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Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk to us about his latest series, Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets, is the man himself, Stephen Fry. 

A comedian, actor, writer and more, Stephen has narrated the full collection of Sherlock Holmes for audiobook, was one-half of comic duo Fry and Laurie and is well known for his many years presenting QI. His list of accomplishments beyond this would far exceed the word count here! Now he lends his smarts and his voice to delving into the mysterious world of the Victorians in new series Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets - looking at what went on behind their outwardly strict societal norms. 

In this interview Stephen gives us a taste of what we can expect from the series, muses on how he might have reacted in Oscar Wilde’s situation and even gives his thoughts on that infamous Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction.

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What listeners say about Stephen Fry - October 2018

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Insightful

As always... very enlightening and insightful piece from the man himself... Stephen Fry.
He has a way with words that pry deep enough to nake you uncomfortable with yourself... Loved it!

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  • Swapna E
  • 19-11-18

Difficult to hear

I found Mr Fry’s voice quite difficult to hear. His pitch was very low. I could hear the interviewer quite well but not so Mr Fry. I’ve never had a problem with listening to him in other instances.

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  • AmazonCustomerA
  • 12-09-19

Quite Eye Opening and Fun

Narration was good. The questions were ones I might have asked. The answers were intriguing. Enjoy.

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  • Christopher L. Clark
  • 10-07-20

Always Good to Hear from Stephen Fry

I have listened to a good bit of the audio book that this interview was made for and now I need to go back in with this commentary in mind. Excited to explore under the Victorian veil again!

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  • -Lnn
  • 03-05-20

Fascinating. Who knew?

Apparently Stephen Fry does and is willing to share. Now I want to read the book! Also, compelling narrative.

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  • Richard S. Swol
  • 03-02-20

A bit of Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry discusses, among other things, Victorian morals, acting in period pieces, Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction, and class behavior. All done with a sense of humor and realistic pragmatism.

quite interesting.

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  • Alvaro
  • 12-12-19

Stephen is always a delight

he can capture your imagination and put you right there, in whatever he's talking about. can't wait to download Victorian Secrets

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-11-19

I've always enjoyed Steven

I enjoy how Steven puts things together I may not agree I defy on everything with him but he is a masterful Storyteller on any era or any topic that he seems to be on and he's quite enjoyable to listen to and a delight I cannot wait to download his book on Victorian life.

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  • Gazog
  • 14-03-19

one of my favorites

I think Stephen Fry is one of the most interesting people alive today! one of my favorite human beings also oh, I wish I was more like him.

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  • Amber Cunningham
  • 31-12-18

Couldn't get theough this one.

I usually really love Stephen Fry, but did not enjoy at all. I cannot recommend.

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  • Steven Ray Hill
  • 06-12-18

Interesting!

An interesting point of view as to what has changed over the years or not.

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  • jackie brown
  • 08-12-18

interesting as usual

An Excellent introduction to his Victorian Secrets .which is well worth spending time listening to

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  • DM
  • 18-02-21

Always a joy

I love listening to Stephen Fry. He is an excellent narrator, writer, a man with vast knowledge and great sense of humour. Even in small sessions like these there is enough knowledge and humour.

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  • Shelley
  • 05-01-20

Fascinating.

Stephen Fry is a joy to listen to. Fascinating as always. I shall now be seeking our his Victorian Secrets.

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  • YaggaMcc
  • 23-08-19

very pleasant

what's not to like? Mr Fry, always worth a listen.
Never dull, always informative.
Great fellow.

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 20-08-19

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Apart from not being able to down load the book until now Aug 2019 and I have been trying since it was available. I found it very interesting and thought provoking. Thank you Stephen Fry.

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  • Inquisitve Ian
  • 24-07-19

Too much of the Actor

Whilst I enjoy Audible Sessions very much and do my best to enjoy Stephen Fry's offerings in general terms, I'm afraid that his seemingly contrived style of presentation with it's interspersed fluffing and hesitation. This, when coupled with his overly 'fruity' pronunciation, frustrates me to such an extent that I loose the thread of his topic. Hence I have three part read Fry books!!

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  • 10-01-19

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  • 29-04-19

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  • Justin
  • 13-01-19

who doesn't love Stephen Fry.

I always enjoy listening to anything Stephen Fry has to say. I couldn't recommend the Victorian series more

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-12-18

animals

if you wonder how you would act in Victorian era just look at the way we treat animals, I am sure people will not be eating animals 150 years from now and will back at us with disgust, its bad for our health, the environment and unbelievably cruel. we are certainly no better than the Victorians.