"'Welcome to the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. Just stick out your wand hand, step on board and we can take you anywhere you want to go.'"
When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves.... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss....
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"A marriage made in heaven, Stephen Fry reading Harry Potter." (The Times)
The third book - moved along by mesmerising Stephen Fry - expands on the great wizarding world in which Harry Potter learns how much he has done and how much he still has to do.
This book is probably second best in the series! I realy loved it and the ending gave me huge smile.
This as we all know is a briliant series that just always makes u feel good and happy. Its so easy to get lost to that world.
"The Series Matures"
The Prisoner of Azkaban is a little bit longer and has a slightly harder edge than the previous two books. I believe this reflects the natural progression of the the time that the books were written and the fact that much of its intended audience were now that little bit older. That's not to say that all the hallmarks of the previous books aren't there: the great characters; the inventive interpretations of modern life in a world of wizards and the warm humour that infused the previous books.
Fry once again meets the challenge of being an excellent narrator and you feel that by this stage he has a genuine empathy for the stories. I would also add that the books this far explain the Professor Snape character far better than the films which in this case miss his rant about Harry's father. It's true that even Fry can't match Rickman's wonderful portrayal of Snape but the insight we gain into him and his motivations in particular is markedly improved in the books.
This remains a series that has massively broad appeal and there are fewer better ways to spend a credit across Audible.
The Prisoner of Askaban is definitely my favourite of the Harry Potter stories. It zooms along at a great pace with lots of excitement, one particular favourite bit is the last Quidditch match to win the cup. This story makes the transition between the earlier lighter stories to the later increasingly darker ones. This is the time when Harry Potter finds out that not all things can be made right. A very enjoyable audible for a grey winter's day.
"Another wonderful book!"
Exciting! Thrilling! Moving!
No comparison necessary, stands on its own!
As much as read WHOLE series as they came out, he lends a special magic sparkle to them! As someone else said in a review "a marriage made in heaven", wholeheartedly agree!!! :D
Yes, various to different characters :)
Although darker in nature as they go along, there is the basic element of good against evil, love, friendship, support and loyalty theme running through. :)
amazing book and Stephen fry does an epic job with the characters. personally think he should do the voice for all audio books
"The best yet..."
This book was a delight from start to finish. Definitely my favourite of the series so far.
loved it, harry is always a classic :D Stephen Fry is also great to listen to
"The third instalment of the Harry Potter series"
Great to hear Stephen Fry narrating these stories. He really brings the characters to life.
"Pure Brilliance "
Absolutely loved all aspects of the book. Brings my childhood memories back to life. Love it!
"NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE IT!!!!!!!!!"
It is AMAZING!!!!! I am a Harry Potter fan and LOVE all the audiobooks so far!!! Stephen Fry is just amazing, he imitates Hagrid very well....
I love all the harry potter because books and am glad they finally come to audible. Stephen fry is also amazing
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