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The Tales of Beedle the Bard

By: J.K. Rowling
Narrated by: Warwick Davis,Noma Dumezweni,Jason Isaacs,Jude Law,Evanna Lynch,Sally Mortemore,Bonnie Wright
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Publisher's summary

A collection of well-loved stories for witches and wizards of all ages, The Tales of Beedle the Bard are the wizarding world's Grimm's Fairytales. This edition is translated from the original runes by Hermione Granger herself and contains helpful notes from both Professor Dumbledore and J.K. Rowling.   

A wonderful opportunity to listen to the stories that played a crucial role in the fight against Lord Voldemort, these classic fairy tales are sure to delight and educate in equal measure. There are five tales in all: "The Tale of the Three Brothers" will be known by anyone who has listened to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; "The Fountain of Fair Fortune", "The Warlock's Hairy Heart", "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot" and "Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump" complete the collection.     

The audio edition unites a wonderful cast from around the Wizarding World™ including BAFTA-winning Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore.    

The shelves of the Hogwarts Library are also home to many more fascinating books. If you have enjoyed The Tales of Beedle the Bard you might want to check out some of its other treasures: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages. 

At least 90% of the proceeds* received by Pottermore Limited from this audiobook will be made available by the publisher to The Lumos Foundation for their work to help children worldwide out of institutions, so they can thrive in loving families and communities. The Lumos Foundation is a charity registered in England and Wales with registered charity number 1112575 and in the USA (EIN 47-2301085) .  

*Proceeds means the cash-price or cash equivalent price less sales taxes.    

Around the world, more than 8 million children live in orphanages and other institutions. What may be surprising is that about 80 percent of them aren't actually orphans. They have family who could care for them, with the right support. Lumos is an international children's charity founded by J.K. Rowling. Named after the light-giving spell in Harry Potter, Lumos' mission is to ensure that by 2050 all children will grow up in loving, protective families.    

*Proceeds means the cash-price or cash-equivalent price less sales taxes and reasonable expenses.

©2008 J.K. Rowling (P)2020 J.K. Rowling/Pottermore Publishing

The First Ever Audiobook Edition

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J.K. Rowling - Author

About the Author

J.K. Rowling is the author of the record-breaking, multi-award-winning Harry Potter novels. Loved by fans around the world, the series has sold more than 500 million copies, been translated into 80 languages and made into eight blockbuster films.

She has written three companion volumes in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (in aid of Comic Relief and Lumos), and The Tales of Beedle the Bard (in aid of Lumos).

In 2012, J.K. Rowling's digital company and digital publisher Pottermore was launched, a place where fans can enjoy the latest news from across the wizarding world, features and original writing by J.K. Rowling.

Her first novel for adult readers, The Casual Vacancy, was published in September 2012 and adapted for TV by the BBC in 2015. J.K. Rowling also writes crime novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, featuring private detective Cormoran Strike. The first four novels The Cuckoo's Calling (2013), The Silkworm (2014), Career of Evil (2015) and Lethal White (2018) all topped the national and international bestseller lists. The first three have been adapted for television, produced by Brontë Film and Television.

J.K. Rowling's 2008 Harvard commencement speech was published in 2015 as an illustrated book, Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination, and sold in aid of Lumos and university-wide financial aid at Harvard.

In 2016, J.K. Rowling collaborated with writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany on the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, which is now running at The Palace Theatre in London's West End and at The Lyric Theatre on Broadway.

Also in 2016, J.K. Rowling made her screenwriting debut with the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. A prequel to the Harry Potter series, this new adventure of Magizoologist Newt Scamander marked the start of a five-film series to be written by the author. The second film in the series, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was released in November 2018.

The script book of the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two was published in 2016. The original screenplays of the Fantastic Beasts films are published too: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018).

As well as receiving an OBE and Companion of Honour for services to children's literature, J.K. Rowling has received many awards and honours, including France's Légion d'Honneur and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

www.jkrowling.com

Image: Photography Debra Hurford Brown © J.K. Rowling 2018

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Perfect for the entire family

Harry Potter is one of the most loved fictional characters ever and with this release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard in audiobook format you can step back into the magical Wizarding World created with love and passion by best-selling and award-winning author J.K. Rowling.

Immerse yourself in this audiobook production of The Tales of Beedle the Bard performed superbly by beloved actors from the Harry Potter movies and the Theatre play. They bring these stories to life like never before and the narrative experience is even more enriched and elevated by well placed sound effects.

Discover alongside your young one five beautifully written fables that are considered classics by the children of Wizards. Each one of them will fascinate and captivate your imagination with charm and wit.

This audiobook will be Free for Audible members until early 2021, so you have all the reasons to give it a chance, especially during these trying times.

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Amazing story!!!

I love this book because it is such a page turner. It has been one of J.K Rowling’s successes. It is the best extension of the Harry Potter. I love that it is read by the actors and actresses from the franchise. Definitely an incredible book.


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Hard to enjoy because of sound effects.

I couldn't finish it. The sound effects were so distracting to the story that I couldn't enjoy it. the readings were ok. the stories themselves were a little short.

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Harry Potter Fans Must Have!

This is absolutely a must have! It has some of our favorite voices/actors from the Wizarding World like Luna, Jenny and Professor Flitwick. Then on top of that you get the extra insight from the young Dumbledore (Jude Law) after each fable which was really an incredibly fun addition to have him participate in the audio book. This edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard is completely immersive and family friendly as it is the wizard fables meant for kids. We definitely need more books narrated like this one to add to our Harry Potter collection.

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I only wish there were more of it

excellent quality; well written, well read, a feast (well, hearty snack) for the imagination. I loved it immensely

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Great for Harry Potter fans

I enjoyed this book more than I expected. The best part was the commentary about each story which made fairy tales relevant to modern wizarding issues. Nice cast of voices.

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Very well narrated

I enjoyed it very much. It was such a treat to hear the voices of a few of my favorite characters.

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Fantastic rendition

Listened all the way through without pause because it was so well done. Definitely entertaining!

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Wonderful

Hearing all the actors narrate these familiar tales was an absolute delight. The sound effects were also well done.

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A magical experience

To be perfectly honest, I only listened because of the cast. For good reason, really. All the performances were magical. I particularly enjoyed Evanna Lynch's 'The Fountain of Fair Fortune' and Jude Law's take on Dumbledore's annotations. Really enjoyable.

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