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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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  • Welcome to the dream factory.
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  • 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.
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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.

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Waste of time

This is not the actual book by JKR, it's a hobbled together piece from the marketing department about the movie. I see it has an overall rating of 2 stars which seems very generous.

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dont waste your time

when I preordered this some time ago I thought it was the actual book , its not .That said gave it a listen anyway and it was awful the constant attempts at humor were painful to listen to. I wish I could get my 5 plus hours of my life and money back.

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Waste of Money

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So disappointed...

I guess I was looking for something totally different rather than what this is. SPOILER ALLERT of sorts. I guess I expected pure story, not a series of interview snippets with everyone on the show. This is a dramatizations of sorts, noises and talking in the background. Don’t really care about dramatizations. I woke up and listened to the first parts of each chapter while getting ready for the day. Very disappointed. Will listen to this a s far as I can befor I decide whether to return this or not and edit my review.

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Summary of movie?!?

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not the story, stupid unnecessary info

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Was expecting the full book

Just another mislead reader, thinking this was the actual story. How can one make a movie without the book? Why was the full text of this not released before the movie like Rowling’s other masterpieces? For what it’s worth, reviewing strictly on its own merit, this still stinks.

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NOT the BOOK

This was a totally waste of money!!!!!! I am extremely disappointed that I did not catch that this was an audio documentary. I would love to get my money back to use it on something worthwhile.

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  • 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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  • Craig A.
  • 16-11-18

Waste of time

This is not the actual book by JKR, it's a hobbled together piece from the marketing department about the movie. I see it has an overall rating of 2 stars which seems very generous.

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  • Rhudel Burgee
  • 16-11-18

dont waste your time

when I preordered this some time ago I thought it was the actual book , its not .That said gave it a listen anyway and it was awful the constant attempts at humor were painful to listen to. I wish I could get my 5 plus hours of my life and money back.

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Waste of Money

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So disappointed...

I guess I was looking for something totally different rather than what this is. SPOILER ALLERT of sorts. I guess I expected pure story, not a series of interview snippets with everyone on the show. This is a dramatizations of sorts, noises and talking in the background. Don’t really care about dramatizations. I woke up and listened to the first parts of each chapter while getting ready for the day. Very disappointed. Will listen to this a s far as I can befor I decide whether to return this or not and edit my review.

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Summary of movie?!?

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  • Felicia
  • 17-11-18

Well that's not a book.

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  • Dustin
  • 17-11-18

not the story, stupid unnecessary info

don't waste your money, not the story of the movie. total let down, pre ordered it and everything

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  • Michael Lussier
  • 16-11-18

Was expecting the full book

Just another mislead reader, thinking this was the actual story. How can one make a movie without the book? Why was the full text of this not released before the movie like Rowling’s other masterpieces? For what it’s worth, reviewing strictly on its own merit, this still stinks.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-11-18

NOT the BOOK

This was a totally waste of money!!!!!! I am extremely disappointed that I did not catch that this was an audio documentary. I would love to get my money back to use it on something worthwhile.

4 of 9 people found this review helpful