August 21, 2016

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
2015 Pottermore by J.K.Rowling Audio (Originally published in 1999)
Read by Jim Dale
Finished on March 24, 2016
Rating: 4/5 (Very Good)

Publisher's Blurb:

"'Welcome to the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. Just stick out your wand hand, step on board and we can take you anywhere you want to go.'"

When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves.... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss....

It's been years since I've read this series, and since I stalled at book 5, I decided to start listening to the remaining books before the new one was released in July. The first books in this series are by far my favorites. I love Jim Dale and this was an especially entertaining listen!
Final Thoughts:

Well worth a third reading! And, this pretty much sums up my feelings:
"To call Dale a 'reader' of books is like saying Monet was a Sunday painter." (Los Angeles Times)


  1. I had only read book one for the longest time but I was shamed by my students at my elementary school into reading all the Harry Potter books. Just before book seven came out, I started at book one and read all the way through. Well, at least I thought I read all the way through. I like it that you are listening to these. That sounds very fun.

    1. Deb, I don't know if I would have continued with the series had I not listened to the audiobooks. Jim Dale is fabulous.


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