• Never Send Flowers

  • James Bond Series 13
  • By: John Gardner
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (59 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In different corners of the world four high-profile figures are assassinated in less than a week. Nobody links the deaths but one thing is certain: each of them has been stalked, sought out, and killed with care and preparation. Then a sinister connection is established: a single, blood-tipped rose is sent to each funeral and an unremarkable female agent is murdered in Switzerland.

When MI5 come to MI6 to ask for help M brings in his best. At first, a weekend abroad seems tempting to James Bond: especially when he's paired with Flicka von Grusse, a gorgeous Swiss intelligence officer. But this is a perilous assignment that starts with the mysterious actor David Dragonpol and leads them to Athens, Milan, and on to EuroDisney...and an explosive climax.

©1993 Ian Fleming Publications, Ltd. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. James Bond and 007 are registered trademarks of Danjaq, LLC, used under licence by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.

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Interesting Change of Pace

I enjoyed Bond in a bit of a different setting as an investigator rather than spy. It was great to hear him paired with someone who is his equal in skill.

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  • John
  • 09-22-21

Really Bad Story. Unbelievable plot.

Poor story. Unbelievable and confusing plot. Bond likes Eurodisney. Yeah right. Starts out OK but then gets really lost. Think Horowitz bond books are much better.

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  • David Gillott
  • 07-30-21

Audio kept jumping forward and cutting out

Unfortunately the above mentioned spoiled the story and made it hard to follow. A great shame

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  • Peter Rindy
  • 06-13-21

never send flowers

Good story
Simon Vance very versalite in giving characters a voice. I liked M's
Foreign accents spoken well, I thought.

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  • SoMrHarris
  • 05-15-21

James Bond sponsored by Disney

Some people regard this as the weakest of Gardner's novels. I enjoyed it, but the frequent mentions of Disneyland threw me a bit... And then you discover the entire finale is set at Disneyland Paris, of which a large section of one chapter is spent describing the rides, attractions etc. I'm a huge Disneyland fan but it's a bit too much in a Bond novel... Do we really think Bond would go on Phantom Manor, Star Tours & Pirates of the Caribbean whilst waiting for his objective to begin...? Simon Vance's narration was brilliant, as always, but the story fell a bit flat and not really very "Bond" in the end (despite a very promising premise)