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  • Sherlock Holmes | Arthur Conan Doyle,Stephen Fry - introductions

    Sherlock Holmes

    • UNABRIDGED (62 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the definitive collection of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and four collections of short stories. And, exclusively for Audible, Stephen has written and narrated eight insightful introductions, one for each title.

    b9indifferrence says: "An Incredible Experince"
  • Mythos | Stephen Fry

    Mythos

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

    Charlotte says: "Gripped"
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection | Arthur Conan Doyle,Stephen Fry - introductions

    Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (71 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and five collections of short stories.

    Aud Jorunn Hakestad says: "Stephen Fry's mastery performance"
  • Happy Birthday, America. Just One Small Suggestion… | Stephen Fry

    Happy Birthday, America. Just One Small Suggestion…

    • UNABRIDGED (7 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Keith Sellon-Wright
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    As an Englishman who loves America, has visited every state of the union and sporadically lived and worked in your country for over 30 years, I hope you might embark with me on an Independence Day thought experiment.

    "Happy Birthday, America. Just One Small Suggestion…" is from the July 02, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Stephen Fry and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

  • Fry's English Delight: The Complete Series 1 | Stephen Fry

    Fry's English Delight: The Complete Series 1

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 43 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    Stephen Fry hosts four programmes on the joys of the English language - as heard on BBC Radio 4, including Current Puns. Why does our language groan with the weight of puns? What exactly is a pun? And who, or what, is the Thief of Bad Gags?

    W. Doug Bolden says: "Good, but could have been better"
  • The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography | Stephen Fry

    The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    This dazzling memoir promises to be a courageously frank, honest and poignant read. It will detail some of Fry's most turbulent and least-well-known years, with writing that will excite you, make you laugh uproariously, move you, inform you, and, above all, surprise you.

    christine says: "A must read"
  • The Hippopotamus | Stephen Fry

    The Hippopotamus

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    Ted Wallace is an old, sour, womanising, cantankerous, whisky-sodden beast of a failed poet and drama critic, but he has his faults too. Fired from his newspaper, months behind on his alimony payments and disgusted with a world that undervalues him, Ted seeks a few months repose and free drink at Swafford Hall, the country mansion of his old friend Lord Logan. But strange things have been going on at Swafford....

    W. Barron says: "Good story, fantastic performance"
  • Fry's English Delight - The Complete Series 2 | Stephen Fry

    Fry's English Delight - The Complete Series 2

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    A second BBC Radio 4 series of Stephen Fry's witty and incisive programmes looking at the oddities of the English language. Includes four 30-minute Radio 4 programmes presented by Stephen Fry indulging his delight in the English language. So Wrong It's Right - Stephen Fry examines how 'wrong' English can become right English, such as more people use the word 'wireless' in a computer context than in a radio one. With help from a lexicographer, an educationalist a Times Sub Editor and a judge,

    Daniel Murray says: "Folly and Fun"
  • The Liar | Stephen Fry

    The Liar

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    Stephen Fry's breathtakingly outrageous debut novel, by turns eccentric, shocking, brilliantly comic and achingly romantic. Adrian Healey is magnificently unprepared for the long littleness of life; unprepared too for the afternoon in Salzburg when he will witness the savage murder of a Hungarian violinist; unprepared to learn about the Mendax device; unprepared for more murders and wholly unprepared for the truth.

    Volacious says: "Jolly good"
  • Stephen Fry Does the 'Knowledge' | Stephen Fry

    Stephen Fry Does the 'Knowledge'

    • ORIGINAL (57 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    Stephen Fry presents this intriguing programme charting the history of knowledge, how technology changes our relationship with it, and how we know what we knowKnowledge. The Google generation thinks it doesn’t need to carry much of it around in its head any more. Much has already been written about the internet changing the way we think and learn. But is knowledge less valuable than it used to be?

