With the release of the final Harry Potter movie, many are suffering a kind of separation anxiety. No more Harry Potter? What are we to do?
Well, if you are like me, you enjoyed the movies but never read any of the books. I had always heard that the movies — although very well done — had to leave out a tremendous amount of JK Rowling’s story because of the limitations of cinematic treatments.
Reading a bunch of big, thick books sounds like a formidable task, but I found one person who was up to the task — Stephen Fry.
If you aren’t acquainted with Mr. Fry, this will be a terrific introduction. He is thoroughly enjoyable as he adopts various tones of voice and accents for the multiplicity of characters in the Potter Universe.
Although I haven’t heard them, I understand in the US, Jim Dale was hired to read the books. I love Mr. Dale’s voice, which I enjoyed during the cult-favorite “Pushing Daisies” where he also narrated.
If you spend a lot of time in the care, or just want to spend some relaxing time at home playing audio books, and you can’t get enough of Harry Potter, this is the perfect way to sooth your Potter-withdrawal.