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The Fry Chronicles Audiobook

The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2010 Stephen Fry (P)2010 Penguin Books Ltd

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  • patrick
    whitley bay, United Kingdom
    4/4/11
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    "Very honest and open !"

    well worth listeing to, will make you think !

    I even lurned sum new big wurds .....

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Simon
    Waterlooville, UK
    9/25/16
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    "Thank God It's Fryday"

    An autobiography is quite a departure for me and I have been listening to this book in chunks over a long period of time. It is charming, witty and in no small measure entertaining. Stephen Fry is a genuine character and I have enjoyed a lot of the comedy he has been involved with. His narration is, of course, perfect for his own story and hearing the man himself tell the story is a genuinely additional dimension of an audiobook over the printed medium or eBooks.

    I didn’t agree with a fair amount of what he said, one particular rant on the cult of celebrity would normally have started my blood boiling but whatever he was saying I felt an empathy for the man saying it so it somehow worked. For example, I have a problem with the Oxbridge Universities, despite progress they still seem to be too much about privilege and their impact on our society is disproportionate to their worth through the old boys’ network. Part of the cleverness of this book is that Fry gives people like me with that disposition a lot of ammunition and yet he was able to build within me an empathy for the Cambridge under-graduates that have and continue to inhabit those institutions.

    He made me laugh, made me question some of my opinions and gave me insights into his life and those of other massive comedy figures. The insights into Douglas Adams and his writing process were particularly amusing. Whether you think he’s just an over-privileged snob or a comedic genius or somewhere in between there is no doubt that Stephen Fry tells a good story and his own story is both entertaining and thought-provoking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Carnforth, United Kingdom
    9/17/16
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    "It's Stephen Fry, need one say more..."

    When a book is enjoyable you automatically look for a follow up. I'm going straight onto the next instalment. I am just relieved that has been written.

    I loved the honesty and ordinariness of Stephen telling me all about his extraordinary life. Felt I would be able to chat to him as he has a way of including me in the conversation he is having.

    So glad he reads it himself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • L. Lay
    UK
    9/17/16
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    "Fantastic book can't wait to the next one"

    I really enjoyed this book :) a great insight into the fry world. His honesty is quite something!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa
    9/14/16
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    "Wonderful"

    If you like Stephen Fry you will love this book. He reads with clarity and emotion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    9/11/16
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    "Exceptional"

    Stephen is a delight to listen to. His story is interesting and superbly well written.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    8/27/16
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    "highly recommend"

    stephen frys autobiography was brilliantl funny. throughly enjoyed listening to this audio book. highly recommend

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    Enfield, United Kingdom
    7/12/16
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    "what boring boook"
    Would you try another book written by Stephen Fry or narrated by Stephen Fry?

    no


    Has The Fry Chronicles put you off other books in this genre?

    yes


    What didn’t you like about Stephen Fry’s performance?

    the pretend shock at his own naughtiness


    Any additional comments?

    I have tried to like Stephen Fry but prefer the characters he acts rather than the real person

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Arwen
    Glastonbury, United Kingdom
    6/30/16
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    "Brilliant!"

    Loved it from start to finish. Stephen Fry narrating his own biography is the best! He knows his own story and brings it with everything he wants to put into it and it sizzles. Highly recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Hants, UK
    6/26/16
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    "sublime"

    Stephen Fry is a master story teller and performer. Open, honest and hilarious. loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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