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Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince

Format:  CD/Spoken Word,

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Publisher: Listening Library

Publish Date: Jul 2005

ISBN-13: 9780307283658

ISBN-10: 0307283658

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The war against Voldemort is not going well: even Muggle governments are noticing. Ron scans the obituary pages of "The Daily Prophet" looking for familiar names. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses.
And yet...
As in all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate--and lose a few eyebrows in the process. The Weasley twins expand their business. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Classes are never straightforward, though Harry receives some extraordinary help from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince.
So it's the home front that takes center stage in the multilayered sixth installment of the story of Harry Potter. Here at Hogwarts, Harry will search for the full and complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort--and thereby find what may be his only vulnerability.

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Publisher: Listening Library
Publish Date: Jul 2005
ISBN-13: 9780307283658
ISBN-10: 0307283658
Format: CD/Spoken Word
Number of Pages: 0
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.4
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 6.0 x 2.25

About the author

Biography of Rowling, J. K.

J. K. (Joanne Kathleen). Rowling was born in Gloucestershire, U. K. on July 31, 1965. Rowling attended Tutshill Primary and then went on to Wyedean Comprehensive where she was made Head Girl in her final year. She received a degree in French from Exeter University. She later took some teaching classes at Moray House Teacher Training College and a teacher-training course in Manchester, England. This extensive education created a perfect foundation to spark the Harry Potter series that Rowling is renowned for.

After college, Rowling moved to London to work for Amnesty International, where she researched human rights abuses in Francophone Africa, and worked as a bilingual secretary. In 1992, Rowling quit office work to move to Portugal and teach English as a Second Language. There she met and married her husband, a Portuguese TV journalist. But the marriage dissolved soon after the birth of their daughter. It was after her stint teaching in Portugal that Rowling began to write the premise for Harry Potter.

She returned to Britain and settled in Edinburgh to be near her sister, and attempted to at least finish her book, before looking for another teaching job. Rowling was working as a French teacher when her book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published in June of 1997 and was an overnight sensation. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone won the British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year, was short listed for the Guardian Fiction Award, and received a Commended citation in the Carnegie Medal awards.

She also received 8,000 pounds from the Scottish Arts Council, which contributed to the finishing touches on The Chamber of Secrets. Rowling continued on to win the Smarties Book Prize three years in a row, the only author ever to do so. At the Bologna Book Fair, Arthur Levine from Scholastic Books, bought the American rights to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone for the unprecedented amount of $105, 000. 00. The book was re titled Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for it's American release, and proceeded to top the Best Seller's lists for children's and adult books.

The American edition won Best of the Year in the School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Parenting Magazine and the Cooperative Children's Book Center. It was also noted as an ALA Notable Children's Book as well as Number One on the Top Ten of ALA's Best Books for Young Adults. The Harry Potter Series consists of seven books, one for each year of the main character's attendance at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

All of the books in the series have been made into successful movies. She has also written Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Rowling's first novel for an adult audience, The Casual Vacancy, was published by Little Brown in September 2012.

Awards and Recognitions

  • New York Times Notable Books of the Year, 2005 (United States)
  • Galaxy British Book Awards, 2006 (United Kingdom)
  • Young Reader's Choice Award, 2008 (United States)
  • Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 2008 (United States)
  • Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature, 2008 (United States)
  • Royal Mail Award for Scottish Children's Books, 2006 (United Kingdom)
  • Golden Archer Award (Wisconsin), 2007 (United States)
  • Bilby (Books I Love Best Yearly) Award, 2006 (Australia)
  • Quill Awards, 2005 (United States)

Book description

The war against Voldemort is not going well: even Muggle governments are noticing. Ron scans the obituary pages of The Daily Prophet looking for familiar names. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses.

And yet...

As in all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate--and lose a few eyebrows in the process. The Weasley twins expand their business. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Classes are never straightforward, though Harry receives some extraordinary help from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince.

So it's the home front that takes center stage in the multilayered sixth installment of the story of Harry Potter. Here at Hogwarts, Harry will search for the full and complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort--and thereby find what may be his only vulnerability.

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5★ by 7reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5★ by It's Amazing The book was fine and I have revealed the movie.The movie will be released in theaters November 21, 2008. 10/31/2007
Rated 5 out of 5★ by great buy!!! I love listening to the Harry Potter series, it is great for at work and in the car. This is a great buy, the book stores sell this product for $75.00! I highly recommend it! 04/02/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great Voice Acting Having already purchased the previous audiobooks in the series, I knew what to expect and was not dissapointed. Jim Dale is as good as ever. I will never understand why audiobooks cost so much, but Walmart is by far the cheapest option. 04/14/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by A great way to enjoy a great story!! The story was told / performed excellently, but, there was a flaw in the 1st disc!! This was a great way to enjoy a great story, when you couldn't read it yourself!!! 08/25/2007
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