Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Audiobook CD - 1999
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Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches
Publisher: Old Greenwich, CT : Listening Library, p1999
ISBN: 9780807286005
0807286001
Branch Call Number: JCD JSF Rowl
Characteristics: 7 sound disc (8 hrs. 17 mins.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Dale, Jim

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JCLBeckyC Mar 30, 2017

Jim Dale to the rescue! As a children's librarian, I've felt ashamed that I could never get through this classic. I tried reading the first chapter several times over the years, and it was just meh. A colleague recommended listening to the audiobook, narrated by Jim Dale. Hooray! I finally got through it - and I loved it. Now I finally get all the Harry Potter cultural references and jokes! Thank you, Jim Dale!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Nov 30, 2016

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is the first book in one of the best-loved series of all time: the Harry Potter adventures. It starts with a mysterious encounter between three people with an important job: leaving a baby Harry Potter on his only surviving relatives’ doorstep, to let him grow up with his family, and to explain. Then the story skips ahead 11 years, to Harry’s 11th birthday. He’s been treated terribly in comparison to his cousin, Dudley Dursley, so when letters start arriving at the Dursleys’ house, Harry is excited to realize they have something to do with him. After a trip to escape the endless stream of letters brings a startling revelation for Harry, he has no choice but to dive headfirst into a wizarding world where everyone knows his name. I find the first book of this amazing series particularly, well, magical. Its introduction of a spectacular new world is just… exquisite. Seeing it through Harry’s eyes just makes it all the more meaningful, because it’s not difficult to relate to this poor, confused boy, thrust into a world he never even knew existed, only to have everyone staring at him like he’s some sort of hero, because to them, he is. The light-hearted tone of Harry’s first months at Hogwarts makes it such fun to read, and as Harry, Ron and Hermione slowly bond and start setting off on their first adventures, the mystery surrounding the perplexing third-floor corridor only intensifies. This book is an absolute must-read in my opinion. I recommend it to everyone and anyone, because it’s such a perfect balance of fun and mystery, and of learning and adventure.
- @freckleface675 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Harry Potter's evil aunt and uncle keep him in a closet under the stairs with barely enough food. One day, he ends up conversing with a snake and a mysterious letter from a school addressed to Harry is delivered by an owl. Then ten more letters. Then 100. Then 1000. All delivered by owls. His aunt and uncle are determined to not let him read one of them. Little did he know that his life was about to change forever.
- @bookworm2.1k of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Julia_Lit_Teacher
Jul 01, 2016

Great reader. I hadn't read the Harry Potter books and wanted to see what they were all about. The descriptions of the aunt and uncle and Dudley were hilarious. Great characters. A little stereotypical in that it uses Halloween characters - witches, wizards, goblins, riding on broomsticks. The rest of the book was so creative it seems like she could have made up new types of characters instead of borrowing from pop culture. But overall, really fun to read and I can't wait to read the next one!

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yellow_giraffe_224
Jun 26, 2015

Such a fun read

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joliebergman
Feb 20, 2015

Fun fun fun fun fun!

WVMLStaffPicks Sep 20, 2014

I only managed to read Chapter One of the first Harry Potter book. The story just did not capture my interest or imagination, so I decided to listen to the audiobooks. They were fantastic! Jim Dale, the reader, is amazing. It's unbelievable that one person can become a whole cast of weird and wonderful characters. I highly recommend them for anyone like me who was not captivated by the books or fans who want more Harry Potter.

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clebras
Oct 19, 2013

Jim Dale's readings of the Harry Potter books are all worth a listen - I have listened innumerable times to these! And I do prefer him as a reader to even the British audio HP books that are read by the great Stephen Fry, Jim Dale does individual voices for different characters, it is superb and fun.

Marie55BA Jun 07, 2013

This was the best book of the harry potter books.

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kcmarko
Feb 12, 2013

One of the discs is scratched and a few of the tracks won't play. **Note - I fixed the problem on disc 6, now all tracks play**

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Anna81
Aug 26, 2012

Enjoyable audiobook. Familiar story -- it's a great listen!

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Fandango1
Apr 02, 2012

"what are you three doing inside on a day like this. some people would think your up to something" Severus snape harry potter and the philosophers stone.

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