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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Book 3 Audiobook

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

"'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....

©1999 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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    Simon Waterlooville, UK 26/11/2015
    Simon Waterlooville, UK 26/11/2015 Member Since 2016

    A man with a child in his ears

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    "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.

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Dr. R. Brompton UK 01/12/2015
    Dr. R. Brompton UK 01/12/2015 Member Since 2011

    Indigo

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    "Fantastic!"

    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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sue Jackson London, England 15/01/2016
    Sue Jackson London, England 15/01/2016
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    "Another wonderful book!"
    If you could sum up Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Book 3 in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting! Thrilling! Moving!


    What other book might you compare Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Book 3 to, and why?

    No comparison necessary, stands on its own!


    What does Stephen Fry bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    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


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, various to different characters :)


    Any additional comments?

    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. :)

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Adrian 29/11/2015
    Adrian 29/11/2015
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    "amazing"

    amazing book and Stephen fry does an epic job with the characters. personally think he should do the voice for all audio books

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    araddenbury South of England. 14/01/2016
    araddenbury South of England. 14/01/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "The best yet..."

    This book was a delight from start to finish. Definitely my favourite of the series so far.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    joanne 12/01/2016
    joanne 12/01/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "love it"

    loved it, harry is always a classic :D Stephen Fry is also great to listen to

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. E. A. Shanks Peebles, Scotland 28/11/2015
    Mr. E. A. Shanks Peebles, Scotland 28/11/2015 Member Since 2016

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    "The third instalment of the Harry Potter series"

    Great to hear Stephen Fry narrating these stories. He really brings the characters to life.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    AshPed North West Of England 19/01/2016
    AshPed North West Of England 19/01/2016

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    "Pure Brilliance "

    Absolutely loved all aspects of the book. Brings my childhood memories back to life. Love it!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 17/01/2016
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    "NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE IT!!!!!!!!!"
    Where does Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Book 3 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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....


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    Andrea Lee 07/01/2016
    Andrea Lee 07/01/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent"

    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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  • Mirko
    25/11/16
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    "Favorite book, favorite movie"

    Amazing book, and especially an amazing narration from the beloved Stephen Fry. I very much enjoyed it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sultan H.
    15/11/16
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    "Splendid!"

    Probably my favorite book so far. The ending wasn't what I hoped but still quite impressive

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  • Amazon Customer
    19/10/16
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    "I like it best."
    What did you love best about Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Book 3?

    I prefer the relationship between Harry Potter and his God father. And when Black dead, I was very said and sorry for Harry Potter.


    What other book might you compare Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Book 3 to and why?

    I like the 7 books, but the most great, I think, is the book 3. Actrually, I think book 1 is the second best and the book 2 is the third best. Because I bacome older, I am now hardly been absorbed by the books 5, 6, 7. But I read them to remind myself of my childhood.


    What about Stephen Fry’s performance did you like?

    Wonderful. I like his voice. It's beautiful.


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

    Yes.


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  • Sabrina
    20/07/16
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    "Amazing"

    You forget the true story of prisoner of Azkaban because the movie changes it so much. For Harry Potter fans, this is such an easy way to listen and remember an epic story.

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  • Diana Køhler
    17/07/16
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    "The greater wizarding world"

    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.

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  • Karim
    05/07/16
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    "great"

    love this book its great and it has a good story for people to listen

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  • Juho Ojama
    24/05/16
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    "Second best"

    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.

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  • Juan Manuel Erquicia
    24/02/16
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    "Stephen Fry at its best"

    Superb narration and acting, only like Stephen Fry knows how to do it. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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