"'There will be three tasks, spaced throughout the school year, and they will test the champions in many different ways...their magical prowess - their daring - their powers of deduction - and, of course, their ability to cope with danger.'"
The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter - but that doesn't stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe'en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons and Dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through - alive!
©2000 J.K. Rowling (P)2015 J.K. Rowling
"A marriage made in heaven, Stephen Fry reading Harry Potter." (The Times)
A man with a child in his ears.
This is the book where I think JK Rowling really decided to get a bit more serious. If the previous book had a slightly harder edge this took that further and added more depth and sophistication. While the opening books were genuinely full of child-like joy and adventure this one upped the ante considerably. Of course this one is still full of the by now expected warm humour and interplay between the characters plus the clever placing of traditional fantasy ideas of wizardry into the modern world. This is still about schoolchildren growing up and their relationships with each other and their teachers as well as all the sorcery. The humanity of the books and the way they reflect some of the serious, and also some of the less serious issues within our modern societies remains and is developed still further.
The story does take its time in building to a climactic battle and includes a few quite unexpected twists, not much is quite as it seems at Hogwarts! The tri-wizard cup is a major feature and includes some of the most exciting scenes in the Harry Potter series particularly I thought the second task which takes place under water.
For those who have previously only come to Harry Potter via the films then this audiobook will be a huge treat. The films were excellent but there is so much more to discover in this volume. Notable parts that were missing from the film include the Quidditch World Cup Final match, Hermione’s civil rights campaign and lots of trademark Rowling character interactions which explain them and what they do in much greater depth. They do make the story considerably longer but it never drags as a result! This is of course in part due to the excellence of Mr Fry. I will admit that I can’t help thinking about the deliciously evil Alan Rickman delivering Severus Snape’s sardonic malevolence but in truth Stephen Fry carries the stories as beautifully as I can imagine a single narrator being capable of.
Once again, in summary, a quite delightful use of a credit!
I love you J.K.Rowling📖📚
The best book in the world
You are the best author in the Universe
I really really really love your series of Harry Potter
My favourite book of Harry's amazing adventures is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
My second favourite authors are Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl, Jaqueline Wilson, E.Nesbit and C.S.Lewis
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When Dobby says, "Dobby cannot let Harry Potter lost his Wheezy!"
The one where Harry loses his Wheezy.
I love these books and was so excited to see them on Audible, and cannot fault the narration, story at all. My review is to warn people and perhaps audible of the skipping of the track during the first task. Between 10:03:48 for a few minutes. I have deleted and redownloaded but this still occurs. Disappointing and distracting, but at least it is not too long. I am yet to listen if this reoccurs in the rest of the book.
Well read. Love all the different voices. Really brings the story to life better than the extra drama required for the big screen. Love to listen when doung household chores or driving 😊
"Convincing a sceptic "
Ok i gotta admit, that was pretty damn good. As someone who never really understood the hype of Harry Potter from the movies, I've slowly been reading (well listening, thanks to Stephen Fry) the books due to some not so subtle nudging from my Harry Potter crazed wife. I was not expecting to enjoy it when I began my journey, but after i think half way thru book 3 i was noticing i was listening longer and longer each time. By the time I had started this book i was eager for more quidditch and Harry shenanigans. Although (spoiler alert) i was initially disappointed to find out there would be no quidditch this time around, it didn't seem to matter as the story was so fleshed out it didn't seem to need it. The fact this book was almost double the length of the last (in hrs for audiobooks length anyway) should be testament to this, Rowlings writing style went from strength to strength each book and this book seemed like a culmination of that hard work. As someone who started out as a pretty big sceptic of the whole Potterverse, putting it down to a simple children's series i am happy to say I was quite wrong indeed.
So far the best I have listened from the story point of view. Performance was great as usual.
"Great! I have liked so much as the previous books."
The narrator is so good that you forgot that is the same person who read the different characters.
"Things are never going to be the same"
I've always found this my favourite of the Harry Potter books. Some of the later ones are probably more exciting and have a better language, but somehow this one just marks the beginning of something new, something darker. Harry Potter finds himself in this book. He does continue being very insecure, but he is a teenager. He knows who his people are now and that acknowledgement is what makes this book magic for me.
"And I thought book 3 was the best"
I cant find the exact words to explain how I feel right now. This book is amazing. The way J.K wrote the details and how Stephen narrated it was perfect.. i almost lost it when Cedric passed.. poor dear Cedric Diggory..
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