Tag: Stephen Fry

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…