Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Format:  CD/Spoken Word,

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Publisher: Listening Library

Publish Date: Sep 1999

ISBN-13: 9780807281956

ISBN-10: 0807281956

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Read by Jim Dale 8 hours 17 minutes, 7 CDs.

Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That's because he's being raised by his miserable muggle aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he's a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright. From the surprising way he is greeted by a lovable giant, to the unique curriculum and colorful faculty at his unusual school, Harry finds himself drawn deep inside a mystical world he never knew existed and closer to his own noble destiny.

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Publisher: Listening Library
Publish Date: Sep 1999
ISBN-13: 9780807281956
ISBN-10: 0807281956
Format: CD/Spoken Word
Number of Pages: 0
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.65
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.25 x 6.0 x 1.5

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.

Book description

Read by Jim Dale

8 hours 17 minutes, 7 CDs

Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That's because he's being raised by his miserable muggle aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he's a wizard, just as his parents were.

But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright.

From the surprising way he is greeted by a lovable giant, to the unique curriculum and colorful faculty at his unusual school, Harry finds himself drawn deep inside a mystical world he never knew existed and closer to his own noble destiny.

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Rated 4.9 out of 5★ by 10reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Audio Book I'm sure that most people have already formed some opinion about the Harry Potter books and movies. I've just gotten in to listening to the audio books in the Potter series and have found them to be delightful. The Sorcerer's Stone was the second audio book of the series that I've listened to and found it a real delight. Having read the books several times it is quite enjoyable to listen to the reader (Jim Dale?) and his voices for the characters. It certainly makes traveling long distances pass by more quickly. If you haven't had an opportunity to listen to one of these audio books I highly recommend them.And I also found ordering them online with WalMart a very pleasant experience. Everything went smoothly and the product arrived in a timely manner. Well done WalMart!! 08/22/2007
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Long live Harry Potter After reading the Harry Potter series myself I am absolutely thrilled that my 10 year old son is now into Harry Potter and LOVING it!!! 01/19/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by wonderful book series loved this book. would tell everyone who has not heard the story to listen to it. great for drivng long distances or even short ones. 04/29/2008
Rated 4 out of 5★ by Harry Potter Audio Book It is great for long trips. I bought it to listen to while driving to work. The only thing I would change is I wish they had used a woman's voice. I think the women do a better job of story telling. 08/17/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by A great addition to my Hary Potter collection and one that I can just listen to instead of having to read a book..But it would be a lot nicer if the store would carry this product and all of the rest of the series instead of having to order them..Add for them says some stores carrying them, but all of the Wal-marts that I have been in doesn't carry them..Just wonder which stores are big enough to handle and carry this product. 08/18/2010
Rated 5 out of 5★ by I have the entire series!! I am a avid fan of the Harry Potter Books but I am not a good reader. Jim Dale who reads the book is really excellent!! He uses different voices for each character. So if you enjoy Harry Potter but don't enjoy reading this series is for you. 07/07/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Good book to listen too I've listen to the book before now its nice to have one to listen to when ever i want! 11/05/2010
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