Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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
Publish date: 2004
Pages no: 317
Edition language: English
Series: Harry potter (#3)
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. And this is where I became a fan of Harry Potter. I really liked it! It's often been said that it is the best of the Potter books, and...
Powrót do Harrego Pottera po raz trzeci, czyli po prostu czas na trzecią część sagi o młodym czarodzieju. "Harry Potter i Więzień Azkabanu" jest wyjątkową powieścią, ponieważ w tej części nie pojawia się Sam Wiesz Kto. To chyba jedyny tom, w którym nasz czarny charakter nie występuje. W tej czę...
Alright, once again, I finished the book almost two years ago and because I was in school and had other nonsense going on, I took very few notes and put off writing the review until now. I have few details to give, which is especially depressing when you’re giving a low rating to a book that is belo...
With this somewhat longer novel, Rowling appears to begin her Big Bad arc in earnest, invoking the history of the Potter parents' generation, and introducing more of what (I presume) will be major participants in the obviously forthcoming battle between good and evil. That being the case, the beginn...