Harry Potter CD Collection

Harry Potter CD Collection

Audiobook(CD - Unabridged)

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Overview

Enjoy the complete Harry Potter series performed by the Grammy Award-winning Jim Dale. This complete unabridged audiobook collection contains the following:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739352243
Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/17/2007
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 180,817
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 15.00(h) x 5.25(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

J. K. Rowling was born in the summer of 1965 at Yate General Hospital in England and grew up in Chepstow, Gwent. She left Chepstow for Exeter University, where she earned a French and Classics degree. As a postgraduate she moved to London to work at Amnesty International, doing research into human rights abuses in Francophone Africa. She started writing the Harry Potter series during a Manchester to London King’s Cross train journey, and during the next five years, outlined the plots for each book and began writing the first novel. She then moved to northern Portugal, where she taught English as a foreign language. She married in October 1992 and gave birth to her daughter Jessica in 1993. When her marriage ended, she returned to the UK to live in Edinburgh, where Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone was eventually completed and in 1996 she received an offer of publication. The following summer the world was introduced to Harry Potter. The Harry Potter series is distributed in over 200 territories and has been translated into 65 languages.

Jim Dale has won a record ten Audie Awards, two Grammy Awards, and seven Grammy nominations as a narrator. As an actor, he has received a British Academy Award nomination, a Tony Award, five Tony nominations, and four Drama Desk Awards. As a writer, he has received an Academy Award nomination for the song "Georgy Girl."

Dale is perhaps most famous for being the voice of all the Harry Potter audio books, in which he notably performs hundreds of distinct individual character's voices. He also voices the Harry Potter video games, as well as the interactive extra features on the Potter DVD releases.

 

Awarded an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003, chiefly for his work promoting the work of chldren's literature, Dale was also inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2009.

Hometown:

Perthshire, Scotland

Date of Birth:

July 31, 1965

Place of Birth:

Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England

Education:

Exeter University

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Guest More than 1 year ago
The unabridged audio is the only way to experience the amazing tales of Harry Potter. The movies have been stripped of so much detail and, as an American without the Brittish accent, I felt a lot of the flavor was lost in reading the text myself. These recordings are so well done it truely makes for a wonderful experience. Even if you've read the books, I highly recommend re-experiencing them with the audio.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jim Dale is excellent in his portrayal of the characters in the books. I was never bored. Great listening for adults and children.
Iain010100 More than 1 year ago
I listened to the first four books and love Jim Dale's interpretation of the characters. His mad skillz as a storyteller add a great dimension to such a wonderful series. He gives each character a vibrant, memorable, and wonderfully acted personality. If you don't want to go for the text, pick up this audio book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth every penny. Jim Dale really brings the story to life and the cds offer another way to enjoy the world of Harry Potter.
Jim5769 More than 1 year ago
The Harry Potter series is excellent, and Jim Dale does an outstanding job of bringing the books to life with his reading performance. However, do NOT buy this 7-volume set unless the price is lowered. At the $400+ prices listed for this item (NEW prices, not used) as of 5/11/2009, you will save big money if you simply buy all of them individually. I added up the prices for buying all seven CD audiobooks individually (NEW prices, not used) and it would be about $100 LESS to buy all of them individually than to simply buy this complete set (even using the "member" prices). According to the description, this complete set consists of only the seven individual audiobooks, so what is the justification for the extra $100 being charged for this set? Unless something is added to the set to justify the extra cost, then the price on this item needs to be lowered to be equal to or, preferably, LESS than buying all of them individually...until one of those two conditions happen, save your money and buy the individual audiobooks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have a long commute from home to school (three hours roundtrip), and when I finally decided to get on the Harry Potter bandwagon during this past summer, I knew that the audiobooks were the way to go. Not only does Jim Dale's voice seamlessly embodies every single character, but it brings such richness to a wonderful story. I have listened to all the books at least thrice, but the 6th and 7th are probably my most listened ones ( I would say probably 5 or 6 times! ). I thoroughly enjoy this series of audiobooks my Nano is full of them - I only have room left for about 1 GB of regular music!! But anyway, this is the perfect way to get through all the Harry Potter books if you are a busy bee, or if you enjoy going to sleep while immersing yourself in a fantasy setting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am not a fan of fiction, and would never have read these books if my daughter had not given me the CD's for the first book. Once I started on that, I was hooked and had to buy all the rest. Jim Dale is simply amazing as he brings the story to life with his portrayals of every character in the Harry Potter series, and has thus rightly receive numerous awards and honors for these performances. Mr. Dale has a distinctive voice for each person in the story, and the listener quickly forgets there is only one person reading to him. The Harry Potter story is a masterpiece of literary work, and is filled with all the elements of a good story: Suspense, danger, unexpected twists, romance, comedy, etc. This is THE definitive story on the fantasy world of wizards and witches. I would like to ensure all that this has nothing to do with the Satanic witchcraft we more commonly hear about. This is a fantasy story about a fantasy population of wizards and witches who supposedly live among us 'non-magical folk' without us knowing. They are fascinated by our mechanical and electronic gadgets that we use to accomplish everyday tasks - tasks they routinely accomplish with magic. The magic they use is completely fabricated by the author and is in no way associated with Satanic rituals. For example, if a pot breaks, they pull out their magic wand and declare, 'Repairo!' Not quite the sort of thing to send you to hell. It is just a story in which, by the way, the characters celebrate Christmas and Halloween. These CDs are great for car trips, for working around the house or in the shop. I even listen to them at work instead of music. Buy these CD's. You'll love them.
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ProfessionalBookNerd More than 1 year ago
I don't have anything to say about HP that others haven't said. It's well researched and excellent. I really just wanted to recommend a book to the adult fans of HP who are also interested in science. See below!
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m_rowe More than 1 year ago
We love these CD's. A great way to experience Harry Potter. We have already read all the books and seen the movies. Listening to the books again is wonderful.
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