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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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Knotty Thoughts
Knotty Thoughts rated it
5.0
Jim Dale is really a phenomenal narrator. In addition to having a gazillion voices to remember how to portray, he makes each of them memorable and constantly evolving along with the character's story arc. The Harry we see (and listen to) here - aged 14, with the beginnings of adolescent fears and in...
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books rated it
3.0 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)
This is a novel where J.K. Rowling's games metaphor, always present in the Quidditch chapters of her stories, is taken to another level. About the first half of this novel centres around the Quidditch World Cup, which for plot purposes brings us into the larger world with a vengeance, providing the ...
Aashaman
Aashaman rated it
5.0 by aashman garg, mind tree school
Harry potter and the goblet of fire J.K Rowling Protagonist - Harry potter, Fleur delacour, Viktor krum and Cedric diggory Antagonist - Bartemius crouch jr., Lord voldemort Short summary - Harry has been taken to the burrow by Mr. Arthur weasley from floo powder . The Dursleys are a little bit...
The Lethal Librarian
The Lethal Librarian rated it
3.0 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
I don't know why I insist on trying to read this series. It almost feels like when I was back in school and HAD to read something that I really didn't want to read. It's just that everyone and his brother has read this series or seen the movies and I feel like I've been left at the curb like yeste...
Linda78
Linda78 rated it
4.5 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Year 4)
Do you remember on Buffy when Willow realized the mayor was going to do his entire commencement speech before the big showdown started? And Buffy realized just how evil he really was? That's totally what Voldie did here to Harry because none of this book even needed to happen, lol. Guess Voldie just...
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