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2 OCTOBER 2014
SOLO IN SWEDISH READ BY ACTOR STEFAN SAUK

By: FSWL team
Published:
2014-10-02
Publication of the Swedish audiobook (read by Swedish actor Stefan Sauk) of Solo, a James Bond novel by William Boyd. (The English audiobook was published in September 2013 and read by Dominic West.)
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FSWL was invited to the launch and release party of SOLO at The Dorchester in London on 25th September 2013. Read our report from the launch.
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1969. A veteran secret agent. A single mission. A licence to kill. James Bond returns.

Audiobook details:
Author: William Boyd
Reader: Stefan Sauk
Language: Swedish
Category: Deckare
Original title: Solo
Translator: Gabriel Setterborg
Publisher: StorySide
Released: 2014-10-02
Running time: 9 hours 46 minutes
ISBN: 978-91-7613-007-0

William Boyd was the third author in recent years to be invited by the Ian Fleming estate to write an official Bond novel, following in the footsteps of the American thriller writer Jeffery Deaver, who wrote Carte Blanche in 2011, and Sebastian Faulks who wrote Devil May Care that was published to mark Ian Fleming’s centenary in 2008.

In a press release from April 2012, William Boyd commented:

"When the Ian Fleming estate invited me to write the new James Bond novel I didn’t hesitate. I accepted at once – for me the prospect appeared incredibly exciting and stimulating – a once-in-a-lifetime challenge.

In fact my father introduced me to the James Bond novels in the 1960s and I read them all then – From Russia with Love (1957) being my favourite.

I then became very intrigued by Ian Fleming the man and have written about him on numerous occasions. The fascination went so far that I placed him as a character in my novel Any Human Heart where he’s responsible for recruiting the novel’s protagonist, Logan Mountstuart, into the Naval Intelligence Division in World War II.

One other coincidence should be mentioned. It turns out that I’ve worked with three of the actors who have played James Bond over the years. They’ve all starred in films that I’ve written: Sean Connery in A Good Man in Africa, Pierce Brosnan in Mr Johnson and Daniel Craig in The Trench. The idea that these somewhat random connections with Fleming and Bond should culminate in my writing a new James Bond novel is irresistibly appealing. The only thing I’m prepared to say at this stage about the novel that I will write is that it will be set in 1969."

About the author:
William Boyd was born in Accra, Ghana, in 1952. He is the author of one work of non-fiction, three collections of short stories and fourteen novels. He has won many awards including the Whitbread First Novel, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Sunday Express Book of the Year Award and the Costa Book Award. He is married and lives in London.

Editor's note:
For other James Bond audiobooks presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For other posts about William Boyd's SOLO on FSWL, click here.

Photo above:
Cover for the Swedish audiobook of SOLO, a James Bond novel. © 2014 StorySide AB. All rights reserved.

Order the Swedish audio book by William Boyd's Bond novel SOLO from Bokus, CDON or Adlibris:
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