Re-Read: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Audiobook)

Over the last couple of months, I have been re-immersing myself into J.K. Rowling’s wonderful ‘Wizarding World’, by listening to the audiobook of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, read by Stephen Fry. Listening to one or two chapters at a time has made my chores speed along and re-awoken my childhood love of audiobooks.

For those who don’t know, the Chamber of Secrets, is the second book in the series, where we continue to follow the adventures of the famous boy-wizard, Harry Potter, with his lightning scar. Now in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry delights in his magical studies and playing as Seeker for the Gryffindor house Quidditch team. But even after banishing Lord Voldermort for a second time, more trouble lies ahead for Harry and his good friends, Ron and Hermione. When Salazar Slytherin’s fabled ‘Chamber of Secrets’ is said to have been re-opened and ‘mud-blood’ students find themselves the targets of whatever monster lies within!

Being several years since I read any of this series – although I have watched the films many times – it has been great to rediscover all the extra details of Harry, Ron and Hermione’s adventures in this light, fun book. In particular, what I have always loved most about this series is the whole host of colourful, memorable characters and creatures that Rowling has created – All of whom I thought were brought to life brilliantly by Stephen Fry, who cleverly uses subtle changes in tone, pace, pitch and accent to give each character their own distinct voice. Hermione’s voice is particularly funny!

All in all, I found listening to the audiobook of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets extremely comforting and fun. I am looking forward to starting the next audiobook in the series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban soon. Great read.

Are you a fan of Harry Potter? Have you tried any of the audiobooks?


20 thoughts on “Re-Read: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Audiobook)

  1. Love love love these books and I’m debating a re-read this summer, maybe when I’m back from my next trip! This is why for me too that I love them

    …the whole host of colourful, memorable characters and creatures that Rowling has created…

    They did a good job on the movies creating a new world for the stories, but so many of the minor characters and creatures were missing 😦

    1. Ooo Geoff, I think you should definitely go for a re-read of this wonderful series over summer 😉 I also agree, while I really like the films, there are so many characters, creatures and details I miss from the books.

  2. Such a wonderful series. Pleased to see you’re enjoying listening – I should give them a try although I always forget to put audio books on when I’m busy doing chores – which is the perfect time for me.
    Lynn 😀

  3. I’ve never read this series, but among the movies, this one and The Prisoner of Azkaban were my favorites. It’s good that doing chores is a breeze while listening to these.

    1. Carmen, I also wanted to say how much I enjoyed the new Peter Rabbit film, but sadly I can’t leave a comment on your blog anymore as I don’t have a Google account 😦

      1. What?! Let me see what I can do about it. I know Helen and Lynn have been able to comment this past month. Maybe it’s a new quirk.

  4. I’ve been tempted by these forever and even more so now! I love the books, of course, and thoroughly enjoy Stephen Fry’s readings of Sherlock Holmes and the Jennings books, so I can imagine he’d be great at Harry Potter. Maybe once I finish all the Agatha Christie audiobooks I’ve downloaded…!!

  5. I enjoyed reading them. I actually preferred the later, darker books for some reason. I think it’s time for me to reread them, because it’s been so long. I rarely use audio books except on long road trips, because I have so much noise here, LOL! And when I’m driving, I tend to have many podcasts to listen too… 🙂

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