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Quantum of Solace
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Quantum of Solace
The Complete James Bond Short Stories
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Bringing together all of the James Bond short stories in one volume for the first time, this is the ultimate celebration of suave and deadly secret agent 007. Whether he's making an unexpected discovery in the Bahamas, hunting down a Cuban hit man in wild country, smashing an international drug ring in Rome, or on the trail of a murderous assassin in Berlin's sniper alley, dangerous missions and beautiful women come with the job for James Bond. And this agent is always a consummate professional.

Many of Ian Fleming's short stories have inspired the extremely successful James Bond films, and included in this collection are "From a View to a Kill," "For Your Eyes Only," "Quantum of Solace," "Risico," "The Hildebrand Rarity," "Octopussy," "The Property of a Lady," "The Living Daylights," and "007 in New York."

This collection's title story, "Quantum of Solace," lends its name to the 2008 James Bond film starring Daniel Craig.

Bringing together all of the James Bond short stories in one volume for the first time, this is the ultimate celebration of suave and deadly secret agent 007. Whether he's making an unexpected discovery in the Bahamas, hunting down a Cuban hit man in wild country, smashing an international drug ring in Rome, or on the trail of a murderous assassin in Berlin's sniper alley, dangerous missions and beautiful women come with the job for James Bond. And this agent is always a consummate professional.

Many of Ian Fleming's short stories have inspired the extremely successful James Bond films, and included in this collection are "From a View to a Kill," "For Your Eyes Only," "Quantum of Solace," "Risico," "The Hildebrand Rarity," "Octopussy," "The Property of a Lady," "The Living Daylights," and "007 in New York."

This collection's title story, "Quantum of Solace," lends its name to the 2008 James Bond film starring Daniel Craig.

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  • 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.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    December 22, 2008
    Bond fans may initially be disappointed to find that the title story has absolutely nothing in common with the recent Daniel Craig movie, save the title. “Quantum” was an experimental piece Fleming wrote for Cosmopolitan
    in 1959 and has no elements of a secret agent or espionage yarn at all. This complete collection of 007 stories is made especially captivating by the talents of Simon Vance, whose cool, subdued and slightly removed narration is spot on, recalling Sean Connery’s interpretation of the role. So arresting is Vance’s performance that the listener can easily forgive his occasional “accent amnesia” in which a Cuban villain sounds somewhat Transylvanian and a soft-spoken, wife-beating American millionaire who’s described as sounding like Humphrey Bogart sounds like Bogie only to a very forgiving ear. But Vance’s wonderful characters beg our forgiveness, for their dark hearts and his telling of the riveting tales come through as keenly as a well-aimed shot from a Walther PPK. A Penguin paperback.

  • Library Journal "Master criminals, beautiful damsels in distress, and plenty of action—essentially everything fans have come to associate with 007...Fun reads—great beach books—and the character is still immensely popular on screen, so these are well worth having."
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