provide. His deadpan delivery of the cliff-hanger ending makes the listener hope that Blackstone's next Fleming release will be Dr. No, the follow-up to this 1957 novel. The recording quality is good, although there are some minor volume fluctuations, and the tape breaks are poorly planned. But these quibbles do not detract from the overall high quality. G.M.N. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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