Thirteen years ago, Moab Is My Washpot, Stephen Fry’s autobiography of his early years, was published to rave reviews and was a huge best seller. In the years since, Stephen Fry has moved into a completely new stratosphere, both as a public figure, and a private man. Now he is not just a multi-award-winning comedian and actor, but also an author, director, and presenter.
In January 2010 he was awarded the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards. Much loved by the public and his peers, Stephen Fry is one of the most influential cultural forces in the country. This dazzling memoir promises to be a courageously frank, honest and poignant read. It will detail some of the most turbulent and least-well-known years of his life, with writing that will excite you, make you laugh uproariously, move you, inform you, and, above all, surprise you.
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"Autobiography to delight in"
Second volume of Stephen's autobiography, this one covering the end of school, being in trouble and getting himself out of it and the start of his career. Stephen writes (and reads) with humour and candour and it's a pleasure to listen to.
"A friendly, honest account of Fry's young career"
Honest, jovial, interesting
Fry has a good way of describing his innermost thoughts and feelings and motives. He takes the listener through this. I really enjoyed hearing him describe his early career and little foibles that he got involved in.
The inntonationt that he puts in to it, conveys the honesty behind what he is saying.
I would have loved to, but I didn't have the time.
A must read, especially if you read Moab is my Washpot.
"A fantastic listen :)"
My first ever Audible book and it was easy to listen to SF ... It was like he was in the room :) get it and enjoy .
"I wish I could write like Stephen!"
Coming from a fictional story to Stephen Fry's Chronicles took a few minutes to adjust to the pace of his narration but once I tuned my ear I found his descriptions, use of language sublime, articulate and so evocative to the image he was describing it soon flowed.
He leaves us with a cliff hanger ready for the next installment of his life.
Stephen Fry at his very best Funny and enlightening . A must for any one with a Sense of humour
"Great Book - Apart From The Asides"
Some fascinating anecdotes from Stephen Fry about his university life and his early career. He occasionally goes off on a tangent with random views, which I found a little annoying. On the whole, however, it was a great book. I must now read the prequel, Moab is my Washpot.
"Fry followers rejoice !!"
Those of us who are devotees of the TV show 'QI' will thoroughly enjoy the rapier wit and reminiscences of our hero, and most enlightening they are too, a laugh or 'guffaw' on almost every page. Although not for the sensitive among us and you'll also need to be of a broad mind. An altogether very enjoyable book.
"Fry is pure genius, what a life so far."
Struggled to get to sleep due to this book been far too good to put down. What a fascinating and intriguing life this national treasure has led. Having read his first book, I was so impatient to purchase this follow up to his life story, although my brains sleep requirement was sufficiently reduced as a result. Full of fascinating and hilarious insights into the OxBridge way of life and also full of little twists that you would not expect. Having now finished it I find myself wanting more and more but do not want to wait, oh Sir Stephen, how long..........?
"A very interesting chronicle."
A combination of an 'easy-to-listen-to' voice and eloquently phrased recounts of an interesting life makes this a marvellous audio book. The turns of phrase sound so much better when spoken by the author and the anecdotes are interspersed with in-depth, but totally self-depracating, analyses of events. Listening to this book I have been thoroughly entertained while concurrently moved to mull over my own views and opinions. Well worth purchasing as it will make you feel intelligent merely listening to someone with such command of the English language.
Really like Stephen Fry anyway however with listening to his story on Audible Book, you can still be doing other things like cleaning, cooking etc and anything else! Story is great so far!! Great way to multi-task in a chilled out kinda way!
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