It is hard to believe that Dr No was first published as long ago as 1958, as the 6th in the Bond series. It later became the first Bond film in 1962. Bond is sent to Jamaica for recuperation, and is tasked with investigating the missing head of the local MI6 office, John Strangways and his secretary. The trail soon leads to the reclusive Dr No who is based at Crab Key. Bond sets off to investigate and is captured along with Honey who he has met on the island whilst she was collecting rare shells. Although Honey and Bond are under significant personal physical threat whilst in captivity, being on the inside enables Bond to find out what is happening and to eventually overcome Dr No.
This is one of the better Bond books and the plot, and in particular the sinister Dr No, are quite memorable. Certainly, although I have neither read the book, nor indeed seen the film for many years, once I started to listen to the audio tapes I quickly recalled the plot. The narrator is Hugh Quarshie, who does a good job since once one starts listening to the audio book, one rapidly gets involved in the story. He really seems to enjoy doing this reading, and whilst aspects of the story certainly show their age, overall listening to these CDs was a very enjoyable way to spend a couple of lengthy car journeys.