What Audiobook Are We Listening To?
This week at Crash Symphony Productions, we’re listening to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the audiobook as read by Stephen Fry. I found these audiobook adaptations to be a really easy way to get back into Harry Potter without having to pick up my old hard copies which are falling apart by now and probably couldn’t handle another read-through. There is no one better to narrate these books than Stephen Fry, whose personality, history, intelligence and sense of humour are at the level where they can do adequate credit to the intelligence, history, humour and personality possessed by the books themselves.
In this sixth and penultimate novel, Harry returns for his last year at Hogwarts under a growing cloud of darkness, mystery and fear as Voldemort gains in power and the future of witch and wizard kind hangs in the balance, as well as Harry’s own. In this book, Harry learns the price of progress, the meaning of the phrase ‘the greater good’, what true sacrifice is, and the power of ideas.
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….
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- Length: 20 hrs and 56 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release Date:20/11/2015
- Publisher: Pottermore from J.K. Rowling