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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"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!
"Pure Stephen Fry"
A must read for any fan of this multi talented and faceted man.
Stephen manages to take you deeply into his own life, so much so that when, for example, he describes how his preferred pipe tobacco was rubbed you actually feel as if you are doing it yourself.
Possible not best read in one go as he does become very Stephen Fry at times and to be honest too much of a good thing can become just that, too much.
I would recommend this book to just about anyone with an open mind and a willingness to be transported into a different time and place and to gain an understanding of this great and complex man.
"Witty, entertaining and refreshingly honest."
Enlightening and entertaining, all that you would expect from the literary genius that is Stephen Fry...and more. 'The Fry Chronicles' was the first book I've 'read' of Stephen's and it won't be the last. Packed with refreshingly honest recollections, anecdotes and information, I enjoyed it on so many levels. Mr Fry himself was a joy to listen to, with his rich tones drawing you into his life and times. His depiction of university life and the hallowed grounds of Cambridge was particularly interesting to me. I will enjoy listening to this book over and again.
I am thoroughly enjoying this book (started yesterday): Fry's meandering through this part of his life is poignant, fascinating and funny by turn. His wordsmanship is, of course, to the fore and he will , as promised in the opening statement 'use 100 words where 10 would do'. But this is why we love Fry and his self effacing ramblings of exquisite verbage.
I am rationing my listening, so as to make this book last and then I will download his earlier offering which I didn't realise covered his early childhood. What a treat!
Stephen Fry is widely regarded as a phenomenally clever and funny man. This book adds fuel to that theory as he tells of his life so far with funny and heart warming anecdotes.
Thoroughly recommended, as biography a go this is one of the best of modern times.
"Very Stephen Fry"
With his soothing voice and unique style this audio books takes you to very heart of what makes Stephen Fry Stephen Fry and his voice is wonderful to listen to on those long journeys to and from work. You learn lots about his early acting days and writing and how he gradually began to build up into the marvellous British Institution he is today.
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