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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Book 4

Narrated by: Stephen Fry
Length: 21 hrs and 35 mins
5 out of 5 stars (8,578 ratings)
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Summary

"'There will be three tasks, spaced throughout the school year, and they will test the champions in many different ways...their magical prowess - their daring - their powers of deduction - and, of course, their ability to cope with danger.'" 

The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter - but that doesn't stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe'en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons, and dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through - alive! 

Theme music composed by James Hannigan. 

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©2000 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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Seriously Good Potter!

This is the book where I think JK Rowling really decided to get a bit more serious. If the previous book had a slightly harder edge this took that further and added more depth and sophistication. While the opening books were genuinely full of child-like joy and adventure this one upped the ante considerably. Of course this one is still full of the by now expected warm humour and interplay between the characters plus the clever placing of traditional fantasy ideas of wizardry into the modern world. This is still about schoolchildren growing up and their relationships with each other and their teachers as well as all the sorcery. The humanity of the books and the way they reflect some of the serious, and also some of the less serious issues within our modern societies remains and is developed still further.

The story does take its time in building to a climactic battle and includes a few quite unexpected twists, not much is quite as it seems at Hogwarts! The tri-wizard cup is a major feature and includes some of the most exciting scenes in the Harry Potter series particularly I thought the second task which takes place under water.

For those who have previously only come to Harry Potter via the films then this audiobook will be a huge treat. The films were excellent but there is so much more to discover in this volume. Notable parts that were missing from the film include the Quidditch World Cup Final match, Hermione’s civil rights campaign and lots of trademark Rowling character interactions which explain them and what they do in much greater depth. They do make the story considerably longer but it never drags as a result! This is of course in part due to the excellence of Mr Fry. I will admit that I can’t help thinking about the deliciously evil Alan Rickman delivering Severus Snape’s sardonic malevolence but in truth Stephen Fry carries the stories as beautifully as I can imagine a single narrator being capable of.

Once again, in summary, a quite delightful use of a credit!

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Amazing book!

Very good book but a little expensive. I recommend buying it with a credit or membership. Steven fry sounds just like the characters do in the films.

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Well written. Well read

Much more exciting than the previous novel, but also more sinister. Fry does an excellent job reading this and manages to bring suspense and anticipation and a whole host of emotions felt by various characters really come through. Fry also manages to provide a myriad of voices to bring his telling to life - everything from the Beaubaton and Durmstrang students to Death Eaters and house elves, all have their own unique voice in this telling. Definitely the best so far

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire...

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As always with this series, Stephen Fry is a fantastic narrator. There are a few moments where the character voices blend but given the sheer number of characters in this book this is hardly surprising. Amazing story,

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I love you J.K.Rowling📖📚
The best book in the world
You are the best author in the Universe
I really really really love your series of Harry Potter
My favourite book of Harry's amazing adventures is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
My second favourite authors are Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl, Jaqueline Wilson, E.Nesbit and C.S.Lewis

NunU79345£&:?:)!:; :-) (-: :-) (-: I am 8 years old

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fabulous!

what do you get if you combine the best books of our time with such an amazing actor? you get magic of course!

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Fantastic!

Loved listening to this audio book - having already read the book myself, I decided to get the audio book to share with my 10 year old potter man daughter. We have really enjoyed listening before bedtime every night! Can't wait to download the next one. Stephen fry is fantastic and really brings the story to life!

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Loved it

Great again. I didn't know what to expect with a story so long buy it never dragged. Perfect again

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Excellent as Usual

Fabulously read as usual. This is one of my favourite Harry Potter books and Stephen Fry really brought it to life ☺

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All wonderful until skipping 10 hours in...

What made the experience of listening to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Book 4 the most enjoyable?

I love these books and was so excited to see them on Audible, and cannot fault the narration, story at all. My review is to warn people and perhaps audible of the skipping of the track during the first task. Between 10:03:48 for a few minutes. I have deleted and redownloaded but this still occurs. Disappointing and distracting, but at least it is not too long. I am yet to listen if this reoccurs in the rest of the book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-07-17

Stephen Fry Delivered It at His Best (again)

Ever since I knew audible book, Stephen Fry is one of my favorite story readers. He differentiate his voice for so many roles. I enjoyed every story and I was brought to the set. Never failed.
Harry Potter is one among favorite books and JK Rowling is at her best when she created the whole set.
The graveyard scene is thrilling, and heart breaking at the same time.

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  • Adelise
  • 20-06-18

Does this really need a review?

It is Harry Potter. And it is read by Stephen Fry. Yeah... it's good. lol

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  • Gabriel
  • 13-10-17

What a reading!

The reading developed by stephen fry made me see the details and scenarios clearer than when I watched the movies.. an otherworldly experience!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-12-18

Good, but can improved

the sound goes up and down all the time, pretty annoying. other then that, great book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-11-18

Amazing!

The story starts to really ramp up in this one. The voice acting is great as allways!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-11-18

amazing

iys a book full of magic and energy. very satisfying and mesmerizing really good honestly

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-11-18

Brilliant book performed brilliantly.

Stephen Fry telling one of my all time favourite books. It simply cannot be any better. The book is just as thrilling and captivating as I remember reading it for the first time.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-11-18

Thrilling book

Another enjoyable performance by Stephen Fry for the Harry Potter series. While the book does start off a bit slower than previous books, the second half of the book is almost impossible to put down! Looking forward to the next in the series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-09-18

loved it !

it's impossible to stop listening!
the story we know its awesome! loved the performance! 😍

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-09-18

Thanks

Stephen Fry has a very captivating reading voice! He reads with depth and seriousness!! Well done!!