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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Book 6 Audiobook

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Book 6

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Publisher's Summary

"There it was, hanging in the sky above the school: the blazing green skull with a serpent tongue, the mark Death Eaters left behind whenever they had entered a building...wherever they had murdered...."

When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny....

©2005 J.K. Rowling (P)2015 J.K. Rowling

What the Critics Say

"A marriage made in heaven, Stephen Fry reading Harry Potter." (The Times)

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    "Nothing better."

    Brilliant!
    Perfect reading of a perfect story.
    Not to be missed by young or old.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    V. Stacey 05/08/2016
    V. Stacey 05/08/2016
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    "awesome"

    Stephen Fry brings this story alive like no other could. can listen to this over and over!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carolyn 01/08/2016
    Carolyn 01/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Stephen Fry is a master! Again!"

    one of the saddest, most shocking books of the series and Stephen Fry conveys all of it brilliantly! can't thankyou enough!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mia 18/01/2017
    Mia 18/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Always a winner."

    Harry never ceases to capture my imagination. Once again I enjoyed my visit to this magical world.

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    Maddison 20/12/2016
    Maddison 20/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "perfect"

    loved it sooooooo of much. listened it to every day and night before bed time

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    Ellyn McCann 10/12/2016
    Ellyn McCann 10/12/2016
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    "Loved it!"

    Much better than the Jim dale version. Stephen Fry really does this story justice. Cant wait to listen to the next audiobook!

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    Amazon Customer 05/09/2016 Member Since 2016

    Fantasy: Be it high, dark, gritty or epic! Also autobiographies, biographies and Harry Potter. So many books - so little time!

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    "Excellent!"

    The Half Blood Prince has become my 2nd favorite Harry Potter book. Very enjoyable to listen too. Stephen Fry is the best narrator, he does great voices for the characters.

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    Luanna 07/07/2016
    Luanna 07/07/2016
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    "fantastic everything"

    loved it, will listen to it again. love walking and listening to the great stories.

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    Andrew 09/06/2016
    Andrew 09/06/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "The best of them all so far."

    Stephen Fry's exceptional story-telling skills makes this audio series more enjoyable than any reading experience. Every chapter is bejewelled with tantalising information eagerly sought as the story unravels.

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    Ian St Leon 23/11/2016
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    "Intriguing and compelling. "

    After the heaviness of the previous book, it was a delight to return to the normal format of the other books.

    This book brings forth true suspense, mixed with the investigative deductions seen in books 1-4.

    **Spoiler Alert** The death of Dumbledore brings a cooler and darker end to the book but is done in such a way that you can really feel for the loss of the characters.

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  • Eirik
    10/05/16
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    "masterly written and performed"

    One of my favorite Harry Potter books! read magnifivently by Stephen Fry. This book has it all!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stefano C.
    16/12/16
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    "Spectacular"

    Each book is special in a different way. I think this is the one where the personality of the sixteen years old Harry comes out the most, and KJR carries this on magisterially.

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  • mathijs
    30/11/16
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    "fantastic book"

    very good narrator's, gets the voices juist right. as alway in the harry potter series its full of mystery and excitement

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  • SUNG JO BANG
    15/10/16
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    "Excellent story!"

    I have read this book three times. It is still interesting and exciting. Excellent story.

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  • Simon
    Waterlooville, UK
    18/12/15
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    "Twists, turns and shocks!"

    This is the sixth of the magical seven, each developing the story and leading to the climactic finale in The Deathly Hallows. JK Rowling uses The Half Blood Prince to further ensnare the reader into the twists that are to reveal themselves in the final conclusion of the story.

    Part of the skill really is that these characters genuinely grow as they progress through their school years. As in real life with that growth comes responsibility. Once again Harry is pitted up against his now traditional enemies. Increasingly he starts to see shades of grey rather than simple black and white issues while the stakes become increasingly high.

