"Stop that movie," Headmaster Alpo Bumblemore said, "or Hogwash is history!" After someone sells directions to the school to a sleazy Muddle tabloid, Barry Trotter, Ermine Cringer, and Lon Measly are hauled out of retirement to face their toughest challenge yet. Not only do the 22-year-olds have to elude packs of rabid fans, outwit Barry's sponging Uncle Serious, and vanquish their old foe Lord Valumart, they have to face the most powerful enemy of all: Hollywood!
This audiobook has not been authorized or endorsed by J.K. Rowling or the publishers of the Harry Potter books. Harry Potter is a registered trademark of Warner Bros.
©2001 Michael Gerber; (P)2002 New Millennium Audio, All Rights Reserved
"Funny and sharp....In its bratty way, Barry Trotter is as energetic and imaginative as the books that inspired it." (Kurt Andersen, Spy Magazine co-founder)
"Gerber's affectionate, giggle-inducing send-up is one giant step toward restoring the somewhat debased art form known as 'parody.'" (Sean Kelly, former editor, National Lampoon)
I was a 'readaholic' for most of my life. I started crochet and other hobbies. That took away from my reading time. I discovered audio books at the library. That set me off. now, that I am older my eyes make it too difficult to read. So I now am a very diligent audio book listener!
The first chapter is the only thing good about this book. It held promise of a good parody to come. The book became progressively boring as it progressed. The parodies were not worth the effort.
He would have to rewrite the book after chapter 2 to get it to live up to chapter one.
Christopher Cazenove's performance was good. I would like to hear him doing other narration by different authors
The story starts off interesting with the promise of a good parody. This doesn't last past the first chapter. It becomes boring. The parody on names is the only thing that remains constant. I wonder if the purpose of the book is to ride on the coat tails of the Harry Potter phenomenon.
The Yellow Dart
This book is extremely stupid, however, it is funny several times throughout this book. The style of "funny" is like family guy... If your a potter basher or lover this might give you a kick
Change the disgusting bathroom humor, gutter language, and personal attributes of the characters.
Narrator was fine
A terrible book, what little humor that is in the book is greatly overshadowed by the disgusting bathroom gutter language and personal attributes of the characters.
I got the book thinking is was light humor about a very popular story.
I was careless enough not to notice this is not the real Harry Potter! How stupid I was. Great disappointment.
I wanted to hear Harry Potter series.
I searched for "harry potter" on audio when it first came out, and it wasn't yet available. This parody was the only thing in the Audible catalog! I got it for my daughter, anyway, who was obsessed,and she loved it. Your precocious twelve year old will love it, too.
This book looked very good. I started it with high hopes, but I soon frowned. It was very gross, and not funny...it has a very bad humor...I must say for you not to read it. I liked Harry Potter books, so I thought hey I will try this book. NO, it was bad. I am very sad I spent my money on this bad book that I will trash as soon as I can. I must say the Author COULD have made it great...but in the first few seconds there was a bunch of bad language. I gave this book a good star because I want it to be on the top so people can see it and think over it before they buy this audiobook...........
My name is Melvin, I grew up with NLS talking books, so naturally I just love Audible!! My favorite narrator is Grover Gardner!
Barry Trotter is a delightful bit of nonsense.
The chariscters are so far out, they bring a
laugh just thinking of this story. Parodies
are necessary for reminding us that taking ourselves to seriously is not really a good
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