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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Book 1 Audiobook

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

"Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter 'H'."

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

©1997 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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    Julia 29/11/2015
    Julia 29/11/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "excellent story lovely narration"

    lovely narration of a childhood classic. so nice to revisit it through audio book. Stephen Fry is an excellent expressive narrator.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Olivia 02/01/2016
    Olivia 02/01/2016
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    "The Beginning Is The Most Magical"

    I couldn't put the book down! Listening along with Audible made it so much easier for me to concentrate! Can't wait to read the next one!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Oscar 28/12/2015
    Oscar 28/12/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Yass"

    This was amazing!!!

    A. The book is amazing

    B. Stephen Fry is a perfect narrator!

    You must listen to this even if you're not a big fan of Harry Potter.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tahlia 09/12/2015
    Tahlia 09/12/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Easy listening"

    I love the Harry Potter series of books and being able to listen to the story while I work is relaxing.
    I also like Stephen Fry as narrator.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    MARIA COUTAS Australia 13/10/2016
    MARIA COUTAS Australia 13/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Revisiting an old friend"

    Sometimes, you just need a little make believe to get you through reality 😊. Loved coming back to this story and Stephen Fry is so easy to listen to. Makes the characters come alive.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John 19/09/2016
    John 19/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Stephen Fry was brilliant"

    A fantastic book narrated brilliantly by Stephen Fry. As someone who had seen the movie but was never able to read past the first chapter or two of the book, finding it dull compared to the action of the movie. This audiobook was absolutely perfect, helped very much by Stephen Frys narration (I especially liked his Hagrid voice). I couldn't stop listening and can now say without a doubt that the book is better than the movie.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah 03/12/2015
    Deborah 03/12/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful"

    An expressive and animated performance of a classic story. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. The characters were brought to life by Stephen Fry well worth a listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sara 29/11/2016
    Sara 29/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant"

    Absolutely love Stephen Fry. So easy to listen to and absolutely fits the part, well, all of the parts! I can't fault him.

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    Beatrice 23/11/2016
    Beatrice 23/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome books"

    I loved all of them I read all of them they were awesome I love it

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    Ian St Leon 15/11/2016
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    "Entertaining"

    Interesting to say the least, far more information than the movie. I did find it lagged at times but well worth it.

    I highly recommend you read or listen to this book even if you have seen the movie as it gives you a fuller and richer experience.

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  • Marek
    25/12/15
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    "Magical!"

    I've never got to the Harry Potter books. I love the movies and the games, however I have never actually read the books. Therefore, I decided, that my first audiobook from Audible will be Phillosopher's Stone. It was captivating from start to finish, making my eyes literally water with some kind of nostalgia at some places. I don't think anyone else would have narrated it better than Stephen Fry. His amazing voice brings every character to life and creates an exquisite atmosphere throughout the whole story. Now I can't wait to buy the rest of the HP audiobooks!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dresas
    Oslo
    8/03/16
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    "Magic"

    It took me a long time to start to read Harry Potter. I have no regrets.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gvido
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    3/02/16
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    "At last!!!"

    I was waiting for this for some time – and it was worth the waiting time!!! Wow!!! Stephen Fry lifts J.K.Rowlings fantastic Harry Potter to another dimension!!! Wow again!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stefano C.
    16/11/16
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    "Gripping"

    This was my first Harry Potter experience and although quite late I still enjoyed a lot. I just love to shut the world outside off for few moments and go back to genuineness

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    6/11/16
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    "Great Story"

    Love the story and the way it is told in this audiobook. I am looking forward to start listening to the next one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs E L Anstead
    22/10/16
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    "Brilliant!"

    STEPHEN Fry reads it superbly. We loved it! Perfect to keep the kids quiet on the school run...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Byambabaatar
    21/10/16
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    "Great"

    I loved the story 😘😘 kisses everywhere.
    Hoping to see (i mean listen) more. The narrator is absolutely well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cliente de Amazon
    16/10/16
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    "Amazed"

    I have never read the book, now questions of time and then interest. My young self thought that the movies were enough but when I grew up I realize that I was missing something.

    Thank you for showing me what I was missing in the stories that I loved as movies.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Petrana
    15/10/16
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    "I LOVE IT!"

