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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Book 5 Audiobook

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Book 5

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"'You are sharing the Dark Lord's thoughts and emotions. The Headmaster thinks it inadvisable for this to continue. He wishes me to teach you how to close your mind to the Dark Lord.'"

Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors' attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord's return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the Dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort's savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time....

©2003 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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    Clara R. Arechiga México D.F. 02-25-16
    Clara R. Arechiga México D.F. 02-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "An incredible reading!!!"

    I have been a fan of Harry Potter, or maybe I should say JK Rowling, since the beginning, But never I had enjoyed this book, my favorite of the series, like this before. Mr Fry breathes new, detailed and nuanced life into the characters.
    I understood many things that my own reading (one reads faster in silence) did not reveal to me. The movie does not do any justice to the story, even if it is a good movie. Gary Oldman, as passionate an actor as he is, is no match for Mr Fry's careful and believable creation.And his Dumbledore is also a new version of the wise, beautiful old magician. Mr Fry's is more mysterious, more human, incredibly caring. This was lovely. Thank you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    echo 10-30-17
    echo 10-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Perfect Narration by Stephen Fry"

    Each person has his/her tone. After 5 books, I've been very familiar with their tone without naming them. But in this book, I really less like Harry Potter and Series Black, even though I'm a fans for 18 years now. When Harry Potter can change his grumpy, arrogant, bad tempered, and impatient personality. Oh maybe it is because I love Prof Snap and Draco too much.

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    Isak Arvola Kvammen 09-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great"

    I think this is one of the most interessting HP books to date. However, it's so packed with substance, that it feels a bit dragged out at the end.
    Umbridge is my favorite villian of all time, I simply love to hate her. She represents all the bad teachers I've ever had in a wonderful (yet awful) way.
    Stephen Fry's voice is so relaxing, and the voicework is done very well.
    All in all, a solid piece.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anthea 09-01-17
    Anthea 09-01-17
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    "Brilliant"

    Stephen Fry just brings more and more magic into the world of Harry Potter.... I love how he brings out the personality of the characters. Loving reliving Harry Potter ! Well done! Now if only he would read the Lord of the Rings too....

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    Sharon 07-22-17
    Sharon 07-22-17
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    "Omg the best book ever"

    The only words I can say about this book is......... AMAZING! TERRIFIC!and INPECABLE! I can't say anything more without using two pages so I would recommend any Harry Potter book to any age

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    Jane 07-17-17
    Jane 07-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Wow"

    The best thing about Harry Potter is Stephen Fry READING Harry Potter ❤️️ Highly recommend ed

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    SEOJIN 05-06-17
    SEOJIN 05-06-17
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    "stephen fry, he is amazing!!"

    from start to the end, stephen fry has multiple voices and characters. i love him and the novle.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "where you understand it all"

    This part is where everything comes together and the journey starts; it ties the entire series together and as always Fry's performance is SOMETHING ELSE

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    Sultan H. 12-08-16
    Sultan H. 12-08-16
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    "Sirius ..."

    I lost it when Sirius died.. Poor Harry.

    This book we different from the rest.. not that I didn't like it but it isn't my favorite either.

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    kostas tsinoglou 10-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great!!!!"

    I put four stars because I generally don't like this book, but the narrator did a great job!!!!

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  • Simon
    Bathing in Stormlight - I may be gone some time!
    12/11/15
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    "Deeper, Darker, Longer . . . Brilliant!"

    Did J.K. Rowling overdo it with "The Order of the Phoenix"? You might be forgiven for thinking so. After all this longest book of the series had the shortest amount of film time dedicated to it. So who got it right? Author or Director? It does have to be said that it is a slower moving story and some will conclude that a tougher approach to the editing would have improved it.

    I have to disagree though, this is a more grown-up Harry Potter! Full of teenage angst and hormones as he struggles with not just wizardry, evil and fame but also the normal challenges that all young people face. Raging against family, the agonies of a possible first love, the panic created by crucial examinations and discovering that just maybe your parents weren’t quite the perfect role models that you once thought.

