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.
A deeply immersive audiobook, Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets is a nonfiction book that dives into the secret lives of Victorian people. Listeners will have everything they thought was true flipped over their heads.
The book is narrated by Stephen Fry but is a full cast of people. There are actors reading from the diaries of Victorian people, there is music, and on top of all that, we hear from the experts themselves as they explain their research and what also astounded them.
I am a big fan of the Victorian era. There is something interesting about a time period that is seen as a subdued moment but is actually quite progressive. Even a self-proclaimed Victorian buff, such as myself, would learn something new in each chapter. I found myself getting excited about the book and choose to listen to it with friends in the car. I gasped, was speechless, and nearly peed myself in laughter at times over this book.
Every chapter is interesting and pulls you deeper into the web of secrets. They are juicy and left me wondering just how much more do I not know about. I will most likely listen to this audiobook again and it was well worth it.
Final Rating: 5/5