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Thursday, June 24, 2010
51. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J K Rowling (audio)
I was able to purchase this used CD at a reasonable price and decided to give it a listen on my recent trip to Vegas. I don't normally listen to audio books that have ten discs and so it took me considerably longer than the trip to finish this one. I had just watched the movie a month ago and was surprised at the things that were left out. It was a lot of fun reliving the whole adventure.
I won't bore you with a synposis of the story. Most people know what happens. I'll just share what I liked and didn't like. First of all, Jim Dale is an amazing narrator. He has the gift of differentiating each voice so you recognize that character each time he/she speaks. However, I found his voice for Hermione to be very annoying. He makes her drag out the last syllable to Harry's name so it just got on my nerves. But that is a very minor flaw. I looked forward to listening to the book each time I got into my car. The Harry Potter books are amazing and entertaining and so imaginative. I really would like to listen to the entire set and don't even care if I do it in order.