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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Stephen Fry, J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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Say you've spent the first 10 years of your life sleeping under the stairs of a family who loathes you. Then, in an absurd, magical twist of fate you find yourself surrounded by wizards, a caged snowy owl, a phoenix-feather wand and jellybeans that come in every flavour, including strawberry,... show more
Say you've spent the first 10 years of your life sleeping under the stairs of a family who loathes you. Then, in an absurd, magical twist of fate you find yourself surrounded by wizards, a caged snowy owl, a phoenix-feather wand and jellybeans that come in every flavour, including strawberry, curry, grass and sardine. Not only that, but you discover that you are a wizard yourself! This is exactly what happens to young Harry Potter in JK Rowling's enchanting, funny debut novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. In the non-magical human world--the world of "Muggles"--Harry is a nobody, treated like dirt by the aunt and uncle who begrudgingly inherited him when his parents were killed by the evil Voldemort. But in the world of wizards, small, skinny Harry is renowned as a survivor of the wizard who tried to kill him. He is left only with a lightning-bolt scar on his forehead, curiously refined sensibilities and a host of mysterious powers to remind him that he's quite, yes, altogether different from his aunt, uncle, and spoilt, pig-like cousin Dudley. A mysterious letter, delivered by the friendly giant Hagrid, wrenches Harry from his dreary, Muggle-ridden existence: "We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry". Of course, Uncle Vernon yells most unpleasantly, "I AM NOT PAYING FOR SOME CRACKPOT OLD FOOL TO TEACH HIM MAGIC TRICKS!" Soon enough, however, Harry finds himself at Hogwarts with his owl Hedwig ... and that's where the real adventure--humorous, haunting, and suspenseful--begins.This magical, gripping, brilliant book--a future classic to be sure--will leave children clamouring for a sequel. (Ages 8-13) --Karin Snelson, Amazon.com
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9781907545009 (190754500X)
Minutes: 7
Edition language: English
Series: Harry Potter (#1)
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Mary's Books
Mary's Books rated it
5.0 Re-reading, Listening Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
I love Harry Potter and I love the stories. I will watch the movies whenever they show up on tv and I decided that I wanted to read the story in Spanish (trying to learn the language) and I am trying to knit or crochet and listen to Jim Dale reading the story. He makes the story come alive. I had ba...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
4.5 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
If you are a fan of Harry Potter and have never listened to one of the audiobooks read by Jim Dale, check one out if you can. Rowling's writing makes for easy listening. And Jim Dale is a brilliant reader. Books one through four were bedtime listening when I was a kid. This proved to be dangerous...
Sorry kids, no feet.
Sorry kids, no feet. rated it
5.0 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
No matter how many times I read this book, it will always be 5 stars.
Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it
4.0 Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
The review below was based on my first read of the Harry Potter books, ages ago and in Dutch. Updated reviews will follow after a reread (in English) I plan to do. I took me years to start reading Harry Potter. I think the main reason was my parents didn't like fantasy, and I used to think this wo...
Bookish Blerd
Bookish Blerd rated it
5.0 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
This was such a treat! This is my third time reading the book, and this time around I chose to listen to the audiobook. I've heard the Jim Dale version--so actually this probably be my fourth time round. I managed to track down the UK audiobook version and Stephen Fry was an absolute delight to l...
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