    Steven says: "Allo Guvna"
  • The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within | Stephen Fry

    The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    Stephen Fry believes that if you can speak and read English, you can write poetry. But it is no fun if you don't know where to start or have been led to believe that anything goes. Stephen, who has long written poems, and indeed has written long poems, for his own private pleasure, invites you to discover the incomparable delights of metre, rhyme and verse forms.

  • Saturday Live, Volume 1: Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie | Stephen Fry,Hugh Laurie

    Saturday Live, Volume 1: Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 42 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie
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    Based on the format of the American TV show Saturday Night Live, this home-grown comedy production was an enormous success and brought recognition and fame to a great many performers, many of whom are now household names. It was hosted by Ben Elton and Lenny Henry. In a series of sketches it introduced us to the talent and chemistry of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

  • More Fool Me | Stephen Fry

    More Fool Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    Following on from his hugely successful books, Moab is My Washpot and The Fry Chronicles, comes the third chapter in Stephen Fry's life. This unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of More Fool Me is performed by Stephen Fry himself.

    Sherri says: "And more fool me for buying it."
  • Fry's English Delight: Series 7 | Stephen Fry

    Fry's English Delight: Series 7

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    Series seven in Stephen Fry’s famously funny and engaging series about the English language. It includes four programmes, originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4. The series starts with illusionist Derren Brown helping Stephen decipher Magical Language; a programme about Capital Punishment (about how complex capital letters can be) as well as a celebration of Reading Aloud and a no-nonsense examination of Plain English, which ‘does what it says on the tin’.

  • Fry's English Delight - Series 6 | Stephen Fry

    Fry's English Delight - Series 6

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    Presented by Stephen Fry, as heard on BBC Radio 4. 1. Rhetoric: It was once a noble oratorical art. Now, rhetoric means the misleading language of politicians and dictators. Stephen tries to restore its original meaning, with the help of three very different speeches. 2. Spelling: English spelling is famously irregular. As Stephen puts it: 'I before e except after c. Weird!' The history of spelling is strewn with attempts to simplify it. How did it get so difficult?

  • Fry's English Delight: Series 8 | Stephen Fry

    Fry's English Delight: Series 8

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 51 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    Series eight in Stephen Fry’s consistently amusing and interesting series about the English language, with four half-hour programmes originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4. The first involves John Lydon, better known as Johnny Rotten, talking about the problems of emotional language in "Words Fail Me" ("A cracker", said the UK newspaper The Guardian). Then what rainy small talk really means in "Talking About the Weather". "Do You Promise Not to Tell" enters the odd world of secret language.

  • Fry's English Delight: Word Games | Stephen Fry

    Fry's English Delight: Word Games

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    Is English an innately playful language? Are word games good for you? Do we divide into number and word players? And could Scrabble have been invented in any other language?

    Pam says: "boring"
  • Fry's English Delight - Series 3 | Stephen Fry

    Fry's English Delight - Series 3

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 51 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    Stephen Fry explores the highways and byways of the English language in these four programmes, as heard on BBC Radio 4. 'The Trial of Qwerty' The ‘Qwerty’ keyboard faces charges of conspiracy to obstruct the English language. But who was Mr Qwerty? 'He Said, She Said' Do men and women really say what they mean? Also Stephen investigates sex, domination, gender, power, and sex changes (as only he can).

    Robert says: "English for native speakers- or anyone else"
  • Fry's English Delight: Series 4 | Stephen Fry

    Fry's English Delight: Series 4

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 51 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    Stephen Fry explores the highways and byways of the English language in these four programmes, as heard on BBC Radio 4.

  • Fry's English Delight: Series 5 | Stephen Fry

    Fry's English Delight: Series 5

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    A fifth series from BBC Radio 4, in which Stephen Fry examines, with the help of experts, the highways and byways of the English language. In these four episodes he tells 'The Story of X': a letter holy and profane, sexy and chaste; discusses intonation, the "song" of English, and how cadence affects meaning; muses on the art and craft of conversation - and whether true conversation can happen on TV and radio - and ponders the meaning of meaning and the gap between brain and mouth that means language can never truly represent thought.

    AK says: "Delightful"
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