15 August, 1935 in Rothwell, Northamptonshire as James Smith) is the reader/performer of the US versions of the audiobook editions of all seven volumes of the Harry Potter Audio books free. Category: Stephen Fry Stephen John Fry is an English comic, author, actor, humourist, poet, reporter, filmmaker, TV personality and technophile. ), and I think he packs more empathy. Tupac had Biggie. I think you’re right about the Jim Dale American bias. More than the movies, maybe even (dare I say it?) I’d bet not. $242.94. I’ve been such a good little Hermione, finishing all my Harry Potter homework. Sign up for our newsletter to have the best of Book Riot delivered straight to your inbox every two weeks. If someone handed me audiobooks, I wouldn’t hesitate whether they were Jim Dale or Stephen Fry). Two will enter Book Riot Stadium. Audio Book. With Hugh Laurie, he is half of the comic double act Fry and Laurie, who starred in A Bit of Fry & Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster. J.K. Rowling announced that she releasing an audio recording of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and recruited Daniel Radcliffe to narrate the first chapter. Peter, I think what we’re really saying is: both Stephen Fry AND Jim Dale are amazing, and we’re too wishy-washy to make up our minds. But again, we’re back to the Christopher Nolan / Tim Burton thing. [Request] Which Narrator is "best" for the Game of Thrones/Harry Potter audio books? Not least because it translated almost exactly to Hagrid’s voice in the films. Rachel: I think I gotta stay with my boy Jim Dale, and I’m loving how in-it-to-win-it you are for Stephen Fry. It still feels like it’s being read as a children’s novel, when it had already gone way past that. Rachel: Yes! Basically, I just want to give Jim Dale a big hug every time something really spooky or mysterious happens (Patronus! It’s going to be hard to choose a winner. He is also the narrator for the Harry Potter computer game and for most of the interactive “bonuses” on the Harry Potter DVD releases. Stephen Fry bought a tension and a gravitas to this final showdown, but it wasn’t ’til I heard Jim Dale reading it that I realized — after so many many years of loving Potter — that really, Harry is young, and he’s hurt, and he’s alone inside, despite having remarkable friends. Lay it on me. Get all of the details here. What many listeners may not know is that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was his introduction to audiobook narration. Do you think Rowling would have been watching Blackadder during the same period she was writing? No spam. Jim Dale (b. Indicating exactly why I prefer Fry to Dale, in Jim Dale’s reading, Voldemort is this weird hissy villain voice that sounds like Snidely Whiplash more than a real character. Over the 7-book Harry Potter series, Jim Dale single-handedly brings more than 100 distinct characters to life in his awe-inspiring performances. Dale has won two Grammy Awards, a record 10 Audie Awards (including “Audio Publication of the Year 2004,” “Ideal Children’s Narrator 2001/2005/2007/ 2008,” and “Best Children’s Audio Book 2005”), two Benjamin Franklin Awards from the Independent Book Publishers Association (including one in 2001 for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), and 23 AudioFile Earphone Awards. J.K. Rowling's 'The Tales of Beedle the Bard' is getting the audiobook treatment, with narration help from Jude Law and other 'Harry Potter' actors. It’s been a while since we’ve been to Hogwarts as well as we’re amped. I wonder if a lot of Americans even know that Stephen Fry did a whole set of Harry Potter audiobooks? Download Audiobooks narrated by Kent Harris to your device. But Fry is more nuanced, realistic, and familiar. View Now. Rachel: First, goosebumps from your young, hurt Harry epiphany. If Harry Potter were in the public-domain, we could put this together right now. Second, my favorites of all the trolly YouTube comments are totally the ones about Voldemort’s voice. He could be a grandpa reading you to sleep (or a Peter! As one half of the “Fry and Laurie” act with his comedy partner, Hugh Laurie, he has appeared in A Bit of Fry & Laurie and also Jeeves and Wooster. Listen as Jo Reed and Jim Dale discuss his audiobook work and his extraordinary career in the entertainment industry. I haven’t actually seen the episodes, so you win that point by default. This is completely off our topic, but wouldn’t it be cool to get a Harry Potter audiobooks full-cast recording? 