In this abridged reading of his autobiography Roger Moore takes the listener on trip through his life.
The first of the two discs focuses on Moore’s childhood, schooling and the origins of the acting career including television’s Ivanhoe, The Saint and the Persuaders.
Like many actors of his generation spent time in the CSEU and it’s easy to imagine the dashing younger Moore being popular with the visiting female acts he recalls meeting during that time. Moore also discusses his unsuccessful attempts to secure the TV rights to The Saint, his eventual casting in the series and his ‘the one who got away’ experience of not signing up a young Elvis.
The second disc covers Moore’s time as the longest running James Bond and it’s here that he seems to become more animated as he shares behind the scenes anecdotes from his time on the franchise.
As with many autobiographies some of the stories are already widely known but there’s more than enough new tales here to make this an interesting listen especially Moore’s discussion of his final Bond film, A View To A Kill.
The second disc also discusses Moore’s post-Bond career including his heart-touching work as a UNICEF Ambassador and his Knighthood.
Any Saint or James Bond fans in the family will be thrilled to find a copy in their Christmas stocking.
Roger Moore: My Word is My Bond is published by BBC Audiobooks and can be ordered from the seenit.co.uk store.