Dominic West to narrate James Bond book

The star of The Hour and The Wire will lend his voice to William Boyd's Solo, in which 007 goes it alone

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Dominic West is to take on James Bond this autumn – in audiobook form. West, best known for roles in The Wire and The Hour, is to lend his voice to William Boyd’s debut Bond novel, Solo.

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The book, published in Bond’s 60th year, sees a veteran version of the secret agent “go solo” on a mission of his own.

“In my novel, events conspire to make Bond go off on a self-appointed mission of his own, unannounced and without any authorization – and he’s fully prepared to take the consequences of his audacity,” says Boyd.

Set in 1969, Solo will be a return to the classic, literary Bond of 007 creator Ian Fleming, claims the author.

As well as revealing West as the book’s narrator – a choice the Director of Vintage Publishing called, “perfect combination of reader and text” – the book’s cover has also been revealed (see below).

Solo will be published in hardback and as an audiobook by Jonathan Cape on 26 September.

 


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