Moonraker

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Penguin Books, 1955 - Fiction - 247 pages
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Moonraker, Britain's new ICBM-based national defense system, is ready for testing, but something's not quite right. At M's request, Bond begins his investigation with Sir Hugo Drax, the leading card shark at M's club, who is also the head of the Moonraker project. But once Bond delves deeper into the goings-on at the Moonraker base, he discovers that both the project and its leader are something other than they appear to be.

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Terrific reading by actor Bill Nighy in this 3rd release in the 2014 James Bond Celebrity Performances audiobook series. Nighy has the perfect tone for James Bond and is a cackling villainous best ... Read full review

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Rating: 4* of five Yes, again I'm rating the 1979 movie, not the 1954 book. Get over it. The pre-credits sequence of this film is the absolute all-time best thrill ride in the Bondiverse. Seeing it ... Read full review

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Secret PaperWork
3
The Columbite King
13
Belly Strippers etc
22
Copyright

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About the author (1955)

Ian Fleming (1908-1964), creator of the world's best-known secret agent, is the author of fourteen James Bond books. Born in London in 1908 and educated at Eton and Sandhurst, he became the Reuters Moscow correspondent in 1929. In the spring of 1939, Fleming went back to Moscow as a special correspondent for the London Times. In June of that same year, he joined Naval Intelligence and served throughout World War II, finally earning the rank of Commander, RNVSR (Sp.). Much of the James Bond material was drawn directly from Fleming's experiences as an intelligence officer. Later, Fleming became a consultant on foreign affairs for the London Sunday Times, by which time he had become far better known as the creator of James Bond.

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