ReRead Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling/Narrated by Stephen Fry

Posted August 18, 2016 by Felicia S in 2016 Read, 5 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 4 Comments

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Narrator: Stephen Fry

Date Read: Aug 2016

Genre: MG

Harry is waiting in Privet Drive. The Order of the Phoenix is coming to escort him safely away without Voldemort and his supporters knowing - if they can. But what will Harry do then? How can he fulfil the momentous and seemingly impossible task that Professor Dumbledore has left him?

More Information:
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Series: Harry Potter #7

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
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 Order of the Phoenix

Re-Read Review


Bought for Myself
Overall Rating: 5.00 +
Series Rating: 5.00 +

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!

Now on 7/14/11, I am sad to say it ends my reread for this year. I will be watching a double feature of the last two movies at the big screen starting at 9pm CST. I am taking kleenex because well it seems sad there won’t be any more Harry Potter in book or film next year. If you would like to join me next year on the re-read, I will be starting it on July 31rst, 2012 (HP’s Birthday)! Until then, I solemnly swear I am up to NO GOOD! <—–I AM STILL SAD ABOUT THAT BEING THE LAST OF THE MOVIES ON SCREEN! I WANT A MARATHON–IN THE THEATER!

What I Loved: The amount of detail that went into wrapping up the major storylines. This book was not for the faint at heart: you cried, you laughed, but in the end you realized that life does indeed go on if you let it. The characters that were amazing in this book: Mrs. Weasley, Bellatrix, Ron (showed huge growth), the Twins, and Neville! My favorite parts were centered around these characters and what they brought to the table. I was not left wanting and felt that JK gave us the best send off we could hope for.

My Thoughts: This book was better the 2nd and 3rd time I read it. It is hard to explain but the first time was just overwhelming and left me raw that it really did take re-reads to capture all the small stuff that really made it shine. I was sad to see the series come to a close but I think it was the right thing to do. The world is rich and she could re-visit it with other characters and adventures but she needed to let Harry become just “The Man Who Lived”.

Why I gave it a 5+: Very well written and presented!

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/Audiobook UK



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Overall Rating
5 / 5
Story Rating
5 / 5
Character Rating
5 / 5
Narrator Rating
5 / 5
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4 responses to “ReRead Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling/Narrated by Stephen Fry

  1. I’ve been meaning to reread the series before I start The Cursed Child (and will stop back and read your review after I do). Anyway, I got a little teary-eyed the first time I finished Deathly Hallows too. I started reading the books when I was 12 and it felt like a chapter in my childhood had closed. I also agree that the book reads better the second time around. I picked up on the intricacies of Rowling’s writing more and wasn’t so emotionally involved. Great review Felicia!

  2. Your posts on the Harry Potter books have helped me immensely. Since I did not read/see all of Harry Potter, I did not “get” my millennia’s (students’) fascination with the series, much less their desire and actual re-reading/reviewing of the books and films. So many like you, have their own copies and return to them for “comfort”. Maybe Harry Potter is a security “blank” for your generation…and that is a GOOD thing! Thanks for helping me peek into your mind and the mind of my students. I hope I will be a better teacher for it!

    • I think it is for both us Generation X group and Millennials (maybe more for them). There are plenty of books from my teenage years that fit the bill too but I think they were slightly more adult. There is something about getting lost in a coming of age story that is oddly comforting. I am a big rereader though (right now I am rereading The Stand –which I first read in 1984). Whenever I get in a reading slump I tend to do rereads and fall into comfort reads (next for me will probably a couple of cozy mysteries that I have read before). However, I reread Harry Potter every year to remind myself to look for the magic in everything and that extraordinary things can be done by ordinary people 🙂 I am glad this helped you understand your students more. I think there is a slight comfort in knowing everything will work out and delving into a story you know and love 🙂