The Liar

  • by Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by Stephen Fry
  • 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Stephen Fry's breathtakingly outrageous debut novel, by turns eccentric, shocking, brilliantly comic and achingly romantic. Adrian Healey is magnificently unprepared for the long littleness of life; unprepared too for the afternoon in Salzburg when he will witness the savage murder of a Hungarian violinist; unprepared to learn about the Mendax device; unprepared for more murders and wholly unprepared for the truth.


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Customer Reviews

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Fantastic Listen

Loved this from start to finish, very intimate detail in places, so maybe not for a prude, but very very entertaining. The characters develop well and you really start to get to know them. Being read by the author (Esp when it is Stephen Fry) is always a bonus.
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- MrY

Funny, witty and very well acted

If you could sum up The Liar in three words, what would they be?

Funny, Witty, interesting

What other book might you compare The Liar to, and why?

I've honestly got nothing to compare this to. It is very stange with a winding plot that still remains interesting. The individulal scenes are excellantly written and acted. Especially near the end.

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

He is the greatest voice actor in the world. I think that is understood. The book wouldn't be half as good without him and he's the reason i bought the book.

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

The epilogue.

Any additional comments?

If you like Stephen Fry in both his writing and voice acting then buy this book. If you don't like him then you won't like this. It is Stephen to the core.

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- Kindle Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-09-2010
  • Publisher: Random House Audio