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"'There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.'"

Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone ... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true.

©1998 J.K. Rowling (P)2015 J.K. Rowling

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"A marriage made in heaven, Stephen Fry reading Harry Potter." ( The Times)

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A Delight!

Travelling through these books now in audio format is to revisit some of the finest story-telling that I personally have ever come across. I don't think many would claim that J K Rowling explored brand new ground to stretch the fantasy / sci-fi genres into new areas. What she did do though is take fantasy and shape it into a fantastic set of stories that genuinely people of all ages could enjoy. She opened up the genre in a way not seen since The Lord of the Rings.

When you marry that to the near sublime narration from Stephen Fry you end up with something that when taken in its own terms is as near perfect an audiobook as I have had the pleasure to listen to.

For those of us who's only recent experience of Harry Potter has been the excellent films there is also the occasional hidden please of scenes that never made it to the films such as the "Deathday" Party.

Right, I'm off to chase the Prisoner of Azkaban now!

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Buy if you want a bumper extract of PoA

I already own the CD versions of all 7 books but I didn't fancy the hours required renaming all the tracks across the CDs just so that it plays in order on my phone.

But when you finish CoS, listen to the extract of PoA...it's nearly 30 mins long (I don't think it was 1 chapter because we went from prologue, to birthday greetings to receiving his annual letter from Hogwarts)

Also Stephen Fry's narration is like being auraully smothered in smooth silk with honey-like tones, perfect for listening to during a work break or lunch to makes you forget your work worries for a time.

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Favorite Potter book in series.

If you could sum up Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2 in three words, what would they be?

Magical, exciting, awesome!!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dobby - CUTE, mischievous and love when he gets free, sweet!!

What about Stephen Fry’s performance did you like?

Everything, without fault, superb!!

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

Both plus contempt for arrogant without reason Gilderoy Lockheart.

Any additional comments?

MAGIC start to end, wonderful!!

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at long last harry potter has come to audible

as a massive fan of the harry potter books, I'm thrilled that the rights for the audio books have been released to audible.
Stephen fry is a superb narrator for this series. he captures all the elements perfectly. the audio books are better than the written nor due to Stephen Fry's excellent narration

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Couldn't be better

Timeless story and wonderful narration by no other than Stephen Fry. I've been enchanted into these books after seeing the film's and never managing to read through all of them as a child. Listening to them on audible is continuing to be, a great experience.

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Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets

I love Harry Potter it is always full of fun and excitement and secrets that anything can happen

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Brilliant

I loved the books, then I loved the films and now I love the audio books. A must have for any Potter fan.

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Superb

They've finally reached Audible & it was worth the wait. An essential purchase read beautifully by Stephen Fry.

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Brilliant listening.

Stephen Fry made this book great listening.
He keeps you engaged and in suspense. I will be buying the rest of the series. Great for all age ranges.

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Love a good Fry up!

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If you're a Harry Potter Fan, you need to hear the books read by Fry. He brings a new level of magic to the fantasy that is Harry Potter.

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  • Francisco Ferreira Reis Fonseca
  • 28-10-17

I rly love that story, that's of course the best

I really enjoyed that book. In my opinion that is the best book of the all Hp series. the narrator is excellent

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  • Alper
  • 17-04-18

Stephen Fry took me inside the story with his excellent reading

I am reading the original book at the same time i am listening it.Stephen Fry took me inside the story and my mind visualise every word which was a fantastic experience.

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  • shay levy
  • 09-04-18

Stephen Fry's performance is amazing

Stephen Fry's performance is amazing, lost count on how many times I relistened to Harry Potter, entire series and he just makes it so much more enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-03-18

Addictively entertaining!

Stephen Fry brought life to the story! I loved every moment of it! I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Yuen May
  • 22-02-18

Looking Forward to More


To "see" the acting shine through his many diverse switches through multiple characters.
Stephen Fry is just... He gives a superb performance!

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  • CharlieSwing
  • 30-01-18

Amazing

Incredible performance by Stephen Fry, who manages to convey emotions just as if I were reading the book myself.

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  • Megells
  • 26-01-18

Big times

I think this book 📖 is the best in the world. I love 💕 it .it’s the best.

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  • Ivan Piñones
  • 17-01-18

Very good

I like this book, incredible narrative and performance, very clear. His voice exiting with every word

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  • Antanas Grincevicius
  • 03-01-18

Stephen Fry is an absolute treat

Having the Harry Potter series of books narrated so well by Stephen Fry is an absolute treat. His characterisations of the different characters. I could swear Maggie Smith was reading the parts of Minerva McGonagall, Robbie Coltrane reading the parts of Hagrid etc. His narration of Snape, sorry Professor Snape, captures his character perfectly right down to the coolness and disdain he feels towards Harry. I can’t fault his narration of this series. I’m now listening through all 7 books again.

I repurchased the complete works of Sherlock Holmes because they were narrated by Stephen Fry. If you enjoy this series and would love another treat I highly recommend the complete works of Sherlock Holmes.

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  • Mr Johannes Bosch
  • 17-12-17

Love it!

I'd get home and drive around the block another couple of times just to continue listening.