Audiobook Review: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) by JK Rowling/Read by Jim Dale

Posted July 24, 2013 by Felicia S in 2013 Read, 5 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 11 Comments

Audiobook Review: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) by JK Rowling/Read by Jim DaleSource: Audiobook Purchase, Kindle Purchase, Physical Book Purchase

Format: Audiobook

Harry Potter and The Sourcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Narrator: Jim Dale
Length: 8 hrs and 30 min

Date Read: July 2013

Genre: MG

Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He's never worn a Cloak of Invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. Harry's room is a tiny cupboard under the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in ten years.

But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to a wonderful place he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that's been waiting for him... if Harry can survive the encounter.

More Information:
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Series: Harry Potter #1

Also by this author: Harry Potter and The Sourcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Also in this series: Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


NOTE: July 2013 marks my “Gosh I don’t know how many times I have read this book” annual Re-Read!

My Review (REPOSTED): I will be changing all my ratings of this series to 5 because I have come to the conclusion that if I can re-read them this many times they are worthy of a 5!

What I Loved:  I love the first book in this series. For some reason when I pick it up (and I would have a hard time reading the rest of the series without reading this one again), it transports right to a very magical place. It is great to be introduced to the characters and how their friendships were formed.O ne of my favorite moments is learning how the 3 kids became friends: there are some things you just share that you cannot help but become friends and Downing Mountain Trolls are one of them.

What I Liked: You have to like that all the characters (good and bad) you are given a chance to learn more about and truly come to feel strongly about!  In re-reading the books it is fun to go back for clues of how some situations can look differently when viewed after knowing all the facts.

Audiobook Details: EXCELLENT

Narrated by Jim Dale/Running Time 8 hrs 30 min

Why I gave it a 5:  After reading all the books do I think it is the strongest? No!  However, it is the book that started the whole series off and laid a fantastic groundwork for all the books to come!  That is no easy feat and this book did it brilliantly.  It is worthy of a 5 in my book.

Who would I recommend it too:  Honestly, anyone. This is a magical story for people of all ages.  

This is one of my favorite series to read and love my annual re-reading of them. If you are one of the few that have not read the books–you really should whether your young or young at heart!


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11 responses to “Audiobook Review: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) by JK Rowling/Read by Jim Dale

  1. Jim Dale is pretty fantastic. I really enjoyed the formation of Harry, Ron, and Hermione friendship. 🙂

    I can’t wait to see what you think of the rest of the series!

  2. Heather P.

    I would love to collect this series on audiobook! It would be perfect excuse for a road trip. 😉

  3. This first book laid everything out perfectly. Hook. Line. Sinker. There was never a doubt in my mind that we’d keep reading. Really need to do them all on audio.

  4. How I looooove Harry Potter! I also re-listened to all audiobook in German and we had an fantastic narrator!! I still would love to listen to the british audiobooks and to the US.
    Did you listen to the US version?

  5. I do love Harry Potter and used to re-read all the time before I started blogging but right now the TRB is huge and the only Harry is see is the movie and my glasses. I really have Harry Potter glasses and everyone loves them.

  6. Kristilyn (Reading In Winter)

    These books are perfect for audiobook rereads! I’ve slowly been making my way through them and they’re so great to listen to. I’ll have to get the Jim Dale versions sometime …. I’ve been listening to the Stephen Fry ones and they’re great!

  7. I seriously need to reread this series. I LOVED it the first and second time around and the last time I read it was right before the final book released. EEP!