Book Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

May 5, 2010

Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?

deathly hallows audio1Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the last book in the series by J.K. Rowling, and this was probably my favorite of the books to listen to as an audiobook (read by Jim Dale).  I’m not sure if it’s because I haven’t read the book since it first came out or if it’s because I wanted to get to the ending and that awesome last line or what.  Or maybe it’s because so much was happening.  Or perhaps because the reading of Hermione was so much less annoying.  I don’t know.  But it seemed to go much faster than any of the other books.

I also don’t know if it’s just that rereading the last book makes me want to go back and see the clues from the earlier books, but I’m seriously considering rereading the whole series (in standard book form) again this summer.

Although I did have some problems with Jim Dale’s narration (his Hermione and Luna are both problematic and annoying), the audiobooks are a great way to experience the story.  My daughter wouldn’t read the books because they made her eyes hurt, but, by the end, she was sneaking a read because she didn’t want to wait to listen to the story to find out how it ends.  Plus, listening to HP has made us seek out other books to listen to in the car.

Also, please let us talk about how much J.K. Rowling rocks in general.  I mean, seriously.

YA Reading Challenge:  15/75

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