    There are twists, turns, surprises and shocks including for anyone who doesn’t know the stories a huge one at the end which I certainly wouldn’t reveal as it really is a huge development. This is something that continues into the final book so be prepared to constantly re-evaluate characters. The identity of the Half Blood Prince I found particularly intriguing and on first encounter with the stories didn’t see it coming at all.

    The depth of the mysterious plot is increased by the beautiful marriage of the antiquities of the wizardly world and the seedier side of modern society such as government corruption and the modern media. The latter most ably represented by the brilliantly presented Rita Skeeter, a journalist so awful she could grace any of our tabloids!

    I’m very glad that the author took the longer form for the final few books. This story and its characters needed that depth and the genuine cleverness of this book should not be fully judged in my opinion until the final book, The Deathly Hallows has also been finished. I’ll say no more.

    The narration of course, the Master Fryer, little need be said other than a quick “Bravo!”.

    One small note. I see all of these books listed under “Children : 8-10”. I would never seek to advise any parents on what their children should or should not read (within reason) and I was happy to let my daughter read these at age 10 when she asked. However, the books changed quite distinctly with the ages of the main characters. A line or two is bound to have been crossed so some parents may well want to review a plot synopsis or research these later books before making a decision on them. Not my call but I suspect some parents might just draw the line for a sensitive 8 or 9 year old.


    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    20/02/17
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    "Steven Fry is sublime"
    If you could sum up Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Book 6 in three words, what would they be?

    Narration marvellous enthralling


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Book 6?

    The house of Gaunt. Steven Fry completely brought this chapter to life for me. His deft changes in tonality and voices made the whole scene play in my mind like a scene from a film.


    Which character – as performed by Stephen Fry – was your favourite?

    I couldn't pick just one character it would be like having to pick a favourite amongst ones own children.
    I saw all of the films before getting the audible books and I am so glad that I did. There are bits in the books that didn't make it to the film so I feel like I have had double the amount of films to everyone else. All brought vividly back to reality by the joy of listening to Steven Fry. I have laughed out loud listening to the wonderful narration. Molly Weasley threatening to jinx Ron's fingers together if he made another rude gesture. Gaunt ranting about mud bloods oh the list goes on and on. Hermiones righteous indignation when Ron and Harry cut yet more corners in their efforts to get out of homework. Too many to mention


    Any additional comments?

    Steven Fry made these stories for me and I don't want them to end. I could have read them myself instead of getting the Audible version but I'm so glad I didnt. The experience wouldn't have been anywhere near so good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • E. Fellowes
    Glasgow,Scotland,UK
    19/02/17
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    "Re listened to - still Magical"

    The hunt for the horcrux is on, Harry, Ron & Hermoine continue I'm the fight against evil.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kate
    16/02/17
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    "Best audiobook iv ever listened to"

    Every single book is such an amazing story and each book I listen to gets better and better! I love the books even more with Stephen fry reading them to me!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Billie Norris
    14/02/17
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    "why did I wait so long?"

    I've always been a fan of the films but this was way better by far.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anwesha
    14/02/17
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    "The loss of Dumbledore is unbearable."

    Just as I said, it's being hard to believe that his character won't ever appear alive in the rest of the story. A character that rather than being defined, defines positivity, reason, optimism and trust. Faux's cry was a most personally painful moment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    14/02/17
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    "Harry Potter 6"

    Yet another fantastic reading by Stephen Fry, easy & enjoyable to listen to. Great story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • shan phillips
    11/02/17
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    "Loved it"

    Stephen Fry killed it again, he keeps you gripped through out the book. As a massive Harry Potter fan I could not help getting through the book to quickly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MR THOMAS F QUINLAN
    6/02/17
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    "Cool"

    Awesome I think it's a really good book and enjoy listening to it. Defiantly recommend

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alistair
    1/02/17
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    "I ❤️ H.P!!!"

    I absolutely Loved this book!😍😍😍It is awesome! And really exciting, I would recommend this book 📚 to people 5 and over! Again, a BRILLIANT Book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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