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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999)

by J. K. Rowling, J.K. Rowling

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Series: Harry Potter (3)

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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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I was never a big fan of Prisoner of Azkaban, and seems that hasn't changed. Hermione's and Lupin's secrets amused me a lot the first time though. Man does that scene inside the hideout take a long ass time. lol Not to mention by now the "new teacher enters hogwarts -> teacher is very much connected to what's happening in the book -> conflict is resolved -> teacher leaves hogwarts" formula is overused by now.

I was gonna actually read the entire series, but after experimenting the audiobook narrated by Stephen Fry for the first time, I really wanna stick with audiobook format for now! He's so energetic and really makes the characters come to life. Definitely the best audiobook I've come across yet.

God, I'm excited for Goblet of Fire. It's my 2nd fav book. ( )
  protoplasm | Apr 25, 2022 |
It felt to me like the series really kicked into gear with this installment, a darker, more gripping story and significant development of some of the ongoing sub plots. All in all a great read. ( )
  whatmeworry | Apr 9, 2022 |
Favorite book of the series, hands down. I will have a hard time reviewing this one without spoilers because all of my favorite moments in the book happen in the last third of the action as all the pieces come together, but I consider this one to be a delight to read and reread because of the great characters, the oh-so-clever plotting, and the way the clues dropped in all along come together for a stunner of a final act. SO well written! ( )
  KatKinney | Mar 3, 2022 |
The narrator was amazing, the story superb! ( )
  Jynell | Feb 24, 2022 |
It's this book where you can see how much of an evil person Severus Snape actually is. No redeeming act further into the story can change the fact that he's a resentful, vengeful, absolutely horrible petty man. ( )
  Nannus | Jan 17, 2022 |
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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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J. K. Rowlingprimary authorall editionscalculated
Rowling, J.K.main authorall editionsconfirmed
Beck, RufusNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Buddingh', WiebeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dale, JimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Duddle, JonnyCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Escorihuela, LauraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fritz, KlausÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fry, StephenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
GrandPré, MaryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Høverstad, Torstein BuggeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kapari, JaanaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kay, JimIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kibuishi, KazuCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Klaus, FritzTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Marienė, ZitaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Martín Azofra, NievesTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Masini, BeatriceTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ménard, Jean-FrançoisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Medek, PavelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Muñoz García, AdolfoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Jill Prewett and Aine Kiely,
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with thanks for being such wonderful friends
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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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For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort.

Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well. And the Azkaban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, "He's at Hogwarts . . . he's at Hogwarts."

Harry Potter isn't safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst.
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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)
Sybil Trelawny
was right. The grim in Harry's
cup WAS Sirius.
(TheLittlePhrase)

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