Pottermore has now launched the Wizarding World Book Club. Visit Pottermore to sign up and join weekly Twitter discussions at WW Book Club. “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!
Fry’s voice leaves you spellbound
It is amazing how some books have the power to take you back to your childhood. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is one of those books and being able to listen to this superbly narrated audio book is one of the many gems in life!
Stephen Fry’s voice is utterly superb for the story of Harry Potter and his friends. The narrative is revealed to us energetically and with humour.
Just fantastic. I love the films and have never had the chance to read the book so this is great for my long car journeys. Love it!!
Stephen ok but..
Basically the books are timeless i.e. a child, a teenager or an adult will enjoy! beautifully written, but i much preferred Jim Dales reading and have bought the cds from the states when there next i will buy the digital downloads but but but why can’t we have a choice here? again no disrespect to Stephen!