"'Give me Harry Potter,' said Voldemort's voice, 'and none shall be harmed. Give me Harry Potter, and I shall leave the school untouched. Give me Harry Potter, and you will be rewarded.'"
As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....
©2007 J.K. Rowling (P)2015 J.K. Rowling
"A marriage made in heaven, Stephen Fry reading Harry Potter." (The Times)
I have listened to the entire series twice now. Thank you Mr Fry for doing this series justice. Thank you for the voice acting. Thank you thank you. You have made an long term fan remember her love for the potter series. xx
The first half of this book might be my least favourite, the sense of frustration and despair is passed almost too well to the reader. The second half is one of my favourites, so satisfying to see love beat hate and everything fall into place. Stephen Fry is masterful as the narrator. I'm sad my journey with Harry has ended, but this isn't the first time and it will certainly not be the last.
Stephen Fry would be one of the best narrators available and brings to life each and every character. These books although apparently aimed at the younger audience are equally ,if not more so, enjoyable by a more mature audience. A fantastic read that in one moment can almost bring you to tears and yet soon after have you giggling with laughter. Could not recommend thiese books highly enough.
Incredible; delayed finishing because I didn't want it to be over. Still as captivating as ever (maybe even more so with Stephen Fry's narration), even after reading the books 4 times myself.
Back in book 1, Fry's narration started off as something extraordinary. Throughout the series he only got better. There are complicated and unnecessarily fiddly plot closures in this book and it it far to short. But it is a masterpiece nontheless, with moments of emotional candour that rival the best of western narrative tradition. The Ghost of Dido, the tragedy of Aeneas, the comic sadness of Nick Bottom and the abductive reasoning of Sherlock are all here, along with Merlin, Arthur, the lady of the lake. Harry is mad of course and we are complicit in his insanity by joining him on his visionary quest. But as Dumbledore reminds us, whether something exists only in the mind or not, it is no less real for that. I laughed, sobbed and clapped my hands with pure joy. Fuck the elitists and their high brow literary pretensions. This book is the culmination of a series that are a once-in-a-century event.
They talk way too much in the final duel. other than that great job .
This is narrated SO amazingly! I can't even explain. And of course the story is beautiful as always.
"After all this time?" "Always"
I have one thing to say after listening to the series by Stephen Fry:
HE DID THE MAGIC OF ROWLING JUSTICE.
"Fry + Rowling. Great combo."
Woah Stephen, what a genius!! I've read this book about ten times but this is the first time with the audio book. Fry's vocal talent has no limits. So so good. Great book obvs P.s. the owl bites.
"Great narrator, awful writing"
Review for all books.
Finished the series, but the only good thing I can say about it is, great narration.
Harry is more often than not too stupid to live, he has a very annoying 'it's all my fault' complex, I loathe MCs like that. Won't ever listen to these books again. I really don't get why people like these books.
Overall rating 2.5 stars, barely.
"Why I love the book"
It was surprising and peaceful it had a good mix of narration and dialog I don't think it could be any better
"I love Harry potter"
I love Harry potter soo much there are no words
to describe how much I loved this
"Fantastic in every way"
Look, the story is wonderful, everyone knows that. But what really makes this book (all seven of them) is the narration. Stephen Fry is an amazing narrator. He actually gives everyone different voices so that I know before the text says so who is speaking. And the way he sets scenes with different cadence… you know something scary/exciting/funny/distressing is about to happen before it happens because of the way he reads it. And the way he does people’s voices when they’re scared or crying or drunk or whatever, just – wow. Even Harry’s inside voice really changes with his mood. It’s all brilliant and extremely impressive and so enthralling. I think I cried and laughed and paused what I was doing to stare in shock more while reading the books like this than I ever did reading them with my eyes. So all in all, the best narration I've ever had the pleasure of listening to. And some of the best stories as well.
The scene that “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
Yes, big time. As it was, it only took me a few days, and I went on more walks than usual just to have more excuses for plugging in those headphones!
"Extraordinary in every possible way"
Fantastic book (as you probably already knew) and Stephen Fry is perfection personified. I simply cannot recommend this whole bookseries enough!
Loved It! Stephen Fry was brilliant! He made me laugh so much with some of the voices. Fantastic ending to the serie. Very dark, but highly enjoyable.
amazing end to an amazing series one of my all time favourites, what's more to say?
I've listened to the entire series and this was a great conclusion.
I'd never read the books before, only seen the films.
Apart from the cop-out epilogue, I thought it was great definitely worth a listen.
Stephen Fry is fantastic.
Great conclusion to the series wonderfully performed by Stephen Fry. The narration, characterisation and pacing were excellent and really brought the story alive. I've read all seven of the Potter books but this audio version really added something extra - I noticed things I hadn't seen when reading. A definite plus factor in the performance.
"Long live Longbottom"
How can Stephen Fry, reading the Harry Potter books, be anything but fantastic.
I've just finished the series & want to start again.
Stephen Fry's narration is perfect and brings every character to life in his own magical way.
Being the final book in the series it brings together all the characters and adventures well to a thankful happy conclusion. Whilst this is pure fantasy and imagination the realism of life is apparent in JK's writing as she touches upon sadness in the loss of loved ones.
I loved the crazy aunt at the wedding, I'm sure most adults listening to the book will relate to it!
The film is already made - but thank goodness for books and imagination!
I've read the books in English and I've read some of them in Spanish, I've listened to them on cassette tapes and now, lots of years later I've listened to them all on audible. I enjoyed every minute and found new layers of social comment and human observation when listening to them this time. SUPERB STORIES, SUPERB NARRATOR -download them all now.
"Hallowed Be Thy Name Harry Potter!"
This book marks the end of a long journey for anyone who has followed Harry, Ron, Hermione and the others through their school years at Hogwarts. During this journey there have been magical moments of high drama, genuine warmth and of course no little humour. As the books have progressed however it’s become more real, more edgy and increasingly tense. The challenge for JK Rowling with the Deathly Hallows was whether she could tie it all up and give this impressive series a satisfying conclusion.
Well, to cut what is a long story short she did just that. For anyone that doesn’t know the stories I’ll include no real spoilers but this is a story of its own with twists, turns and mysteries to be solved. Rowling has Harry and the reader questioning the motives and natures of many of the characters and much is kept hanging until very near the end. Her patience in building the back story over the previous books brings rich rewards in terms of several eyebrow raising moments. Highlights for me include the climactic battle including the way in which it is resolved and blessedly redemption for my favourite character in all of the books. The author spends a long time developing the story and this is a bleaker book than the ones that have gone before but no less satisfying for all that. This is, after all, the wizarding world at war, casualties had to be expected!
Stephen Fry brings it all to our ears with consummate professionalism and genuine empathy meaning that I can happily say goodbye to the Potter stories content that I’ve now completed one of modern literature’s great adventures.
"The final part"
This final episode of the Harry Potter series sees Harry leave school. The story cleverly links through elements of the previous stories. Listening to this audiobook takes hold of your imagination - much better than seeing the films - more detail - greater suspense and more vivid characters. - Great.
Harry Potter is the best thing that ever could have happened!
I love the fact that it reveals a fact at the last moment but doesn't tell about him realising!
Because you need to be old enough to understand but anyone really who has the imagination to picture it in their head!
"What can you say HP and Stephen Fry Together was always going to be perfect"
A brilliant story and having read the books Stephen Fry brings them to life an I was surprised how much I had forgotten
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