"'There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.'"
Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone.... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true.
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"To call Dale a 'reader' of books is like saying Monet was a Sunday painter." (Los Angeles Times)
Dept Q, Harry Hole... where are you?
We all need fantasy to turn to when reality closes in. The Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings, Peter Pan and now Harry Potter lead the way.
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“When in doubt, go to the library.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Reviewing these books again as they've come out on Audible has been a thrill. My kids are at the age where they are venturing alone now into YA classics.
What I love most about Chamber of Secrets is how this novel proved that Sorcerer's Stone was NOT just a one-off-wonder. JK Rowling actually had a plan, a progression, and an ability to grow her characters and her series. 'Sorcerer's Stone' was great for its discovery, its newness, its magic. Chamber of Secrets was great because it was the first book of JK Rowling's where I discovered that JK Rowling was the REAL magician.
This was my favorite of all the harry potters when I was 11. This reading made me feel certain of this again. Jim Dale did a mystical job and made me love how creepy this story was. Showed you the characters true colors in his changing of his voices for every character. Very funny moments throughout. BUY THIS AND EVERY HARRY POTTER BOOK.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is in a class of its own. Jim Dale makes these books so enjoyable and even though I have read this book about three time, it was a pleasure to listen to it.
In this book my favorite character is Ron Weasley. Ron is so brave while being so frightened that he just makes me laugh.
I listened to Jim Dale narrate The Sorcerer's Stone and thought there is someone who really understands what it means to read Harry Potter aloud. His voice characterizations are superb...he has picked up many of the movie characters inflections, which makes the reader think there is more than one reader.
Since this book is a film that is a difficult question...
Everyone who has the opportunity should listen to these books. Even if you have read them, just for the sheer enjoyment.
Jim Dale does a fantastic job. I absolutely love the books and was not sure how I would feel about the audible. Very enjoyable and perfect for my road trip.
Though these audio book are great over all I find the narrator has an odd vocal tick he uses with EVERY character in the book. Though the hard to explain tick is annoying I am impressed with his over all range.
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