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More Fool Me

Lu par : Stephen Fry
Durée : 9 h et 50 min
4 out of 5 stars (4 notations)

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Praise for The Fry Chronicles:

"Heartbreaking, a delight, a lovely, comfy book". (The Times)"Perfect prose and excruciating honesty. A grand reminiscence of college and theatre and comedyland in the 1980s, with tone-perfect anecdotes and genuine readerly excitement. What Fry does, essentially, is tell us who he really is. Above all else, a thoughtful book. And namedroppy too, and funny, and marbled with melancholy." (Observer)

Description

Following on from his hugely successful books, Moab is My WashpotandThe Fry Chronicles, comes the third chapter in Stephen Fry's life. This unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of More Fool Me is performed by Stephen Fry himself.

©2014 Stephen Fry (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited

Critiques

Praise for The Fry Chronicles:

"Heartbreaking, a delight, a lovely, comfy book". (The Times)
"Perfect prose and excruciating honesty. A grand reminiscence of college and theatre and comedyland in the 1980s, with tone-perfect anecdotes and genuine readerly excitement. What Fry does, essentially, is tell us who he really is. Above all else, a thoughtful book. And namedroppy too, and funny, and marbled with melancholy." (Observer)

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Copy paste biography

Half of the book is dedicated to helping new readers to "catch up" on Fry's two previous biographies which is endlessly repetitive. As we approach the moment where the Fry Chronicles left off, it seems that the author had run out of steam - instead of reflection and thought, we are made privy to a copy paste collection of short descriptive journal entries. "Went to Place X for shooting, then took a cab home where I realised I had left my keys at the set". Dreary and dull.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • SR_Penny
  • 30/10/2015

Probably not worth it if you've read the others

What did you like best about More Fool Me? What did you like least?

Stephen Fry's performance is good, but the book seems slightly rushed and contains lots of 'filler'.

The book is almost split in to varying thirds:
- First third: Going over details and stories from the previous 2 books.
- Second third: Some new info and anecdotes (although a lot of them I'd already heard on various tv shows and during promotional stuff for the book).
- Final third: Just reading from his diary. No newly written content. While some of the stories were interesting, I'm not too bothered about what SF had for breakfast/lunch/dinner/drinks and when he went to bed on any given day.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

More anecdotes and original writing. Less goign over old stuff and just reading from old diaries.

What about Stephen Fry’s performance did you like?

Excellent, as always.

Do you think More Fool Me needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes, but not yet, and in a format more similar to the first two books.

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    1 out of 5 stars
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  • Sherri
  • 30/11/2014

And more fool me for buying it.

I'm a fan of Stephen Fry and really enjoyed the first two volumes of his autobiography but this was a huge disappointment. He phoned it in. The majority of the book is spent bringing us up to date - OK, I understand the need to go over old ground - and reading from the diary he kept as he rushed madly around London snorting coke and hanging out with nearly every name he could possibly drop (not those he was sharing his coke with of course, that would be beyond the pale). This book doesn't advance us very far through his life and although he obviously had a serious drug habit we don't get the sense of how this was affecting his everyday life. The diary entries don't cut it. Pardon the pun.

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  • respallturner
  • 03/03/2019

Disappointing

I enjoyed Fry’s previous autobiographies which is why I bought this one. I was disappointed with More Fool Me - it lacks the deep personal and often intellectual insights and entertaining value of the previous books. I found the third one uninteresting and trivial, with little depth of thought and insight into his life and the world around him.

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Yulia Nikolaeva
  • 23/02/2019

Just skip the diary part

I read two previous parts of Stephen Fry's autobiography and I can't say that the beginning of this one is a repeating of Moab Is My Washpot or The Fry Chronicles. It is more like a view from the other side, it adds a new angle to the story.

What followed next made me laugh and sigh and feel emotionally involved in every way: it is everything that is praised in Stephen Fry's books. The narrator is heartbreakingly sincere, the plot is filled with unexpected turns and combines both the lowest and the highest, descriptions of taking cocaine (very enlightening, by the way, for a non-addict) and meeting with the Prince of Wales.

And then the diary part starts. The excerpts of the real diary of Fry take from 1/3 to 1/2 of the book (the last part), they seem OK in the beginning but then you become more and more bored. It is not easy to explain why: the average day is far more than most of us experience, it is filled with events, dinners, clubs, high-society meetings, but it is just boring. It lacks internal thoughts and feelings that we value in diaries, it is more like a plain description of events.

All in all, highly recommended, but be prepared for listening to (or skipping) somewhat tedious diary entries in the end.

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  • Rebecca Giles
  • 27/05/2016

Good start but poor end

I very much enjoy Stephen Fry's books, but only enjoyed the first 2/3 of this one. The remainder is a very long and repetitious diary extract when could have been wrapped up in a few pages. Too much illustration of why the book is so tiitled

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  • Jonathan Bean
  • 22/10/2015

Extremely entertaining

Wonderful book. Full summation of previous delights. Highly recommended. Wonderful insights of life from a delightful mind.

