What Audiobook Are We Listening To?
This week at Crash Symphony Productions, we’re listening to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 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 the third audiobook, Harry goes back for his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. After the events of the previous year, Harry has settled into life as a boy wizard, but this year he’s about to get a taste for that which he has yearned for: family. Sirius Black has escaped from Azkaban, the man responsible for turning in Lilly and James Potter to Voldemort – the reason harry was an orphan. But as he learns, this man who seems to have single-handedly destroyed Harry’s family, Sirius is also Harry’s godfather and his best chance at having a family again. In this book, we are introduced to the darkness that will be coming in the following books, the dementors, Peter Pettigrew, and the peculiar carriages who seem to be pulled by an invisible force.
This is a standout book in the Harry Potter series, and Fry conveys the darkening of the mood well. The film adaptation of this book is the only reputable film adaptation of these books that exists so far. We are excited to be listening to it this week, as we continue this series of ‘What Audiobook Are We Listening To?’ at Crash Symphony Productions.
Until next week!
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- Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release Date:20/11/2015
- Publisher: Pottermore from J.K. Rowling