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A message from Dan Fogler

Narrator Dan Folger (who plays No-Maj Jacob Kowalski) will guide you on a trip behind the scenes of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
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This is a behind-the-scenes audio documentary, recorded on the set of the movie Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

“This film is a different beast.” (Eddie Redmayne)

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.  

Over 100 hours of interviews with the cast and crew have been used to create this unique audio adventure that’s sure to be loved by fans of filmmaking and the Wizarding World. Across its nine chapters, you will explore themes such as what’s next for Newt Scamander, whether we’ve seen every side of Albus Dumbledore, what makes Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald so dangerous, and what connects the worlds of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts.  

With unrivalled access to the film’s cast, directors, producers, and makers, hear what it takes to build 1927 Paris on a lot just outside London, discover what influenced the design of the Elder Wand, meet the individuals who constructed iconic wizarding world locations including Hogwarts’ Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom - and mastered the craft and artistry required to fill it with authenticity and excitement.     

With contributions from actors including Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander), Jude Law (Albus Dumbledore), Katherine Waterston (Tina Goldstein), and Alison Sudol (Queenie Goldstein) as well as director David Yates and producer David Heyman.   

Give your eyes a rest and your ears a treat. Take a trip behind the scenes of the Wizarding World like never before.  

Produced by Pottermore Publishing and Audible Originals.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald characters, names, and related indicia are copyright and trademark of Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. Publishing rights copyright of J.K. Rowling.

©2018 Warner Bros Entertainment Inc., 2018 (P)2018 Warner Bros Entertainment Inc., 2018

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  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Makers, Mysteries and Magic
  • Welcome to the dream factory.
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Makers, Mysteries and Magic
  • We’re gonna meet the people who bring the beasts to life.
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  • As far as Newt’s concerned, there’s still a long way to go.
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  • There’s something interesting about working on a J.K. Rowling film.
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  • This relationship involves a lot of chasing.
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Makers, Mysteries and Magic
  • And you thought you had problems.

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NOT A BOOK!

What a disappointment! Maybe I didn't read thoroughly the description; maybe I bought too quickly; maybe I simply assumed too much! Still,explain how one "tours behind the scenes" AUDIBLY??? This MAY WELL BE an amazing VIDEO special about the making of this 2nd 'Fantastic Beasts ' movie... But I found it gravely lacking as an AUDIO presentation. It felt like I was listening to a montage of the 'extras' one gets when purchasing a DVD... Who thought this would retail well as an AUDIBLE???? 1. I was honestly expecting a book version of the story... My mistake! 2. I found the narrator too cheeky, too animated for an audio rendition. His verbal 'schtick' was often hard to track and overplayed. 3. Often, the person speaking was not identified; and while I certainly recognize David Yates' name, his voice is not one I readily recognize without minimal introduction, even repeatedly (sorry, David). 4. Lastly, Ms. Rowling has certainly learned her way around the entertainment industry; so much so, that the very thing that drew us to her writings has been eliminated! The elaborate character development and interpersonal relationships she weaved so well... which thoroughly pulled us into the 'wizarding world' -- has been eliminated for a fast track to the big screen! At least her play, The Cursed Child, was given to us as a screenplay... Yet, that was a verbatim script with some stage direction side notes. 'Beasts' just went straight to the Red Carpet! I enjoy the adaptations, the movies... But I wanted a book! I wanted more of what J.K. Rowling built her repression on: in-depth character development!!! Instead I got ONLY THE AUDIO of a 'behind the scenes' television special and I feel cheated. Counting this month's Audible Credit as wasted. I heartily suggest you listen to a sample before you buy.... I preordered ----- a mistake I'll not soon forget.

126 of 158 people found this review helpful

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Behind the scenes!!

First - watch the movie- then enjoy this book - then watch the movie again to “see and hear” what you may have missed the first time! Loved the insights to all aspects of the creation of the movie!

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Read the reviews. Know before you buy!💖

I read before purchasing the book. I did, and it saved the day! This is NOT the novel I wanted. This IS an entertaining look behind the scenes. All the complaints were valid, unless you actually wanted an entertaining behind the scenes look. Ok, Mr Foglers’ voice becomes a bit tiresome at times, as is the long wait between chapters. But, I enjoyed it overall! Now where is the Novel??!!

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Great content, strange editing choices

The content was mostly interesting! I loved hearing all the background info about the costumes and major props used in the film. I did not like the longer pauses in the audiobook, where there were stretches of music between Dan's commentary. I also did not like the lower toned music used in certain parts, like in ch8 I think it was, when talking about Grindelwald. The lower toned background music is distracting especially since I listen on headphones, so I have it cranked up to hear the voices clearly, and the lower toned background music was overwhelming.

