“This is my favourite book in all the world, though I have never read it.”

When William Goldman discovers The Princess Bride by S Morgenstern is not the swashbuckling fantasy his father read him as a child, but is in fact a patchy and extensive historical satire, he sets out to create the “Good Parts” version…

A tale of true love and high adventure featuring a fighting giant that loves to rhyme, a swordsman on the ultimate quest for revenge, a pirate in love with a princess, a princess in love with a farm boy and a prince in love with war.

First a novel, then a film, now an audio experience! It’s inconceivable that you wouldn’t want to download this, The Best Bits of the Good Parts Version by Stephen Keyworth.

A two-part, full-cast dramatisation of swashbuckling adventure plus five short stories.

Short stories read by Grant O’Rourke

  1. The Book – William Goldman’s fictional account of how he came to transform The Princess Bride from a dull historical satire into a tale of true love and high adventure.
  2. The Bride – Buttercup is the most beautiful woman in the world and she’s about to realise she’s in love with a farm boy.
  3. The Prince – When a war loving Prince realises he needs to marry, the royal family begin searching for a suitable bride.
  4. The Henchman – How does a simple giant that loves to rhyme become a master villain’s henchman?
  5. The Swordsman – The story of why Inigo Montoya becomes the greatest swordsman in the world and why he uttered the infamous words: “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!”