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Jack Black, David Oyelowo Voicing Audiobooks

Having recently listened to an audiobook (stay tuned for a review coming next week!), i know the value of the perfect person voicing the book to which you’re listening. That’s why this news is all the more significant. ‘

According to Entertainment Weekly, actors Jack Black and David Oyelowo are both voicing audiobooks.

Jack Black is reading and recording The Little Shop of Monsters, a picture book created by Goosebumps and Arthur creators R.L. Stine and Marc Brown. The book already came out this Tuesday.

David Oyelowo is voicing the latest James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis. You might think he’s the first black actor to voice Bond, but actually he’s not. Hugh Quarshie did the famous spy’s voice in the Dr. No audiobook that was released in 2012. But that doesn’t mean the concept of a black actor playing Bond is lost on anyone. In fact, there are several talks and much speculation about Daniel Craig’s next replacement being a black actor. But for now, it’s Oyelowo who holds all the cards.

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New James Bond Book Coming in 2015

Most of us book nerds know most good television and movies come from books. Such is the case with one of the most famous spies of all time: Bond, James Bond. And come 2015, there will be plenty more where that came from.

According to Entertainment Weeklywriter Anthony Horowitz will pen a new James Bond novel to be released next year. The novel will be developed from an unpublished story written by the original author of the 007 series, Ian Fleming. The story, entitled Murder on Wheels, will be renamed Project One and will revolve around Bond and race cars — because he always needs a little action, right?

The estate of Ian Fleming gave Horowitz the story to use, and apparently both the estate and Horowitz have done this before. The estate has given several stories to authors to develop into novels and publish, and Horowitz has also written Sherlock Holmes stories, with the permission of Sherlock author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Nothing like rewriting history, huh?

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Black Friday Deal: Get ‘LIFE 50 Years of James Bond’ for Half Price!

bondHere’s an early Black Friday deal for big James Bond fans! From the editors of LIFE magazine comes a book detailing the 50-year history of one of the most famous movie spies of all time: Bond, James Bond.

It’s been fifty years since Sean Connery took the role from Ian Fleming’s books to the big screen. Just last year, the 23rd James Bond movie, Skyfall, was released, starring Daniel Craig as Bond. This commemorative book details the history of the movies, including reminiscences by the stars, photos from LIFE photo shoots, artifacts, spoofs, and trivia.

And just in time for the holiday, the book is available in hardcover for half price.

Get LIFE 50 Years of James Bond in hardcover for $13.97.

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