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Only interested in your money

This is the first audio book in this series that l’ve bought since the original Harry Potter books. This shouldn’t even be considered a book. It’s more of an interview with details about the movie. I am so disappointed. Don’t waste your money! You will regret it I promise.

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Fun to learn more about movie

Great to hear actors and more tell their thoughts about their jobs. warning....not a book.

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Amazing!!

This book goes into some great detail about the movies in general! My favorite part was about the music in the films! It is a great book for any Harry Potter fan!

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very entertaining

I think if anybody else had narrated this book it would have fallen flat. The narration was perfect the guest appearances by the celebrities was a wonderful insight into how they feel about the movie and the characters and I thoroughly found this entertaining. If you are a fan of the series at all, I suggest listening to this wonderful behind-the-scenes peek at the crimes of Grindelwald.

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fantastic!

What a great documentary about the film and artistic process that goes into creating such a complex universe!

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Don’t waste your money

There is no story here! It’s just a bunch of people talking about the characters. Complete waste

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  • Connie W.
  • 16-11-18

NOT A BOOK!

What a disappointment! Maybe I didn't read thoroughly the description; maybe I bought too quickly; maybe I simply assumed too much! Still,explain how one "tours behind the scenes" AUDIBLY??? This MAY WELL BE an amazing VIDEO special about the making of this 2nd 'Fantastic Beasts ' movie... But I found it gravely lacking as an AUDIO presentation. It felt like I was listening to a montage of the 'extras' one gets when purchasing a DVD... Who thought this would retail well as an AUDIBLE???? 1. I was honestly expecting a book version of the story... My mistake! 2. I found the narrator too cheeky, too animated for an audio rendition. His verbal 'schtick' was often hard to track and overplayed. 3. Often, the person speaking was not identified; and while I certainly recognize David Yates' name, his voice is not one I readily recognize without minimal introduction, even repeatedly (sorry, David). 4. Lastly, Ms. Rowling has certainly learned her way around the entertainment industry; so much so, that the very thing that drew us to her writings has been eliminated! The elaborate character development and interpersonal relationships she weaved so well... which thoroughly pulled us into the 'wizarding world' -- has been eliminated for a fast track to the big screen! At least her play, The Cursed Child, was given to us as a screenplay... Yet, that was a verbatim script with some stage direction side notes. 'Beasts' just went straight to the Red Carpet! I enjoy the adaptations, the movies... But I wanted a book! I wanted more of what J.K. Rowling built her repression on: in-depth character development!!! Instead I got ONLY THE AUDIO of a 'behind the scenes' television special and I feel cheated. Counting this month's Audible Credit as wasted. I heartily suggest you listen to a sample before you buy.... I preordered ----- a mistake I'll not soon forget.

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Behind the scenes!!

First - watch the movie- then enjoy this book - then watch the movie again to “see and hear” what you may have missed the first time! Loved the insights to all aspects of the creation of the movie!

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  • LYNN
  • 02-12-18

Read the reviews. Know before you buy!💖

I read before purchasing the book. I did, and it saved the day! This is NOT the novel I wanted. This IS an entertaining look behind the scenes. All the complaints were valid, unless you actually wanted an entertaining behind the scenes look. Ok, Mr Foglers’ voice becomes a bit tiresome at times, as is the long wait between chapters. But, I enjoyed it overall! Now where is the Novel??!!

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  • 19-11-18

Great content, strange editing choices

The content was mostly interesting! I loved hearing all the background info about the costumes and major props used in the film. I did not like the longer pauses in the audiobook, where there were stretches of music between Dan's commentary. I also did not like the lower toned music used in certain parts, like in ch8 I think it was, when talking about Grindelwald. The lower toned background music is distracting especially since I listen on headphones, so I have it cranked up to hear the voices clearly, and the lower toned background music was overwhelming.

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  • Richard Hamilton
  • 28-11-18

Only interested in your money

This is the first audio book in this series that l’ve bought since the original Harry Potter books. This shouldn’t even be considered a book. It’s more of an interview with details about the movie. I am so disappointed. Don’t waste your money! You will regret it I promise.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-12-18

Fun to learn more about movie

Great to hear actors and more tell their thoughts about their jobs. warning....not a book.

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  • Dusty
  • 29-11-18

Amazing!!

This book goes into some great detail about the movies in general! My favorite part was about the music in the films! It is a great book for any Harry Potter fan!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Sherri L. Smith
  • 28-11-18

very entertaining

I think if anybody else had narrated this book it would have fallen flat. The narration was perfect the guest appearances by the celebrities was a wonderful insight into how they feel about the movie and the characters and I thoroughly found this entertaining. If you are a fan of the series at all, I suggest listening to this wonderful behind-the-scenes peek at the crimes of Grindelwald.

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  • Michelle Fenwick
  • 19-11-18

fantastic!

What a great documentary about the film and artistic process that goes into creating such a complex universe!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful