Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets by JK Rowling (Audio)

Book Journey traveled to Fictional London

Coffee Connections:  The Elephant House of Edinburgh,  is where J K Rowling wrote most of the first Harry Potter book.

9 cds

Cover Love:  Yes, the cover of this second book is perfect to attract kids of all ages!

Ever since Harry Potter had come home for the summer, the Dursleys were so mean and hideous that all Harry wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.

And strike it does. For in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor and a spirit who haunts the girls’ bathroom. But then
the real trouble begins–someone is turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects…Harry Potter himself!

I kept hearing from everyone how amazing the Harry Potter books were on audio so I went out and found the second book on audio at my library, and it was everything I was told it would be – and more.

What amazes me continuously about J K Rowling and the Potter books is, I never get tired of them.  I can’t put my finger on it but I loved them all the first time I read them…. loved them when I read them all again a couple of years ago…. and now going through them again – if anything I love them more.

Why?  I ask myself the same question.  I keep thinking as I get older, and read more books, the magic I found in the wizardly world will fade…. but it doesn’t.  If anything – just the opposite happens and I find each trip to Hogwarts to be more magical.

The audio was fantastic.  I much own them some day.  Reader Jim Dale was astounding and his voices for the different characters was spot on.  I could have sworn Hagrid was the same Hagrid I hear in the movies.  Moaning Myrtle – yup…. he could do her voice well too.

And what hit home for me this time around was the Weazley Twins, Fred and George.  As they are up to their typical trickery…. I had to smile as I pictured J K developing these two delightful characters.  Here she was, no teens of her own – but she had these two spot on… For that matter, she has them all spot on.  Ron is a perfect younger brother, trying to make his own name in the world, Hermoine is fantastic and well – do we even need to discuss the incredible and amazing Harry?

“Now, behave, won’t you?  Won’t you, Fred? And you, George?”

— Molly Weasley

A thoroughly enjoyable audio that I would recommend for the whole family.

I received the copy I listened to from my local Library

30 thoughts on “Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets by JK Rowling (Audio)

  1. I don’t understand why so many people are still against the Harry Potter series. We are still having people coming in complaining we have them in the library. Of course none of them have ever read any of the books. For many it is a mission they have been sent on by their ministers and for others it is just a general thing against magic, wizards, and witchcraft, oh, and dragons who will cause kids to commit suicide. 10 years and we are still fighting this battle, but now we have vampires and werewolves thrown into the mix.
    Sorry, about the rant. It is just frustrating when you can’t reason with people and they steal the books so no one else can read them. Their form of censorship.

    I love Harry Potter and do have ORDER OF THE PHOENIX on tape (I found it at the flea market). I keep looking for others, they are so expensive on CD if you buy them new. Mr. Dale does such a wonderful job. I still have not read the last book. I didn’t like to get ahead of the movies and have waited to read the books until just before the movie comes out. I need to get started on the last book.
    I have a double set of books. We were visiting my family who live on the Canadian border when ORDER OF THE PHOENIX came out. We crossed over and finally found a bookstore that had a good selection. I bought the british version of all the books and those will be the ones I use when I reread. I’m just curious about the difference in language and phrasing. The covers are different, too. Interestingly, they also had a set of the books in paperback aimed at the adult audience. The covers were very different. More like suspense books (dark, photographs). For example one was a picture of a train station platform at night in the rain. They also had them in french, but I’d spent enough already plus I can’t read enough french to get past the first sentence.
    As you said, JK has done such a wonderful job writing this series. Her characterizations of individuals and their growth are perfect. Whether they are first year students, teens, pompous officials, or scattered adults they couldn’t be better. I know rereading will be a treat. The first time through I am always in such a hurry to find out what happens I miss some of the little details. In addition, after having read the whole series, when you go back through, you can pick up the clues that were given about what is ahead.
    I will be so glad when my grandson can read them.

    1. Pat that will be exciting for your grandson. I love that I was part of the first generation to experience these books as they first hit the shelves. Really it is like the making of history 😀

  2. I am someone who has loved the HP books on tape/CD. I think the reader does a fabulous job so I am really glad you tried it! I am a huge fan of the whole series (and the movies)

  3. Hi Sheila!

    Although I never listen to any of audio book but I alwayas love harry potter! i myself read it almost once in a year for each book in the series.i’m so in love with Harry potter and like you, i will never get tired of it.J.K. Rowling is so an outstanding author and all the characters are amusing, amazing and i never get bored of it.and they are fun too.. =)

    1. darlyn if I could make the time I would read them more. Right now I am working through the Harry Potter challenge which just gives me the wonderful ability to “make myself” read them again. 😀

  4. Congratulations Laurel, I read somewhere last week that you have 18 comments at one point!

    I have one more crazy week and then life changes. It’s hard for me to sit down and read when my husband leaves in 4 days… I don’t expect to get too much reading during the week. If the weather is nice this weekend I will be sitting on the deck and hopefully plow through a book.

    Have a great week!

  5. I love Harry Potter! They never get old (have a few series like that).

    I finally listened to them on tape last year and enjoyed it! Jim Dale does a fantastic job of reading them:)

  6. I just finished this audiobook a few days ago, and I agree that the audiobooks are wonderful to listen to. I started The Prisoner of Azkaban audio today. They never do get old. 🙂

    Fred and George are so funny, but when it comes to favorite characters I am fascinated by Snape.

    1. Alyce I really enjoy Snapes character too! His role isnt as big in this book as some of the others yet to come. I really hope I can find the next book on audio too 😀

  7. Hi, I’m a new follower and I’m loving your blog so far. I’ve just finished listening to the HP audio books for like the zillionth time – I love them. Are the ones you have in the States narrated by Stephen Fry? He does a fantastic job!

    1. Hi Deborah and welcome! 😀 Jim Dale narrates and he is really good too. Something about these books just keep me coming back. I never lose the magic I found in them the first time.

  8. I totally agree with you! I’m so pleased I gave the audio books a go too – I have them on my MP3 player and I listen to them in bed at night when I’m too tired to read a book. Although I have to say, it’s a little disconcerting to wake up in the middle of the night and hear Professor Umbridge yelling at Harry or two wizards duelling!

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