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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Book 6 Audiobook

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Book 6

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Publisher's Summary

"There it was, hanging in the sky above the school: the blazing green skull with a serpent tongue, the mark Death Eaters left behind whenever they had entered a building...wherever they had murdered...."

When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny....

©2005 J.K. Rowling (P)2015 J.K. Rowling

What the Critics Say

"A marriage made in heaven, Stephen Fry reading Harry Potter." (The Times)

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    Eirik 05-10-16
    Eirik 05-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "masterly written and performed"

    One of my favorite Harry Potter books! read magnifivently by Stephen Fry. This book has it all!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stefano C. 12-16-16
    Stefano C. 12-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Spectacular"

    Each book is special in a different way. I think this is the one where the personality of the sixteen years old Harry comes out the most, and KJR carries this on magisterially.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    mathijs 11-30-16
    mathijs 11-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "fantastic book"

    very good narrator's, gets the voices juist right. as alway in the harry potter series its full of mystery and excitement

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    SUNG JO BANG 10-15-16
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    "Excellent story!"

    I have read this book three times. It is still interesting and exciting. Excellent story.

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  • Simon
    Waterlooville, UK
    12/18/15
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    "Twists, turns and shocks!"

    This is the sixth of the magical seven, each developing the story and leading to the climactic finale in The Deathly Hallows. JK Rowling uses The Half Blood Prince to further ensnare the reader into the twists that are to reveal themselves in the final conclusion of the story.

    Part of the skill really is that these characters genuinely grow as they progress through their school years. As in real life with that growth comes responsibility. Once again Harry is pitted up against his now traditional enemies. Increasingly he starts to see shades of grey rather than simple black and white issues while the stakes become increasingly high.

    There are twists, turns, surprises and shocks including for anyone who doesn’t know the stories a huge one at the end which I certainly wouldn’t reveal as it really is a huge development. This is something that continues into the final book so be prepared to constantly re-evaluate characters. The identity of the Half Blood Prince I found particularly intriguing and on first encounter with the stories didn’t see it coming at all.

    The depth of the mysterious plot is increased by the beautiful marriage of the antiquities of the wizardly world and the seedier side of modern society such as government corruption and the modern media. The latter most ably represented by the brilliantly presented Rita Skeeter, a journalist so awful she could grace any of our tabloids!

    I’m very glad that the author took the longer form for the final few books. This story and its characters needed that depth and the genuine cleverness of this book should not be fully judged in my opinion until the final book, The Deathly Hallows has also been finished. I’ll say no more.

    The narration of course, the Master Fryer, little need be said other than a quick “Bravo!”.

    One small note. I see all of these books listed under “Children : 8-10”. I would never seek to advise any parents on what their children should or should not read (within reason) and I was happy to let my daughter read these at age 10 when she asked. However, the books changed quite distinctly with the ages of the main characters. A line or two is bound to have been crossed so some parents may well want to review a plot synopsis or research these later books before making a decision on them. Not my call but I suspect some parents might just draw the line for a sensitive 8 or 9 year old.


    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • E. Fellowes
    Glasgow,Scotland,UK
    2/19/17
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    "Re listened to - still Magical"

    The hunt for the horcrux is on, Harry, Ron & Hermoine continue I'm the fight against evil.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kate
    2/16/17
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    "Best audiobook iv ever listened to"

    Every single book is such an amazing story and each book I listen to gets better and better! I love the books even more with Stephen fry reading them to me!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Billie Norris
    2/14/17
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    "why did I wait so long?"

    I've always been a fan of the films but this was way better by far.

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  • Anwesha
    2/14/17
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    "The loss of Dumbledore is unbearable."

    Just as I said, it's being hard to believe that his character won't ever appear alive in the rest of the story. A character that rather than being defined, defines positivity, reason, optimism and trust. Faux's cry was a most personally painful moment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    2/14/17
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    "Harry Potter 6"

    Yet another fantastic reading by Stephen Fry, easy & enjoyable to listen to. Great story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • shan phillips
    2/11/17
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    "Loved it"

    Stephen Fry killed it again, he keeps you gripped through out the book. As a massive Harry Potter fan I could not help getting through the book to quickly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MR THOMAS F QUINLAN
    2/6/17
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    "Cool"

    Awesome I think it's a really good book and enjoy listening to it. Defiantly recommend

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alistair
    2/1/17
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    "I ❤️ H.P!!!"

    I absolutely Loved this book!😍😍😍It is awesome! And really exciting, I would recommend this book 📚 to people 5 and over! Again, a BRILLIANT Book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • girlie one 1381
    1/29/17
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    "Ace!"

    loved it! listening to the books is very relaxing and I love Harry Potter and his wizarding world x

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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