The James Bond Novels: My rankings

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“Bond 25” is released April 2020, and leading up to its release I decided to re-read the Ian Fleming classics. It took just 6+ months and was very enjoyable. Fleming is so articulate, detail-oriented, well-traveled and there’s nothing like the card games, golf, cars, routines, allies and adventures of the James Bond series. Great to delve into the lore and stories that began it all…. Bond’s Bentley, the first appearance of his Aston Martin DB3, the villainous Blofeld, his relationships and marriage and reverence of M, and Bond’s penchant for thrills and the finest things in life.

For the first time, my personal rankings of the Bond novels:
1. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
2. From Russia, With Love
3. Casino Royale
4. Goldfinger
5. Thunderball
6. Diamonds are Forever
7. Moonraker
8. Doctor No
9. You Only Live Twice
10. Live and Let Die
11. Octopussy and The Living Daylights
12. The Spy Who Loved Me
13. For Your Eyes Only
14. The Man With the Golden Gun

About cvheady007

I am a Christian, Husband, Dad, workaholic and author. Biography Carson Vincent Heady was born in Cape Girardeau, MO, graduated from Southeast Missouri State University and moved to St. Louis in 2001. He has served in sales and leadership across Microsoft, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. Carson is best-selling author of the Birth of a Salesman series, the first book of which was published by World Audience Inc. in 2010. He released The Salesman Against the World in 2014, A Salesman Forever in 2016 and Salesman on Fire in 2020. He is also featured in Scott Ingram’s B2B Sales Mentors: 20 Stories from 20 Top 1% Sales Professionals. Carson is a 7-time CEO/President’s Club winner across 5 roles at AT&T and Microsoft and National Verizon Rockstar winner. He has been recognized as a top social seller at Microsoft and is consistently ranked in the top 25 sales gurus in the world on Rise Global. He is included among the Top 50 sales authors on LinkedIn. With over 330K social followers, Carson has also been interviewed on over 30 sales and leadership podcasts, by such luminaries as Jeffrey & Jennifer Gitomer, Jeb Blount, Brandon Bornancin, Sam Dunning, Larry Levine, Darrell Amy, Scott Ingram, Thierry van Herwijnen, Jim Brown, Sam Jacobs, Luigi Prestinenzi, Donald Kelly, Marylou Tyler, George Leith, Pat Helmer, Eric Nelson, Ron Tunick, Jeff Arthur, Mary Ann Samedi, Jean Oursler, Andre Harrell, Marlene Chism, Bill Crespo, Matt Tanguay, Josh Wheeler and Chad Bostick. He has also co-hosted the Smart Biz Show on EG Marketing Radio. His articles have appeared in several noteworthy publications such as SalesGravy, Smash! Sales, Salesopedia and the Baylor Sports Department S3 Report. Carson lives in St. Louis, MO, with his wife Amy and daughters Madison, Sidonia and Charlotte.
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