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The Tales of Beedle the Bard

By: J.K. Rowling
Narrated by: Warwick Davis,Noma Dumezweni,Jason Isaacs,Jude Law,Evanna Lynch,Sally Mortemore,Bonnie Wright
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Publisher's Summary

A collection of well-loved stories for witches and wizards of all ages, The Tales of Beedle the Bard are the wizarding world's Grimm's Fairytales. This edition is translated from the original runes by Hermione Granger herself and contains helpful notes from both Professor Dumbledore and J.K. Rowling.   

A wonderful opportunity to listen to the stories that played a crucial role in the fight against Lord Voldemort, these classic fairy tales are sure to delight and educate in equal measure. There are five tales in all: "The Tale of the Three Brothers" will be known by anyone who has listened to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; "The Fountain of Fair Fortune", "The Warlock's Hairy Heart", "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot" and "Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump" complete the collection.     

The audio edition unites a wonderful cast from around the Wizarding World™ including BAFTA-winning Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore.    

The shelves of the Hogwarts Library are also home to many more fascinating books. If you have enjoyed The Tales of Beedle the Bard you might want to check out some of its other treasures: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages. 

At least 90% of the proceeds* received by Pottermore Limited from this audiobook will be made available by the publisher to The Lumos Foundation for their work to help children worldwide out of institutions, so they can thrive in loving families and communities. The Lumos Foundation is a charity registered in England and Wales with registered charity number 1112575 and in the USA (EIN 47-2301085) .  

*Proceeds means the cash-price or cash equivalent price less sales taxes.    

Around the world, more than 8 million children live in orphanages and other institutions. What may be surprising is that about 80 percent of them aren't actually orphans. They have family who could care for them, with the right support. Lumos is an international children's charity founded by J.K. Rowling. Named after the light-giving spell in Harry Potter, Lumos' mission is to ensure that by 2050 all children will grow up in loving, protective families.    

*Proceeds means the cash-price or cash-equivalent price less sales taxes and reasonable expenses.

©2008 J.K. Rowling (P)2020 J.K. Rowling/Pottermore Publishing
A note about the Lumos Foundation

Around the world, millions of children live in orphanages and other harmful institutions. Evidence shows about 80% of them aren’t orphans and have family who could care for them with the right support. Lumos is a global charity founded by J.K. Rowling to tackle the root causes of family separation and is working to ensure every child is raised in a loving family environment.

Below, listeners can hear Tales from Lumos: Transforming Children’s Lives, an audio documentary explaining the importance of Lumos’ work through the personal experiences and reflections of two of their Youth Advocates, who are both care leavers: Jerome from the United Kingdom, and Dumitrița from Moldova in Eastern Europe.

With an introduction by Jude Law, this documentary accompanies the release of – for the first time in audio – The Tales of Beedle the Bard, an audiobook that continues to raise crucial funds for Lumos’ work around the world. At least 90% of the proceeds* received by Pottermore Limited from the audiobook will be made available by the publisher to The Lumos Foundation for their work to help children worldwide out of institutions, so they can thrive in loving families and communities. Listen to both now - and to find out more, visit www.wearelumos.org. Lumos Registered Charity number 1112575 England and Wales/Lumos Foundation USA EIN 47-2301085.

*Proceeds means the cash-price or cash-equivalent price less sales taxes.

Tales from Lumos: Transforming Children’s Lives

Tales from Lumos: Transforming Children’s Lives
  • Tales from Lumos: Transforming Children’s Lives
In support of Lumos, youth advocates use their voices to make every child’s future brighter.
  • Tales from Lumos: Transforming Children’s Lives
  • In support of Lumos, youth advocates use their voices to make every child’s future brighter.

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short fairy tales for charity

the book is 3 or 4 fairy tales within the harry potter universe. it's blatantly a money raiser for jk rowlings charity so not too had of an idea. the stories themselves are shallow lacking the dark themes behind the classic fairytales. the references back to the modern wizard world are contradictory and tenuous. the last tale is the only decent one and its the one we all know from the hp books. great idea to raise some money, wish she'd dug a bit deeper with the tales.

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The Tales Of Beedle The Bard

HORRIBLE! DO NOT BUY THIS AUDIOBOOK! THE ANNOYING DUMBLEDORE VOICE IS THE WORST! THEY ARE RUINING THE HARRY POTTER SERIES! I HATE IT! HERE IS A PICTURE OF YOU IN EMOJI FORM WHEN YOU ARE LISTENING TO THIS AUDIOBOOK: 😫. THAT’S YOUR FACE! BYE!

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Fantastic!!!

Fantastic wee book consisting of 4 short stories and then a "review" by Albus Dumbledore immediately following each story. I am a huge Potter fan so was unsure whether my expectations were going to be too high but no, J.K Rowling proving yet again how much of a queen she is.

I enjoyed each story but I mostly enjoyed the reviews voice by Jude Law. It almost felt as if I was in a Hogwarts classroom listening to a lecture from Dumbledore. And I love Jude Law.

Awesome work by all the narrators. Keeps it interesting with each change of story.

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loved it

I love they brought in the actress who played Luna Lovegood in the movies that was a plus but the performance is great and even tho it's currently free for members I'd happily pay for the audiobook version it's amazing

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silly nonsensical rubbish

jude law voice over is only thing good about this book... is a ridiculous novel and i would not recommend for child or adult. refund required

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Fantastic bedtime stories & here you'll find them!

I enjoyed these short stories. Especially the notes by Dumbledore at the end of each story. Really good narration by the cast of actors from the movies; makes it feel that much more connected to the Harry Potter universe. These tales act like the perfect bedtime stories for fans of the wizarding world. Just wish there were more.

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Great book. Well read. Thank you.

Wonderful book. I enjoyed all the Additions and notes from Dumbledore and J.K. Rowling. Be mindful story 3 is not for small children :)

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Magical fairytales

A unique collection of magical fairytales which suck us back in to the wizarding world of Harry Potter. These are truly delightful stories, if a little dark, with quirky characters and memorable tales.

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This is Awesome

Don’t usually read fiction, but I actually enjoyed this! Thanks for writing this book. Cheers Guys!

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A magical retelling

Excellent narration for a easy listen. One for any fan of Harry Potter young old and in between

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