This book is an masterpiece of literary genius. Listening to it makes you feel as if you were in a theatre, having a coffee with your friend, attending a lecture, tweeting, playing a game with words and being emotionally hyper yet feeling unhappy knowing the fact that not everyone in the world has access to this work of art.
Stephen fry's every possible emotion by connecting with the young petty thief, the greatest of scholars, the most adored television big whips and everyone in between.
He makes a salad of language, time, accents, sighs and whips you with the most beautiful feeling of act, scene and spot light business. He informs the listener about the ins and outs of OxBridge competition, snobbery and the in-between shenanigans... as well as provide details about various affairs of the theatrical world while insuring that people like me and you, with no reference to what he is talking about, end this book feeling I have been on the best course.
This is not an autobiography of Stephen Fry,but a biography of an era, and of a country's perception of the world in an epoch.
A must listen.
I love Stephen Fry and found his autobiography fascinating and funny and such a bonus that it is narrated by him. Being Dyslexic reading can be a struggle so being able to listen to books that I would have otherwise struggled to read has really open up my world.
I am in love with Stephen Fry even more after to listening to this book. I did try to read Moab a few years ago and just could'nt get it, he went on about grammer and other rubbish that did'nt make sense, whereas this book is brilliant and he just talks about his life and friends. Really great listen.
I can easily listen to this again and again and... again.Absolutely great listening especially during a long run...or a long drive.
I love Stephen Fry. He's honesty about his addictive personality is very refreshing. I could listen to him all day. He's a very talented man who lived through an interesting time and has fought some of his demons, his worse one is still to come and I shall buy that book too.
Couldn't stop listening to this book. Not gonna lie I don't think I could have physically read it , there are some very big words in there lol. But definitely well worth a listen.
I love Stephen Fry's honestly in this book, his way to 'tell it as it is' was done in such a lovely way. I also loved that Stephen is narrating the book himself. Absolutely love his voice.