I see at least 3-4 different narrator versions for each set, does anyone have any recommendations for "best" narrator for these two series? 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. Narrator – The Deathly Hallows Audiobook Stephen Fry Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist. He also narrated the bonus features on the DVD editions of the first four Harry Potter films. I haven’t actually seen the episodes, so you win that point by default. Tupac had Biggie. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Jim Dale Audiobook Harry Potter Book 7 J. K. Rowling Jim Dale (free audiobook). I didn’t until I saw a photo of Stephen Fry and J.K. Rowling together and looked it up. In fact, things get even more intense in this sequel, and since we have already seen the movie, we know they will keep escalating. But! His voice does this magical sparkly shivery thing. Experience J.K. Rowling's seven-book masterpiece from the beginning, with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. 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. Harry Potter, den komplette samlingen (1-7) Read by Torstein Bugge Høverstad . Fry totally nails the scenes between Harry and Sirius in Azkaban. Harry Potter audiobooks: listen, streaming & download free. (Then again, I’m a Tim Burton girl.). Harry Potter Audiobooks a complete list from 1 to 9 complete list, details what you will uncover in each part. 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. 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. Rachel: That is so fascinating, because I completely 100% disagree. This is also invaluable as the books themselves get longer and deeper and darker. Rachel: Hey Peter! 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. Also, bonus points for “sensawunda,” natch! Continue reading. Fry has the human moments down, but Dale wins the magical and comical moments, which are what I love most about Harry Potter. Outside of audiobooks, Stephen has also done the narration for video games, animated series, and animation. The first Harry Potter audiobook voiced by Stephen Fry is now free to stream . 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. I’ve only recently become a fan of those. 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 … If you haven’t seen the movie this audiobooks series will be an awesome treat for you. And I’ve also been a good… well… Dobby. I think it would’ve collapsed. Jim Dale (b. $242.94. When it comes to Harry Potter audiobooks, the most epic rivalry is Stephen Fry vs. Jim Dale. I think we can. 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. This is completely off our topic, but wouldn’t it be cool to get a Harry Potter audiobooks full-cast recording? Who do you think should win? His Hermione is more shrill, Draco more cartoonishly evil, Trelawney more spooky and ditzy, McGonagle more stern, Hagrid more bumbling, etc. People have OPINIONS! Just like Chris Columbus was an amazing director for the first two films, because he brought this bright, magical world to life. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2 And I think it’s… Stephen Fry. Audio Book. Not least because it translated almost exactly to Hagrid’s voice in the films. So much bookish goodness–all day, every day. Only one will leave a champion. (Or are you going for both? Harry Potter’s dialog owes a lot to something like Blackadder, which puts it firmly into Stephen Fry’s court. Can’t we just make a supercut of the parts we like best? 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. Considered one of the best audiobook narrators by far, Jim Dale’s audio credentials are staggering! 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 Lay it on me. 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. [Request] Which Narrator is "best" for the Game of Thrones/Harry Potter audio books? Our readers are going to be so disappointed! Listen as Jo Reed and Jim Dale discuss his audiobook work and his extraordinary career in the entertainment industry. I am prepared to go to the mat over this one. I wonder if a lot of Americans even know that Stephen Fry did a whole set of Harry Potter audiobooks? Jim Dale is first runner up because all the other reasons. It’s been a while since we’ve been to Hogwarts as well as we’re amped. We promise. more than the books, this is the definitive way to experience Harry Potter’s world. 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. Rachel: Yes! 6,446 Subscribers Subscribe. 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. $242.94. 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. Aside: I think Stephen Fry and his particular world of film was somewhere in the mix when J.K. Rowling was writing the books. Kids love it. 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. Jim came to audiobooks accidentally, and later in his career, and listeners are so lucky he did. Audio Book. etc. Audible provides the highest quality audio and narration. It... Stay connected. Rachel: First, goosebumps from your young, hurt Harry epiphany. 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. 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. Download Audiobooks narrated by Kent Harris to your device. 1,064 Followers Follow. A narrator can make or break an audiobook. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Audiobook Online. ), and I think he packs more empathy. Laertes had Hamlet. Peter: I’m willing to call Stephen Fry’s readings superior for various reasons. BUT!… Stephen Fry wins because he is TALLER. If Harry Potter were in the public-domain, we could put this together right now. I re-listened to both Jim Dale and Stephen Fry read Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and I have FEELINGS! 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. ), and I think that’s why I’ve got to stand by him. A really fantastic narrator can breathe life into the characters and bring the listening experience of an audiobook to new heights. The author, J.K Rowling fully explores the longs standing aspects of Harry’s enemy, Lord Voldemort. 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Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets Audiobook narrates Harry Potter’s second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Get all of the details here. Right?? 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. Which horse are you putting your money on? 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. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); To millions of fans in the United States, Jim Dale is the “voice” of Harry Potter. Your first book is Free with trial! 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. 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. 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’s going to be hard to choose a winner. Harry Potter: Den Kompletta Samlingen (1-7) Read by Björn Kjellman . His Hermione is a little too bossy and his Harry is a little too stupid. Thank you for signing up! But… Jim Dale brought this vulnerability to Harry, this pain, which I had never ever thought about in that final scene. If someone handed me audiobooks, I wouldn’t hesitate whether they were Jim Dale or Stephen Fry). And edit out all of Jim Dale’s weird hissy Voldemort voices? It still feels like it’s being read as a children’s novel, when it had already gone way past that. Latest article. Dale is more of a character actor / “voice artist,” with more over-the-top exaggeration. Second, my favorites of all the trolly YouTube comments are totally the ones about Voldemort’s voice. 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. He is also the narrator for the Harry Potter computer game and for most of the interactive “bonuses” on the Harry Potter DVD releases. He could be a grandpa reading you to sleep (or a Peter! 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.