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  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (69 ratings)

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The Liar

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Publisher's Summary

Stephen Fry's breathtakingly outrageous debut novel, by turns eccentric, shocking, brilliantly comic and achingly romantic. Adrian Healey is magnificently unprepared for the long littleness of life; unprepared too for the afternoon in Salzburg when he will witness the savage murder of a Hungarian violinist; unprepared to learn about the Mendax device; unprepared for more murders and wholly unprepared for the truth.

©1991 Stephen Fry (P)1995 Random House Audio

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Simply brilliant

I lived every moment of this audiobook. I was not sure how it would play out. Fabulous plot reveal at the end. Highly recommended!

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A wonderfully funny complex story

It’s not often I find a story that I have to listen to. Beautifully constructed story, I really enjoyed the changing time frame. V well read as always by Mr Fry

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Delicious!

Thoroughly enjoyable. I found Prof. Trefusis an endearing character and even the Liar so. Laughed out loud a lot listening to this. Rich in wit and truths and naughtiness. Clever wordplay and beautifully narrated.

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Very Steven fry

It’s very Steven fry clever and amusing but I didn’t enjoy it. I’m not clever enough.

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laugh out loud!

Such a wonderfully clever story, I loved the intimate character descriptions. The narration was perfect!

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Horrible story

Love Stephen Fry, love his books, love his narration but hated this story. Suspect it’s semi-autobiographical in which case I feel very sorry for him and his mental health struggles and even more impressed by how he’s been able to pull himself through it

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