'Trigger Warnings'? Sounds like an alternate title for Anthony Horowitz's pending entry!
Actually, abridged versions of Fleming's works have already appeared.
I remember seeing a couple of paperbacks for OHMSS and TMWTGG in the eighties (I think they may have actually been published in the 70s) that had been abridged for a teen readership. I did not collect them as I - like others here - am not interested in watered-down, juvenile versions of adult thrillers (yes, I bought Higson's volumes, as they were original works, but I find they don't compel rereading the way the master's do).
I don't remember which publisher put them out, but I do remember that Chapter One of OHMSS had been retitled 'Bond at the Beach' and was noticeably shorter than the original, as were all the chapters. Gone was anything deemed too racy and violent for impressionable young minds such as mine had been when I was ready to graduate from Hardy Boys Mysteries a decade earlier.
TMWTGG featured the film version of the titular weapon on the cover, although the description of the Colt .45 remained intact. Within, Scaramanga sure wasn't at no. 3 1/2 Love Lane for the sake of his 'weed and a bit of tail'!
Personally, I was offended by the sanitizing of these stories, but then they weren't intended for me - they were intended for youths who hadn't read the originals yet (or who weren't 'ready' for them) - just like Higson's and now Cole's work.
I haven't listened to all my CDs of Rufus Sewell reading the Bond novels yet, but I expect that, as they are by necessity judiciously abridged, LALD will be missing the offending, marginalizing words and passages. Recorded books are a good medium for that.
So would ebooks be - there's where the changes can be made, for the benefit of younger readers who aren't interested in holding a real, cardboard-and-pulp volume in their sweaty, frustrated pubescent hands. Better to keep these innocent, sanitized, inoffensive adventure stories on the same device they use for playing GTA and MoH and for surfing internet porn.