Thursday, November 15, 2012

Get your Bond on in the eLibrary!

There's only a week to go until Skyfall, the new James Bond movie, premieres here in Australia but if you can't wait until then to get your dose of thrills, spills and adventure you should go to our eLibrary where you will be able to find all of the Ian Fleming penned Bond adventures on eAudiobook. There are 12 in the series and they are read by such British acting luminaries as Damian Lewis (Diamonds Are Forever), Kenneth Branagh (The Man With The Golden Gun), Bill Nighy (Moonraker) and David Tennant (On Her Majesty's Secret Service).
In the eLibrary you can also find the eAudiobooks for the Young Bond series written by Charlie Higson - meet James Bond before the name became a legend and the boy became a man.

If you like your spy thrillers a bit more gritty and realistic you will also find the Bernard Sampson and Harry Palmer series by Len Deighton available as eBooks. Several of the Harry Palmer series were made into movies with Michael Caine taking the part of the downtrodden hero. The most memorable being The Ipcress File and The Billion Dollar Brain.

But if you want to find out what it was really like to work for MI5 and MI6 you should listen to the Circus spy stories starring George Smiley and written by ex-British Intelligence agent John Le Carre. You can find all of the Karla Trilogy in the eLibrary beginning with Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy, continuing with The Honourable Schoolboy and finishing with Smiley's People.


PS: If you want to see how Fleming envisaged how James Bond looked go to the following Wikipedia article - James Bond.

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