• Scorpius

  • James Bond Series
  • By: John Gardner
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (90 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When the body of a mysterious woman is found to be carrying the phone number of James Bond, Bond is called in by M to help the investigation. But before he can even reach headquarters he is nearly run off the road in a high-speed motorway chase. Someone wants Bond dead.

Then Bond discovers that the woman was a member of a cult society known as "The Meek Ones," with murky links to a wealthy arms dealer. Soon, hideous acts of terrorism begin to roll out across Britain and Bond finds himself in a race against time to track down the faceless criminal behind the horror....

©1988 Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. James Bond and 007 are registered trademarks of Danjaq LLC, used under license by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.

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Definitely not the most exciting story featuring James bond I have listened too

The story at the beginning was mysterious, and exciting. However, I expected the climax and ending of it to be much better.

The audio performance by Simon Vance was extremely well done. Which is the best evidence that a great audio performance is no substitute for a great story from the beginning to the end.

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James Bond vs Suicide Bombings

John Gardner writes spy novels that happen to feature James Bond. This one has Bond going against an arms dealer who also runs a religious cult that produces suicide bombers.

Takes about two hours to get moving but then the horror and suspense starts and you get going to the finish. No luxury or exotic locations, just a macabre and brutal psycological thriller.

One of the better Gardner Bond books and very well performed by Simon Vance.

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loved it

narration was great,would recommend if you like Bond. puts you right there as the story unfolds.

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dark and forboding

one of Garner's better bond novels if not the best. bond is pitted against what seems to be a hopeless task; more so than usual.

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awsome story

loved this book....kept me on the edge of my seat....full of action..bond at his best

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  • etienne
  • 05-18-20

Garbage

This complete and utter garbage please don't waste your time or money on this pie e of tripe

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  • Soup dragon
  • 10-28-20

Only so so

I found this book a bit average. However, it is relatively short and passed the time I suppose.

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  • SoMrHarris
  • 11-23-19

There's a sting in this 'tale'

This is probably John Gardner's best Bond novel so far. The story of religious fanatics and suicide bombings is terribly real, maybe more so since the last 15 years history. A very good story, and as always, superb narration by Simon Vance.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-23-22

Best Gardner story

Aside from a bizarre wedding and a bit of filler around that section, a very enjoyable story and as always ,well read by Mr Vance