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Summary

"'Give me Harry Potter,' said Voldemort's voice, 'and none shall be harmed. Give me Harry Potter, and I shall leave the school untouched. Give me Harry Potter, and you will be rewarded.'" 

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy.... 

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

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Long live Longbottom

How can Stephen Fry, reading the Harry Potter books, be anything but fantastic.
I've just finished the series & want to start again.
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Hallowed Be Thy Name Harry Potter!

This book marks the end of a long journey for anyone who has followed Harry, Ron, Hermione and the others through their school years at Hogwarts. During this journey there have been magical moments of high drama, genuine warmth and of course no little humour. As the books have progressed however it’s become more real, more edgy and increasingly tense. The challenge for JK Rowling with the Deathly Hallows was whether she could tie it all up and give this impressive series a satisfying conclusion.

Well, to cut what is a long story short she did just that. For anyone that doesn’t know the stories I’ll include no real spoilers but this is a story of its own with twists, turns and mysteries to be solved. Rowling has Harry and the reader questioning the motives and natures of many of the characters and much is kept hanging until very near the end. Her patience in building the back story over the previous books brings rich rewards in terms of several eyebrow raising moments. Highlights for me include the climactic battle including the way in which it is resolved and blessedly redemption for my favourite character in all of the books. The author spends a long time developing the story and this is a bleaker book than the ones that have gone before but no less satisfying for all that. This is, after all, the wizarding world at war, casualties had to be expected!

Stephen Fry brings it all to our ears with consummate professionalism and genuine empathy meaning that I can happily say goodbye to the Potter stories content that I’ve now completed one of modern literature’s great adventures.

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  • Susan
  • Nuneaton, United Kingdom
  • 21-11-15

The final part

This final episode of the Harry Potter series sees Harry leave school. The story cleverly links through elements of the previous stories. Listening to this audiobook takes hold of your imagination - much better than seeing the films - more detail - greater suspense and more vivid characters. - Great.

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Wonderful

Great conclusion to the series wonderfully performed by Stephen Fry. The narration, characterisation and pacing were excellent and really brought the story alive. I've read all seven of the Potter books but this audio version really added something extra - I noticed things I hadn't seen when reading. A definite plus factor in the performance.

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Fantastic

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I've listened to the entire series and this was a great conclusion.
I'd never read the books before, only seen the films.
Apart from the cop-out epilogue, I thought it was great definitely worth a listen.
Stephen Fry is fantastic.

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Faultless Narration

What did you like most about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7?

Stephen Fry's narration is perfect and brings every character to life in his own magical way.

What did you like best about this story?

Being the final book in the series it brings together all the characters and adventures well to a thankful happy conclusion. Whilst this is pure fantasy and imagination the realism of life is apparent in JK's writing as she touches upon sadness in the loss of loved ones.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I loved the crazy aunt at the wedding, I'm sure most adults listening to the book will relate to it!

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The film is already made - but thank goodness for books and imagination!

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After all this time?


Always.




I will never outgrow these beautiful books, thank you forever miss Rowling.

Stephen Fry, you are exceptional.

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fab read

loved the book loved the narration just all together the best book of the series

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Wonderful!

I am left wishing once again that there were more books to come. Characters that stay with you. Stories that make you laugh and cry and carry you away. The feelings these books evoked were no less affecting with Stephen Fry's wonderful audio narrative than they were upon first reading years ago. Magical in every sense if the word!

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Read fantastical by Stephen fry

What's not to like about Harry Potter? And when read by Stephen fry it's even better

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  • Sage
  • 08-06-17

over all the book was enjoyable

Would you listen to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7 again? Why?

yes, as the book was interesting and had many things the movie did not provide

What did you like best about this story?

character development

Which character – as performed by Stephen Fry – was your favorite?

the house elves

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

both laugh and cry, it was emotionaly engaging

Any additional comments?

in the last chapter some more back story to how they rebuild the wizarding world after the last battle would have been greatly appriated

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  • Alex L
  • 21-03-18

Excellent reader

This book in wheel written and entertaining, as everybody knows. I am enthusiastic about the reader: really excellent

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  • Ole
  • 11-07-18

Awesome!

A thrilling end to a marvellous series! JK Roeling’written yet another masterpiece, and this one is, in my oppinion, one of the best books in the series. Highly reccomended!

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  • Eva Oniea
  • 10-07-18

The end of the most beautiful story

It is my favorite one even though it makes me so sad I have to say goodbye to Harry in the end.
J.K. Rowling is a true magician of writing!! I love this book and all the other and I will keep reading them over and over again!!

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  • H Angeli
  • 05-07-18

Just amazing!

Rereading this series through Stephen's voice was really magical! if you like HP give it a try. You won't retreat it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-06-18

This is my third time, and i love it still

I sure do love this work of art. its amazingly read and very well-written. I listen to it all the time, simply cant stop!

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  • SonnYellow
  • 26-05-18

incredible

breathtaking story and an amazing narrator. I could really not see myself ever forgetting this experience

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  • Francisco Ferreira Reis Fonseca
  • 17-05-18

one of the most Incredible Book I ever read ...

of course this one of the most incredible book I ever read... I mean I ever listen, right?... Harry Potter story is fantastic, inspiring and awesome. it is a Pity that is the last one :(. I want Potter more. I have all audio books of the series. the performance is Fantastic

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  • Rogério Toscano
  • 11-03-18

I loved it!

For me, this is far the best book of the series. Death, love, mature, superation... It seems JK left the best of her writting for this! Or maybe we have developed with the story as she did... Dunno! But, certainly, you will get worry about what to do when it is over... 😉

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  • Paula
  • 04-03-18

Magnificent

The last book in the series is in my opinion the most intense and dramatic, in addition to spectacularly end tp the collection. Throughout the series, the author introduces to the reader that the world isn't a fairy tale, and what dangers exist. With the explosion of the battle between Harry and Voldemort, the deaths become closer to Harry, and characters that we learn to love, suffer the consequences of war.
A wonderful book, very well structured and with an impeccable narrative.