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Fry's English Delight (Series 1)

Narrated by: Stephen Fry
Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)
Non-member price: $10.60
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Publisher's Summary

National treasure and renowned wit Stephen Fry explores the highways and byways of the English language in these celebrated programmes. 

In each episode, Fry explores the oddities and celebrates the curiosities of the language we use. His love of words is indulged with infectious enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity at all times. 

From puns and metaphors to clichés and gibberish, this famously witty, incisive and engaging series explores the joys of the English language.

As an Audio Show - free for members - when you add Fry's English Delight (Series 1) to your library, you'll get all four episodes, each with a runtime of about 30 minutes.

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  • JBO
  • Sydney
  • 06-08-2018

Fun and interesting

The magic behind the English language which we all take for granted. Particularly liked the chapter on Metaphors.

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Funny & interesting

I enjoy these relatively short dialogues by Stephen Fry, they delve into the hidden meanings & rich history of the English language in an informative yet light dissection.

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Simply delightful

Love anything Stephen Fry reads! He is a wonder to listen too. This series is both hilarious and equally educational. Great easy listen for short walks or drives. Looking forward to the next 7 installments :)

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good

it's very good.best way to invest time when you are free . must read .

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Very entertaining

Stephen is a good performer, easy on the ear and presents a humerus but instructive series. Will pass on to friends.

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  • Simon
  • 03-08-2018

Charming as Ever!

Stephen Fry and the rich tapestry that is the English language; it's hard to imagine that being a bad combination and this show demonstrates just why. Fry may be a bit of a posh bloke who admits to enjoying a pee in the shower but he's a national treasure as far as I am concerned. In this series he tackles puns and cliches with equal aplomb and I definitely learned a thing or two about the English language. A thoroughly pleasant and engaging listen.

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  • Graham Dunne
  • 21-02-2018

Great fun...

If you could sum up Fry's English Delight (Series 1) in three words, what would they be?

as delightful as an English "Fry" on a Sunday morning... you'll need to listen to understand :-)

What does Stephen Fry bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I'd listen to Steven Fry talk about paint drying... he's wonderful

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Sea Metaphors!!!! :-)

Any additional comments?

Listen to it...

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  • Roobarb
  • 18-11-2018

Fascinating

Stephen Fry tells you loads of things you didn't know and never knew you needed to know till now. Wonderfully interesting.

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  • Meera
  • 29-09-2018

Informative

A highly informative series on a number of things within the English language, using a number of highly credible sources. There is very little of Stephen Fry compared to the sources speaking. It is still interesting to hear about the sources of words and phrases. You need to be in a mood to listen however otherwise the subtle humor can be lost on you. Very much for those interested in words than anyone else.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-03-2019

Brilliant!

A spirited and engaging narration coupled with Fry’s sage intellect makes this an exceedingly enjoyable audiobook experience.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-01-2019

excellent

much better than expected a interesting and informative.cannot wait for the next series.superbly read and edited

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-12-2018

It tickles

Sheer joy hearing Stephen Fry play with the English language. The whole thing is a tickle session for the ears.

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  • Mosquito
  • 10-12-2018

It's the dog's b*******!

As usual an interesting topic discussed eloquently with Fry's unique added touch. A great listen.

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  • Savita
  • 09-04-2019

TRASH BOOK DUDES!!!!!😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱👎🏾

Why was is so trash:Because I hate it #SO BAD AND JUST WEIRD SO YEAH

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