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Mythos

Mythos by Stephen Fry (Michael Joseph, 2017) Stephen Fry not only retells the myths of Ancient Greece with deftness and a modern appreciation, but manages also to unravel the tangled dramatis personae from creation onwards and make it comprehensible to the uninitiated (which to varying extents we all are).    

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (George Newnes, 1905); audiobook read by Stephen Fry (ABC, 2017) Stephen Fry takes seriously the task of voicing Conan Doyle’s stories, yet with faint echoes of his own comedic characters seeping through (in contrast sufficient to add further gravitas to the great detective). Sherlock Holmes resumes practice post-Reichenbach, as superior…

A Bear Called Paddington

A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond (Houghton Mifflin, 1958) audiobook read by Stephen Fry (Harper, 2005) Paddington Bear seems destined to remain a perennial children’s favourite, his surroundings now dated somewhat but his mishap-inducing unfamiliarity with them never growing old. Stephen Fry, who was conceived at much the same time as Paddington, gives perfect voice to the stories.  

42 Word Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (Macmillan Digital Audio, 2007) [first published by Pan, 1979] {Read by Stephen Fry} In embellishing the riotous and extemporised cerebral peregrinations of the Hitchhiker’s radio series, Douglas Adams crafted one of the funniest (and most-quoted-from) novels of any genre. Stephen Fry’s range of narrative inflections subsequently affords the audiobook status as…