SilverFin

SilverFin

[a James Bond Adventure]

Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
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What does it take to become the greatest secret agent the world has ever known? In this thrilling prequel to the adventures of James Bond, 007, listeners meet a young boy whose inquisitive mind and determination set him on a path that will someday take him across the globe, in pursuit of the most dangerous criminals of all time. When we first meet young James, he's just started boarding school at Eton in the 1930s, and from there, the action moves to the Highlands of Scotland, where Alfie Kelly, a local boy, has gone missing. James teams up with the boy's cousin, Red, to investigate the mystery, and they soon discover that Alfie's disappearance is linked to a madman and his sinister plot for global power. Acclaimed British author Charlie Higson has written a brilliantly crafted tale that reveals the unknown story of a boy who grew up to become one of the most iconic figures of our time. SilverFin is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that will mesmerize listeners of all ages.
Publisher: New York : Listening Library, 2007.
ISBN: 9780739360309
0739360302
Branch Call Number: ONLINE

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ljahani
Jul 17, 2016

This was a really high paced, page turner that I couldn't put down. George Hellebore got on my nerves though!

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thomd
Jul 03, 2015

The Fleming estate authorized these books, and I think it stays true to James Bond form. Our future agent meets up with a Bond girl (neighbor Wilder Lawless) and a Martini (her horse) and even an Aston Martin. The story started slowly and was somewhat violent for the target audience (young adult). I might read another in the series, but won't go out of my way to find it.

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Bearskito
Jul 09, 2013

Ian Fleming’s superspy James Bond has been featured as an adult in Fleming’s 14 books, 1 book by Kingsley Amis, 14 John Gardner books, 6 Raymond Benson Books, 1 by Sebastian Faulks, 1 by Jeffery Deaver, and 1 by William Boyd. Charlie Higson’s Young Bond books, starting with SilverFin, are the back story for James Bond, following the timeline in the Fleming books. There are a lot of references to the Fleming books, including Uncle Max’s Bamford and Martin car (Bamford & Martin is now known as Aston Martin), an opening sentence that parallels the opening of Casino Royale, and an appearance by May, Bond’s Future housekeeper. The plot of the book was very interesting, but a bit more sci-fi than the Fleming books I have read (the first 3), a bit more like Sean Connery Bond than Daniel Craig Bond. Overall, it was a very good book. Followed by Blood Fever, Double Or Die, Hurricane Gold, and By Royale Command, as well as a short story, A Hard Man To Kill.

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JihadiConservative
May 15, 2013

By far the most boring James Bond book but it has also the best plot by far. No contest. I really liked this one. It was the best story, action. I think it was the most slow moving but had the most mystery to it!

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dixiedog
Mar 26, 2013

Excellent book one in the Young Bond Series by British writer Charlie Higson. If you enjoyed this book, try Higson’s The Enemy book series starting with ‘The Enemy,’ simply awesome! Doctor-at-Bass! T. A.

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gpnb_ael
Mar 18, 2011

these books are awesome!

the other books in the series are, in my opinion, just as good.

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iainwcop
Feb 19, 2011

GREAT FIRST BOOK!
CAN'T WAIT TO READ THE REST OF THE SERIES!

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