Octopussy & The Living Daylights and Other Stories[Audiobook][Audio CD] (x)
'Octopussy' read by Tom Hiddleston: Sample AudioGO (x)
So this is a thing that is going to happen and that I will listen to even though I have the books, but why would I read them like a fucking moron when I could have Tom caress my ears with his voice while he reads them.
Does this mean that they’ll finally be releasing Part II of the special collector’s edition audio box set?!
Obviously we are excited about this for different reasons.
anindependentguinevere: Hi Rachel! I've missed you on my dash. I hope it's because you're fabulously busy with amazing things. Anyway, here's my question: who's your ideal, perfect, never-to-be-topped casting choice for James Bond?
I am moderately busy with relatively banal things, but I will accept your lovely compliment nonetheless.
As for my top James Bond casting choice, I have to say, I think Daniel Craig might be it. I never considered him for the role before he was cast (I knew him from Elizabeth, Enduring Love, Layer Cake, and a few other random films, but didn’t have him anywhere on my Bond radar), but his portrayal of my beloved character has been pitch perfect from the very beginning. He captures all 007’s nuances brilliantly—from his celebrated cockiness to his rarely-seen self-doubt and inner-torment.
Fleming describes Bond as looking like a colder, crueller version of Hoagy Carmichael, but until 2006, I always read the novels with the mental image of Sean Connery. Now, whenever I read them, I picture Craig as he looks in Love Is The Devil (because, yeah, the blond hair still bothers me a little), and I really can’t imagine anybody being more spot on than that.
Frankly, I’ll be really sad when he ages out of the role. Hopefully we’ll get two more films out of him before that happens.