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  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Makers, Mysteries and Magic

  • A Behind the Scenes Documentary
  • By: Pottermore Publishing, Mark Salisbury, Hana Walker-Brown
  • Narrated by: Dan Fogler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 96

Available only in audio, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Makers, Mysteries and Magic lifts the lid on the moviemaking secrets behind the latest installment in J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts series. Narrator Dan Fogler (who plays No-Maj Jacob Kowalski) will guide you through the process of creating the magical on-screen world and explore the story, themes, and characters of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice companion to the film - how it was made

  • By sean beesley on 01-12-18

Magic of the behind the scenes

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-11-18

I love and will always love these kind of book-documentaries and especially when they are so greatly told and presented. I knew what I was getting myself into and I enjoyed every second of it. Loved the way Dan Fogler read it - it was so fun and entertaining, and how the cast and crew where involved in it, as well. It made me appreciate the work done behind the scenes so much more - it is awe-inspiring, especially considering all of the work prop masters, costume designers etc. There are so many geniuses working for the movie to be made for the audiences to see on the cinema screen - that I personally wanted to pay respect to them and say a big "thank you" for their craftswork! And for me - listening to this audio-book - it was just that! THANK YOU! :)

P.s. Please do not take it personally, but I really do not understand the people who thought it was the actual screenplay of the movie (I guess there are people going in blindly without reading the summary, yet the risk did not pay off?).

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The One Plus One

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower, Ben Elliot, Nicola Stanton, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,749
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,602
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,608

With two jobs and two children, Jess Thomas does her best day after day. But it’s hard on your own. And sometimes you take risks you shouldn’t. Because you have to.... Jess’ gifted, quirky daughter Tanzie is brilliant with numbers, but without a helping hand she’ll never get the chance to shine. And Nicky, Jess’ teenage stepson, can’t fight the bullies alone. Sometimes Jess feels like they’re sinking.... Into their lives comes Ed Nicholls, a man whose life is in chaos, and who is running from a deeply uncertain future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A compelling, uplifting listen

  • By Saffy on 13-03-14

Wonderful listen with heartwarming story! :-)

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-18

Wonderful listen with heartwarming story! :-)
Loved the characters, the heartfulness, the kindness! Thank you to the narrators for bringing the story to life!

  • Harry Potter: A History of Magic

  • An Audio Documentary
  • By: Pottermore Publishing, Ben Davies
  • Narrated by: Natalie Dormer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 340

The history of magic is as long as time and as wide as the world. In every culture, in every age, in every place and, probably, in every heart, there is magic. Harry Potter: A History of Magic reveals some of the hidden stories behind real-world magic and explores some of J.K. Rowling's magical inventions alongside their folkloric, cultural and historical forebears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very enjoyable

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-10-18

A magical truth behind the Wizarding World!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-18

A magical truth behind the Wizarding World of Harry Potter was superb! Loved every minute of it! Thank you very much! 🤗

3 of 6 people found this review helpful