The seventh and final entry to the Harry Potter series we start this audio with Voldemolt (gah! He who shall not be named!) coming and taking over the Ministry of Magic. These are dark days, and Harry, Ron, and Hermoine, have all dropped out of school to do what they can to put a stop to Volde… He Who Shall Not Be Named’s rule.
What was once a series of light-hearted fun reads with a little “spooky to them” but a lot of magic, has now entered the seventh season and the books have become much more serious, and quite darker as they progressed. Volde…. He Who Shall Not Be Named (HWSNBN)started out a scary guy but beatable and as we enter into the Deathly Hollows , HWSNBM is a force to be reckoned with and really – I for one had no idea how it would all end.
If you have been following my audio reviews of the Hatty Potter series you will notice that I somehow skipped many books and wound up in book 7. This is true, and was a total error on my part. I have been picking these up from the library and I requested the wrong one… I should have been on Goblet Of Fire. Yet, once I had these cd’s in my hand, I could not give them up and so just started listening. (I have read all the books so really…. there was no spoilers!)
I will rave forever about Jim Dale’s narration of this audio series and have to tell you if you have not experienced these books on audio you are truly missing out. Jim voice takes you right into the reading and he does the voices so well that I actually get goose bumps as he booms out the voice of Hagrid, Snape, and the others….
I am always so impressed with JK Rowling too. Every time I listen to one of the books, especially the early ones, I am amazed at how many seeds were planted early on that would come up later; many books later. I had forgotten until I listened to them after all the books were out and especially in this final book you see pieces of other books coming into play. (A great blog to check out for super detailing on each of the books is The Zen Leaf, Amanda’s eye for detail astounds me!)
So for me – this was an excellent experience and I hope to one day own all these cd’s for myself. Maybe, this was the audio I was meant to listen to as this movie (at least part of it) will be out this November. I truly cannot wait!
The seventh and final installment of the Harry Potter series, left many of us Potter heads (*raises hand*) with a bitter-sweet feeling. I remember I was so excited for the final book to come and see what JK Rowling would do to tie everything together – and at the same time, you didn’t want to finish it because in your heart you knew it was the end. I had hoped that JK would leave it somewhat open in case she changed her mind years down the road, but for those of you who have read this book, you know that she did her best to close the doors to that hope.
However – rumors have sprouted around the internet that maybe…. there may be another Harry Potter book. J K is quoted:
While Rowling said that she has no immediate plans to write any more Potter books, she didn’t rule the possibility out altogether. Instead, she suggested that “maybe 10 years from now” it could happen.
She also told one child she does want to write more books, adding that, “I’m quite sure in the not-too-distant future I will bring out another book.”
Marjorie Kehe, April 6, 2010
So I leave you with this….. do you think there should be another Harry Potter book? Or should J K just leave the series as is? If there was another book, what could/would it be about?