"'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.
©1998 J.K. Rowling (P)1999 Listening Library, an imprint of Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
"To call Dale a 'reader' of books is like saying Monet was a Sunday painter." (Los Angeles Times)
Avid listener on my daily commute!
If you are a childless adult who still hasn't read Harry Potter and you currently see no reason why you should, please be advised: You don't want to miss out on this epic and fantastically imaginative saga of Good vs. Evil. But you know what else you REALLY don't want to miss? The humor. These books are a laugh a minute, easily, except when danger is truly threatening our intrepid hero Harry and his two steadfast friends, Ron and Hermione. This is my third time listening to this series, and I am sure there will be a fourth. How many other series can you say that about? The only way Audible could make this a better value would be to offer all seven volumes as a combined set for the cost of a single credit. Jim Dale's flawless narration is the cherry on top of this literary sundae for readers of all ages. Thank you, Audible, and thank you to the inimitable J.K. Rowling, without whom the world would be a far less fun place. Grade: A+++
I write for myself, for my own pleasure. And I want to be left alone to do it. - Salinger ^(;,;)^
“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.
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.
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.
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.
really loved this book :) it only took me a day to finish and I hurriedly downloaded the third and started into it right after.
Reading and listening to this Harry Potter novel is like sinking to the bottom of the ocean and finding the buried treasure, like reaching the end of the rainbow and finding the gold, walking under a money tree during fall and having it rain money on you, finding the engagement ring hidden inside a surprise proposal! There is no way anything else can inspire true happiness in its most vivid and imaginational form!
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