4.8 / 5 ( 113 votes ) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Audiobook free in English This 2005 publication is the penultimate in Harry Potter Audiobook series. (Then again, I’m a Tim Burton girl.). And I’ve also been a good… well… Dobby. The first Harry Potter audiobook voiced by Stephen Fry is now free to stream . Continue reading. The Yankees have the Red Sox. But… Jim Dale brought this vulnerability to Harry, this pain, which I had never ever thought about in that final scene. Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets Audiobook narrates Harry Potter’s second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But! Considered one of the best audiobook narrators by far, Jim Dale’s audio credentials are staggering! Also, I will go to the mat for Stephen Fry’s Hagrid. Which horse are you putting your money on? BUT!… Stephen Fry wins because he is TALLER. Harry Potter audiobooks: listen, streaming & download free. Question. The characterizations are spot-on, and Dale is laugh-out-loud-funny. I see at least 3-4 different narrator versions for each set, does anyone have any recommendations for "best" narrator for these two series? Your first book is Free with trial! Latest article. Only one will leave a champion. He also narrated the bonus features on the DVD editions of the first four Harry Potter films. Both have narrated all seven Harry Potter books, like Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire and Order of the Phoenix, both are beloved British actors, and both have been trolled by angry YouTube commenters. Today, Peter Damien and Rachel Smalter Hall weigh in to declare an ultimate winner in the Book Riot Battle of the Harry Potter audiobooks narrators. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Jim Dale Audiobook Harry Potter Book 7 J. K. Rowling Jim Dale (free audiobook). Laertes had Hamlet. Can’t we just make a supercut of the parts we like best? (Or are you going for both? Fry totally nails the scenes between Harry and Sirius in Azkaban. Jim came to audiobooks accidentally, and later in his career, and listeners are so lucky he did. …And second runner up is PETER for using all the voices when he reads it to his kids. He has recorded all seven books in the Harry Potter collection, and as narrator received seven Grammy nominations. J. K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; Stephen Fry – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; Stephen Fry – Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince; Stephen Fry – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; Stephen Fry – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; Stephen Fry – Harry Potter … The final scene is him putting-paid to Voldemort for a scar on a forehead, and a much, much worse scar deep inside… and I never quite noticed all of that until Jim Dale was reading it. Harry Potter: Den Kompletta Samlingen (1-7) Read by Björn Kjellman . When it comes to Harry Potter audiobooks, the most epic rivalry is Stephen Fry vs. Jim Dale. He has recorded all seven books in the Harry Potter collection, and as narrator received seven Grammy nominations. Who do you think should win? Our readers are going to be so disappointed! more than the books, this is the definitive way to experience Harry Potter’s world. Jim Dale, MBE (born James Smith; 15 August 1935) is an English actor, narrator, singer-songwriter, director, and composer.In the United Kingdom he is known as a pop singer of the 1950s who became a leading actor at the National Theatre.In the British film world he became one of the regulars in the Carry On films. I think Stephen Fry inhabits the secondary characters the best, too. Peter: I dunno if she would’ve watched Blackadder while writing the book, but it was such a gigantic part of the television landscape — like Fawlty Towers, like Monty Python — that I seriously doubt she was unaware of it. The really minor ones, like Stan and Ernie on the Knight Bus, are, to my mind, both hilarious and very much their own people, when Stephen does it. 6,446 Subscribers Subscribe. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); To millions of fans in the United States, Jim Dale is the “voice” of Harry Potter. Jim Dale is first runner up because all the other reasons. So much bookish goodness–all day, every day. Harry Potter Audiobooks a complete list from 1 to 9 complete list, details what you will uncover in each part. Rachel: I am with you on that, and the comparison that kept running through my head was Christopher Nolan’s Batman versus Tim Burton’s Batman. But ultimately, I think Dale takes more risks with higher payoff. Known for his ability to breathe life into any book he lends his audio skills to, Dale is the proud narrator of the Harry Potter audiobooks for American audiences. (What’s stronger than 100% — can I 127% disagree?) Rachel: That is so fascinating, because I completely 100% disagree. On March 26, 2018 By harry In Jim Dale. There’s a powerful sensawunda in Jim Dale’s