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  • The Fry Chronicles

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (480 ratings)

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The legend is back with his best-selling memoir on audiobook, The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography written and narrated by Stephen Fry. Listen to the adored British actor, writer, presenter, activist and absolute king of comedy give an enlightening look at his least well-known years. Fry delivers a hilarious and honest recount of his rise to the spotlight – from troubled beginnings and a stint in jail, to forging ahead into the world of super stars. One of the worlds most celebrated comics, Fry will take you through the journey that is his incredible life. Available now from Audible.

Publisher's Summary

Thirteen years ago, Moab Is My Washpot, Stephen Fry’s autobiography of his early years, was published to rave reviews and was a huge best seller. In the years since, Stephen Fry has moved into a completely new stratosphere, both as a public figure, and a private man. Now he is not just a multi-award-winning comedian and actor, but also an author, director, and presenter.

In January 2010 he was awarded the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards. Much loved by the public and his peers, Stephen Fry is one of the most influential cultural forces in the country. This dazzling memoir promises to be a courageously frank, honest and poignant read. It will detail some of the most turbulent and least-well-known years of his life, with writing that will excite you, make you laugh uproariously, move you, inform you, and, above all, surprise you.

©2010 Stephen Fry (P)2010 Penguin Audio

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Okay, if pedantic

Fry's meteoric rise to fame in the early years of his life were interesting to say the least, but a lot of it was bogged down by fluffing and pointless reminiscence of classic actors and playwrights. While this is the backbone of Fry's past, it doesn't make for compelling reading. The man is apologetic about this, but it doesn't excuse the fact. Overall, I was pleased and still recommend this, even if it drags in a lot of places.

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Incredible

It's so fascinating learning about all the behind the scenes of Stephen Fry's life. He's an amazing man and conveys his stories with elegance and intrigue. couldn't stop listening ❤️

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I just love him

I only want to listen to audiobooks recorded by Stephen Fry from now on for the rest of my life. Please record more, I’ve already finished Sherlock. Onto Mythos.

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If you like Stephen Fry then.............

I like Stephen Fry and I liked this book, if you are not a fan you might find it a bit hard going, that said he is a very interesting man and his command of English is a delight.

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self depreciation at its best

speed of reading/ talking was problematic. names were endless, a few lessons every list would have been sufficient.

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Great book, great writing. Great.

Stephen Fry knows 1001 ways to put himself down but that’s what makes him so real and relatable.

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Raw Brave Fiunny Sad

Stephen you spoke so truly of the Adamic man. I remember him well. Keep going.

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  • 05-11-2022

Slightly too perfect! Fry at his best

His stories that span from his university drama days to professional comic and scriptwriter is candid, hilarious and colourful.

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A wonderfully honest insight into a remarkable life

Steven Fry has a wonderful gift with language, using his own unique style to share tales of his remarkable life. His honesty and openness makes his story so much more intimate and compelling.

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Entertainment Plus!

Loved Stephen Fry’s turn of phrase, his self-deprecating humour and endlessly fascinating glimpse into the world of British comedy.

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