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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The book behind the man! You get to understand why Fry is like he is. Highly recomend
"A trip inside the mind of Mr. Fry"
Having been a long time fan of Stephen Fry it was a pleasure to listen through this book narrated by himself. You get to see a side of him that shows his good and dark side.
This complicated man is truly inspiring and reminds us all that no matter how self destructive we might be then there is light at the end of the tunnel.
I simply adore stephen fry, and he is wonderful company as he reads his enchanting story.
This is an interesting book, however it kept losing me. I felt it was read in a monotonous way, so I had to listen to it in short sections. However the content of the book was quite good. It had comedy, wit and a lot of honesty about his life. Good book.
To listen to such an eloquent man, talking so candidly about his loves, dreams triumphs and self deprecation is fascinating. I started this with no pre-conceptions I have arrived at a place of profound respect for Mr Fry and will never see him in the same way again.
If you buy no other audio book, then I suggest this is the one for you.
"Fry's Chocolate & Velvet"
Few people have a vocabulary as rich and a voice as velvety as Stephen Fry's. I'd wanted to read this autobiography for a while, but instead chose to try it as my first "Audible". The combination of his witty prowse and the fact that it was actually being read by Stephen himself made this book all the more joyful. I'd highly recommend this autobiography and all the more so as an Audible book.
"A brilliant listen!"
This really is a must have book for any Fry fans. It's funny, well written, and just plain brilliant.
I always listen to this if I am going on a long journey - it makes the time fly by in no time!
It's Stephen Fry. You know? He writes beautifully about his fascinating life, drops all manner of interesting views, opinions and ideas. And let's face it, no one knows better than he does how he intended his words to be intoned, emphasised or stressed. This is ideal for a comfortably lazy Sunday afternoon's pleasure.
"A pleasure on a long trip."
Steven's sharp mind and quick wit shine through in this book. I enjoyed every minute of it and it made a long, tedious journey simply fly by. This is a must for any fans of Fry.
"A new friend"
After reading this I got the feeling that I had been warmly welcomed into Stephen Fry’s life.
The book is revealing, funny and honest, and despite his opening apology that the book is "very long" you soon find yourself at the final chapter, yearning for more.
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