Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone by J K Rowling
Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone is the first in a magical adventure series and one of the best selling books of all time. Originally published in 1997, this award-winning book set the stage for an epic series that would go on to define the childhoods of milennials the world over.
The audio book is wonderfully read by Stephen Fry whose impression of Hagrid I especially enjoyed. He truly embodied the characters and gave the reading lively narration.
J K Rowling creates a colourful and vibrant world that is deeply enchanting to young readers. I can certainly see my younger self absolutely adoring this book and looking back on my days reading it with fond nostalgia, had I read it as a youngster, which I unfortunately didn’t.
On the off chance that you haven’t read this book, Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone is about the young eponymous wizard who has just turned eleven years old and is invited to attend Hogwarts; a school of witchcraft and wizardry, a school of enthralling enchantments, a school where magic is taught to children whose teachers actually believe that they will obey the instruction not to practise it outside of Hogwarts, a school where Neville Longbottom can sustain as much bodily harm as misfortune affords him, without the school having to worry about his parents pressing charges.
Harry Potter is a lovable and relatable protagonist. One can’t help but to cheer him on and hope for his betterment. His awful adoptive family treat him appallingly, begrudgingly taking him in after his parents were mercilessly murdered by the evil wizard, Volde….I mean, you know who…
I really enjoyed this audio book and Stephen Fry’s vivacious reading enhanced the experience. Despite the protestations of my younger self wanting to award this book 5 stars, I rate Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone.. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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