Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
This special edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone has a gorgeous new cover illustration by Kazu Kibuishi. Inside is the full text of the original novel, with decorations by Mary GrandPré.Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far... show more
This special edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone has a gorgeous new cover illustration by Kazu Kibuishi. Inside is the full text of the original novel, with decorations by Mary GrandPré.Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility.All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley — a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry’s room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn’t had a birthday party in eleven years.But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place that Harry — and anyone who reads about him — will find unforgettable.For it’s there that he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic in everything from classes to meals, but a great destiny that’s been waiting for him… if Harry can survive the encounter.
Publish date: August 27th 2013
Pages no: 309
Edition language: English
Series: Harry Potter (#1)
A book I can return to time and time again. This time I'm listening to the audio. I love Jim Dale's interpretation.
Yes, it is still as fun and as thrilling as reading it the first time. And, ... I completely forgot that Norbert had a teddy.
This is not so much a review, but more a reminder to myself to indulge in rereads of these audiobooks at least once every couple of years. I love Jim Dale's narration so much. It really enhances these already charming and delightful stories.
Re-read (2X) Bridget's Book Ramblings for my thoughts. My original thoughts linked in this blog. (Opens in new window)
Read this series 7 years ago. This time I'm listening on Audible. The whole fam loves this story, and it was really fun listening to the last couple hours of the first book while in the car yesterday. I thought my teenagers were busying themselves with something else in the back seat when my 13-y...