Fry-ed is better

Much has been praised and much has been written about Jim Dale and his audiobook versions of the Harry Potter books, including today's Mokoto Rich story in The New York Times.

Jim Dale's are perfectly fine, but frankly, for my money, you'd do better to get the British editions with Stephen Fry. They are much droller, livelier, more whimsical. I think the difference may be that while Dale is a fine actor and mimic and voice talent, Fry is Fry -- meaning we get a touch of his impish comic spirit.

July 17, 2007 9:13 AM |



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