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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, Bk 1) (Audio Cassette) (Unabridged)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - Harry Potter, Bk 1 - Audio Cassette - Unabridged Author:J. K. Rowling, Jim Dale (Narrator) 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 s... more »wollen spoiled bully. Harry lives in a cupboard under 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.
If you have never before heard of Harry Potter, let me be the first to say, "Welcome to Earth, dear alien friend!" The first book of the series. The movies do not do justice to the books. The English sense of humor is just fantastic. I bought this for me, not my kids, by the way. They have their own copy!
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 flavor, 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 J.K. Rowling's enchanting, funny debut novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. In the nonmagic 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 famous 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 spoiled, piglike 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.
The first book in the Harry Potter series. Harry finds out that he is a wizard and heads off to Hogwarts for his first year of magic learning. Little does he know that he will be become famous by the end of the year, and not just for what happened to him when he was a baby.
juicyfruit reviewed Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, Bk 1) (Audio Cassette) (Unabridged) on
Helpful Score: 4
Excellent! Adults and children alike will be enchanted by Harry and his friends as they begin their adventures at Hogwarts. This is the book that started it all. Funny and full of action and mystery, you won't want to miss this one!
Liz G. reviewed Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, Bk 1) (Audio Cassette) (Unabridged) on
The Harry Potter series are all classic books that everyone should at least try to read. From Book 1 where you are learning all about the magical world that J.K. Rowling has created you become hooked! The movies are great, but they have NOTHING on the books!
This is a classic. Unabridged recording of the first in the Harry Potter series. This spoken word book is done by Jim Dale who has a great voice for a variety of characters and a pleasant accent for the story set in England. He is a professional and pleasure to listen to, he does the voice for all recordings in this series. The story of the young Harry and his realization of magic, power of magic, culture of magic life is colorful, well imagined, and a breath of fresh air to spend time with. A wonderful enjoyment!