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Stephen Fry

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Written by: Robin Morgan-Bentley
Narrated by: Stephen Fry
Length: 15 mins
5 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

Publisher's Summary

In this interview Stephen Fry talks to us about the process of narrating the complete adventures of London's greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes. He touches on the genius of Arthur Conan Doyle and reveals how joining the 'Sherlock Holmes Society' played a part in his expulsion from school and subsequent imprisonment.

Coming round full circle, Stephen admits to having jumped at the chance of voicing Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection. Keen to delve once more into the 'majestic swing, rhythm and pulse of the text,' Stephen describes his experience in the recording studio, all the while expressing a general fondness for the magic of stories told aloud.

As a renowned and beloved actor, writer, and presenter, Stephen Fry has imprinted himself into British culture. He has voiced all seven of the Harry Potter audiobooks, as well as titles such as The Picture of Dorian Gray, Mythos and Winnie the Pooh. His flawless rendition of literary classics is always second to none and in Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, Stephen immediately draws you in and leaves you wanting more.

Including personal introductions written by and narrated by Stephen, The Definitive Collection is a truly unique literary gem. Audible Members' Choice Winner of the Year, the audiobook has been described by listeners as 'superb' and 'over 70 hours of pure brilliance.'

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interesting but unstable audio file

Fry is very interesting as always but the file kept hanging. Perhaps because it came free?

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It's Stephen Fry!

Its Stephen Fry, man! What else you need. I'm gonna listen to the Sherlock Holmes series.

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  • Shawn H.
  • 30-03-17

A good little chat with Stephen Fry

I loved it but it took me a few minutes to realize that he was talking about sherlock homes and Harry Potter. This would make so much more sense if you had listened to his reading of either series of books. But overall it was good.

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  • Tacianna Ferraz
  • 04-03-20

Nice to hear from Stephen fry!

I enjoyed his take on Harry Potter before the success of the series.
I'm buying Sherlock Holmes next.

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  • Elisabeth
  • 13-12-19

quite nice

I could listen to Stephen Fry all day long. He touches upon his narration of the Sherlock Holmes collection as well as his intoduction to the Harry Potter series. Well worth a listen.

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  • jonathan buckley
  • 23-10-19

fun and friendly

a fun and friendly insight behind the scenes of many of our beloved stories with a talented and beloved narrator, Stephen Fry.

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  • Jo Hanson
  • 08-09-19

interesting

I thought it was interesting to listen to. His voice is great. I would recommend it to anyone to listen.

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  • Kate Mothers
  • 12-07-19

A must before Harry Potter or SherlocK Holmes

Stephen Fry talks about his love of Sherlock Holmes and explains his personal reviews before each story as he narrates it. He also tells stories about recording the Harry Potter series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-06-19

Fry is one of the greatest

Stephen Fry is a jack of all trades in the entertainment world. Comic, author and intelectual make up this fascinating man.

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  • ShirleyC
  • 11-03-19

Just a note...

Interesting that we are TOLD that the entire Sherlock Holmes collection is "available for download now".....And even "teased" with the additional information/options to find a specific STORY !!!! BUT: We cannot get so much as an explanation as to WHY the new Collection is "UNAVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA" or WHY - or if there is anything that can be done to MAKE IT AVAILABLE. INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW, not to just be told to patiently "wait and see" if it ever BECOMES available!!! ANSWER?!? ANYBODY??????

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-19

EXCELLENT

Very good performance even as a promotional piece Stephen Fry made it almost an enjoyable. He might be able to read a phone book, an enjoyable several minutes.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-12-18

Pleasant advertisement for his sherlock recording

Stephen shares a few fun anecdotes about recording this and other books, making for some enjoyable light listening. Nothing groundbreaking or spectacular.

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  • LoubyLou
  • 06-04-18

Just love Stephen Fry!

Easy to listen to and a really enjoyable interview. A few interesting, fun facts about Harry Potter too. bonus!

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  • Andrew
  • 06-03-17

Nice bit of marketing

Interesting to hear Stephen Fry's life stories and how the Sherlock Holmes stories affected his own life journey.

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  • Elaine L Brown
  • 23-01-20

Love

Love listening to Stephen Fry, he has such a great voice for audible reading, could listen to him all day.

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  • Brenda
  • 26-11-19

Stephen Fry is the best of all possible narrator

His voice is comfortable and warm. It's like being warm in bed and being read a bed-time story. It has been good to hear a little about the man and I may just have been tempted into reading Sherlock Holmes again.

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 20-08-19

Stephen Fry: Audible Sessions: Free Exclusive Inte

This one is about his reading of Sherlock Holmes books and how much fun he had. I loved knowing that the 'reader's' enjoy what they are reading, even when you can hear their voice is going horse that they too are having as much fun as the listener.

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  • yz
  • 24-03-19

short interview

A short but interesting interview. Stephen Fry has a great voice very pleasant to listen to.

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  • Chrissie Ann
  • 19-02-19

Entertaining

Stephen as always is brilliant and so lovely to listen to. He makes you realise the intricacies of the things he reads.

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  • John
  • 30-11-18

Always a pleasure to listen and read

A short snippet from the man whom, without question is the best narrator, he could read anything to anyone.

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  • Davidi
  • 25-10-18

As ever, full of enthusiasm and incite.

I was fascinated by Fry's life long relationship with Holmes and his adventures. Bought this audio book almost entirely because Stephen Fry is narrating it.

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  • P D Grouby
  • 21-09-18

loved it, so talented.

always a pleasure. very informative. a side that I didn't know about, so glad I found it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-03-19

a nice quick little insight to MR Fry

This was a good little listen for what it is. Some insights into the man that is the immeasurable Stephen Fry. Some knowledge about his childhood and his love of stories which was interesting. And a fun tale about J K Rowling.

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  • Rutvi1
  • 06-11-18

Good to konw

Very interesting and fascinating to understand behind reading. Stephen is as always keeps you engaged.

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  • Benjamin Paterson
  • 24-06-18

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I always love listening to Stephen Fry. I also actually learned something about the books he's read. Which is jolly good :)

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  • Annaliesa Rose
  • 08-03-17

Very interesting and informative

Love love love this man. He is always a joy to hear talking with his fantabulous accent. He is my favourite person for reading stories and one of my favourite documentary presenters. The interview itself was very well done and just as always Stephen takes the reigns as if he could interview himself.