Audiobooks narrated by Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry is a familiar figure among cinephiles and bibliophiles. The British actor has worked as a comedian, writer, presenter and film director. His voice has been heard in many audiobooks. Fry has narrated books of authors such as George Orwell, Roald Dahl and many more!
I first listened to his narration in “Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone” and was blown away! Later I discovered Fry’s contributions in both movies and literature and was hooked ever since.
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Stephen Fry’s voice has always been described as “authoritative” and “utterly distinctive”. In this post, I have included the 34 best audiobooks narrated by Stephen Fry.
However, please note that this is not the ultimate list, as not all the audiobook versions are available on Audible, nor on Scribd. I couldn’t include all of Stephen Fry’s narrated books.
Let’s get started!
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Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling
J.K Rowling’s hugely successful Fantasy series, Harry Potter needs no introduction. The seven series fantasy novel that follows the life of a young Wizard has been loved by millions of people around the world. Stephen Fry has narrated the British version of all seven novels. Listening to Fry’s narration is just as exciting as receiving the Hogwarts letter!
Mythos Series by Stephen Fry
Mythos Trilogy is a charming retelling of Greek myths. Fry infuses humour and novelty in these stories, making them humane and captivating to listen to. Mythos, first of the three, follows Pandora’s box and Prometheus’s fire to the adventures of Zeus and the Olympians. While in Heroes, we encounter the Olympian gods and mortal heroes. In the third and the final book, Troy retells the tale of the Trojan War.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a quirky sci-fi novel by the British author Douglas Adams. The novel follows Arthur Dent who is saved by his friend before the destruction of Earth. And what awaits him is a fascinating journey to space.
The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl
One of the greatest children’s authors of all time, Roald Dahl’s novel is about a crocodile who was both hungry and greedy. Soon the other animals in the forest gather around to put an end to his nastiness.
The Fry Chronicles by Stephen Fry
In this autobiography Fry describes his life as a university student at Cambridge and his early career in showbiz. A candid account of his college and personal life.
More Fool Me by Stephen Fry
More Fool Me is the third book in Stephen Fry’s delightful memoir series. In this book, Fry describes his life in the 1990s, including his journey as an actor and comedian in his early thirties.
Stephen Fry In America by Stephen Fry
This book features Fry’s epic adventure in America. Fry explores the country in a taxicab, listening to music and engaging in delightful conversations.
Moab Is My Washpot by Stephen Fry
In his internationally bestselling memoir, Stephen Fry exposes his own life as a dishonourable child. His survival of beatings and attempted suicide.
Short Stories by Anton Chekhov
Stephen Fry narrates a selection of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov’s short stories. The stories include The Lady With The Dog, The Huntsman and more.
Paddington Here and Now by Michael Bond
Ever since Paddington’s adventure from Darkest Peru to Paddington station, things have changed tremendously. The Browns are his new family and every day is an adventure for him.
The Liar by Stephen Fry
The Liar was Stephen Fry’s first novel and was published in 1991. The protagonist, Adrian Healey is an upper-class English man and a chronic liar, but at the same time hilarious and clever.
A Whiff of Wilde, a Pinch of Poe, and a Frisson of Frost by Elliot Engel PhD
In this fascinating audiobook, Dr Elliot Engel provides both personal and professional anecdotes about the greatest writers of literature.
Blackadder: The Complete Collected Series by Ben Elton
This BBC one sitcom follows the misfortunes of Edmund Blackadder and also address the medieval issues of Britain in an anachronistic manner. The show stars, Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry.
The Ode Less Travelled by Stephen Fry
The Ode Less Travelled is an extensive guide that teaches you poetry. Fry explains various elements and exercises that will help you become a proficient poet.
Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Arthur Conan Doyle’ Sherlock Holmes is one of the best literary characters ever created. Fry’s masterful narration builds up the intriguing mystery of Holmes stories.
P. G. Wodehouse Volume 1 & 2 by P. G. Wodehouse
These 40+hours long audiobooks feature the best works of 20th-century humorists, P.G. Wodehouse. The collection includes Summer Lightning, Heavy Weather, Blandings Castle and Elsewhere Lord Emsworth and Others, Uncle Fred in the Spring Time and many more
The Ickabog by J.K. Rowling
The Harry Potter author’s latest is a fairytale set in Cornucopia, a tiny kingdom ruled by King Fred. While most parts of the country live in peace and harmony, the inhabitants in the marsh are often threatened by the monster, Ickabog.
This anniversary edition of A. A Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh features captivating stories along with incredible voice actors including, Stephen Fry, Judy Dench and Geoffrey Palmer.
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace
William Makepeace’s classic novel is an ironic depiction of English society in the early 19th century. The novel primary follows two best friends from distinct backgrounds who go through a chain of hardships.
The Vicar of Nibbleswicke and Other Stories by Roald Dahl
This children’s story is about a Vicar who sufferers from a rare form of dyslexia. The Reverend Robert Lee has Back-to-Front Dyslexia, which makes his words speech sound outrageously rude and funny.
The Tales of Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah
Published in 1914, The Tales of Max Carrados is a fictional detective series. The story follows Max Carrados, a blind detective with impeccable deduction skills that can surpass Sherlock Holmes.
The Stars’ Tennis Balls (Revenge) by Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry’s Psychological thriller is a story of a young boy whose life is jeopardized by his classmates’ terrible tricks. The aftermath of those events lead him to an isolated life in a mental asylum.
The Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams
A collection of previous works of the author, Douglas Adams. It mostly consists of essays, interviews and life experiences.
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Irish novelist only novel The Picture of Dorian Gray is a story of a man who trades his soul for eternal youth. The novel begins with the artist Basil Hallward, who wishes that Gray’s portrait should grow old while the body remains young forever.
The Hippopotamus by Stephen Fry
The main character of Stephen Fry’s comical novel, Ted, is old, alcoholic and womanizing. The story follows the incidents which take place during his visit to a country house after losing his job.
Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Retold: Classic Love Poems with a Modern Twist by William Shakespeare
This collection is a remarkable retelling of Shakespeare’s love sonnets. James Anthony has masterfully retold poems in a contemporary language.
Absolute Power by Mark Tavener
This BBC Radio 4 satirical comedy series is set in a Machiavellian world of a PR agency in London. The collection comprises all 2 episodes.
A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig
A heartwarming novel that teaches us to believe everything is possible. Matt Haig’s Christmas adventure is a charming novel worth listening to in Stephen Fry’s voice.
Making History by Stephen Fry
In this amusing novel, Fry has created a historical timeline without Adolf Hitler. The story revolves around a young history student and the professor who decide to change history by making Hitler’s father infertile.
Fry’s English Delight: Word Games by Stephen Fry
In this extended edition of a BBC Radio 4 special, Stephen Fry examines numerous word games. It takes you to the entertaining aspects of the English language.
Orwell Collection: Animal Farm & 1984 by George Orwell
This unabridged version of the audiobook includes two best works of English novelist George Orwell. A satirical novel Animal Farm and dystopian social science fiction, 1984.
You Have to F–king Eat by Adam Mansbach
This New York Times bestseller is a hilarious book for all parents. A charming and cathartic tale to enjoy in between your busy parenthood.
The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen
The classic fairy tale of the ugly duckling has been everyone’s favorite. Stephen Fry’s fascinating narration makes it even more special.
That’s the list of must-listen audiobooks narrated by Stephen Fry
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