“I really like how the sixth book is going. A lot happens in the sixth book and a lot of questions are answered. I really have a sense that we are nearly there and it is time for answers, not more questions and clues, although obviously there are a few clues as I am not quite finished yet.”
– J. K. Rowling
This is Harry Potter’s 6th year at Hogwarts. While Voldemort’s dark forces spread terror and fear everywhere, things became more and more obvious to Harry, that he would soon have to face his fate.
But is Harry ready to overcome the challenges that lie ahead?
About Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince Audiobook
Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince Audiobook free is a fantasy audiobook written by British author J. K. Rowling and the sixth and penultimate audiobook in the Harry Potter Audio Books series.
Set during the protagonist Harry Potter’s sixth year at Hogwarts, the audiobook explores the past of Harry’s nemesis, Lord Voldemort, and Harry’s preparations for the final battle against Voldemort alongside his headmaster and mentor Albus Dumbledore.
The Half-blood Prince Audiobook Plot
When Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince opens, the war against Voldemort has begun. The Wizarding world has split down the middle, and as the casualties mount, the effects even spill over onto the Muggles. Dumbledore is away from Hogwarts for long periods, and the Order of the Phoenix has suffered grievous losses. And yet, as in all wars, life goes on.
Harry, Ron, and Hermione, having passed their O.W.L. level exams, start on their specialist N.E.W.T. courses. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate, losing a few eyebrows in the process. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Harry becomes captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team, while Draco Malfoy pursues his own dark ends. And classes are as fascinating and confounding as ever, as Harry receives some extraordinary help in Potions from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince.
Most importantly, Dumbledore and Harry work together to uncover the full and complex story of a boy once named Tom Riddle—the boy who became Lord Voldemort.
Harry must use all the tools at his disposal to draw a final secret out of one of Riddle’s teachers, the sly Potions professor Horace Slughorn. Finally, Harry and Dumbledore hold the key to the Dark Lord’s weaknesses… until a shocking reversal exposes Dumbledore’s own vulnerabilities, and casts Harry’s – and Hogwarts’s – future in shadow.
The textbook of the Half-blood Prince Audiobook was published in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury, and in the United States by Scholastic on 16 July 2005, as well as in several other countries. It sold nine million copies in the first 24 hours after its release, a record at the time which was eventually broken by its sequel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
The film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince Audiobook was released 15 July 2009 by Warner Bros.
There are two versions of the Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince Audiobook free, one is narrated by Stephen Fry, the other Jim Dale. Now, you can enjoy both of them on EZ Audiobooks.
The Half-blood Prince Audiobook by Stephen Fry: Stephen Fry makes the characters even more vivid. His voice for Hagrid is low, gruff and gentle, just what you would expect. Hermione sounds incredibly precocious and annoying but gradually becomes less so as the book progresses. The story wraps you in a warm cloak of positive feelings, happiness and a sense of belonging.
Having Fry read such a lovely story to you makes it all the more comforting and enjoyable. Even though Harry Potter is J K Rowlings first audiobook and her prose may be flawed in places, (particularly in the beginning describing life with the Dursleys) Harry Potter is undoubtedly a classic made even more magical by Stephen Fry. I highly recommend this audiobook for all ages.
The Half-blood Prince Audiobook by Jim Dale: Jim Dale is another fantastic narrator. Born in England, Dale also has an English accent. Dale is a voice artist, and definitely weighted towards to the dramatized end of the scale. Dale invites a sense of urgency in his voice, and has you on your toes. This increased dramatization, although predominantly great, I feel it is sometimes a little over the top.
Dale is a magician in character range; he created 134 voices for the Harry Potter Audiobooks series. This series has given Dale more awards than any narrator previous. His prestige, and breadth of bestseller coverage is rather astonishing.
Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince Audiobook free has some of the most scandalous plot twists and breathtaking scenes of the whole series. I know I’ve said all the other books are darker than the first 3, but this one where things become twisted. I guess you could say that the ethics of magic come into question? Rowling lifts the veil that had been shrouding so many of the mysteries of the magical world. Tom Riddles disturbed past and circumstances of his birth, the secret of apparating successfully and what Dumbledore has been up to all this time.
The twists and turns in Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince Audiobook constantly surprised and delighted me. The emotions of the characters are made more intense in this audiobook with Fry’s flawless narration, Harry’s jealousy, Ron’s lust, Ginny’s sassiness. It’s the story of three teenagers try to preserve some sense of normality in their lives whilst their government and superiors struggle to keep everything together.
Everything is grimmer and moodier, but in saying that, there are some very funny moments in this audiobook. Standouts include the jokes in Fred and George Weasley’s joke shop, Ron eating a box of love chocolates and his kissing technique being likened to that of ‘a wriggling eel’. Such fun.
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