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The Harry Potter series are my favorite. I love the adventures, the characters and just everything.
Stephen Fry is an amazing narrator and he does a great job with this book. I enjoyed it even better than reading it myself.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Travelling through these books now in audio format is to revisit some of the finest story-telling that I personally have ever come across. I don't think many would claim that J K Rowling explored brand new ground to stretch the fantasy / sci-fi genres into new areas. What she did do though is take fantasy and shape it into a fantastic set of stories that genuinely people of all ages could enjoy. She opened up the genre in a way not seen since The Lord of the Rings.
When you marry that to the near sublime narration from Stephen Fry you end up with something that when taken in its own terms is as near perfect an audiobook as I have had the pleasure to listen to.
For those of us who's only recent experience of Harry Potter has been the excellent films there is also the occasional hidden please of scenes that never made it to the films such as the "Deathday" Party.
Right, I'm off to chase the Prisoner of Azkaban now!
32 of 37 people found this review helpful
I already own the CD versions of all 7 books but I didn't fancy the hours required renaming all the tracks across the CDs just so that it plays in order on my phone.
But when you finish CoS, listen to the extract of PoA...it's nearly 30 mins long (I don't think it was 1 chapter because we went from prologue, to birthday greetings to receiving his annual letter from Hogwarts)
Also Stephen Fry's narration is like being auraully smothered in smooth silk with honey-like tones, perfect for listening to during a work break or lunch to makes you forget your work worries for a time.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Really stunning a absolute MUST for any fan of either Harry Potter or Steven Fry.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
I stopped reading the books when the movies came out personally they ruined the mental images I had created for myself. Being older and busier now these audio books are wonderful to listen to while I drive or lay in bed although Steven fry has such a soothing voice it often sends me off to sleep :) the first books I had ever read and just as magical the second time around xx
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