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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2

Narrated by: Stephen Fry
Series: Harry Potter, Book 2, Wizarding World, Book 2
Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
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Summary

"'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.

Theme music composed by James Hannigan.

Listen to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban here.
©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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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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It won't play. I click on it and it pops up

momentarily then closes within a second. Was looking forward to reliving my childhood while I fall asleep

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Changes to original script

I understand that books have to be rewritten for the audible format. I do not accept that the original plot requires such extensive changes.

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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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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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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 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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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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  • Cliente Kindle
  • 22-07-18

Great book

Good book, Interesting history. I've read it when I was a teenager, anda now I'm using audiobooks to remember. well narrated.

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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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  • Gudlaug Jokulsdottir
  • 10-05-18

Stephen Fry does it yet again

The Harry Potter series are my favorite. I love the adventures, the characters and just everything. Stephen Fry is an amazing narrator and he does a great job with this book. I enjoyed it even better than reading it myself.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-07-20

why is it so hard to find

This was the first HP book i ever read. this book made me love books and fantasy in general. stephen fry and his voice is the love of my life. his performance is the best thing that could have happened to these books!

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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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  • Khalfan
  • 11-04-16

Stephen fry performance was excellent

I hope audible will return the rest of Harry Potter books read by Stephen Fry .
I already listened to the first two and would like to continue the series with his narration .

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  • Francisco Fon
  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-10-20

Legendary

Stephen Fry’s incredible performance grips you and then leaves you wanting more. His Hagrid was stunningly similar to the real one. PERFECT.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-10-20

I just... my heart is so full right now

This was just on another level. First of all, regarding the content of the book itself - I was reminded of just how good this series is and how incredible JK Rowling's talent is. She's a legend for a reason. As for this specific version of the book - Stephen Fry is just... wow. He's so good and talented, it was a pure pleasure!! I couldn't stop listening, this was a piece of heaven. He made the book, its world and each of its characters come to life. It was like hearing about a real-life tale that he knew of first hand. I didn't want the book to end. As said before of this combo - this is a match made in heaven. I found myself putting off sleep just so I could listen to 5,10,30... more minutes of pleasure. I wanted to cuddle up with this audio book and not do anything until I finish it all up - while at the same time I didn't want it to end!! haha Recommended, recommended, recommended :)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-09-20

Great performance by Stephen Fry

Have always wanted to read Harry potter books but have been to busy to do it. Then came audible and why not. Stephen Fry have a wonderful performance by reading the book. Looking foward to listening to him for the rest of the Potter series