• Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Book 6

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Series: Harry Potter, Book 6
  • Length: 20 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 11-20-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pottermore from J.K. Rowling
  • 4.9 (721 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is currently the featured read in Pottermore’s Wizarding World Book Club. Visit Pottermore to sign up and join weekly Twitter discussions at WW Book Club.
"There it was, hanging in the sky above the school: the blazing green skull with a serpent tongue, the mark Death Eaters left behind whenever they had entered a building...wherever they had murdered...." 
When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny.... 
©2005 J.K. Rowling (P)2015 J.K. Rowling
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"A marriage made in heaven, Stephen Fry reading Harry Potter." ( The Times)
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By Eirik on 05-10-16

masterly written and performed

One of my favorite Harry Potter books! read magnifivently by Stephen Fry. This book has it all!

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By Paula on 02-13-18

Great story

The sixth book of the saga brings to light the transformation of Tom Ridle into Lord Voldemort. As the story progresses, Harry struggles to reconcile his life now that he has lost his godfather - Sirius Black.
This book isn't as dark as the previous one, however, the author maintains the climate of apprehension and seriousness that history has acquired.

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By Simon on 12-18-15

Twists, turns and shocks!

This is the sixth of the magical seven, each developing the story and leading to the climactic finale in The Deathly Hallows. JK Rowling uses The Half Blood Prince to further ensnare the reader into the twists that are to reveal themselves in the final conclusion of the story.

Part of the skill really is that these characters genuinely grow as they progress through their school years. As in real life with that growth comes responsibility. Once again Harry is pitted up against his now traditional enemies. Increasingly he starts to see shades of grey rather than simple black and white issues while the stakes become increasingly high.

There are twists, turns, surprises and shocks including for anyone who doesn’t know the stories a huge one at the end which I certainly wouldn’t reveal as it really is a huge development. This is something that continues into the final book so be prepared to constantly re-evaluate characters. The identity of the Half Blood Prince I found particularly intriguing and on first encounter with the stories didn’t see it coming at all.

The depth of the mysterious plot is increased by the beautiful marriage of the antiquities of the wizardly world and the seedier side of modern society such as government corruption and the modern media. The latter most ably represented by the brilliantly presented Rita Skeeter, a journalist so awful she could grace any of our tabloids!

I’m very glad that the author took the longer form for the final few books. This story and its characters needed that depth and the genuine cleverness of this book should not be fully judged in my opinion until the final book, The Deathly Hallows has also been finished. I’ll say no more.

The narration of course, the Master Fryer, little need be said other than a quick “Bravo!”.

One small note. I see all of these books listed under “Children : 8-10”. I would never seek to advise any parents on what their children should or should not read (within reason) and I was happy to let my daughter read these at age 10 when she asked. However, the books changed quite distinctly with the ages of the main characters. A line or two is bound to have been crossed so some parents may well want to review a plot synopsis or research these later books before making a decision on them. Not my call but I suspect some parents might just draw the line for a sensitive 8 or 9 year old.

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By Amazon Customer on 11-08-17

Harry and the half blood Prince

This Harry potter book is so full of excitement and it makes it Silk good.

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By Amazon Customer on 01-19-16

Nothing better.

Perfect reading of a perfect story.
Not to be missed by young or old.

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By V. Stacey on 08-05-16


Stephen Fry brings this story alive like no other could. can listen to this over and over!

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