Publisher's Summary

The Moonraker project has a millionaire backer, the war hero Sir Hugo Drax - a man who, it seems, cheats at cards. With a ballistic rocket at stake, Sir Hugo’s exposure could threaten Britain’s latest defence system, so James Bond is asked to investigate. Moving from London’s most exclusive gambling club to a missile silo on the Channel coast, 007 and his Special Branch assistant, Gala Brand, discover there’s more to Drax than meets the eye.
Includes an exclusive bonus interview with Bill Nighy.
Ian Fleming was born in London in 1908. He was educated at Eton and worked as a journalist in Moscow and a banker and stockbroker in London before becoming personal assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence during the Second World War. He wrote his first Bond novel, Casino Royale, in 1952 at Goldeneye, his home in Jamaica. Since then James Bond has gone on to become a global phenomenon.
Bill Nighy is a multi-award-winning actor who has appeared in many TV dramas, including State of Play, The Girl in the Café and Page Eight, for which he received a Golden Globe Best Actor nomination. He won Best Supporting Actor BAFTA for his role as Billy Mack in Love Actually, while his other films include Pirates of the Carribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and the smash hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
©1955 Ian Fleming Publications Ltd (P)2013 Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. © AudioGO Ltd, 2012. James Bond and 007 are registered trademarks of Danjaq LLC, used under licence by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.
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Critic Reviews

"I couldn’t put the book down until it was finished." ( Daily Telegraph
"Mercilessly readable." ( The Listener)
"Moonraker establishes its author as Mr. Eric Ambler’s rival or successor." ( Tablet)
"It’s all utterly disgraceful and highly enjoyable." ( The Spectator)
"Astonish me!” the addict may challenge; Mr Fleming can knock him sideways." ( The Scotsman)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Simon Bowler on 09-04-2018

Vintage 007

Wonderful reading by Bill Nighy - really made the production.

A good Bond novel with all the classic silly tropes - it is impossible to take any of them seriously after Mike Myers but I enjoyed this.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 16-02-2018

O bill

great bond story,love the Work of Ian Fleming,but bill nighy,love his television and movie work but reading a bond story,not again.to monotone,sorry bill

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4 out of 5 stars
By lynn on 16-03-2013

Wonderful Reading of a Classic Story

This is a superb presentation by Bill Nighy of this classic early James Bond tale. The story itself is rather comically dated in terms values and culture we are after all a long way from the early 1960's. However in terms of a ripping yarn superbly presented you really couldn't go much better than this. Bill Nighy covers all the characters superbly, giving each one life without ever entering into parody. I look forward to investigating others in this series, all read by experienced actors which make such works a pleasure.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 07-11-2013

I like it

Realistic boys own adventure where JB doesn't always gets who he wants but saves the day. A fun listen even though Bill Nighy is a little different to the other narrators. Come to think of it, should super spies play Bridge?

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5 out of 5 stars
By Drewdle on 07-06-2016

Bond as it should be.

What a great story. One of my favourite Bond adventures. Great 50's settings and the story unfolds in a brilliant way with a good story line and people in it. It's good just to close your eyes, listen and travel back in time.
Why does Bond no longer drive Bentleys?
I am starting to realise how good these books are and how poor some of the films are in comparison. This bears no relation to the Moonraker film other than character names. Why didn't they just make this book into the film?
Bill Nighy is an excellent narrator and I hope he does more Bond.

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5 out of 5 stars
By David on 11-04-2016

Sublime narration

Ian Fleming's original plot varies quite considerably from the film version, in a good way. It is more plausible - although still pretty far-fetched - but moreover is brought to life by an absolutely brilliant narration by Bill Nighy.

Whatever you may have thought of the film, if you are a Bond fan or just enjoy a good thriller, you'll love this.

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