Jeremy Northam as audio James Bond: preview

21 Jun

I’d guess many of you are looking forward to Jeremy Northam’s two new James Bond audiobooks (by John Gardner) as much as I am! The first to be released (though actually the second in Gardner’s series of Bond novels), For Special Services, is published by Orion this Thursday (23 June), and the second (actually the first of Gardner’s Bond stories … confused???) is Licence Renewed, and it’s due on 7 July. I’ve already written a little about them both here and here and will be posting reviews very soon.

In the meantime,  I thought you might like a little taster of what we have in store …

In this second instalment of John Gardner’s Bond series, Bond teams up with CIA agent Cedar Leiter, daughter of his old friend Felix Leiter, to investigate Markus Bismaquer, who is suspected of reviving the notorious criminal organisation SPECTRE

Official, original James Bond from a writer described by Len Deighton as a ‘master storyteller’. Unabridged edition.

The first of John Gardner’s novels featuring Ian Fleming’s secret agent.
Bond has been assigned to investigate one Dr. Anton Murik, a brilliant nuclear physicist who is thought to have been meeting with a terrorist known as Franco. Together, they plan to hijack six nuclear power plants around the world and start a global meltdown, unless Bond can stop them…

Official, original James Bond from a writer described by Len Deighton as a ‘master storyteller’. Unabridged edition.

They are published by Orion and will be available both as CDs and downloads from Amazon (where you may pre-order ahead of publication) and other outlets.

These first two audiobooks may be followed by more, as Orion are re-releasing more of  the Bond novels by Gardner in print. I’ll remind you of what Orion’s Audio Editor Pandora White told me when I asked if Jeremy might read more for them:

He did such a good job with the Faulks book and he’s a fantastic reader and the right age and tone of voice.  If these work then yes, we will do more and with Jeremy.

So, if you wonder where I am over the next few weeks, I’ll be wherever James Bond wishes to take me!

 

UPDATE

For Special Services is now available from Amazon UK and from Audible.

 

by Gill

3 Responses to “Jeremy Northam as audio James Bond: preview”

  1. Roe Tifft June 21, 2011 at 11:37 pm #

    Dearest Gill,

    As always, YOU ACTUALLY TAKE ME OUT OF MY PERMANENT SIR DIRK BOGARDE MODE AND PRESS ME QUITE UNWILLINGLY AT FIRST INTO MY JERMEY NORTHAM MODE and what a pleasure it is. The photos are ENOUGH TO GET ME TO BUY THESE BOOKS FOR JEREMY ALONE. WE MUST GET HIM HIS GIG PERMANENTLY.

    THANK YOU FOR THE BASIC INFORMATION AND THE WONDERFUL GRAPHICS AND ALWAYS THINKING OF JEREMY FIRST AND US RIGHT ALONG SIDE. HE HAS A FRIEND IN YOU AND EVERYONE WHO LOVES HIM AS DIRK DOES IN SIR DIRK, BARBARA AND US AT LITTLE DEAR DIRK SITES.

    AM ON THE ORDERING NOW, WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT’S ON MY LIST ALONG WITH DIRK’S DESPAIR FILM AND THE COMPLETE BEN HUR, HOW’S THAT FOR BLIND LOVE.

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXX ROSIE TIFFT XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    • Gill Fraser Lee June 22, 2011 at 11:10 am #

      Thanks Rosie xxx I hope you and Johnny won’t be bankrupt!! We admire only the best, and they absolutely deserve our support. xxx

  2. Martina June 22, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    Guessed quite accurate, dear Gill! Thanks for the very welcome tasters, “Licence Renewed” is already ordered and although time flies it almost takes too long till middle of July…

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