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  • So, Anyway...

  • The Autobiography
  • By: John Cleese
  • Narrated by: John Cleese
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

John Cleese describes his nerve-racking first public appearance, at St Peter's Preparatory School at the age of eight and five-sixths; his endlessly peripatetic homelife, with parents who seemed incapable of staying in any house for longer than six months; his first experiences in the world of work, as a teacher who knew nothing about the subjects he was expected to teach; his hamster-owning days at Cambridge; and his first encounter with the man who would be his writing partner for over two decades, Graham Chapman.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great for Cleese fans

  • By Stan on 10-12-2017

Stopped too soon.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-2018

I enjoyed every minute of it as Mr Cheese gets personal and can’t help himself but be funny. I felt a bit cheated as I would have liked it to go on and on.

  • Believe Me

  • A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens
  • By: Eddie Izzard
  • Narrated by: Eddie Izzard
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

The stand-up comedian of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion icon. Human. There is no one quite like Eddie Izzard. This is the story of how a boy who wanted to become a professional footballer and win the lead in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat found comedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! ....... just WOW!

  • By Mark on 04-09-2017

Outstanding.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-2018

Speechless. Can’t remember when I have enjoyed an audio book this much. Funny, insightful and inspirational. Thanks for doing this Eddie.

  • More Fool Me

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 162

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.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Lazy to the point of insult

  • By Jim on 11-05-2016

First half marvellous. 2nd half tedious diarl.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-2017

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I love Stephen Fry. Up until the diary, it was interesting and engaging. And then, what must be two thirds the book is a diary read in a flat-lined monologue. Very dissapointing.

Has More Fool Me put you off other books in this genre?

no

Have you listened to any of Stephen Fry’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes. And this is a huge disappointment. The last half (the tedious diary) seems like it was rushed to get it to the printers, and consists of little more than name dropping.

Do you think More Fool Me needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes. An apology for the diary! And we want more of Stephen. More of why he did things, not what he did.