“Half-Blood Prince” Audio Edition Releasing in US and Canada on July 16th

We previously reported that the audio edition of Half-Blood Prince would be released on August 25th. While this stays true for the UK, we now know that it will be on sale in the US and Canada on July 16th along with the book.

Narrated by Jim Dale, the story will run more than 21 hours. It will contain 18 CDs (costing $75) or 12 cassettes (costing $50). Thanks to TLC.org for the tip.

UPDATE: Barnes and Noble has it up for sale to pre-order here. (Thanks, Dave!)