Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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A global phenomenon and cornerstone of contemporary children’s literature, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is both universally adored and critically acclaimed. Now, experience the magic as you’ve never heard it before. The inimitable Jim Dale brings to life an entire cast of characters - from the pinched, nasal whine of Petunia Dursley to the shrill huff of the Sorting Hat to the earnest, wondrous voice of the boy wizard himself.
Orphaned as an infant, young Harry Potter has been living a less-than-fortunate life. Belittled by his pompous uncle and sniveling aunt (not to mention his absolute terror of a cousin, Dudley), Harry has resigned himself to a mediocre existence in the cupboard under the stairs. But then the letters start dropping on the doormat at Number Four, Privet Drive. Addressed to “Mr. H. Potter” and stamped shut with a purple wax seal, the peculiar envelopes are swiftly confiscated by his relentlessly cruel family. But nothing stops Rubeus Hagrid, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man, from kicking down the door and bursting in with astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard - and not only a wizard, he’s an incredibly famous wizard. Hagrid spirits him away to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, setting into motion an incredible adventure (Banks run by goblins! Enchanted train platforms! Invisibility Cloaks!) that listeners won’t ever forget.
Having now become classics of our time, the Harry Potter audiobooks never fail to bring comfort and escapism to listeners of all ages. With its message of hope, belonging, and the enduring power of truth and love, the story of the Boy Who Lived continues to delight generations of new listeners.
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|Listening Length||8 hours and 18 minutes|
|Audible.com Release Date||November 20, 2015|
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#13 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#1 in Family Life Fiction for Children
#1 in Teen & Young Adult Family Fiction
#1 in Fantasy & Magic for Children
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Rowling’s writing is marvelous from pacing to her ability to express the character’s emotions. I know there are folks who have not yet read the series (gasps). I, of course, cannot recommend them enough regardless of format. The movies are brilliant, but only scratch the surface of what the books and audios have to offer. If you love Harry Potter but have never tried audio, this is the perfect time to listen.
I finally decided to read them but felt better about the audiobook.
I have watched movie couple of times over years and feel although the movie is well made and mostly true to book but are no match.
Book does excellent job building excitement around new and magical things before revealing them.
Characters are very well defined and a lot of extra stuff in books if you are like me and have just watched movies.
Top reviews from other countries
If you haven't heard of Harry Potter then seriously? Where have you been?? Harry Potter has been a massive part of my life since I was a kid. I grew up on these books and the movies. By the time the last book came out I had a kid of my own. Who is now obsessed with Harry Potter himself.
I received the audio book for review a while ago. And I kept putting off listening to it because I struggle at times with audiobooks. However, after being pestered by my 9 year old to listen to it after he was looking through my phone. I decided we would listen to it together. And I regret leaving it so long. The audiobook was quite simply magical.
You all know the story of Harry Potter. The boy wizard. Sent to live with his aunt and uncle. Grew up not knowing who he really was. Then off to Hogwarts where he befriends Ron and Hermonie. And the trio go on magical adventures that could "get them killed. Or worse Expelled" (lol. I couldn't resist, and don't lie you totally said that in Hermonies voice)
Harry Potter and the Philosophers stones is where is all starts. You are drawn into this book from the page. I have reread my copy so many times that its falling apart. So by having Stephen Fry as the narrator just makes this perfect. His voice just works perfectly with the story. And he gets right into character. Some audiobook narrators just come across as dull, flat like a robot. Stephen Fry just make this book stand out even more than it already does.
My 9 year old fell in love with the audiobook. He was only a baby when I read him the book so he didn't remember it. So it seeing his reaction to was magical in itself and made me so happy that he was enjoying it. Seeing the pure joy in his face actually made me jealous because you only get to experience that feeling with the a new book once. And I don't think he would have experienced that pure joy reading the book alone. It was all in the story telling of the pure genius that is, Stephen Fry.
I highly recommend the audio book to everyone. Whether you have read the books or not. However, it needs to be the Stephen Fry editions. He just makes them all the more enjoyable and easier to listen to.