Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1 : Harry Potter

  • by J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by Jim Dale
  • Series: Harry Potter
  • 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter 'H'."
Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!


What the Critics Say

"To call Dale a 'reader' of books is like saying Monet was a Sunday painter." (Los Angeles Times)


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Customer Reviews

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Does not Do to Dwell on Dreams

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

The great thing about growing up and eventually watching your own kids start to grow is sharing the magic of reading. I'm a total snob about my books. I rarely venture into YA Fiction or Fantasy, but I still remember introducing my wife, my sisters-in-law, etc., to Harry Potter. We devoured the first three books. And as every subsequent book came out, we were first in line, often reading thorough the night to finish and discuss. Our family has already listened to Jim Dale's epic read of the Potter series on CD on multiple family car trips.

I'm not sure what motivated J.K. Rowling to move from Pottermore to Audible, but as a rabid Potter family and an Audible fanatic, I'm glad she finally did.
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- Darwin8u "I write for myself, for my own pleasure. And I want to be left alone to do it. - Salinger ^(;,;)^"

Prefer Stephen Fry as narrator.

Other than not having Fry as narrator and not using the English verbiage it is a classic. Listening to it after so long is like seeing an old friend.

Will likely re listen to entire series have not read them in ages!

***Listeners should have the option to choose the narrator! ****
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- Jewell S Pendarvis

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-20-2015
  • Publisher: Pottermore from J.K. Rowling