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 Harrison...Continua
loved the content. I can always carry this book with me.
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And finally my time! I eventually read Harry Potter. And I appreciated it. I started reading the first chapter because I saw a movie about Joanne Rowling and some of her interviews. I like this woman so determinated and inspired, and inspiring! I don’t like fantasy... I don’t like wizards and witches... I’m like a muggle... But I enjoyed my time with Harry Potter and all the character... Then I saw the movie and I liked it too. I’ve already ordered the second book of the saga....Continua
According to my work at i need help with my coursework services I have a little time to read, but you should find several hours to read THIS book!
Over all I was impressed. I knew that they were going to leave out alot. (Where the hell was Peves????)
But they stayed fairly true to the story and the characters, and the casting was top notch!
Also, I don't think you need to have read the books to enjoy the movie.
I would like to say that the books are BETTER that the movie, but it was really nice to see what a game of Quidditch really looks like!
I still think it would have been better to break up the book into a TV series, so they could cover more of the stuff in the book. But the Almighty $ decided a film series would be more lucrative, and I'm sure thay are right.
If you haven't read the books, I strongly urge you to read them, they are wonderful! And see the movie! It was well wotht the cost of admition!