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In this interview Stephen Fry talks to us about the process of narrating the complete adventures of London's greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes. He touches on the genius of Arthur Conan Doyle and reveals how joining the 'Sherlock Holmes Society' played a part in his expulsion from school and subsequent imprisonment.

Coming round full circle, Stephen admits to having jumped at the chance of voicing Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection. Keen to delve once more into the 'majestic swing, rhythm and pulse of the text,' Stephen describes his experience in the recording studio, all the while expressing a general fondness for the magic of stories told aloud.

As a renowned and beloved actor, writer, and presenter, Stephen Fry has imprinted himself into British culture. He has voiced all seven of the Harry Potter audiobooks, as well as titles such as The Picture of Dorian Gray, Mythos and Winnie the Pooh. His flawless rendition of literary classics is always second to none and in Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, Stephen immediately draws you in and leaves you wanting more.

Including personal introductions written by and narrated by Stephen, The Definitive Collection is a truly unique literary gem. Audible Members' Choice Winner of the Year, the audiobook has been described by listeners as 'superb' and 'over 70 hours of pure brilliance.'

Listen to Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection here.

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Just love Stephen Fry!

Easy to listen to and a really enjoyable interview. A few interesting, fun facts about Harry Potter too. bonus!

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Nice bit of marketing

Interesting to hear Stephen Fry's life stories and how the Sherlock Holmes stories affected his own life journey.

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Great Audio Book

A really great audio book. It has every thing that I wanted in an audio book and Stephen Fry was unbelievable in his style of presentation. Well worth the money in my opinion.

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Stephen Fry

Excellent anything from or including Stephen Fry is brilliant in my book as I think he portrays the books he narrates perfectly

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love the voice

very interesting I now want to listen to Harry Potter and Sherlock Homes. His voice is so calming, very much a soothing you to sleep voice is Stephen Fry.

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Love a bit of Fry!

Pleasure to get a brief insight into the narrator's experience bringing written word to the listener.

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Intellectual National Treasure

I could listen to Stephen Fry all day such an interesting and elegant guy with a knowledgeable and interlectual mind. In this interview he explains his approach to narrating of a book which is both interesting and fascinating

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reading of Sherlock Holmes

easy to listen to ,loved Stephen fry talking about Sherlock Holmes ,Really good stories .

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  • JB
  • 03-03-18

Stephen Fry

It's always lovely to listen to Stephen, however I do feel the interviewer Robin Morgan spoils it, as you get the impression he is not listening but just waiting to ask questions.

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Stephen is a joy to listen to.

I love the sound of Stephen Fry. his Voice is so full of expression. even when he is talking normally. I may listen to Sherlock Holmes now, just to listen to him narrate.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-03-17

A good little chat with Stephen Fry

I loved it but it took me a few minutes to realize that he was talking about sherlock homes and Harry Potter. This would make so much more sense if you had listened to his reading of either series of books. But overall it was good.

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  • Luis
  • 11-06-18

Always is good to listen Mr Fry.

Excellent interview and always calm answers from Mr. Fry, I recommend Fry's audible books any time.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-04-18

Loved it!

This interview was enjoyable and insightful. Stephen Fry is a fascinating guy. Now, I want to learn more about him and his works. I'm ready to listen to his rendition of Sherlock Holmes.

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  • Chiara Calò
  • 18-12-17

Very informative

Fantastic. Always a pleasure listening to Mr. Fry's voice.
I'll definitely come back for more.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-11-17

wonderful

I love hearing a narrator perspective on the books they read for audiobook book. how much care they take with the book. and I do love Stephan reading to me. his voice ia very soothing

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  • S. Family
  • 12-10-17

Love Fry's voice, and the discussion topics.

Love Fry's voice and the discussion on Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes was enjoyable. Thank you.

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  • Nikarl
  • 06-09-17

Nice interviews provided by Audible.

It's a very good idea to have these small interviews. It gives the listener an extra point of view of the person behind the voice of the audiobooks. After all, this is a pretty important person in the process of appreciating and understanding the story.

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  • JWJR
  • 15-08-17

Interesting background on Stephen

Stephen has a distinctive sound and style. I was first introduced to Stephen thru the TV Series Bones. I began to enjoy his speech and style. He has a charming wit and underlying humor without being an overt comic... at least in my exposure to him. This interview gives some insights on his readings; specifically Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter. I chuckled when I heard the story about 'pocketed it'; quite amusing. While I have enjoyed listening to Stephen in some of his various endeavors; I now find myself wanting more. Considering I am very partial to female voices; this is unusual for me.... and no... Stephen does not have a female sounding voice to me... grin... I intend to investigate his Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter audio books and perhaps others that he has done, as well.

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  • 08-06-17

Having been working

Having dinner with friends who were killed by your house and Senate democrats were killed

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  • Chris
  • 07-06-17

Stephen Fry is great. Interviewer sucked.

Th interviewer seemed like he was just going through the motions and was very dull. Stephen fry was great and had some amazing stories.