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    • Stephen Fry's Victorian Secrets

    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder. Presented by Stephen Fry, this series delves deep into a period of time we think we know, to discover an altogether darker reality. The stories we’re told offer a different perspective on an era which underwent massive social change. As education, trade, technology and culture blossomed, why was there an undercurrent of the ‘forbidden’ festering beneath Victorian society?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Bernadette Aitken on 30-11-2018

    Regular price: $30.38

    • Mythos

    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,938
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,791
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,784

    The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb!

    • By Anonymous User on 14-11-2017

    Regular price: $37.46

    • Heroes

    • Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures
    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 132

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Heroes, written and read by Stephen Fry. There are heroes - and then there are Greek heroes. Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils or outwitted scheming vengeful gods quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his best-selling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing from start to end!

    • By Anonymous User on 27-11-2018

    Regular price: $36.45

    • Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 71 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,256
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,200
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,190

    Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and five collections of short stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I can't believe I've never read this before!

    • By Yogi on 05-09-2017

    Regular price: $124.90

    • Fry's English Delight (Series 1)

    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and interesting

    • By JBO on 06-08-2018

    Regular price: $10.60

    • Fry's English Delight (Series 2)

    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Anonymous User on 22-11-2018

    Regular price: $10.60

    • Fry's English Delight (Series 3)

    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Anonymous User on 22-11-2018

    Regular price: $10.60

    • Fry's English Delight (Series 4)

    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Anonymous User on 22-11-2018

    Regular price: $10.60

    • Fry's English Delight (Series 6)

    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun

    • By Rights21 on 08-05-2018

    Regular price: $10.60

    • Fry's English Delight (Series 5)

    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bargain

    • By Anonymous User on 22-11-2018

    Regular price: $10.60

    • Fry's English Delight (Series 8)

    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    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.

    Regular price: $10.60

    • Fry's English Delight (Series 7)

    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
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    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.

    Regular price: $10.60

    • Moab Is My Washpot

    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    a) A fatuous, wasted, degenerate and wholly useless existence captured in delicate, lyrical and exquisitely realised prose. b) Lightly amusing anecdotes and tender reminiscences of the great men and women encountered during a rich, varied and rewarding lifetime, fondly remembered in the tranquil evening of a career of public service. c) The autobiography of a dizzying life fuelled by the lust for power and the search for ever more degrading downward paths of repulsive sexual adventuring.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Anyone will enjoy this book

    • By Anonymous User on 13-08-2017

    Regular price: $34.35

    • The Fry Chronicles

    • An Autobiography
    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310

    This dazzling memoir promises to be a courageously frank, honest and poignant read. It will detail some of Fry's most turbulent and least-well-known years, with writing that will excite you, make you laugh uproariously, move you, inform you, and, above all, surprise you.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Okay, if pedantic

    • By Michael on 23-11-2015

    Regular price: $37.47

    • The Ode Less Travelled

    • Unlocking the Poet Within
    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Stephen Fry believes that if you can speak and read English, you can write poetry. But it is no fun if you don't know where to start or have been led to believe that anything goes. Stephen, who has long written poems, and indeed has written long poems, for his own private pleasure, invites you to discover the incomparable delights of metre, rhyme and verse forms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This audio brings the book to life

    • By Bob on 02-06-2017

    Regular price: $31.21

    • More Fool Me

    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 151

    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

    Regular price: $31.23

    • Fry's English Delight: Word Games

    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Is English an innately playful language? Are word games good for you? Do we divide into number and word players? And could Scrabble have been invented in any other language?

    Regular price: $5.53

    • The Liar

    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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.

    Regular price: $31.23

    • The Hippopotamus

    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Ted Wallace is an old, sour, womanising, cantankerous, whisky-sodden beast of a failed poet and drama critic, but he has his faults too. Fired from his newspaper, months behind on his alimony payments and disgusted with a world that undervalues him, Ted seeks a few months repose and free drink at Swafford Hall, the country mansion of his old friend Lord Logan. But strange things have been going on at Swafford....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Well read but I didn't like the story

    • By Shae on 08-07-2017

    Regular price: $31.23

    • Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Retold

    • Classic Love Poems with a Modern Twist
    • By: William Shakespeare, James Anthony, Stephen Fry - foreword
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry, Paapa Essiedu, James Anthony
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Rediscover the greatest love poetry ever written. Shakespeare’s sonnets are some of the nation’s favourite lines of verse, but the Elizabethan language can make it difficult to really understand them. Many guides offer to clarify the meaning, but lose the magic of the words by explaining them away. James Anthony has done something boldly different.

    Regular price: $27.33

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