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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
by: J.K. Rowlinga (author)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third, and possibly the best, book in the phenomenally successful, award-winning Harry Potter series by JK Rowling. After just about surviving yet another summer with the dreadful Dursleys, the arrival of Aunt Marge is the final straw and, in a fit... show more
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third, and possibly the best, book in the phenomenally successful, award-winning Harry Potter series by JK Rowling. After just about surviving yet another summer with the dreadful Dursleys, the arrival of Aunt Marge is the final straw and, in a fit of anger, Harry casts a spell on her, causing her to blow up like a balloon. He fully expects to be expelled from Hogwarts for his blatant flaunting of the rule not to use magic outside term time, but the arrival of the mysterious Knight Bus and a meeting with Cornelius Fudge, the Minister of Magic, result in Harry enjoying the rest of the holidays in the wonderful surroundings of the Leaky Cauldron.Meanwhile Sirius Black--one-time friend of Harry's parents, implicated in their murder and follower of "You-Know-Who"--escapes from Azkaban and this has serious implications for Harry. Back at Hogwarts, Harry's movements are restricted by the presence of the Dementors--guards from Azkaban on the look-out for Black.Stephen Fry's endearingly snooty vocal chords are a perfect match for Rowling's superb storytelling, and Fry manages to give even further depth to a complex and absorbing plot by adding an irreverent wit and a deep-rooted touch of class to a compelling and magical tale that, once heard, will never be forgotten. --Susan Harrison show less
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780747560777 (0747560773)
Publish date: July 8th 2002
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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The Book-Addled Brain
The Book-Addled Brain rated it 5 months ago
Whoa, this series has certainly taken a turn down a very dark and twisted path!  I absolutely loved it, but I've been considering reading this series aloud with my 6 1/2 year old daughter, and if I thought the incident with the unicorn in the first book would upset her, then there's no way I'm unlea...
Six Strings & Paperbacks
Six Strings & Paperbacks rated it 6 months ago
I can't stop smiling! I love these books so so so so so much!
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it 7 months ago
Rereading complete, as part of a group read I’ve fallen behind on the group read and am scrambling to catch up. So this isn’t an attempt at a review, but just a few random thoughts about my personal experiences with this book and the series. I first encountered the HP series as an adult. I was almos...
Aiming for Mediocrity
Aiming for Mediocrity rated it 7 months ago
This is hands down probably my favorite of the series. I think this is mainly because there's no showdown with Voldemort and there are a ton of omg what reveals at the end. Also, I'm a sucker for time travel.
NotebookSisters
NotebookSisters rated it 7 months ago
Oh gosh. I had such a good time reading this. (I'm relieving the childhood I never had with these books, I suspect.) They are so. freaking. awesome. *hugs book* I laughed. I got worried. I was very involved, okay?Because of the brilliant way the plot wrapped up, I wanted to give this 5-stars. Buuu...
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