Stephen Fry's Victorian Secrets
Step right up, step right up and don’t be shy—welcome to Victorian Secrets. Over 12 fascinating episodes, Stephen Fry explores the weird and worrying ways of Victorian Britain through true accounts delving deep into a period of time we think we know, to discover an altogether darker reality.

Stephen Fry's Victorian Secrets Details

TitleStephen Fry's Victorian Secrets
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 20th, 2018
PublisherAudible Original
Rating
GenreHistory, Nonfiction, Audiobook

Stephen Fry's Victorian Secrets Review

  • Montzalee Wittmann
    January 1, 1970
    EtcGreat fun facts!
  • Angus McKeogh
    January 1, 1970
    Great Victorian history. Perfect narration. Extremely interesting stuff. Free from Audible. I really, really enjoyed this. Recommended. Looking forward to the next installment.
  • Sara
    January 1, 1970
    This was a bit of an odd book. Literally about quirks of the Victorian era, but once you start listening to these episodic tales of seances, strange medicine, female murderers, and same sex relationships you realize that those stiff Victorian era people sorta resemble all of us today. This was an audible original and the different voice actors, music, and sound effects made it an enjoyable experience. Plus it’s free during the month of November so go download now!
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  • Danil Boukhvalov
    January 1, 1970
    A good compilation or better to say a review of recent research and popular books about Victorian society. The presentation is artistic as all of you already know. The listening induces some interesting thoughts about privacy, society, and state. For example, now we talk about privacy as about free of charge must have option but why? This is a costly stuff and perhaps now it's cheaper than previously. Or 'middle class'. Now we heard a lot about dying out of the middle class but historically midd A good compilation or better to say a review of recent research and popular books about Victorian society. The presentation is artistic as all of you already know. The listening induces some interesting thoughts about privacy, society, and state. For example, now we talk about privacy as about free of charge must have option but why? This is a costly stuff and perhaps now it's cheaper than previously. Or 'middle class'. Now we heard a lot about dying out of the middle class but historically middle class is the people in houses with walls around and servants. Seems several decades ago had to occur devaluation of the concept and now it returns if traditional cost. We could speculate about anarchy and deregulation the chapter about 'lunatic asylums' (private mental hospitals) raise the question: are we really ready for real deregulations?
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  • Pinar
    January 1, 1970
    Audible Originals serisinden bu esere başladığımda Viktoria dönemine dair neredeyse hiç bilgim yoktu. Originals abonelere her ay 5 eser içinden ikisini ücretsiz dinlemelerine olanak veriyor. Bu kitabı da pek böyle bilinçli bir şekilde değil, diğer eserler ilgimi çekmediği veya bölgesel olarak dinleyemediğim için seçmek durumunda kaldım. Ama iyi ki de seçmişim. Şimdiye kadar dinlediğim en ilginç, bilgilendirici, eğlenceli Originals olduğunu söylemeliyim. Kitabın bir miktar dağınık olduğu düşünüle Audible Originals serisinden bu esere başladığımda Viktoria dönemine dair neredeyse hiç bilgim yoktu. Originals abonelere her ay 5 eser içinden ikisini ücretsiz dinlemelerine olanak veriyor. Bu kitabı da pek böyle bilinçli bir şekilde değil, diğer eserler ilgimi çekmediği veya bölgesel olarak dinleyemediğim için seçmek durumunda kaldım. Ama iyi ki de seçmişim. Şimdiye kadar dinlediğim en ilginç, bilgilendirici, eğlenceli Originals olduğunu söylemeliyim. Kitabın bir miktar dağınık olduğu düşünülebilir ama bence okuyucu/dinleyicinin ilgisini aktif tutmakta oldukça başarılı. Eserde kraliçenin sırlarından, gündelik yaşama, kapitalizmin ve teknolojinin hızlı gelişimin etkilerinden batıl inançlara, homoseksüaliteden lezbiyenliğe, seri katillerden, feminizme, akıl hastalarından hipnoza, narkotik kullanımından dine.. çeşitli başlıklara değinilmiş.
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  • Nedelina
    January 1, 1970
    This little collection was so interesting and informative! It was really good listening to the episodes on my ride to work, as most of them were exactly the time that I needed to get there. The actors were amazing, the production was made so good and realistic, I could see pictures of what was happening in my mind. And is there even a need to mention Stephen Fry... He is just a magician with his voice. Seriously, everyone who has audible should listen to this!
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  • Paul Shan
    January 1, 1970
    a wonderful look into Victorian life in the UK, most of the hidden "secrets" kept are things mostly forgotten today. Stephen Fry's narration is fantastic, and while several of these stories i'd managed to dig up on my own, their presentation was unique and added pieces of information that i hadn't had previously. A wonderful listen and a choice that I'm glad I made on my audible. i'll definitely be going back to listen to this time and again.
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  • Jordan
    January 1, 1970
    Received via Audible as a free monthly Audible Original - i enjoyed this small anthology of life in Victorian age - Stephen Fry is one of the best narrators I’ve heard so I couldn’t turn it down! Sometimes the background music can be a bit annoying but I enjoyed all the tales and hidden ‘secrets’ from the time
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  • BDT
    January 1, 1970
    An interesting take on Victorian life, but lacking in structure or clear common themes that binds everything together. This might have gone over better as a text, rather than an audiobook. However, it is difficult to pass up a chance to record Stephen Fry's voice!
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  • Katie
    January 1, 1970
    Possibly my favourite of the new Audible Originals Shows. Fry's passion for the history he is so adeptly narrating shines through as he shares the stories. Each chapter is compelling, educational, and entertaining.
  • Fate's Lady
    January 1, 1970
    Interesting enough, but I found the narrator annoying and the random cut scenes with voice actors were entirely unnecessary. My overall feeling is that I don't regret listening to it but I'm glad it was relatively short.
  • Susanna
    January 1, 1970
    Interesting snippets of history
  • David Blaylock
    January 1, 1970
    A series of podcasts masquerading as a book on Audible.
  • Victoria Williamson
    January 1, 1970
    Only on audible. Excellent.
  • Audhild
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this to bits. It was interesting, funny and educational.
  • Itsjustmeghan
    January 1, 1970
    I love behind the scenes type information. Seeing the hidden underbelly of the Victorian era, which was full of secrecy and keeping up appearances, was lots of fun.
  • Abby
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this!!! Although I could have probably done without the Sherlock Holmes chapter, having written so much about it in university.
  • Patti
    January 1, 1970
    Not my favorite.
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