34 Awesome Audiobooks Narrated by Stephen Fry


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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.

But the good news is that you’re going to enjoy these awesome audiobooks! From “The Harry Potter series, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Galaxy to Fry’s Memoir Series, you have a lot to enjoy!

Let’s get started!

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Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling

Listening Length: 9 hours and 33 minutes (first book)
Audible Release Date: 20 November 2015

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

Listening Length: 15 hours and 26 minutes (first book)
Audible Release Date: 27 August  2019

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

Listening Length: 5 hours and 51 minutes
Audible Release Date: 28 April 2005

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

Listening Length: 23 minutes
Audible Release Date: 11 September 2014

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

Listening Length: 12 hours and 29 minutes
Audible Release Date: 13 September 2010

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

Listening Length: 9 hours and 50 minutes
Audible Release Date: 25 September 2014

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

Listening Length: 11 hours and 20 minutes
Audible Release Date: 09 April 2020

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

Listening Length: 11 hours and 33 minutes
Audible Release Date: 01 July 2010

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 

Listening Length: 1 hour and 47 minutes
Audible Release Date: 01 December 2008

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

Listening Length: 2 hours and 54 minutes
Audible Release Date: 25 February 2020

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

Listening Length: 8 hours and 28 minutes
Audible Release Date: 22 September 2010

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 

Listening Length: 6 hours and 46 minutes
Audible Release Date: 01 May 2015

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

Listening Length: 15 hours and 3 minutes
Audible Release Date: 29 November 2019

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

Listening Length: 9 hours and 2 minutes
Audible Release Date: 02 May 2017

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

Listening Length: 71 hours and 57 minutes
Audible Release Date: 27 February 2017

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

Listening Length: 40 hours and 37 minutes & 45 hours and 27 minutes
Audible Release Date: 17 December 2020 & 08 July 2021

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

audiobooks narrated by Stephen Fry

The Ickabog by J.K. Rowling

Listening Length: 7 hours and 52 minutes
Audible Release Date: 10 November 2020

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. 

The Collected Stories of Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne 

Listening Length: 4 hours and 27 minutes
Audible Release Date: 11 June 2013

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

Listening Length: 4 hours and 32 minutes Audible Release Date: 03 November 2016

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 

Listening Length: 2 hours and 59 minutes
Audible Release Date: 24 September 2012

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 

Listening Length: 11 hours and 11 minutes
Audible Release Date: 03 February 2016

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

Listening Length: 9 hours and 52 minutes
Audible Release Date: 07 October 2010

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 

Listening Length: 8 hours and 2 minutes
Audible Release Date: 27 August 2009

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 

Listening Length: 5 hours and 16 minutes
Audible Release Date: 22 August 2017

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

Listening Length: 9 hours and 1 minute
Audible Release Date: 02 September 2010

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

Listening Length: 5 hours and 7 minutes
Audible Release Date: November 08, 2018

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 

Listening Length: 10 hours and 4 minutes
Audible Release Date: 02 June 2016

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 

Listening Length: 4 hours and 25 minutes
Audible Release Date: 01 November 2016

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 

Listening Length: 14 hours and 34 minutes
Audible Release Date: 20 May 2021

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

Listening Length: 49 minutes
Audible Release Date: 11 August 2011

 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 

Listening Length: 16 hours and 18 minutes
Audible Release Date: 12 January 2021

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 

Listening Length: 4 minutes
Audible Release Date: 12 November 2014

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 

Listening Length: 25 minutes
Audible Release Date: 30 December 2007

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

What are some of your favorite audiobooks narrators?

Let me know in the comments,

Stephy

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