Stephen Fry will voice two classic detective stories exclusively for Audible.
Fry, who voiced all seven of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, will voice The Coin of Dionysius and The Game Played in the Dark by Ernest Bramah, which features the blind detective Max Carrados who was first introduced to the literary world in 1914.
The books are out on the Audible platform today (16th December).
Fry’s narration of the Max Carrados mysteries will continue in 2016, as Audible and Fry collaborate "to bring one of the great heroes of the first golden age of detective fiction to an audience of modern crime fans", a spokesperson for Audible said.
Fry said: “I love reading stories aloud. If I had my way, I think I would do it more often… I don’t do it enough. I feel sometimes it was what I was put on this Earth to do. I just find it so pleasurable.”
Fry has written four novels and three volumes of autobiography including Moab is My Washpot (Arrow), The Fry Chronicles (Penguin) and More Fool Me (Penguin).
Laurence Howell, Audible’s director of content, said: “We are thrilled that Stephen, who is one of the most beloved and distinctive storytellers, has brought these stories to life. He’s a huge fan of detective fiction, and his ear for how to tell a story will thrill and delight our listeners.”
The Coin of Dionysius and The Game Played in the Dark are available for Audible.co.uk members from 16th December with a further collection of Max Carrados stories available in early 2016.