Blackstone Audio will publish CD, audio cassette and
MP3 versions of Fleming's 1953 novel, which is also the
basis of the forthcoming "Casino Royale" movie
which is released in November this year.
These are the first complete versions of "Casino Royale"
released in the USA. Previous versions had been released
abridged by Blackstone Audio back in 2003. All of the 2006
versions will be identical and read by Robert Whitfield.
The release is scheduled for July 15th.
Edition - Pre-Order (Amazon USA)
CD Edition - Pre-Order (Amazon USA)
Cassette Edition - Pre-Order (Amazon USA)
Robert Whitfield has narrated abridged versions of all
Ian Fleming's novels, "Colonel Sun" by Kingsley
Amis, four of Raymond Benson's continuation novels ("High
Time To Kill", "Never Dream of Dying", "The
Man With The Red Tattoo" and "Die Another Day")
as well as "Ian Fleming, The Man Behind Bond"
by Andrew Lycet for Blackstone Audio
Bond was not amused. "What the hell do they want
to send me a woman for?" he said bitterly. "Do
they think this is a bloody picnic?"
Mathis interrupted. "Calm yourself, my dear James.
She is as serious as you could wish and as cold as an icicle.
She speaks French like a native and knows her job backwards.
Her cover's perfect and I have arranged for her to team
up with you quite smoothly. What is more natural than that
you should pick up a pretty girl here? As a Jamaican millionaire,"
he coughed respectfully, "what with your hot blood
and all, you would look naked without one."
Bond grunted dubiously.
"Any other surprises?" he asked suspiciously.
Above: Cover art for the 2006 unabridged
audio book version of "Casino Royale"
"Britisher Robert Whitfield
takes a suitably urbane approach, sounding as if he is attired
in white tails and sipping a very dry martini between takes."