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  • clare loughton
  • 07/08/2015

another gorgeously written book by Fry

One of the kindest, sweetest, most ethical, gentle and fascinating human beings on the planet talking more about his life. A wordsmith it is a pleasure to listen to, even as you cringe at his self loathing. Stephen Fry, you are a legend and we love you xx

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  • janine
  • 30/06/2015

Excellent

I read so many bad reviews I almost didn't read this book- so glad I did. I absolutely love Stephen Fry's command of English. Listening to this felt like having a chat with him, quite intimate.

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  • Jerome Harris
  • 05/03/2015

A lovely listen

It's great listening to Stephen Fry narrating his own work - I loved his insight into his own life.

The only disappointment for me was his reliance on diary excerpts towards the end. It was interesting having a view into his life in 1993 but I would have preferred more current commentary and analysis of what happened.

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Mark
  • 09/02/2015

An interesting life


Always a joy to listen to whatever the topic but when it's about a life as interesting as his - well...

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  • Anna-Barbara
  • 11/04/2015

Compelling and utterly charming

You may know Stephen Fry as the leading man of TV comedy classics like Fry and Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster, or as the controversial gay rights activist and humanist. In this book, you will of course get to know more of that particular man, but also of the shy, slightly weird but oh so endearing wit and person of interest that he is. Whether you share his views on the various topics adressed, which includes drug use, mental health issues and politics, doesn't really matter. You will emerge from this book either loathing or loving the man. I happen to do the latter. Wonderfully written and, in this audio book form, masterfully read by Fry himself.

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  • Jan Onderwater aus NL
  • Dienstfahrt-Rundumhausen
  • 13/11/2019

Das Dritte Teil der Autobiographie



Ehrlich gesagt, habe ich keine Ahnung, wie bekannt Stephan Fry in Deutschland ist, oder dass er überhaupt bekannt ist. In Großbritannien und den Niederlanden ist er weltberühmt als Schauspieler, Quizmaster und bekannt als Buch- und Musicalautor und Hörbuchautor. Seine Version von Harry Potter bringt wirklich etwas extra zu diese Bücher. Er ist ein großer Sherlock Holmes-Kenner und Fan, er liest auch seine Abenteuer bei Audible und ist sehr lohnenswert.

Im dritten Teil seiner Autobiographie spricht er über Jugend, Schulzeit und seine Karriere und Arbeit, seine Freundschaft mit Prinzessin Diana, Hugh Laurie und Douglas Adams. Manchmal traurig, manchmal berührend, manchmal urkomisch. Es ist ein Vergnügen, zuzuhören, vor allem, weil er es selbst liest.

Es enthält einen Überblick über die beiden vorangegangenen Bände "Moab Is My Washpot" und "The Fry Chronicles" und eine detaillierte Beschreibung seiner Kokainabhängigkeit. Auch über das Schreiben seines Buches Hippopotamus und seiner Fernseh- und Radioarbeit.

Die meisten Pressekritiken in der UK waren negativ, weil er zuvor "Arbeit" wiederverwendet hat (er blickt eher nochmals auf seine Jugend zurück) und das er sein Drogenproblem nicht negativ beschrieben hat.
Sehr zu empfehlen, wenn Sie ein Stephen-Fry-Fan sind oder ihn besser kennenlernen möchten, genau wie die beiden vorherigen Teile seiner Autobiographie.

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  • Dodo
  • 19/01/2016

Großartiger Sprecher liest Klatschgeschichten

Was hat Ihnen das Hörerlebnis von More Fool Me besonders unterhaltsam gemacht?

Frys Stimme und seine Art, sich auszudrücken (er liest hier ja seine eigene Autobiographie), machen wirklich den Reiz dieses Hörbuchs aus. Feinstes Upper-Class-English mit einer Prise Ironie.

Welches andere Buch würden Sie mit More Fool Me vergleichen? Warum?

"Red Carpets and other Banana Skins" von Rupert Everett ist eine ähnliche Autobiographie voller "Klatschgeschichten" über Stars und den Film- und Theaterbetrieb.

Haben Sie vorher schon ein Hörbuch mit Stephen Fry gehört? Wie würden Sie beide vergleichen?

Im Vergleich zu seiner Lesung der "Harry Potter"-Reihe spricht Fry hier deutlich schneller und lebhafter, da sich "More Fool Me" an erwachsene Hörer richtet.

Hätten Sie das Hörbuch am liebsten in einem Rutsch durchgehört?

Ja, denn es ist schon amüsant, wie Fry von "Höckchen zu Stöckchen" immer weiter plaudert und dabei total den roten Faden verliert. Es macht einfach Spaß, ihm zuzuhören.

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

Man sollte sich relativ gut im britischen Kulturbetrieb auskennen, um gewisse Namen und Sendungen zu kennen, sonst könnten manche Erzählunge uninteressant sein.