Publisher's Summary

"Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter 'H'."
Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin! 
©1997 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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5 out of 5 stars
By MARIA COUTAS on 13-10-2016

Revisiting an old friend

Sometimes, you just need a little make believe to get you through reality 😊. Loved coming back to this story and Stephen Fry is so easy to listen to. Makes the characters come alive.

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13 of 14 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Oscar on 28-12-2015

Yass

This was amazing!!!

A. The book is amazing

B. Stephen Fry is a perfect narrator!

You must listen to this even if you're not a big fan of Harry Potter.

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15 of 17 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Marek on 25-12-2015

Magical!

I've never got to the Harry Potter books. I love the movies and the games, however I have never actually read the books. Therefore, I decided, that my first audiobook from Audible will be Phillosopher's Stone. It was captivating from start to finish, making my eyes literally water with some kind of nostalgia at some places. I don't think anyone else would have narrated it better than Stephen Fry. His amazing voice brings every character to life and creates an exquisite atmosphere throughout the whole story. Now I can't wait to buy the rest of the HP audiobooks!

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17 of 19 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By graham Rowan on 22-03-2016

The Harry Potter Series

Would you listen to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Book 1 again? Why?

I would listen to this book again in fact I would listen to any of the Potter books again because I can always learn something different every time I read them.

What other book might you compare Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Book 1 to and why?

Harry Potter has ideas expressed in other books but this is something different. I can relate to this world in many ways an orphan not loved by his guardians not told anything about where he comes from hears it from a completed e stranger goes to a magical school discovers his enemy is not actually d

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene is when Hagrid gives Dudly a pig tail it is just so funny.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The moment which moves me is when Dumbledore says this. To the well organized mind, death is just another adventure.

Any additional comments?

Don't try to compare Stephen Fry's readings with Jim Dale there are 2 different styles both of which blend themselves with the uniqueness of this series.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Simon on 20-11-2015

Perfectly Fryed Potter

If ever a series didn't need introducing it has to be J.K. Rowling's stunning Harry Potter! As soon as I saw this was available the only question on my mind was whether or not the narrator would do it justice. This is a big pair of reading glasses to fill!

Well, they only went and got Stephen Fry! He is superb! His voice fits Rowling's work to a tee and the story unfolds through his quintessential English being delivered with huge aplomb. Of course we do all know that this series grew in stature and maturity with its audience. There are tougher, longer books ahead of this one that have more of a cutting edge to them. So can he keep it up? Well based on this first volume there is little doubt in my mind that he will!

Potter fans can rest assured that this audiobook does Rowling's work full justice!

See you in Hogwarts!

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99 of 114 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Cyberspark13 on 25-11-2015

Fry gives magical performance.

Mr Fry does a superb reading of this enjoyable book. Really brought the books back to life for me.

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41 of 49 people found this review helpful

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