Casino Royale by Ian Fleming, narrated by Dan Stevens
Well, if he had to die anyway, he might as well try it the hard way.
Okay, well, Dan Stevens narrating this probably made me like it more than I otherwise would have. This is one of those rare moments where I’ve found the film far superior to the book. Now, I understand the book was written in 1953, but Bond’s remarks about rape and how useless he finds Vesper really grated at my nerves. Also, he calls her a ‘bitch’ far too often. Sit down, Bond, you’re being a spork.
Daniel Craig is forever my Bond, but I feel like Movie Bond and Book Bond need to have a good long sit down about toxic masculinity as Book Bond is really testing my patience.
Me, upon finishing this:
I really wanna rewatch the film now, though. Daniel Craig and Eva Green are perfection.
**gifs found online, not mine
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming
Okay, this was super cute. I saw the film as a kid (and somehow didn’t realise that the movie was co-written by Roald Dahl???) and I knew it was based on a book (and somehow didn’t know it was by James Bond‘s writer! I’m a loser, honestly) but I never got around to it. So glad I finally have. I think it’s lovely that this was written for Ian Fleming’s son. Reminds me of C.S. Lewis’ dedication to his goddaughter: But some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
And the fact that David Tennant narrated the audiobook just solidifies its awesomeness. His voices are PERFECTION.
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
And that, my friends, that is the hard way to become a hero.
THIS WAS SO BLOODY CUTE. The names are adorable. It’s all adorable. TOTES ADORBS. Definitely recommend for anyone who wants a cute little book about a boy and his dragon.