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Summary

"'Give me Harry Potter,' said Voldemort's voice, 'and none shall be harmed. Give me Harry Potter, and I shall leave the school untouched. Give me Harry Potter, and you will be rewarded.'" 

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy.... 

Having now become classics of our time, the Harry Potter audiobooks never fail to bring comfort and escapism to listeners of all ages. With its message of hope, belonging and the enduring power of truth and love, the story of the Boy Who Lived continues to delight generations of new listeners. 

Theme music composed by James Hannigan.

Discover more from the Wizarding World with Quidditch Through the Ages here.
©2007 J.K. Rowling (P)2015 J.K. Rowling

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"A marriage made in heaven, Stephen Fry reading Harry Potter." (The Times)

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The most fantastic audiobook

I loved the films, reading books, studio tour and most recently seen the play. But, my best Harry Potter experience has been listening to Stephen Fry reading JK Rowling's fantastic story. Addictive listening. Beyond brilliant. Stephen Fry is a master narrator and I would like to say THANK YOU.

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BRILLIANTLY

LOVED it Stephen Fry mad this stand out so much passion in his voice you cannot fail to listen to this.

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After all this time?


Always.




I will never outgrow these beautiful books, thank you forever miss Rowling.

Stephen Fry, you are exceptional.

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Oh Boy!

I love this book so much, there's so much going on in it, so much to learn and digest. The darkness that started a few books ago really comes to the fore in this, not just to do with Voldemort but internal mental darkness. The characters all do so much growing up in this book. I could go on and on but I won't, always....

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Hallowed Be Thy Name Harry Potter!

This book marks the end of a long journey for anyone who has followed Harry, Ron, Hermione and the others through their school years at Hogwarts. During this journey there have been magical moments of high drama, genuine warmth and of course no little humour. As the books have progressed however it’s become more real, more edgy and increasingly tense. The challenge for JK Rowling with the Deathly Hallows was whether she could tie it all up and give this impressive series a satisfying conclusion.

Well, to cut what is a long story short she did just that. For anyone that doesn’t know the stories I’ll include no real spoilers but this is a story of its own with twists, turns and mysteries to be solved. Rowling has Harry and the reader questioning the motives and natures of many of the characters and much is kept hanging until very near the end. Her patience in building the back story over the previous books brings rich rewards in terms of several eyebrow raising moments. Highlights for me include the climactic battle including the way in which it is resolved and blessedly redemption for my favourite character in all of the books. The author spends a long time developing the story and this is a bleaker book than the ones that have gone before but no less satisfying for all that. This is, after all, the wizarding world at war, casualties had to be expected!

Stephen Fry brings it all to our ears with consummate professionalism and genuine empathy meaning that I can happily say goodbye to the Potter stories content that I’ve now completed one of modern literature’s great adventures.

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Long live Longbottom

How can Stephen Fry, reading the Harry Potter books, be anything but fantastic.
I've just finished the series & want to start again.
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Fantastic

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I've listened to the entire series and this was a great conclusion.
I'd never read the books before, only seen the films.
Apart from the cop-out epilogue, I thought it was great definitely worth a listen.
Stephen Fry is fantastic.

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Great book and Stephen Fry is excellent.

A great book to read, but even better with Stephen Fry reading it. He puts so much performance into it with different voices and creates atmosphere.

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Wonderful

Great conclusion to the series wonderfully performed by Stephen Fry. The narration, characterisation and pacing were excellent and really brought the story alive. I've read all seven of the Potter books but this audio version really added something extra - I noticed things I hadn't seen when reading. A definite plus factor in the performance.

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The final part

This final episode of the Harry Potter series sees Harry leave school. The story cleverly links through elements of the previous stories. Listening to this audiobook takes hold of your imagination - much better than seeing the films - more detail - greater suspense and more vivid characters. - Great.

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  • 02-11-17

Stephen Fry the best narrator on this planet.

There is nothing better than listening to Stephen Fry read stories, after a long day of work.

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  • Sage
  • 08-06-17

over all the book was enjoyable

Would you listen to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7 again? Why?

yes, as the book was interesting and had many things the movie did not provide

What did you like best about this story?

character development

Which character – as performed by Stephen Fry – was your favorite?

the house elves

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

both laugh and cry, it was emotionaly engaging

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in the last chapter some more back story to how they rebuild the wizarding world after the last battle would have been greatly appriated

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  • Alex L
  • 21-03-18

Excellent reader

This book in wheel written and entertaining, as everybody knows. I am enthusiastic about the reader: really excellent

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  • Tsuki Akurei
  • 25-10-20

That voice

I want Stephen Fry to narrate every book on this site. If I had a choice, I would probably have either him or Morgan freeman narrate my life too!

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  • peter
  • 18-05-22

DISINTEGRATING INTO HYSTERIA

Cant argue with phenomenal success but for my tastes this story should have been wrapped up two books ago. It is sad to watch one of the most charming and likeable fantasy stories of all time descend into soap-opera, but as Harry, Ron and Hermione shout, curse, screech, shriek, bellow, yell, whimper and roar their pointless and hysterical dialogue at each other, the story falls apart into frantic 'and then' moments that irritate, strain patience and credulity and erase every shred of enjoyment from the tale. I skipped and skipped again and again persisting out of loyalty to the joy of the first few books, but as a happy listener JK lost me in the middle of book 5 and never repaired my disappointment. In fact, I stopped listening before the end - and as I did so I remembered doing the same thing while reading this book 15 years ago, finding the plot holes and inconsistencies too big to ignore, and depressed by the sad sacrifices of so many characters and the integrity of the series as a whole. Looking back now I think that up to the middle of Book 5 HP is one of the best stories I have read, and prefer to give myself an Obliviato curse so that the joyful flavour remains.

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  • David Jimenez
  • 17-05-22

Le mejor saga de ficción y fantasía escrita.

Haber tenido la desdicha de ver las pelis antes de leer los libros me ha hecho darme cuenta de lo poco que la historia había llegado a cautivarme cuando las vi. Finalmente me he leído los libros y ahora no puedo dejar de pensar que tan increíble hubiera sido haber leído esta maravillosa historia mientras salian a la luz hace ya tantos años atrás. Solo puedo decir que ahora me siento completamente cautivado por el mundo mágico de j.k.rowling.

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  • Mina H.
  • 10-05-22

so many emotions

sadness, friendship, many types of love,loss Is just some of the things you'll meet in this series

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-03-22

the way to experience the harry potter univere!

stephen fry is just amazing to listen to.. and the book is a million times beter then the movie...

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  • lsangeadov
  • 25-03-22

Excelent

I've read the Harry Potter books a million times, but I fell in-love with the marvellous way Stephen Fry reads, acts, and gives life to the story and characters. I'm definitely downloading more books read by him!
Simply brilliant

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-03-22

Magical

Any Mr Fry could make me love the story even more. It is magical. I highly recommend this