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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999)

by J. K. Rowling, Jim Dale (Narrator)

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Title:Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Authors:J. K. Rowling
Other authors:Jim Dale (Narrator)
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) by J. K. Rowling (1999)

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  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
This is one of my favorites of the series! It introduces Sirius Black and Remus Lupin who are some of my favorite characters. ( )
  dingesa27 | Dec 6, 2016 |
The problem with reading a fanatically beloved series is that even a so-so opinion feels like heresy, but so be it. This installment was just okay for me. It felt very much like a middle book, setting up situations and characters for later on. I liked Lupin well enough, but he wasn't enough to carry the book. My son seemed to enjoy it--I read it aloud to him--and we will soldier on, I suppose. ( )
  sturlington | Dec 6, 2016 |
One of the things I really like about the Harry Potter series is how the tone gets darker with each book. So many series, especially those intended for children and young adults, from when I was growing up were almost cookie-cutter stories, never changing tone, and seldom even really changing the plot. Rowling was smart to consider a still aging audience as she progressed Harry through the years. He was getting older, and so were the readers.

Here we get more into the details behind the death of Harry's parents, discovering they were betrayed by someone close to them. We learn more about Azkaban prison, mentioned in the last book when Hagrid is sent there. We also learn about the Dementors, probably some of the darkest creatures in the Wizarding World.

We also get to see the depths of Severus Snape's grudge against not only Harry's father, but the rest of his old school chums, and exactly how mad it can make him. Oh, and of course the book contains much more Crookshanks, which is always a plus. ( )
1 vote regularguy5mb | Nov 30, 2016 |
My favorite in the series - when the books changed from being for children to being for adults.
The subtlety with which Rowling intertwines the layers of plot is simply breathtaking. ( )
  Lauren2013 | Nov 19, 2016 |
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All current reviews of Harry Potter books should probably be addressed to some future audience for whom Harry is book rather than phenomenon; at the moment, reviews seem superfluous. For the record, then, O future reader, this latest installment in Harry’s saga is quite a good book.
 
So far, in terms of plot, the books do nothing very new, but they do it brilliantly
 
Igual que en las dos primeras partes de la serie –La piedra filosofal y La cámara secreta– Harry aguarda con impaciencia el inicio del tercer curso en el Colegio Hogwarts de Magia y Hechicería. Tras haber cumplido los trece años, solo y lejos de sus amigos de Hogwarts, Harry se pelea con su bigotuda tía Marge, a la que convierte en globo, y debe huir en un autobús mágico. Mientras tanto, de la prisión de Azkaban se ha escapado un terrible villano, Sirius Black, un asesino en serie con poderes mágicos que fue cómplice de lord Voldemort y que parece dispuesto a eliminar a Harry del mapa. Y por si esto fuera poco, Harry deberá enfrentarse también a unos terribles monstruos, los dementores, seres abominables capaces de robarles la felicidad a los magos y de borrar todo recuerdo hermoso de aquellos que osan mirarlos. Lo que ninguno de estos malvados personajes sabe es que Harry, con la ayuda de sus fieles amigos Ron y Hermione, es capaz de todo y mucho más.
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Dale, JimNarratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Buddingh', WiebeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dale, JimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The Wizarding world is shocked to hear a mass Murderer has escaped from the prison they call Azkaban. Sirius Black is said to have murdered countless muggles (non magic folk) and parents are locking up their children. Harry Potter has started school and is going on his first trip to Hogs Mead when by shear luck he overhears the Miniter for Magic wisper his name. Harry Follows him using his invisibility cloak and discovers why Mr Weasley warned him about Black personally before school had started. Sirius Black had been a friend of his Parents, was the one who sold them out to Voldemort and worst of all he was and still is to this day Harry's God Father. Harry knows thats why Sirius has escaped, he knows he's coming for him and he can't wait because when he finds him, Harry will be ready.......Full of death and Suspense, this book is defiantly the darkest yet and shows that Magic isn't just cool tricks and bright lights.
Dvanaest dugih godina tvrđava Askaban skrivala je među svojim zidinama tajanstvenog zatvorenika po imenu Sirijus Blek. Optužen da je ubio trinaestoro ljudi bacivši na njih kletvu i za njega se smatra da je neposredni naslednik gospodara tame, lorda Voldemora.
Sada je pobegao i živi tamo gde može da bude glavni: kada je Hari Poter porazio Znate-već-koga to je bio i pad Bleka. Čuvari tvrđave Askaban čuli su kako Blek mrmlja u snu: "On je u Hogvortsu, on je u Hogvortsu..." Hari Poter nije bezbedan čak ni u čarobnjačkoj školi gde je okružen svojim prijateljima zato što se sumnja da je među njima izdajnik...
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Made a mistake by

establishing time travel.

Will fix in book five.

(CathWhitney)
First teacher I like

turns out to be a monster.

Cannot catch a break.

(CathWhitney)

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0439136350, Hardcover)

For most children, summer vacation is something to look forward to. But not for our 13-year-old hero, who's forced to spend his summers with an aunt, uncle, and cousin who detest him. The third book in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series catapults into action when the young wizard "accidentally" causes the Dursleys' dreadful visitor Aunt Marge to inflate like a monstrous balloon and drift up to the ceiling. Fearing punishment from Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon (and from officials at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry who strictly forbid students to cast spells in the nonmagic world of Muggles), Harry lunges out into the darkness with his heavy trunk and his owl Hedwig.

As it turns out, Harry isn't punished at all for his errant wizardry. Instead he is mysteriously rescued from his Muggle neighborhood and whisked off in a triple-decker, violently purple bus to spend the remaining weeks of summer in a friendly inn called the Leaky Cauldron. What Harry has to face as he begins his third year at Hogwarts explains why the officials let him off easily. It seems that Sirius Black--an escaped convict from the prison of Azkaban--is on the loose. Not only that, but he's after Harry Potter. But why? And why do the Dementors, the guards hired to protect him, chill Harry's very heart when others are unaffected? Once again, Rowling has created a mystery that will have children and adults cheering, not to mention standing in line for her next book. Fortunately, there are four more in the works. (Ages 9 and older) --Karin Snelson

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During his third year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter must confront the devious and dangerous wizard responsible for his parents' deaths.

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