Kenneth Branagh reading The Man With The Golden Gun? David Tennant reading On Her Majesty's Secret Service? It's true!
Ian Fleming Publications and AudioGO (the new name for BBC Audiobooks) announced today that the classic Ian Fleming James Bond novels will be released as audiobooks read by some of the UKs most talented actors. Here is the full press release:
For Your Ears Only…
Bond is back with an all-star cast from the cream of British acting talent
Thursday 6th September 2012 will mark a hugely significant event for James Bond fans everywhere. The launch of Ian Fleming’s classic Bond novels, read by a stellar selection of brilliant readers!
Three years in the making, the project has seen distinguished director Enyd Williams and Lucy Fleming for Ian Fleming Publications, working with twelve British acting icons to create an exciting, modern ‘007 reloaded’ take on the new, unabridged recordings of these remarkable books.Now AudioGO, the UK’s leading audiobook publisher and distributor, has been appointed, with sole distribution rights for this fabulous collection.“AudioGO is extremely pleased and excited to be working with Ian Fleming Publications on the release of twelve brand new James Bond audio recordings. These classic, timeless stories, when combined with the excellent calibre of star readers, will make for a truly entertaining and compelling listening experience.”Mike Bowen – Managing Director“I am delighted to say that Ian Fleming Publications and AudioGO are thrilled to be working together to present some of Britain’s best-known actors reading Ian’s classic Bond novels, for your ears only...”Lucy FlemingSo who’s involved? Well, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is read by the remarkable David Tennant, while Bill Nighy brings his unique talents to Moonraker. Rosamund Pike delivers an intriguing take on The Spy Who Loved Me. Whilst Hugh Bonneville delivers a dynamic reading of the ever-popular Goldfinger and Dan Stevens reads the classic Casino Royale.
Here's the full line-up of readers:
- Casino Royale read by Dan Stevens
- Live and Let Die read by Rory Kinnear
- Moonraker read by Bill Nighy
- Diamonds Are Forever read by Damian Lewis
- From Russia With Love read by Toby Stephens
- Doctor No read by Hugh Quarshie
- Goldfinger read by Hugh Bonneville
- Thunderball read by Jason Isaacs
- The Spy Who Loved Me read by Rosamund Pike
- On Her Majesty's Secret Service read by David Tennant
- You Only Live Twice read by Martin Jarvis
- The Man With The Golden Gun read by Kenneth Branagh
Each fantastic new Bond title will be available to pre-order on 1st August, and download or purchase on CD from 6th September 2012.
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