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  • Fry's English Delight (Series 1)

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
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  • Release date: 23-01-2018
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (3 ratings)

Publisher's Summary

National treasure and renowned wit Stephen Fry explores the highways and byways of the English language in these celebrated programmes. 
In each episode, Fry explores the oddities and celebrates the curiosities of the language we use. His love of words is indulged with infectious enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity at all times. 
From puns and metaphors to clichés and gibberish, this famously witty, incisive and engaging series explores the joys of the English language.
As an Audio Show - free for members - when you add Fry's English Delight (Series 1) to your library, you'll get all four episodes, each with a runtime of about 30 minutes.
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5 out of 5 stars
By JBO on 06-08-2018

Fun and interesting

The magic behind the English language which we all take for granted. Particularly liked the chapter on Metaphors.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Simon on 03-08-2018

Charming as Ever!

Stephen Fry and the rich tapestry that is the English language; it's hard to imagine that being a bad combination and this show demonstrates just why. Fry may be a bit of a posh bloke who admits to enjoying a pee in the shower but he's a national treasure as far as I am concerned. In this series he tackles puns and cliches with equal aplomb and I definitely learned a thing or two about the English language. A thoroughly pleasant and engaging listen.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Graham Dunne on 21-02-2018

Great fun...

If you could sum up Fry's English Delight (Series 1) in three words, what would they be?

as delightful as an English "Fry" on a Sunday morning... you'll need to listen to understand :-)

What does Stephen Fry bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I'd listen to Steven Fry talk about paint drying... he's wonderful

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Sea Metaphors!!!! :-)

Any additional comments?

Listen to it...

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18 of 21 people found this review helpful

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