SilverFin, the first ‘Young Bond’ novel by BBC comedy writer and thriller novelist Charlie Higson, will be released as an audio book on the same day as publication of the UK paperback edition, according to this listing on the Canadian Amazon.ca website.
No word yet on who will be reading the text, but past James Bond audio books have been narrated by such 007 veterans as Joanna Lumley (who played one of Blofeld’s “Belles of Hell” in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service) and Samantha “Moneypenny” Bond. The SilverFin audio book retails for £11.06 and shows a release date of March 3, 2005.
SilverFin sees a 13-year-old James Bond investigating mysterious goings-on in a remote Scottish castle where a wealthy American is conducting some very disturbing experiments. This new series of ‘Young Bond’ novels are aimed at capturing a younger demographic of Bond fan, as well as those readers who have made the Harry Potter books such an international sensation.
There are a total of five books planned in the ‘Young Bond’ series.