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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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  • Veenus
  • 07-15-14

Not bad Mr. Fry

Would you try another book written by Stephen Fry or narrated by Stephen Fry?

Yes

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Not so much of the name dropping please!

What aspect of Stephen Fry’s performance might you have changed?

Nothing really - he is brilliant at delivery and story telling

Do you think The Fry Chronicles needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

There already is!

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this book but found the incessant name dropping a bit irritating - probably because I didnt know half the people he was talking about. I would have preferred more about him and how he really felt and reacted to things rather than a list of people and places and dates, I felt I still didnt really know Stephen Fry...but thats maybe how he wanted it.

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  • Davina
  • 07-13-14

Facinating but unstructured

If you could sum up The Fry Chronicles in three words, what would they be?

Funny clever random

Would you be willing to try another book from Stephen Fry? Why or why not?

I'd listen to another Stephen Fry book to hear the missing parts of his life this book doesn't cover

What does Stephen Fry bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His own intonation and emotion. Sarcasm comes across clearer when read. Especially as the reader is the author!

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

One man's rise to fame

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  • Ms. L. E. Jenkinson
  • 07-07-14

Stephen Fry is always great

Would you consider the audio edition of The Fry Chronicles to be better than the print version?

Well, he wrote it, and he's such a fun speaker that it's like you have a private audience with him. So, yes.

What did you like best about this story?

Stephen Fry's voice, but also the description of his Uni years with the Footlights, and early career.

Have you listened to any of Stephen Fry’s other performances? How does this one compare?

He's always great, always does the voices, always plays out the nuances.

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  • Ella Tyler
  • 07-07-14

Very good

What did you like most about The Fry Chronicles?

This is a long audio book - good if you are on a long journey.

Which character – as performed by Stephen Fry – was your favourite?

Stephen Fry has got an amazing voice, and it's a pleasure to listen to anything he says!

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  • narnia
  • 06-26-14

absolutely fabulous

What made the experience of listening to The Fry Chronicles the most enjoyable?

Stephens Frys voice

What other book might you compare The Fry Chronicles to, and why?

Dreams of my father, very believable

Which scene did you most enjoy?

all

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me sleep laugh and think

Any additional comments?

I just adore Stephen Fry

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  • Bruce Marsh
  • 06-17-14

Excellent

What did you like most about The Fry Chronicles?

Previously I wouldn't have considered myself a fan of Stephen Fry. He was simply the "other bloke" in many of the best comedies. However, after listening to Fry describe his life, I now realise that the man is a comic genius. I couldn't recommend this enough. It had me laughing out loud.

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  • Mr
  • 06-10-14

Again amazing.

What did you like most about The Fry Chronicles?

I listened straight on from ' Moab is my washpot' I had bought this first before realising it was the second part ! it followed on excellently in all aspects of story and conviction of delivery.

What other book might you compare The Fry Chronicles to, and why?

Part 1

What does Stephen Fry bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Belief in the experience.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I could have, however I use the books as 'driving buddies' so I only listen for 40-50 mins a time, twice a day.

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  • GenKan
  • 05-11-14

For die hard Fry fans

Would you try another book written by Stephen Fry or narrated by Stephen Fry?

Not really, I would liked him to write more about his overcoming addiction or his psychological demons then his acting and life. I didnt go into the book with doing much research, a friend recommended it to me.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

His childhood and addiction to sugar, the theme of to deal with urges and drive that wasnt beneficial to him. Could also relate to what the addiction did to him, what the end result was.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

No

Any additional comments?

If you like Stephen Fry and his acting career, I guess its a great book. If you dont know him or what he has done, I wouldnt recommend the book.

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  • Morten
  • 04-29-14

The Fry Effect

If you could sum up The Fry Chronicles in three words, what would they be?

Charming, Funny, Reflecting

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Cut out some of the longer accounts of who participated in what play and when etc., and fill in more of his reflections on his life and choices. The rather detailed/technical descriptions of his professional career is a bit tiresome at points

Which scene did you most enjoy?

When Fry invites us into his thoughts, feelings and crippling doubts about, well, everything really. It really makes the book come alive.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh mostly. Fry is such an inspiring character, you feel strangely comforted by his ever friendly voice.

Any additional comments?

Writing this review I realize how hard it is to describe how much I enjoy listening to Stephen Fry. There is just something about him that makes you think about your own life, as he talks about his. You should definitely give it a go.

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  • Darren - UK
  • 04-19-14

Frank funny and full of fascinating facts.

Any additional comments?

I really liked this book Stephen Fry is an excellent narrator as everybody already knows.the book itself is full of his characteristic wit charm and self deprecating good hummer. And unlike most celebrities he has had quite an interesting and life.