Format: Audiobook, eBook, Hardcover
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
Narrator: Stephen Fry
Length: 27 hrs and 2 mins
Date Read: July 2016
Harry Potter is due to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His best friends Ron and Hermione have been very secretive all summer and he is desperate to get back to school and find out what has been going on. However, what Harry discovers is far more devastating than he could ever have expected...
Suspense, secrets and thrilling action from the pen of J.K. Rowling ensure an electrifying adventure that is impossible to put down.
Series: Harry Potter #5
Also by this author: Harry Potter and The Sourcerer's Stone, 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 br> br>
Also in this series: Harry Potter and The Sourcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
NOTE: June 26, 2011 marks my “Gosh I don’t know how many times I have read this book” annual Re-Read! 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 loved the introduction of the new characters that will mean so much in the books to come. Specifically Luna, she has to be one of my favorite characters of the series. The scene between her and Harry near the end really makes me tear up. It was great to get more Lupin, Moody, and Sirius. Plus, this was the first book where things really got serious for everyone. The interactions between the students was a delight. Though, and I can’t say this enough, the twins really stole the show! Umbridge was a great foil and I think made the Weasley Twins SHINE!
Just a note: This is my favorite book in the series because it shows some real growing up by most of the characters. Harry was my least favorite in this book as I felt he was a spoiled brat—from the moment Ron got Prefect till the very end. However, I think this is a true representation of how he would be–if you were used to being the center of attention, being the best (even with good intentions), you don’t like to give that up. Plus, 15 is a hard age. I think Ron and Hermoine though both grew by leaps and bounds!
Versions I own: Hardcover US/UK, EBook US/UK, Audio US/UK
What I read/listened to this time around (I usually do a listen/read combo–sometimes not):
2009: HC US
2010: HC US
2011: HC US/Audiobook US
2012: HC US/Audiobook US
2013: Ebook US/Audiobook US 07/16/2013
2014: Ebook US/Audiobook UK Jun 27, 2014
2015: Ebook UK
2016: Ebook UK/Hardcover UK/Audiobook UK