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Listened to this with the family on the dread Christmas journey, which takes four hours. They asked for it to be put on as soon as we started the journey home - praise indeed! David Tennant really brings the book to life with an astonishing array of accents, and Ian Fleming's attention to detail when describing cars, action or people was excellent. Almost thought I was in France in a white Lancia instead of rain-sodden Britain in a Volvo (sigh...)
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Really enjoyed this book and loved David Tennant as the narrator. Surprised me how close the film stayed to the book (the book is still better though). A nice amount of detail which I always listen for and enjoy - Tracy's Lancia sports car being equipped with De Dion rear suspension while Bonds Bentley makes do with a fixed rear axle ; the description of the food and meals - for example. It starts as a typical Bond adventure but with subtle twists starts to change leading to the very untypical Bond ending.
Well worth listening to. Enjoy.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
David Tennant as brilliant as ever!
In the chapter where the 4 men were having a meeting on Christmas Day I honestly believed that there were 4 men reading the parts. His French and German were pronounced like a native and his Marc-Ange Draco and Irma Bunt were fantastic!
Ian Fleming is a real sexist but it was 1963. (How far we have come!)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
loved the heroldry bit and the tension of trying to fool the villan and the escape down the mountain