Harry is 15, angry and alienated. Gone is the eager, wet-behind-the-ears boy wizard. He’s morphed into a surly teenager. The story is slow to start, but a peerless performance by Jim Dale spins even long passages of exposition into gold. Once Harry reaches Hogwarts, the pace accelerates and the fun begins. Voldemort is secretly marshalling the dark wizards for war, the new Dark Arts teacher runs Hogwarts like a fascist state, and Harry learns of an ancient prophecy explaining his psychic connection to Voldemort. More thoughtful, missing the playfulness of earlier adventures, this artful coming-of-age story provides the perfect backdrop for Harry’s adolescent angst and awakening consciousness. Dale’s wizardry transports listeners to places Muggle and magical, and Rowling’s inventive plot shifts and fresh characters make this “must listening” for older Potter fans. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, Winner of 2004 ALA/ YALSA Recording, 2004 Audie Award Winner © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 03]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2003
CS ISBN 978-0-8072-2028-3 $45.00 Seventeen cassettes
CD ISBN 978-0-8072-2029-0 $75.00 Twenty-three CDs
Library Ed. Listening Library 2003
CS ISBN $60.00 Seventeen cassettes
CD ISBN $90.00 Twenty-three CDs
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