Let me refresh your memory. In this third installment of the world of Harry Potter compliments of J K Rowling, Harry finds himself back with his aunt and uncle – The Dursley’s. When Aunt Marge comes to visit and starts putting down Harry parents in front of him calling his father a no good drunk and his mother – well, let’s just say Harry decided enough was enough and there is ummm…. an incident.
Harry leaves the safety (if you call that safety…) of the Dursley’s home and sets out on his own. He is picked up by the “night bus” and makes his way back to Hogwarts… but this time, something is watching him, and as the pieces come together Harry learns about Serius Black and his escape from Azkaban, and the rumor on the street (or at least at Hogwarts) is that Serius is coming after Harry…
If you have not had the pleasure of sinking your eyes or ears into this book, I highly recommend you do. having read through the entire series twice, and this time trying the audio…. I can’t stress enough how brilliant these stories still are to me. The more I think of all the details – all the pieces that come together to make these books work together – I am still amazed.
And this one carries within some amazing things –
- The Marauder’s Map (such a smart idea for this book and plays so well into the plot)
- The Time Turner is another item that makes this book come together
Finally, let me just say if you are thinking that you read the books and you have no need to listen to them on audio, I have to tell you that you are missing out. Jim Dale reads with such a flare that I am amazed how clearly I fall into the rhythm of the story. I am anxiously awaiting to continue my audio journey with book 4….
Book Journey’s map is updated to include Prisoner of Azkaban
Cover Story: I am sure this is an older cover and I do not like it. I feel this cover does not do justice for what you are about to experience. A picture of the Marauder’s Map would have been much more drawing.
I received my copy of this audio on loan from our local library
Have you heard of PPD (Post Potter Depression)? Apparently it is out there – and this article tells you more about it. (I am pretty sure I have symptoms….LOL