Saturday, March 17, 2018

[Audiobook Review] Quidditch Through the Ages read by Andrew Lincoln


When Pottermore released this article back on January 28th 2018, Andrew Lincoln will narrate new digital audiobook of Quidditch Through the Ages, I went to audible and immediately preordered the audiobook.

I have read Quidditch Through the Ages a few times over the years since the book was first released. Listening to the audiobook was a real treat!

Let's dive in!

Quidditch Through the Ages
by Kennilworthy Whisp (J.K. Rowling), Read by Andrew Lincoln


This audiobook was so much fun to listen to! Andrew Lincoln did an absolutely amazing job! I really loved the various voices and accents he used to capture all of the characters mentioned. There were also sound effects used here and there such as crowd cheering, the snitch noise as it zooms around, horns, and other such things, that added a lovely layer to the production.

There were many terms, names and such things that I heard out loud for the first time. So of course that was interesting!

All of the bonus elements were fun as well!

There was The History of the Quidditch World Cup which dove a bit deeper into famous Quidditch games through the years. I was so excited to hear about Viktor Krum and a few of his famous matches!

There were also a bunch of lovely articles from the Daily Prophet that were included that were also wonderful to listen to! I loved the way that Imogen Church read these as she acted like Ginny Potter! She put some wonderful emotion into the readings. Though I have to admit, I was a bit bummed to hear when Rita Skeeter came in, narrated by Annette Badland. Mention of Rita's name still gives me anxiety! But of course the narrator that read these articles did a great job here as well. And it was fun to hear about Harry and the crew. Though Rita's creepily obsessive narrative about Harry and her negativity toward the other characters made me very weary.

Lastly, we had a lovely look into the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. It was like really listening to a radio report of the game!


My final thoughts:
I loved this so much and can't recommend it any higher! If you're interested in the world of Harry Potter, I highly recommend snagging this! 15% of the proceeds go to Comic Relief and Lumos!

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18 comments:

  1. JK Rowling meets Walking Dead... COOOLLL!! I'd love to listen to this audiobooks, I don't ever do that :)

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  2. So much fun! I love that it's more than just narration, that they add sound effects, too! And of course, listening to a book and hearing how names and terms are ACTUALLY pronounced is cool, too!

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    1. Right?! This was a great production!

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  3. I haven't read this, but I love the idea of it being part of the HP world! And the audio sounds like it was great!

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  4. What fun! And so cool that there were additional sound effects - that had to really add some excitement and fun to the story. Glad the audio version was such a hit for you!
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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    1. For sure! Far too often I find that the sound effects are very distracting, but this one had the perfect level of sound effects!

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  5. I've never read anything else that was a part of the Harry Potter series, except for the main books and The Cursed Child, but this sounds like so much fun!

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    1. It reads like a textbook, so I actually only gave the actual book three stars because I am not a fan of that dry format. But the audio version is SO fun!

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  6. I didn't hear he was narrating! I'll have to check it out now. :)

    Have you listened to Eddie Redmayne read Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them? That was also really great!

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    1. He does SUCH a good job! And no, I haven't yet! But it's definitely on my list!!

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  7. I'm going to get this one to listen to in the car. Love Andrew Lincoln and love Harry Potter books, so the combination can't go wrong.

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  8. Oh my gosh read by Rick???? I mean Andrew Lincoln. :)

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  9. Ooh I need to listen to this. I don't really do audios but I want to try them again, this OBVIOUSLY must be listened to.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. For sure!! This one is nice and short too :)

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