Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: A Harry Potter Hogwarts Library Book Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
"A glance through Muggle art and literature of the Middle Ages reveals that many of the creatures they now believe to be imaginary were then known to be real."
As every fan of the Harry Potter stories knows, the shelves of the Hogwarts Library are home to all sorts of fascinating books. There are three in particular you might have heard mentioned by certain Hogwarts students and that you can add to your listening list too, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
A set textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world.
Flipping through the pages of Newt's famous journal, you'll journey around the globe and discover the many and varied creatures that he made it his life's work to study and protect. Some of the beasts will be familiar to fans of the Wizarding World - the Hippogriff, the Niffler, the Hungarian Horntail...while others will surprise even the most ardent amateur Magizoologist.
Who better to narrate this stunning catalogue of magical creatures than Eddie Redmayne, who plays Newt Scamander in the Fantastic Beasts movies? Eddie's film credits include The Danish Girl, My Week with Marilyn, Les Misérables and The Theory of Everything, for which he won a Golden Globe, an Academy Award, and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor.
Fans of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them are sure to enjoy the other Hogwarts Library books: Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard.
Comic Relief, operating name Charity Projects, is a registered charity in the UK with charity nos. 326568 (England/Wales) and SC039730 (Scotland). Lumos Foundation is a registered charity in the UK with no. 1112575 (England/Wales). Fifteen percent of the proceeds* received by Pottermore Limited from this audiobook will be made available to the charities for their work across the UK and globally including helping children and young people have a better life. These proceeds will be shared 20 percent for Comic Relief and 80 percent for Lumos Foundation.
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|Listening Length||1 hour and 54 minutes|
|Author||J.K. Rowling, Newt Scamander|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||14 March 2017|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 760 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
3 in Animals for Children
5 in Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths for Children (Audible Books & Originals)
6 in Myths & Legends for Young Adults
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I was absolutely mind-blown at the detail of this book. There were so many such stunning creatures that Scamander had discovered that I had absolutely no idea which creature was best.
After a bit of thinking i decided that the thunderbird was my favourite, not only cause of its bright shimmering feathers but because of its kindness and loyalty to those whom it knows. Honestly, check out this book. Its fabulous and very ... Different "
The sound effects in the audiobook include the sounds that the beasts themselves make, but also when Newt Scamander beats back a beast or two with his travel teakettle. There's eggs cracking, leaves rustling, wings flapping, feet stomping...
Eddie Redmayne also reads the foreward from the book that Dumbledore has written - including telling you about a wonderful charity called Comic Relief. As he reads the book, it sounds like someone is explaining their own findings to you - not just like someone reading aloud from a book.
The 'About the Author' section is also read out as it tells you about Newt Scamander himself - his history, plus his wife and their pet Kneazles.
However, the physical book has spaces where Harry, Ron and Hermione have written in the book and the cover of the book is quite lovely.
The illustrations are really good too. Unfortunately there isn't a picture for every beast, but the ones that are there are done well.
"Worrying means you suffer twice."
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Also, it is inconsistent with the fantastic beasts film. Newt in the film would never describe creatures as boring which this book does, the character was fascinated by all creatures.
I'm also pretty sure they missed out some of the beasts! E.g. Boggarts and some others that I can't remember. Although my memory may be failing me, as I no longer have my original copy for comparison.
It includes scribbles and notations by Harry, Ron and Hermione which add to the fun of it and is kicked off with an introduction by Albus Dumbledore penned in his own inimitable style
produced to benefit Comic Relief with no compromise of the creative and colourfully descriptive writings of JKR, this is a great accompaniment to the harry potter collection of books - JKR is a literary legend of our time I say.
Trash in a nice cover. AVOID