As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes

“Hello.  My name is Inigo Montoya.  You killed my father.  Prepare to die.”

If you didn’t just read that in a fake Spanish accent and then grin like a monkey with a banana, there are only two possibilities.  First, you actually are Spanish and didn’t need to fake it, or second, and most inconceivable, you’ve somehow made it this far in life without seeing the instant classic that is The Princess Bride.  If this second option is true for you, stop reading this right now and go find the movie because you have a serious condition.  It’s called being “mostly dead.”  It’s easy to remedy.  You just need a reason to keep going in life.  Watch the movie.  Watch it.  Seriously, do it now.  I’ll wait.

* * * * *

Back now?  Good.  How is that, better?  Feel like your life suddenly has meaning, or at the very least a new level of joy?  Welcome to the fandom of one of the greatest movies ever made.  Now… would it surprise you to know that for a long time this movie wasn’t made?  It’s true.  This was once legendary for being the best script never filmed, to the point where the writer had lost all hope.  Sounds like a desperate call for a hero to me.

These and other inconceivable tales are yours to behold, straight from the mouth of the Dread Pirate Roberts himself, Cary Elwes.  Joining him in this shining testament to the reason audiobooks are made are many of the (surviving) primary cast and crew of the film who share their stories behind the story.  You’ll laugh.  You’ll cry.  You’ll laugh some more.  You’ll experience “wuv, twu wuv.”  And, yes, you’ll laugh some more.  But most of all, you’ll be a part of the nostalgia.  Simply press play on this audiobook, and it will transport you there.

“As you wish.”

5 stars


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