Young Bond : Double Or Die CD by Charlie Higson

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This is the audio CD version of the 3rd book in the young bond series by Charlie Higson. Hugh (11) – I was hooked on the Young Bond series after reading the first, Silverfin. The second, Blood Fever, was better and so I was eagerly awaiting the third and I haven’t been disappointed.

This time James has to solve a complex seven part riddle to rescue a Master at school – but there is so much more going on and the action packed plot left me guessing as to what might happen next.

Charlie Higson’s New Bond Series is available in order of Silverfin, Blood Fever, Double Or Die and Hurricane Gold.


Young Bond : Double Or Die CD by Charlie Higson

Audio version of the 3rd Young Bond adventure by Charlie Higson. James Bond is no ordinary boy. In North London cemetery, a professor is kidnapped at gunpoint. A suspicious letter crammed with cryptic clues arrives at Eton. To decipher the deadly mystery, James Bond must take a series of dangerous gambles. Once the code is cracked, he has just forty-eight hours to save the professor from the dark forces.


Praise for BloodFever: 'This story is double-oh so good!' - Funday Times 'This is Higson's second instalment of the young James Bond's life. Aimed at the teenage market, it's every bit as much fun and convincing as his debut' - Daily Mirror 'A thrilling second adventure for the young Bond' - Guardian 'This is writing for children of the highest order' - Spectator

About the Author

Charlie Higson

Charlie Higson is a well-known writer of screenplays and novels, including the phenomenally successful Young Bond series. He is also a performer and co-creator of 'The Fast Show' and Radio Four's award-winning 'Down the Line' series - recently made into a popular BBC2 sketch show, 'Bellamy's People'. Charlie is a big fan of horror films and is now hoping to give a great many children sleepless nights with his The Enemy series.

The Young Bond books have, to date, sold over a million copies in the UK and been translated into 24 different languages. The Young Bond titles are included in a recent list of books complied by the Department for Children, Schools and Families and the School Libraries Association to encourage school boys to read (

After studying at the University of East Anglia, Charlie formed a band, The Higsons. He then became a decorator before turning to the world of television and going into partnership with his friend Paul Whitehouse. Their successes included 'Saturday Live', the 'Harry Enfield Television Programme', 'The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer', 'Shooting Stars', 'Randall and Hopkirk, Deceased', the film 'Suite 16', 'Swiss Toni' and 'The Fast Show'.

Most recently Charlie and Paul co-produced, and performed in, the controversial and award-winning spoof radio series Down the Line for BBC Radio 4. This later became the television comedy series Bellamy’s People, on BBC 2, inspired by the Radio series.

Charlie lives in London with his wife and three sons.

Questions for Charlie Higson:

What was your inspiration for The Enemy?

George Romero’s early zombie films – Night of the Living Dead & Dawn of the Dead mostly. But there are bits of Lord of the Rings, fairy tales and the tales of the Greek heroes.

Which character was the most fun to write?

Small Sam and the Kid. They’re a good double act.

Are any of your characters based on real people?

I use my own kids and their friends for inspiration, but there is no one character
that is based on one particular person.

What was the last film that blew you away?

Pan’s Labyrinth was amazing. Special effects and fantasy are used for more than just pretty pictures.

Who would you choose to be if you could be a celebrity for the day?

That idea is just too scary to contemplate. My God, imagine !

Click here to read more Charlie Higson Q&A.

Charlie Higson loves what could be THE debut of 2011, Undead by Kirsty McKay: 'A kick-ass teen-action zombie-fest. Fast, furious, freaky, funny and seriously sick. Oh, and did I mention it kicks ass ?'

Author photo: Andy Paradise

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Book Info


3 pages
Running Time: 180 minutes
Interest Age: From 9 To 13


Charlie Higson
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Author's Website


Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

10th January 2007




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