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The adult edition of a fantasy in which a young boy called Harry Potter lives in a cupboard under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house, but his life is changed forever when an owl appears with a letter for him, and he is rescued by a world where nothing is ever as it seems to be. From the author of HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS.
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Just when it seems that there cannot possibly be another twist to the Harry Potter tale, Stephen Fry dons his haughtiest and naughtiest tones to bring Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone to vibrant life on audio.
Harry Potter has spent the first 10 years of his life at the mercy of the dreadful Dursleys--the aunt, uncle and fat, spoilt brat of a cousin who reluctantly gave him a home after the death of his mother and father. But on his 11th birthday Harry discovers that he is no ordinary boy, and despite the best efforts of his hideous relatives he escapes to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to begin his new life as a trainee wizard. And the rest, as they say, is history...
As Harry battles against the evils thrown in his path, Stephen Fry injects the proceedings with a wry, dry and extremely contagious humour that perfectly suits the tale, wringing out the best in Harry and his cohorts as they get to grips with their new lives at the sharp end of Hogwarts. Fry's innate upper-class drone is perfectly suited to the telling of this most magical tale, cracking into the high-pitched squawking of Hermione the swat, or the gentle tones of the firm but fair Dumbledore, or the evil sniping of slimey Snape at precisely the right moments, adding further atmosphere and intensity to the story
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a fine story and much has been written about its success but until you have heard Fry's cracking reading of this most magical of stories then you simply haven't lived. As with any audio book, this one is perfect for car journeys and an ideal way of introducing reluctant readers to the magic that is Harry Potter. (Age 9 and over) --Susan HarrisonReview:
'J.K. Rowling is a fantastic author and I would encourage any child to read the Harry Potter books'
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Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0747543356
Book Description bloomsbury publishing plc, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Both books contained in a specially designed gift box - slight damage to bottom next to bar code - both hardcover books signed by JK Rowling and in very good condition. Includes a publicity photo of the author provided to us by bloomsbury publishing. PHILOSOPHER'S STONE. First edition, fourth printing. . 223 pages: 3 binder's blank, half-title-page, title page, dedication page, . Bound in original pictorial boards, in pictorial dust-wrapper. Signed by Rowling on the dedication page. -and a pencil message from mother to son on inside title page - dated 1998 - also a biro written phone no of bloomsbury on copyright page 01714942111- used to obtain JK Rowling publicity photo mentioned above CHAMBER OF SECRETS. First edition, seventh printing. 255 pages: binder's blank, half-title-page, title-page, dedication page, , . Bound in original pictorial boards, in pictorial dust-wrapper. A very good copy. Signed by Rowling on the first binders blank - pencil message from mother to son on half title page - dated 1998. Nigel Newton, My item was signed twice by JK Rowling at an event at Waterstone's in Richmond London in the summer of 1998 around the time of the publication of the second volume. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-1560364463447