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!
Theme music composed by James Hannigan
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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
If you’re like us, you’ve read J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books so many times you can recite entire scenes verbatim. Luckily, there’s no need for that—the incomparable Stephen Fry has done it for you. With his knack for dramatic storytelling, the British actor was born to retell the first book of the wildly successful series. He gives distinct voices to Rowling’s colorful range of characters—mousey Neville Longbottom, ginormous Hagrid, a squawkily adolescent Ron Weasley—and makes this audiobook is a genuinely wonderful listen.
Exee and Exceptional!
A little bit expensive for an audiobook (particularly if you want the whole series) yet completely out of this world exceptional! Stephen Fry does an amazing job and you get immersed in the story and taken to J.K.’s world through his character voices and inflections. The details are great. Worth it if you are a fan or simply would like an introduction to the series.
Why are these so expensive?
What a marvellous retelling of the best selling Harry Potter series.
Stephen Fry is a legend and adds another layer of magic to this already magnificent tale.
I would highly recommend splurging on this wonderful audiobook.