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  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
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Stephen Fry in America

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Britain's best-loved comic genius Stephen Fry turns his celebrated wit and insight to unearthing the real America as he travels across the continent in his black taxicab. 

Stephen's account of his adventures is filled with his unique humour, insight and warmth in this beautifully illustrated book that accompanies his journey for the BBC 1 series. 

Stephen Fry has always loved America; in fact he came very close to being born there. Here, his fascination for the country and its people sees him embark on an epic journey across America, visiting each of its 51 states to discover how such a huge diversity of people, cultures, languages, beliefs and landscapes combine to create such a remarkable nation. 

Starting on the eastern seaboard, Stephen zig-zags across the country in his London taxicab, talking to its hospitable citizens, listening to its music, visiting its landmarks, viewing small-town life and America's breath-taking landscapes – following wherever his curiosity leads him. 

Stephen encounters unknown mayors, sheriffs, newspaper editors, park rangers, teachers and hobos, bringing to life the oddities and splendours of each locale. He discovers Oklahoma's World Cow Pat Throwing Contest, attends Independence Day Parades, cherry-pie bake-offs and visits the heartland of the Sioux Nation in South Dakota. A celebration of the magnificent and the eccentric, the beautiful and the strange, Stephen Fry in America is our author's homage to this extraordinary country.

©2012 Stephen Fry (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Travel guide with a difference

Stephen Fry could read the TV Guide and I would want to listen to it. When he narrates his own work, it is even better than when he is narrating the likes of the Harry Potter or Jeeves and Wooster series’. This is a fascinating insight into parts of America which don’t always feature in travel guides. By driving across the country, Stephen brings the listener to places which are off the beaten track. A balance of funny, observant, informative and educational.

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fun read

Loved it. Fry is erudite, funny and open. Great read. You'll enjoy it very much.

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preparing for my trip to US now!

loved it, and Stephen's narration. Planning my trip there whilst in Covid lockdown...but which states do i cull out for my budget?

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