Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

· Harry Potter Book 1 · Pottermore Publishing · Narrated by Jim Dale
627 reviews
8 hr 18 min
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Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter 'H'.

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

Having become classics of our time, the Harry Potter stories never fail to bring comfort and escapism. With their message of hope, belonging and the enduring power of truth and love, the story of the Boy Who Lived continues to delight generations of new listeners.

627 reviews
Sydney Tidwell
May 19, 2021
I really enjoyed all the audiobooks read by Jim Dale. I became so emersed that I forgot that it's the same person reading just doing different voices. It seems like some people don't like his voice but to be honest I didn't see any problem with it at all. I was thoroughly entertained and I've listened to the books many times over. However, I'm extremely biased because I'm a huge Harry Potter fan. Just listen to the sample to see if you like his voice or not.
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Michelle Bradshaw Author
July 26, 2018
I have been a fan of Harry Potter since it first came out. I have read all the books and watched all the movies. I thought I would give audible a try. I'm so glad I did! My eyes have truly been opened! It was such a fantastic experience! The narrator did an excellent job. I was hanging onto every word as if it were the first time I ever read it. For all of you Harry Potter newbies I really suggest you give it a listen. J.K. Rowling knows her craft well. She has weaved an intricate story that will leave you gasping for more at the end of every chapter. I won't spoil anything, but I will say she has created such depth and backstory with each character that you will want to know what happens to each of them. Her talent for descriptive words really painted a picture of what Hogwarts really looks like to me. I am super excited to listen to Chamber of Secrets on Audible next.
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SHadow Fang
December 15, 2021
Not for me... poorly written with terrible character motives that don't make sense. It's like reading a wattapad fanfic, just with out the spelling errors.
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About the author

J.K. Rowling (Author)
J.K. ROWLING is best known as the author of the seven Harry Potter books, which were published between 1997 and 2007. The enduringly popular adventures of Harry, Ron and Hermione have gone on to sell over 500 million copies, be translated into over 80 languages and made into eight blockbuster films. Alongside the Harry Potter series, she also wrote three short companion volumes for 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. J.K. Rowling collaborated with playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany to continue Harry's story in a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which opened in London in 2016 and is now playing worldwide. In the same year, she made her debut as a screenwriter with the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first in a series featuring Magizoologist Newt Scamander, which was inspired by the original companion volume. J.K. Rowling has also written a standalone novel, The Casual Vacancy, and is the author of the Strike crime series under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Both have been adapted for television. She has received many awards and honours, including an OBE and a Companion of Honour for services to literature and philanthropy. She lives in Scotland with her family.

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