There are few things I love more in the world than Tom Hiddleston's voice. (My love for it is basically only trumped by my love for his face, honestly.) But, his voice is why I'm so excited for his newest project: According to an audiobook producer on Twitter, Tom Hiddleston is recording an audiobook version of High Rise . (Hiddleston is also starring in the movie adaptation of the J.G. Ballard novel that will premiere later this year.) BBC producer Neil H. Rosser broke the news on Monday that Hiddleston would be reading the book, which will release soon for Audible.com and Amazon.
Although Hiddleston and his team have yet to confirm the news, it wouldn't be surprising for him to take part in such a project. He's already participated in a number of readings because he probably also knows his voice is gold. Usually he sticks to reciting poetry for projects like The Love Book app, but Hiddleston has recorded a couple of full-length books before.
The Red Necklace, by Sally Gardner, was Hiddleston's first foray into audiobooks. The young adult novel tells the story of a young man with magical powers living in the time of the French Revolution. As if that description wasn't enticing enough, Hiddleston reads the audio version and it's perfect. Then last year Hiddleston recorded Octopussy and The Living Daylights, and Other Stories by Ian Fleming, which is a collection of short stories about 007 agent James Bond.
There's no release date for the High Rise audiobook yet, but it's likely that it come out soon to capitalize on the hype for the movie which debuts this year.
But while we wait for the dulcet tones of Hiddleston reading High Rise, fans can tide themselves over with his other audiobooks. Portions of them are available for preview on Youtube, and I highly recommend listening them because literature, but also because Hiddleston.
Here's a clip of The Red Necklace:
And here's a snippet of Octopussy and The Living Daylights, and Other Stories:
Needless to say, I can't wait for High Rise to come out, too. Oh, Hiddles. You and your voice better never stop.