    I loved this book it's just so exciting.The naritator sounds exactly like the real characters and his voice is suting.Overall I love everything!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joshua
    3/10/16
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    "Fanstastic narration for a great story."
    Would you listen to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Book 1 again? Why?

    I would listen to the book many times over, because of its place in the series, and the comfortable performance.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is light-hearted and highly enjoybale (though there is a chance that I'm blinded by nostalgia).


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I have listened to the entire book within 24 hours of buy it and will probably do so again fairly soon.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Emily
    20/11/15
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    "FINALLY"

    Wow this took long enough! Amazing book and Stephen Fry is magnificent! Yes yes yes all round!

    51 of 57 people found this review helpful
  • Simon
    Waterlooville, UK
    20/11/15
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    "Perfectly Fryed Potter"

    If ever a series didn't need introducing it has to be J.K. Rowling's stunning Harry Potter! As soon as I saw this was available the only question on my mind was whether or not the narrator would do it justice. This is a big pair of reading glasses to fill!

    Well, they only went and got Stephen Fry! He is superb! His voice fits Rowling's work to a tee and the story unfolds through his quintessential English being delivered with huge aplomb. Of course we do all know that this series grew in stature and maturity with its audience. There are tougher, longer books ahead of this one that have more of a cutting edge to them. So can he keep it up? Well based on this first volume there is little doubt in my mind that he will!

    Potter fans can rest assured that this audiobook does Rowling's work full justice!

    See you in Hogwarts!

    47 of 54 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    Nuneaton, United Kingdom
    21/11/15
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    "Been waiting to be able to hear this on my ipod"

    The first of the Harry Potter series read by Stephen Fry - who else could tell these stories with such clarity and poise. I now have these recordings on cassette, cd and now for mp3/ipod. The more the listen the more you find in the characters and story telling - thank you JK for Harry.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Cyberspark13
    25/11/15
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    "Fry gives magical performance."

    Mr Fry does a superb reading of this enjoyable book. Really brought the books back to life for me.

    19 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew
    21/11/15
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    "A must buy"

    A famous book that is a must listen to. Great start to the 7 book series. Super voices

    18 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • STEPHEN
    10/12/15
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    "150 Points to Gryffindor!"

    Top quality from start to finish! A perfect listen for the winter months. Fry is brilliant as always.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    WIRRAL, United Kingdom
    6/12/15
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    "Perfect"

    I've always wanted to listen to these but they were too expensive on CD. Thank goodness for Audible. Stephen Fry is the perfect narrator for this series.

    A modern classic, now my family can listen to Potter in the car, on the bus and at bedtime.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Niamh Gavin
    6/12/15
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    "Magical!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! The story itself is magnificent and the narration by Stephen Fry is wonderful; it really brings the story to life. This is one of my favourite childhood series and to re-visit it again as an adult in audiobook form is simply magical! It is as wonderful to listen to now as it was to read for the first time as a child.


    What other book might you compare Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Book 1 to, and why?

    The Harry Potter series of books are incomparable to any other series of books I have ever read. They are closest possibly to JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series.


    Have you listened to any of Stephen Fry’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Stephen Fry is, as always, stellar!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    My favourite moment is when Harry arrives in Diagon Alley for the first time in his life.


    Any additional comments?

    My number 1 literary recommendation for children and adults alike.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • LJ
    West Midlands, UK
    5/12/15
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    "Simply Wonderful"
    Would you listen to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Book 1 again? Why?

    Yes! This is my second time listening to this title, having also read it many many times. Stephen Fry is absolutely perfect. He portrays the characters so well; he is such a natural, much better than the terrible overacting in the films!


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's absolutely gripping. It really draws you in and is a great 'adventure'


    Any additional comments?

    I can't recommend this enough. Even if you have previously read the books, the audiobook versions are something absolutely magical.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Twinkle984
    22/11/15
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    "Amazing"
    What made the experience of listening to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Book 1 the most enjoyable?

    So happy i can finally listen to this on audible. Had these on cassette years ago and loved every second of them. Stephen Fry is the most amazing narrator and could not have done a better performance. So happy.


    19 of 25 people found this review helpful

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