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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

Pottermore has now launched the Wizarding World Book Club. Visit Pottermore to sign up and join weekly Twitter discussions at WW Book Club.

"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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    Amazon Customer 19/01/2016
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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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    kristine 30/07/2017
    kristine 30/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Roses review"

    This book is an amazing book I loved Stephen fry's reading expressions


    I would recommend this book for ages 9+ I give this book a ten out of ten for everything

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Katie Edmonton, Australia 24/07/2017
    Katie Edmonton, Australia 24/07/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "You're Nearly Finished the Series"
    Any additional comments?

    Come on people, if you've gotten this far in the Harry Potter series, then you have to keep going...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    georgia 07/07/2017
    georgia 07/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "beyond amazing"

    Stephen Fry is amazing. thid book is by far the best. funny thrilling heartbreaking griping

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    Annaliesa Rose 29/06/2017
    Annaliesa Rose 29/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow! Double wow!"

    Great continuation story. Looking fwd to the last one. Then I will watch the films again.

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    Olivia 13/05/2017
    Olivia 13/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "My all time favourite."

    This book is rich with storytelling it closes off many door and yet servers window open again. So much to read and couldn't put it down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Justin Whelan 26/04/2017
    Justin Whelan 26/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome book"

    The book has so many surprises and it's also very mysterious the voice is pretty good 4/5

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    Malcolm 15/03/2017
    Malcolm 15/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Harry Potter rocks"

    This is as good as all the Harry Potter books are.

    The half-blood price is awsome

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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
  • Pete!
    4/07/17
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    "excellent as ever!"

    loved this one, shame I've only got one left, Steven fry as always nailed it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    10/04/17
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    "MY FAVORITE"

    I remember the first time i actually read this book. i knew then it will always be my favorite one. it carries so much emotions and breaks my heart into a million pieces. Listening to it being narrated for the first time - by Stephen - made the book so much more intense. his narration s so on point, he had the hairs on my neck up listening to him.

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  • Sharon
    27/03/17
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    "What I think about the book"

    It was great and set out with much detail a good mixture of narration and dialogue but the chapters were a bit long but either than that it is the best book I have ever read

    0 of 0 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.


    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • chloeparrot
    England
    16/01/17
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    "Excellent performance by Stephen Fry"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, yes, yes - an excellent performance by Stephen Fry of an enthralling, and well told story. Recommended for children of all ages.


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

    Oh so many - when Harry realised that the Half Blood Prince was Snape, the fact that Hermione got annoyed that Harry was doing better than her in Potions, Harry's fight with Malfoy - just to name a few.


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

    All of them


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Neither - just enjoyed it.


    Any additional comments?

    Somewhat different to the film - so should be read first.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs J Clarke
    5/08/17
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    "Great"

    Great book to listen to, Stephen Fry is superb at narrative g. Would highly recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • melanie
    4/08/17
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    "loved it"

    made a book I love into a book I love even more! just absolutely brilliant

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    1/08/17
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    "Brilliant!"

    This is a brilliant book. The way Stephan Fry reads it is amazing. It has a brilliant plot and has an amazing structure. It is gripping, and good to listen on a rainy day, but even on a sunny one too.

    Just brilliant.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Darthenia
    29/07/17
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    "Perfect British Bliss"

    Stephen Fry's perfect telling of the harry Potter books just could not get better, far more exciting, enthralling and original than the Warner Bros films could ever be. J K Rowling is a genius and a true British hero, combining her literary skills with fry's legendary skills is a match made in heaven.
    also remastered nicely from the old cd/cassettes :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fiona-Jayne taylor
    29/07/17
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    "great"

    really well read l, good story sad ending but lovable characters Stephen is brilliant! :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Magnus
    Europe
    28/07/17
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    "Fantastic!!!!"

    "HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE" was great! I think Stephen Fry is probably the best narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stair
    Northumberland, UK
    26/07/17
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    "Brilliantly read by Stephen Fry"

    This is a great yarn and I've thoroughly enjoyed listening to it, read so well by Stephen Fry. It's as good as reading it oneself (and a hell of a lot easier if you're driving!)...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • bazydlo
    23/07/17
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    "this book is amazing"

    I loved it this was a very good story and I enjoyed listening to it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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