What Audiobook Are We Listening To?
This week at Crash Symphony Productions, we’re listening to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 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.
The only book in the series set outside of Hogwarts, it is also the last. As they leave Hogwarts, the guiding hand of their deceased headmaster ushers Harry, Ron, and Hermione into defeating Lord Voldemort once and for all. It speaks to the guidance the dead still give us, and all that they still have to teach us, despite their departure. It’s the most grown up and the darkest of the tales, but it ends on a positive note. The end of this momentous series is bittersweet. If you are going to re-read this book, then I thoroughly recommend listening to the audiobook with Stephen Fry. It’s an enthralling narration that does justice to the action, darkness, and gravitas it deserves.
Thank you for taking this journey with us, through the Harry Potter series. It’s been a great experience and served to inform us of the levels of production that go into a large-scale project such as this.
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- Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release Date:20/11/2015
- Publisher: Pottermore from J.K. Rowling