BlackStone Audio are re-releasing their series of
unabridged James Bond audiobook CD collections in
the USA next month...
007 Audiobooks On CD
21st December 2008
Blackstone Audio are re-releasing their series
of James Bond audiobooks on CD in the USA in early 2009. Split
in to two waves,
the collection will cover all of Ian Fleming's 007 titles as
by Penguin. All titles are narrated by Simon Vance, with the
exception of "The Spy Who Loved Me" which is read by Nadia May.
Each audiobook is unabridged and comprised of five or six CDs
and run for approximately 6 hours.
Wave 1 (January 1st 2009)
Wave 2 (February 1st 2009)
About The Narrator
Narrator Robert Whitfield, real name Simon Vance, was born
in 1955 in Brighton, Sussex, England. Vance caught the acting
whilst attending Brighton School of Music and Drama on Saturday
mornings. He began his career at the BBC in 1976 during summer
break, at Radio Brighton whilst studying at Lees University.
In 1984 he moved to London where he spend the rest of the decade
as a newsreader and presenter for BBC Radio 4. He discovered
his knack for narrating audiobooks when working at the Talking
Book Service of the Royal National Institute for the Blind. Vance
moved to California, USA in the 1990's and started recording
audiobooks professionally. He has won seven 'Earphone' awards
from AudioFile Magazine, three consecutive 'Audie' nominations
and three in 2006 from the Audio Publishers Association.
“Simon Vance takes a suitably
urbane approach, sounding as if he is attired in white tails
and sipping a very dry martini
between takes, taking particular pleasure with his characterizations.”- AudioFile
Fleming Hardbacks 2008
Fleming Paperbacks USA
Fleming Modern Classics UK