Title and cover of the German version of Charlie Higson’s fourth Young Bond novel Hurricane Gold have been revealed today by Arena Verlag. The title will once again not be a translation of the original one (which would equally be Hurricane Gold) but instead Reden ist Silber, Schweigen ist tödlich (Talk is silver, silence is deadly), a modification of the German proverb “Reden ist Silber, schweigen ist Gold” (Talk is silver, silence is golden), something that was also done by Ian Fleming for titles of his adult James Bond novels.
The release date will be February 2008 (no specific date is given). It will be the first time that a Young Bond novel will have a hardcover release in Germany. As to the cover, the book will get the full “gold” treatment like the UK edition, in honour of Ian Fleming’s 100th birthday. It will have 352 pages and the translation will once again be done by Petra Koob-Pawis. The retail price will be 14.95 Euros in Germany, 15.40 Euros in Austria and 27.90 Swiss Francs in Switzerland. ISBN: 978-3-401-06073-6
- Pre-order the German hardback edition of Hurricane Gold (Reden ist Silber, Schweigen ist tödlich) from Amazon.de
Another February release is the audiobook of Goldenboy, the German version of the third Young Bond novel Double or Die, once again read by popular German actor Rufus Beck, who also read the the previous German Young Bond audiobooks. ISBN: 978-3-401-25973-4. 19.90 Euros in Germany, 20.60 Euros in Austria, 35.90 Swiss Francs in Switzerland. An Amazon pre-order link is not yet available.
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