Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling

Takeaway: A perfect book for reading blahs.

I am a fan (as many are) of the Harry Potter series. I have all of the books in hardcover, two copies of the last four in hardcover because both my wife and I wanted to start on them as soon as they came out. I have since purchase all of the books on ebook editions and I am working on audiobook editions now that they are available on Audible.

I am not sure what you can say that is new about a series of books that has sold millions and been made into one of the most successful movie franchises in history.

But I have been a bit stressed and not quickly reading through anything. So I picked up Prisoner of Azkaban as the best of the three shorter Harry Potter books and listened to it in less than 3 days. It is a good book to just enjoy. Jim Dale is a good narrator and he does not make Prisoner of Azkaban nearly as childish as he makes the first two books.

I have noticed that many of my contemporaries are now reading these with their children. My kids are not going to be of that age for a while. So I am trying to decide whether to re-read the rest of the series or save them. Such a hard choice.

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4 Comments

My oldest is eight and ready to start, but we haven’t yet because we’re not sure if she can handle the later books. I say reread them now.

    That is my leaning đŸ™‚

    I do wish Rowling let these work with audio sync. I have them all on kindle and they are now all available audible.

    I like Rowling’s attempt at cross platform purchasing. But it also makes the narrow features not work as well.

I am actually re-reading this right now. I am working my way through the series again. We are going to Universal Orlando for Spring Break, so the timing seems right. They are fun reads. I was fairly critical of some aspects of the series after my first read. Wanting to see if I was too harsh.

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