One of the best Bond stories, brilliantly narrated,
This review is from: On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Audio CD)
David Tennant is a good choice for this, one of the best of all Bond stories. Not only does Bond have to spend a good portion of the novel impersonating a Scottish aristocrat, but the time he spends in Blofeld's alpine allergy clinic gives Tennant an opportunity to apply his skills to a whole range of accents. Most of the time, however, he brings a sense of melancholy and gravitas befitting the novel's introspective tone, and which also helps in selling some of it's more ludicrous plot points.
Fleming's passion for food, which doesn't really come across at all in the films, is the subject of some of the more vivid descriptive passages (and of the villain's plot), and it's interesting to hear Bond's internal monologue as he contemplates a future in retirement, and his thoughts on marriage.