The sixth James Bond thriller from Ian Fleming’s typewriter.

Dispatched by M to investigate the mysterious disappearance of MI6’s Jamaica station chief, Bond was expecting a holiday in the sun. But when he discovers a deadly centipede placed in his hotel room, the vacation is over.

On this island, all suspicious activity leads inexorably to Dr Julius No, a reclusive megalomaniac with steel pincers for hands. To find out what the good doctor is hiding, 007 must enlist the aid of local fisherman Quarrel and alluring beachcomber Honeychile Rider.

Together they will combat a local legend the natives call ‘the Dragon,’ before Bond alone must face the most punishing test of all: an obstacle course-designed by the sadistic Dr No himself-that measures the limits of the human body’s capacity for agony.

Below him the water quivered. Something was stirring in the depths, something huge.

007 Essentials

  • First published 1958
  • Leading Lady Honeychile Rider
  • Villain Dr. No

Dr. No Audiobook

M thinks he has an easy case for 007. Exactly what’s needed after his latest near-fatal encounter with SMERSH. However, arriving in Jamaica to look …

Narrated by Hugh Quarshie

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Written by Ian Fleming

Publisher - Vintage Classics

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Published in 1958

Publisher - Jonathan Cape


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Publisher - Pan


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