This one needs no introduction. Mickey Spillane introduced Mike Hammer to a waiting world in 1947 and literature hasn’t been the same since. This is the very first time this novel has been available as an unabridged audiobook, containing 100% of Spillane’s original fiery text. Available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.
Today, Simon & Schuster released my audiobook narration of Mickey Spillane’s I, The Jury. This was the very first Mike Hammer novel and in fact, was the first and bestselling novel of Spillane’s sixty-year career.
My journey began about a year ago when I noticed the book had no modern downloadable audiobook attached to it. After an extremely tedious process of running down blind alleys and pursuing phantom contacts, I was finally chosen to narrate this iconic novel, and now, here it is in the digital flesh. This is the first time ever the book has been available in unabridged audio form. Many years ago, there was a heavily-abridged audiocassette narrated by Stacy Keach, who played Mike Hammer on television for years.
I just found out from Simon & Schuster that my narration of Mickey Spillane’s I, The Jury will be released July 28. This was the first Mike Hammer novel and the best-selling novel of Spillane’s entire career, which spanned almost sixty years. The cover’s not ready yet, so I’m including one of the old paperback covers for the heck of it. I’m hoping it does well.
I’m positively thrilled to have landed the opportunity to narrate and produce Mickey Spillane’s iconic novel I, The Jury. This was Spillane’s first Mike Hammer novel and his biggest-selling book of his entire career, which spanned nearly 60 years. Most of the other Hammer audiobooks have been read by Stacy Keach, so I’ve got big shoes to fill on this one. I started work on it last night, but I’ll let you know when it comes out.
Cold querying works!