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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire CD Set tells the story of Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 18 CDs. The audio book is also available in two volumes, Part 1 and Part 2, each containing 9 CDs. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the long-awaited, heavily... show more
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire CD Set tells the story of Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 18 CDs. The audio book is also available in two volumes, Part 1 and Part 2, each containing 9 CDs. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the long-awaited, heavily hyped fourth instalment of a phenomenally successful series that has captured the imagination of millions of readers, young and old, across the globe. For J K Rowling the pressure is certainly on to continue to come up with thrilling, pacey storylines that allow her hero to mature into a young man without detracting from the magical secret that has made Harry into a superstar. In this book, the teenage Harry has a certain gawky charm that fits well with his advancing adolescence. As the story moves on, Harry too moves on to a new level of maturity that leaves the reader wondering how he will learn from his experiences, and liking him all the more as a character. Once returned to Hogwarts after his summer holiday with the dreadful Dursleys and an extraordinary outing to the Quidditch World Cup, the 14-year-old Harry and his fellow pupils are enraptured by the promise of the Triwizard Tournament: an ancient, ritualistic tournament that brings Hogwarts together with two other schools of wizardry--Durmstrang and Beauxbatons--in heated competition. But when Harry's name is pulled from the Goblet of Fire, and he is chosen to champion Hogwarts in the tournament, the trouble really begins. Still reeling from the effects of a terrifying nightmare that has left him shaken, and with the lightning-shaped scar on his head throbbing with pain (a sure sign that the evil Voldemort, Harry's sworn enemy, is close), Harry becomes at once the most popular boy in school. Yet, despite his fame, he is totally unprepared for the furore that follows. This is a hefty volume: 636 pages, of which probably at least 200 could have been cut without detracting from the story. The weight and complexity of the book is perhaps a hint that Rowling now has her eye sharply focused on her adult audience, and the average child-reader (particularly one who is coming to Harry Potter for the first time) may well find its girth daunting. Rowling's ironic and pointed observations on tabloid journalism and the nature of media hype is just one of the references littered through the book that will tickle the grown-ups but may well fly over the heads of her young fans.However, after a slow start, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire really starts to sparkle halfway through with Rowling's familiar magic (and yes, there is a death--sudden and tragic--and yes, Harry does start to notice girls). The crux of this story, however, is Harry's gradual coming-of-age and his handling of the increasingly determined threats to his own life. This book is pivotal, not just for the author for whom the heat is well and truly on, but for Harry and his readers who, by the last chapter, are left in little doubt that there is much more to come. (Ages 10 to adult) --Susan Harrison
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780747582380 (0747582386)
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 640
Edition language: English
Series: Harry Potter (#4)
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bookjunkie57
bookjunkie57 rated it
5.0 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter, Book 4 Re-Read:October 18 - October 25I had forgotten SOOOO much. I’m so glad I’m rereading the series via audiobook. I am full of joy and squee and love for this series. I’ll spare you the rambling.
Freda's Voice
Freda's Voice rated it
5.0 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
My favorite so far!I loved the story in this one. The intensity of a villain like Sirius Black on the loose, mixed with a dose of Lord Voldemort, and the excitement was page-turning! Plus I felt more adventure in this one with the tournament Harry had to participate in.It was sad to see death in thi...
Roobieland
Roobieland rated it
5.0 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
⭐5 stars⭐Dark times lie ahead of us and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right.
Mary's Books
Mary's Books rated it
5.0 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry is more miserable at the Dursley's. His cousin has been put on a very restrictive diet and they give him less food than Dudley so that they can make him feel better about the fact that he is getting so much less. He requested and received food from his friends so that he is not starving, but h...
Thalia @ Pictures in the Words
Thalia @ Pictures in the Words rated it
4.0 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Review)
You guys, I have good news! There here is a Harry Potter book I actually liked! You were beginning to think it wasn’t going to happen, huh? My string of short reviews isn’t over quite yet, since I finished this book more than a year ago. I have definitely learned my lesson that my reviews are next...
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