Format: Audiobook, eBook, Hardcover
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Narrator: Stephen Fry
Date Read: Aug 2016
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?
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 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 Order of the Phoenix
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