#30DaysOfThanks2015 Day 27 Narrator: Stephen Fry & Jim Dale

Posted November 27, 2015 by Felicia S in Month of Thanks / 6 Comments


Hi Y’all! It is November and I am bringing back #30DaysOfThanks for Year 4 aka #30DaysOfThanks2015. I had so much fun doing this last 3 years that I thought I would recycle the program again this year. Switching it up this year with 3 posts a day–1 author, 1 narrator, and 1 blogger that really touched me this year. I didn’t have room to thank everyone because really my life overfloweth with awesome bloggers, books, and listening enjoyment. I tried to fit in some new people who have come into my life/reading enjoyment the last year while still shouting out my tribe of many years. I am so glad that I didn’t have room because it means my life ROCKS!

Stephen Fry & Jim Dale

I will admit that these two go hand in hand for me. I own both versions of Harry Potter in audiobook (UK and US) and honestly I can’t pick which one of these two extraordinary narrators is better. I tend to listen to Jim Dale for years 1 to 4 and Stephen Fry for years 5 to 7. That being said, no matter how you do it –listening to the stories in audio adds a rich layer that can’t be denied. I highly recommend both versions on audio. Go forth and listen–you won’t be disappointed!


About Stephen Fry (from Wikipedia)

Stephen Fry


Fry has been the reader for the British versions of all of J. K. Rowling‘s Harry Potter series of audiobooks. He discussed this project in an interview with J. K. Rowling in 2005.[75] He has also been the reader for Douglas Adams‘s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy film tie-in edition, and has made recordings of his own books, such as The Stars’ Tennis Balls and Moab Is My Washpot, and of works by Roald Dahl, Michael Bond, A. A. Milne, Anthony Buckeridge, Eleanor Updale and Alexander Pushkin.

In June 2015, Fry backs children’s fairytales app GivingTales in aid of Unicef together with Sir Roger Moore, Ewan McGregor and Dame Joan Collins.

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About Jim Dale (from Audible)

S_JimCUNew Jim Dale is a talented actor, musician, and writer. His long list of accomplishments includes recording with Sir George Martin, hosting music programs on both television and radio, playing in The British National Theater as a leading actor, and tenure as a successful Broadway performer. In addition to this rich and varied career, Dale has also acted in a number of TV shows and movies, including “Pushing Daisies”, “The National Health”, “Pete’s Dragon”, and “Lock Up Your Daughters.” In the category of “Best Actor” he has won a Tony Award, five Tony Nominations, and four Drama Desk Awards. He also won an Oscar Nomination for writing the lyrics for the song, “Georgy Girl.”

Jim Dale, known as ‘the voice of Harry Potter’, has narrated many audiobooks including Bikeman , and Peter Pan

Jim has won a record nine Audie Awards, two Grammy Awards, and six Grammy Nominations.

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6 responses to “#30DaysOfThanks2015 Day 27 Narrator: Stephen Fry & Jim Dale

  1. I love both of these narrators, but Stephen Fry is my favorite. I finally got them on audio and I’ve been listening to them over the last few months. The series is perfect on audio. Good choice for your 30 days of thanks!

    • WOOT 🙂 I was hoping you were able to get them! He does a really good job and I think he nails the older years. I still lean towards Jim in the younger ones 🙂

  2. I want the HP on audio just because I love Jim Dale so much, I haven’t listened to Stephen Fry do anything and his doesn’t sound to bad but I am partial to my love of the Jim Dale narration…lol. 🙂

    • They really both do an excellent job. I think Jim nails the younger years a slight bit better but Fry does the last few really well. She really hit the lottery with those two 🙂