    Again the narrative to the story takes on an increasingly darker tone and the sense of childish wonder is replaced with a more worldly outlook as befits a growing boy. There are still, of course, lots of moments of humour and warmth as we get to spend an extended amount of time with Harry, Hermione, Ron and the others. The Weasley twins are a particular highlight of this book.

    The man faced with this marathon narration is once again the hugely impressive Mr Fry who is extremely easy on the ear. Listen carefully and you can detect a couple of very slightly ragged edges in the character voicings of this one but he still brings great atmosphere and at times a real gravitas to proceedings.

    If you have only ever seen the film before this book should be a massive treat! I think the author got it right and it’s the one Potter film where I genuinely feel they didn’t do the book justice at all. Even though it was a fine film in of itself it just doesn’t quite manage to capture the essence of the book as well as the others.

    It’s long but don’t be put off, after all who wouldn’t want to spend a few extra hours with this set of characters?

    25 of 26 people found this review helpful
  • tootelm
    12/1/15
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    "Love Harry Potter"

    Iv been waiting ages for these books on audible and thankyou. Steven fry reads perfectly xx

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Jane
    Bath
    12/3/15
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    "Hurray! Harry Potter is on audible!"
    What made the experience of listening to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Book 5 the most enjoyable?

    I read all the Harry Potter books. It is such a treat to listen to Harry Potter's adventures again. Stephen Fry does an amazing job and brings all the characters in the book alive. I used every opportunity to listen to this Harry Potter Book. Even I know the storyline I didn't get bored listen to the book again.


    What other book might you compare Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Book 5 to, and why?

    I don't know any books which you can compare with The Harry Potter series. For me Harry Potter is just the best.


    Which character – as performed by Stephen Fry – was your favourite?

    Stephen Fry brings every character in the book alive. I particularly like his performance of Dolores Umbridge as his voice is brings her bittersweet evil character alive.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It is too long to listen in one sitting but I finished the audio book in a week. I could not wait listening to Harry Potter so I listened to it on my way to work, going for a walk with my dog and doing household chores.


    Any additional comments?

    I will download every Harry Potter Book. It is such a treat to be able to have the whole series on my IPod. Thanks Audible!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. M. E. Morgan
    Leeds, UK
    1/10/16
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    "Amazing Book and beautifully read"

    I cant get enough of the Harry Potter books. This book in particular is awesome. J K Rowling is a genius.

    I already had the Jim Dale audio version. I think both he and Stephen Fry tell the story but Stephens version is more complete.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Miss J. M. Sumner
    UK
    1/8/16
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    "fantastic"

    Fabulous book, Stephen Fry had bought out the magic JK Rowling had put into her book. Can't wait to listen to the next one. Strongly recommended for car journeys, during lunchtimes at work or school or just for times on your own

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Tablatom
    2/18/16
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    "Better than the HP movies"
    Would you listen to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Book 5 again? Why?

    Stephen Fry is SO amazing at reading Harry Potter.
    He has so many different voices for each character its easy to forget its one person reading it.
    He makes each character stand out of the book as if they are real.
    I can't stand the HP movies. Many of the characters in the movies are nothing like the book, including Harry, Dumbledor, Hermione, Ron, Fred and George. (look at the kid actors in A Game Of Thrones, thats proper child acting).
    Stephen Fry reading Harry Potter = heaven.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lewis hill
    11/21/15
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    "What else can I say?"

    Really, if your purchasing this book I doubt there is anything I can tell you that you don't already know.

    Harry Potter is life! ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Fiona
    7/27/17
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    "Magical!"

    A wonderful story, and Stephen Fry is magnificent.
    I absolutely loved it.
    Brilliant - highly recommended!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah
    11/10/17
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    "Wowwwww😄😆🙃😉😜😝😀😋😃😏"

    This book is really good can't stop listening to it !😊. The only thing is don't give to people under 6. If you are very brave and don't mind sad bits then this is the book for you.!!!☑️☑️☑️💖💖💖 love love love it!!!!!!!!!!😍😍😘😍🙃

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    11/10/17
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    "I LOVE HP ."

    I loved the part where HP and HG didn't get to see the rest of the mach.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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