Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban Audiobook
Harry is about to begin his third year of study at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but the end of the holidays is happening unexpectedly to say the least.
Aunt Marge, Vernon’s sister, decides to come and spend a few days at 4 Privet Drive and makes life impossible for Harry. He ends up losing all control of himself and accidentally causes Aunt Marge to swell, to the point where she ends up flying like a huge hot air balloon.
Certain to be excluded from Hogwarts, the young wizards not being able to practice magic outside the school, Harry decides to become an outlaw and leaves the Dursleys house with his suitcase. He thinks of joining the Leaky Cauldron in London before deciding on his new life.
It is in the Magicobus, a discovery for Harry, that our young hero joined the wizards pub in London. Still shaken by a vision he had before climbing aboard the bus (that of a large black dog about to pounce on him) and by his hectic journey on the bus, Harry will however have a new surprise . He is indeed expected at the Leaky Cauldron by Fudge, the Minister of Magic, who welcomes him in a benevolent way and reassures him about his future: Harry will not be excluded from Hogwarts, after all this happens to everyone to inflate his aunt by accident.
A few days later, Harry learns from Mrs. Weasley, his friend Ron’s father, the explanation for Fudge’s strange behavior. If the Minister has been so nice to Harry, it is because he fears for the safety of the young wizard. Sirius Black, one of Voldemort’s most dangerous followers, has escaped from Azkaban prison and is looking for Harry in order to kill the one who eliminated his Master …
The magic still works!
New characters, essential for the continuation of the saga, appear in this volume. Might as well give you a brief presentation of the most important of these:
1 ° Remus Lupine is the new professor of Defense against the Dark Arts. This seedy looking man (his cloak and clothes are patched up and Professor Lupine always looks quite tired) is an excellent teacher who has helped many of the third graders to improve considerably. He will teach Harry a spell essential to counter the effects produced by the presence of the Dementors, the guardians of Azkaban prison. But Snape still covets Lupin’s job and won’t hesitate to put him in a bad position …
2 ° The Dementors (my favorite!) Are the guardians of Azkaban prison. Supernatural and frightening creatures, they have the power to bring back to everyone’s consciousness the worst memories of their existence. Considering Harry’s past and the horrors the young boy witnessed when he was still a baby (the murder of his parents by Voldemort), the Dementors particularly affect him, to the point of causing him to pass out. Harry will be able to counter these effects thanks to Professor Lupine.
3 ° Sirius Black is considered the most dangerous criminal in Azkaban prison, which nevertheless contains sacred coconuts! Before his imprisonment, Black allegedly killed many people, including Muggles and Peter Pettigrew, one of his former classmates. Harry’s godfather, Sirius Black was James and Lilly Potter’s best friend and keeper of the secret, meaning the only one who could reveal the Potters’ hiding place to Voldemort. Black is therefore also the one who would have allowed Voldemort to find the Potters and kill them …
Important elements for the rest of the saga are also introduced by JK Rowling in this volume. It is in the prisoner of Azkaban that we discover the Marauder’s Map (offered by the Weasley twins to Harry, it represents Hogwarts and its inhabitants, which allows to know, at any moment, who is where) or the Patronus spell (to repel Dementors). Some things change (Hagrid becomes a teacher) and some things stay the same (Malfoy is still just as bad as ever).
This third volume Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban Audiobook also allows you to learn more about Harry’s parents and in particular about James: the identity of his friends, the silly things they had fun doing at Hogwarts … The circumstances of Lilly’s death and James are also thorough and foreshadow future revelations.
In short, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a good volume, full of suspense and twist. It is also a hinge in the saga, since we will still hear about Sirius Black and Remus Lupine.
And, as a bonus, we also discover the village of Hogsmeade! With the third year students having the right to visit this charming hamlet (after permission from parents or guardians), Rowling launches into pretty descriptions of the very magical shops of Hogsmeade. The confectionery is also worth the detour.