The Hippopotamus

  • by Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by Stephen Fry
  • 9 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ted Wallace is an old, sour, womanising, cantankerous, whisky-sodden beast of a failed poet and drama critic, but he has his faults too. Fired from his newspaper, months behind on his alimony payments, and disgusted with a world that undervalues him, Ted seeks a few months repose and free drink at Swafford Hall, the country mansion of his old friend Lord Logan.
But strange things have been going on at Swafford. Miracles. Healings. Phenomena beyond the comprehension of a mud-caked hippopotamus like Ted....

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shame about the obscenity

Could have been so good . . was so promising . . but just too obscene.
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- twigs way "parsnipbun"

Extremely funny

A great story, funny from start to finish. I loved the reveal at the end. A great bunch of strange, pompous and eccentric characters without too much of Fry's own history (hopefully at least!) interwoven like some of his others. Very, very enjoyable and, of course, expertly read by the man himself.
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- Becki

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-09-2010
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks