Fry's English Delight

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4.5 out of 5 stars 100 ratings

Fry's English Delight (Series 1) 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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  • Book 1

    • Fry's English Delight (Series 1)

    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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

    Non-member price: $10.60

  • Book 3

    • Fry's English Delight (Series 3)

    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    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

    Non-member price: $10.60

  • Book 2

    • Fry's English Delight (Series 2)

    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    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

    Non-member price: $10.60

  • Book 4

    • 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 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      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
    • Fantastic

    • By Anonymous User on 22-11-2018

    Non-member price: $10.60

  • Book 5

    • Fry's English Delight (Series 5)

    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    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

    Non-member price: $10.60

  • Book 7

    • Fry's English Delight (Series 7)

    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    Non-member price: $10.60

  • Book 6

    • Fry's English Delight (Series 6)

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

    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

    Non-member price: $10.60

  • Book 8

    • Fry's English Delight (Series 8)

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

    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.

    Non-member price: $10.60

    • 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?

    Non-member price: $5.53