"'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.
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.
I've been a fan of the Harry Potter series for a few years now and this was finally my first time going through this book, and I couldn't believe just how emotional it got at so many points throughout this final book, by far my favourite book yet!
"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.
The story is amazing as always! But what stands out is the incredible narration!!! Loved it
the most thrilling end for an incredible and magical saga made better by such amazing narrator
"Miss Jim Dale"
The book by itself is wonderful, love the depth of character and the way all that's happened in this series past has been taken into account to finish in this wonderful piece of "children's" literature. Why did you have to change the narrator though. I had harry potter's books from 1 to 6 read by Jim Dale, that means every single one except for this one and now... It just feels like the performance is not as great as the one made by the previous reader.
Recently finished listening to all the Harry Potter audio books and Stephen Fry is the best! He narrates it so well enough you almost forget he's the one telling the story, you get lost in all the voices and accents he puts on! Fantastic to listen to 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
HP is my favourite series and this book is the ending so i thought let me read this
and the pleasure i got was immense!
Stephen does it, wonderfully he brings out every character!
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.
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.
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!
"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.
"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.
"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.
amazing end to an amazing series one of my all time favourites, what's more to say?
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.
"Harry Potter and the deathly hallows"
I love Harry Potter and the story line of this book there are some really sad places, some scary and some happy and funny. The only thing to improve is the pronunciation of the words as some of them were incorrect
this was my first audio book experience but it was amazing loved it from start to finish
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