reading, which is particularly perfect for the first two books. And edit out all of Jim Dale’s weird hissy Voldemort voices? I credit Jim Dale’s secondary characters for finally converting me to the world of Harry Potter. There you have it, readers: we declare Stephen Fry winner of the Battle of the Harry Potter audiobooks narrators, because he is taller and Peter says so. ), and I think that’s why I’ve got to stand by him. Join Harry as he discovers his magical abilities and learns to navigate the wizarding world in the complete Harry Potter collection, featuring award-winning narration by Jim Dale. Jim Dale Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Audiobook. Harry Potter’s dialog owes a lot to something like Blackadder, which puts it firmly into Stephen Fry’s court. Narrator – The Deathly Hallows Audiobook Stephen Fry Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist. A narrator can make or break an audiobook. I didn’t until I saw a photo of Stephen Fry and J.K. Rowling together and looked it up. Rachel: Oooh, good catch with Blackadder. The film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince Audiobook was released 15 July 2009 by Warner Bros. Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince movie Audiobook Review Narrator. And I think it’s… Stephen Fry. Rachel: Hey Peter! Dale holds two Guinness World Records: one for having produced and videotaped 146 different personality voices for one audiobook (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and one for holding the top six places in the Top 10 Audiobooks in the U.S. and Canada in 2005. View Now. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2 Let’s be honest. Before his fourth year, Albus gets involved in a massive argument with his papa. We promise. It... Stay connected. To keep up with Book Riot on a daily basis, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to the Book Riot podcast in iTunes or via RSS. In fact, things get even more intense in this sequel, and since we have already seen the movie, we know they will keep escalating. I re-listened to both Jim Dale and Stephen Fry read Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and I have FEELINGS! I went in with a bias for Jim Dale — like a lot of Americans would, I bet, just because that’s what we grew up with — but Stephen Fry is the dark horse creeping up from behind. Aside: I think Stephen Fry and his particular world of film was somewhere in the mix when J.K. Rowling was writing the books. Right?? Harry Potter, den komplette samlingen (1-7) Read by Torstein Bugge Høverstad . 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I think we can. Stephen Fry narrates the Harry Potter audiobooks sold in the UK, and Jim Dale narrates the version sold in the USA, and the internets are EXTREMELY divided over who does it better. That said, I still think Fry’s got the throw-away characters (like Stan and Ernie on the Knight Bus). Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Audiobook Online Streaming is as good as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook. Harry Potter audiobooks for kids is a very creative way to grow their imagination. Peter: I think you’re completely right, which is what great debates are built out of, innit, two people definitely agreeing on things. Jim Dale, Narrator Of The Harry Potter Series We sat down with the beloved stage, screen, and audio performer to talk about how he created hundreds of character voices to bring Harry Potter to life for U.S. and Canadian audiences. Outside of audiobooks, Stephen has also done the narration for video games, animated series, and animation. A brand new full-cast recording of Ender’s Game just came out on audiobook, by the way, and I’ve been itching to listen to it. Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook is a popular Mysterious Novel Book written by JK Rowling.The book was originally published on June 26, 1997.The is First (01) in the popular Harry Potter Audiobook Series.It follows the genre of Novel, Children’s literature, High fantasy, Fantasy Fiction.The book has a rating of 5 Star Review on GoodReads. Whereas Fry handles the same scene with beautiful tenderness and humanity. Peter: I’m willing to call Stephen Fry’s readings superior for various reasons. This is also invaluable as the books themselves get longer and deeper and darker. To millions of fans in the United States, Jim Dale is the “voice” of Harry Potter. And, if you want more Harry all the time, check out our full Harry Potter archives made for muggles and wizards alike. And, yeah, I think Jim Dale loses in the Voldemort department. I think Jim Dale does a great cartoonish, larger-than-life, magical world. Also, bonus points for “sensawunda,” natch! Alternative HP1 - The Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a fantasy novel written by British author J. K. Rowling. In the most common official audiobooks of the Harry Potter series, the narrator's voice is that of Stephen Fry (British-English speaking countries) or Jim Dale (U.S.). And how much longer can I sustain horse-racing metaphors, about which I know zilch?). Peter: This is something I can’t argue with… and actually, this undermines my own argument a bit. Just like Chris Columbus was an amazing director for the first two films, because he brought this bright, magical world to life. 21,424 Fans Like. Peter: Anyway, yeah, okay, fine we can conclude that Harry Potter audiobooks are awesome in any form you can get it in (and let’s be honest. There are two versions of the Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince Audiobook free, one … We can be listening to some of our favourite stories, but not be able to get through the audiobook because the narrator just isn't doing it for us. Kids love it. Thank you for signing up! I’ve been listening to the Harry Potter audiobooks, listening to comparison videos on YouTube between Jim Dale and Stephen Fry, and most crucially for me, I’ve been reading The Prisoner of Azkaban to my kids at night, and that’s influenced whose reading I prefer. But imagine if Chris Columbus had had to go on and direct, say, The Half-Blood Prince, where things are very dark and very complex and no longer tiny wizards solving magical mysteries. Stephen Fry narrates the Harry Potter audiobooks sold in the UK, and Jim Dale narrates the version sold in the USA, and the internets are EXTREMELY divided over who does it better. I will concede that Dale sometimes misses the mark with major characters in key scenes: like when Hermione and Harry are trying to figure out how to work the time-turner in Azkaban, Dale’s exaggeration is kind of painful. It had to have crept in there somewhere. Today, Peter Damien and Rachel Smalter Hall weigh in to declare an ultimate winner in the Book Riot Battle of the Harry Potter audiobooks narrators. Partially, it’s because he has a deeper voice and a sense of how to slow down and lend an ominous quality to certain passages. $242.94. I am prepared to go to the mat over this one. Experience J.K. Rowling's seven-book masterpiece from the beginning, with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. The scenes at Hogwarts with the ghosts, professors, and portrait people always slay me in Dale’s version, while I think Fry’s subtlety can work against him. 1,064 Followers Follow. The book was the first in the Harry Potter series, and Dale went on to narrate all seven instalments, winning two spoken word Grammys (Stephen Fry narrates the books in … His voice does this magical sparkly shivery thing. Fry has the human moments down, but Dale wins the magical and comical moments, which are what I love most about Harry Potter. Audio Book. I was on YouTube the other day, listening to a comparison between Stephen Fry and Jim Dale, reading the final chapter of The Deathly Hallows, the final confrontation between Voldemort and Harry. Harry Potter is so massively successful precisely because it brings together the best of both magic and humanity — Jim Dale and Stephen Fry just represent two sides of the whole, Dale dominating the magical moments and Fry making us FEEL ALL THE FEELINGS. People have OPINIONS! Audio Book. The author, J.K Rowling fully explores the longs standing aspects of Harry’s enemy, Lord Voldemort. If you haven’t seen the movie this audiobooks series will be an awesome treat for you. Peter: Hello! I think it would’ve collapsed. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Audiobook Online. For one thing, I think he has a gravitas about his reading. Audible provides the highest quality audio and narration. Peter: Wouldn’t a supercut be fascinating? etc. I’ve only recently become a fan of those. Dale is more of a character actor / “voice artist,” with more over-the-top exaggeration. Harry Potter: täydellinen kokoelma (1-7) Read by Vesa Vierikko . His Hermione is a little too bossy and his Harry is a little too stupid. Keep an eye on your inbox. The people we’re gonna see a bit, then never again. A really fantastic narrator can breathe life into the characters and bring the listening experience of an audiobook to new heights. His Hermione is more shrill, Draco more cartoonishly evil, Trelawney more spooky and ditzy, McGonagle more stern, Hagrid more bumbling, etc. $242.94. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged J.K. Rowling (Author), Jim Dale (Narrator), Pottermore Publishing (Publisher) & 0 more 4.8 out of 5 stars 628 ratings But can we declare one better than the other?

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