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  • 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.

    Paul says: "Location Location Location...."
  • 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.

    Mary says: "Hours of delighted listening"
  • More Fool Me | Stephen Fry

    More Fool Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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.

    Colin says: "Should ask his editor for a refund"
  • 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....

    Becki says: "Extremely funny"
  • Intonation | Stephen Fry

    Intonation

    • ORIGINAL (27 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    Stephen Fry discusses intonation, the "song" of English, and how cadence affects meaning.

  • Moab Is My Washpot | Stephen Fry

    Moab Is My Washpot

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    a) A fatuous, wasted, degenerate and wholly useless existence captured in delicate, lyrical and exquisitely realised prose. b) Lightly amusing anecdotes and tender reminiscences of the great men and women encountered during a rich, varied and rewarding lifetime, fondly remembered in the tranquil evening of a career of public service. c) The autobiography of a dizzying life fuelled by the lust for power and the search for ever more degrading downward paths of repulsive sexual adventuring.

    Ray says: "A great man with great weaknesses"
  • Mythos

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    • 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.

  • 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.

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

    Fry's English Delight: The Complete Series

    • 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?

    Anne says: "Stephen Fry never lets you down"
  • 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.

    MrY says: "Fantastic Listen"
  • The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography: Chapter One | Stephen Fry

    The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography: Chapter One

    • ORIGINAL (34 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 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.

  • 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).

    Tim says: "More Crumbs from the Table of the Master..."
  • Speaking Proper | Stephen Fry

    Speaking Proper

    • ORIGINAL (27 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    Stephen Fry looks at the changes in what we used to call 'elocution'.

  • The Stars' Tennis Balls | Stephen Fry

    The Stars' Tennis Balls

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    For Ned, 1980 seems a blissful year. Handsome, charming, popular and talented, his life is progressing smoothly, effortlessly, happily. And when he meets the lovely Portia Fendeman his personal jigsaw appears complete. But timing is everything in life, and his life is about to change for ever. Things are going to get very bad indeed for innocent young Ned. A promise made to a dying teacher and a spiteful trick played by fellow pupils will rocket Ned from cricket captain to solitary confinement, from head boy to hell.

    Linda says: "Delightful and horrifying"
  • Fry's English Delight - Series 6 | Stephen Fry

    Fry's English Delight - Series 6

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • 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 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 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.

    James says: "does not play. Will not download. tried 5 times."
  • 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
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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.

  • Fry's English Delight: Series 2 - Speaking Proper | Stephen Fry

    Fry's English Delight: Series 2 - Speaking Proper

    • ORIGINAL (28 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    Speaking Proper. It may be that elocution classes for children are being replaced with "Presentation Skills" courses for adults, but we still see effective communication as the key to success. Stephen Fry announces a field day for pedants in his investigation into what nowadays counts as speaking proper. As heard on Radio 4 in August 2009.

    Ms. E. Morgan says: "Fun with the English language"
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