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Summary

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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Love listening to Stephen Fry, he has such a great voice for audible reading, could listen to him all day.

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  • 17-10-21

Great to hear Stephen’s anecdotes.

Great to hear Stephen’s anecdotes, as usual done with humour and humility, just a shame it's not longer.

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Enthusiastic interview.

After finding out about his history with and enthusiasm for the Sherlock Holmes stories, and being reminded of the lovely tone of his voice, it has helped to make up my mind to go ahead and use my credit on the complete works of Sherlock Holmes.

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so interesting

Stephen Fry is a wonderful speaker and narrator. Sherlock Holmes is very kuchen on my 'to buy' list

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  • 18-02-21

Always a joy to listen to Stephen Fry

I love listening to Stephen Fry. He is an excellent narrator, writer, a man with vast knowledge and great sense of humour. Even in small sessions like these, there is enough knowledge and humour.

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very engaging interview

stephen is a great storyteller - not only as a narrator but in recountingvhis iwn experiences. i would have been happy to listen to him being interviewed for much longer.

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Short Interview

Wanted more of the Harry Potter story part of the interview - seems unfinished 🤔

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Stephen Fry is the best of all possible narrator

His voice is comfortable and warm. It's like being warm in bed and being read a bed-time story. It has been good to hear a little about the man and I may just have been tempted into reading Sherlock Holmes again.

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  • Tacianna Ferraz
  • 04-03-20

Nice to hear from Stephen fry!

I enjoyed his take on Harry Potter before the success of the series.
I'm buying Sherlock Holmes next.

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  • MMW
  • 26-11-18

Scrumptious Interview

Stephen Fry is a great reason to listen to the Sherlock Holmes Collection. I read the entire collection while living in Woking and was quite thrilled when an adventure took Holmes to the very town where I was living. Great interview with interesting information on the Harry Potter series as well.

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  • Shawn H.
  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-12-21

I could listen to Stephen Fry all day!

Stephen Fry could talk to me about anything and I would be thrilled. I loved hearing a glimpse of his life.

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  • Matt
  • 12-05-21

Love him

I love Stephen fry, and this was awesome! Would love to hear more from him!

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  • Aggie
  • 12-05-21

Stephen Fry Always Exceptional

This behind-the scenes interview captures Stephen's wit and shares his insights so very well. He's brilliant!

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  • J Alexandra Hooper
  • 13-08-20

Delightful

This interview would into effect me to read not only Sherlock Holmes, but Harry Potter too. Mr. Fry is truly a delightful gentleman.

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  • J. C. H
  • 15-04-20

Another great listen

I enjoyed just listing to these two discussing things it was very good seemed like the narrator was quite a fan.

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  • Elisabeth
  • 13-12-19

quite nice

I could listen to Stephen Fry all day long. He touches upon his narration of the Sherlock Holmes collection as well as his intoduction to the Harry Potter series. Well worth a listen.

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  • jonathan buckley
  • 23-10-19

fun and friendly

a fun and friendly insight behind the scenes of many of our beloved stories with a talented and beloved narrator, Stephen Fry.