Experience now the complete collection of what is arguably one of the bestselling and best loved book series of all time, an international phenomenon that is thought to have sold more than 400 million copies worldwide and fostered a whole new generation of young readers for the future with their widespread appeal for adults and children alike.
This audiobook collection contains all 7 of the ‘Harry Potter’ books in one box, warmly narrated by the famous academic actor Stephen Fry, who is able to channel the rich and witty imagination of author J.K. Rowling’s world with considerable enthusiasm and flair. The stories focus upon the life of Harry Potter, a boy who is stuck living with his intolerable foster family the Dursleys, afflicted by a lightning-shaped scar on his forehead and the burden of having lost his parents to a murderer when he was young. However, Harry’s life changes incredibly on his 11th birthday when a large man named Hagrid bursts through the front door to tell him he is actually a wizard and he has been asked to enter the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to train his wizarding skills. Hogwarts castle is a buzzing, echoing sprawl of secrets, with enormous halls and corridors, spiralling towers and moving staircases, and goblins and elves and phoenixes and all variety of magical creatures hidden mysteriously between the airy walls. Aided by the courageous ginger-haired scallywag Ronald Weasley and the mousy-haired girl genius Hermione Granger, Harry plunges headfirst in to a life of great trials and intense danger as he tries to balance his life at school with his terrifying battles against his arch nemesis, the darkest wizard ever to have lived, the man was responsible for the murder of his own parents, Lord Voldemort. Across seven years at the school Harry never stops having adventures. Whether fighting unicorns, giants or spiders out in the Forbidden Forest, uncovering the deadly truth of the Chamber of Secrets beneath their feet, competing either for Gryffindor’s victory out on the Quidditch playing fields or for his very life when in the dragon pits of the Triwizard tournament, whether unrelentingly working his way through a different Defence of the Dark Arts possible when they all too often turn out to be murderous lunatics, complete frauds or even werewolves, or discovering more about the friends that betrayed his parents in the night of their deaths and finally quitting school in the last year with the knowledge of how to destroy Lord Voldemort’s black-hearted soul and the desire to try to do so, Harry never passes a single year without living a life that is fraught with incomparable danger and is enthralling for the avid reader to discover for themsleves. The 7 J.K. Rowling stories contained within this collection includes –
‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ (1997)
In his first year, Harry meets many new friends in Hogwarts and teams up with Ron & Hermione to discover what is hidden underneath the trapdoor in the forbidden area of the third floor, a trapdoor guarded by none other than a massive three-headed dog.
‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ (1998)
In his second year, Harry sees the school besieged by fear as series of strange deaths and petrification of the teachers students and the sound of a snake’s voice hissing within the castle walls coincide with an ominous message written in blood on a corridor wall: ‘The Chamber of Secrets has been opened’.
‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ (1999)
In his third year, harry is constantly looking over his shoulder as it said that notorious murderer Sirius Black, a man so terrible that an army of soul-sucking Dementors have come to Hogwarts to defend it from him, has escaped from the Azkaban prison and is coming for Harry to kill him.
‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ (2000)
In his fourth year, Harry enters in to three death-defying challenges with pupils from other wizarding schools as the Triwizard tournament comes to Hogwarts and then meets with an even deadlier experience as he arrives at the resurrection of Lord Voldemort in a gloomy graveyard where not all who enter will come out alive.
‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ (2003)
In his fifth year, the Ministry of Magic tries to increase its grip over life at Hogwarts with their new Defence of the Dark Arts teacher Dolores Umbridge put in to position and Harry must team up with his friends in secret to teach them the skills they need to defend themselves against the increasing forces of evil now that Voldemort has been released back out in tot eh wizarding world.
‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ (2005)
In his sixth year, Harry works closely with Hogwarts headmaster Dumbledore to try to uncover the secret to unravelling Voldemort’s power and also struggles to find out what plans enemy pupil Draco Malfoy has to devastate the school’s future before it is too late.
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ (2007)
In his final year, Harry, Ron and Hermione quit school and go out on the open road in order to find the Horcruxes that are the key to destroying Voldemort’s soul, however on their travels they are torn between another collection of objects of great significance and power: the Deathly Hallows that give their bearer the power over death. Unfortunately for them death is something all too prevalent as their adventures reach their peak and the fate of the entire wizarding world comes to be decided in an epic final battle in the place where it all started, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry..
The release of this audiobook collection comes after the completion of the world-famous film series that have been created as adaptations of these novels, which released their last film ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” in Summer 2011. The total running time of all the novels together is 124hrs 56min of pure, unabridged magic.