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…
You can listen to an extract here: Licence Renewed
About the author: JOHN GARDNER began his career as a novelist in 1964, with The Liquidator, featuring the character Boysie Oakes. In 1981, Gardner was asked to revive Ian Fleming’s James Bond series of novels. Gardner wrote fourteen James Bond novels, and the novelizations of two Bond films, License to Kill and Golden Eye.
About the reader: JEREMY NORTHAM attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and received the prestigious Olivier Award, for outstanding newcomer, for his 1990 performance as Edward Voysey in The Voysey Inheritance. In 1994 he made his American film debut in the thriller The Net with Sandra Bullock, followed by his beloved portrayal of Mr. Knightley in Miramax’s Emma in 1995 starring opposite Gwyneth Paltrow. One of his best known roles was as Ivor Novello in the film Gosford Park and has also portrayed Sir Thomas More in the successful Showtime series The Tudors. Jeremy has read numerous audio books including titles by C.S. Lewis and Henry James and also Dark Matter by Michele Paver, for Orion.
LICENCE RENEWED CD John Gardner, read by Jeremy Northam Publication Date: 07/07/2011Unabridged, 8 CDs, 8.5 hours – 9781409133957, £19.99 – available from Amazon UK: Licence Renewed. Also shortly to be available as an unabridged download – 9781409133964 – from Audible UK or Audible.com.