The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling

June 5th, 2020 Kimberly Review 10 Comments

5th Jun
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
by J.K. Rowling
Narrator: Warwick Davis, Noma Dumezweni, Jason Isaacs, Jude Law, Evanna Lynch, Sally Mortemore, Bonnie Wright
Length: 1 hour and 35 minutes
Genres: Fantasy
Source: Purchase
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Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.3x

The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers attention in the book known as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Now, thanks to Hermione Grangers new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J. K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore.

Audiobook Fairy Tale Free Read magical

I downloaded this for free from Audible. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling, shares popular fairy tales written for young witches and wizards. With a stellar cast of narrators, you won’t want to miss this audiobook edition.

Like muggle fairy tales, these stories teach lessons and I found them delightful and whimsical. Dumbledore bequeathed a copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard in the last Potter book and we were treated to The Tale of The Three Brothers.

Listening to the book in its entirety was wonderful. Not only did it evoke memories of the series for me, it also allowed me to once again slip into this world.

  • The Wizard and the Hopping Pot -read by Warwick Davis, who played Professor Flitwick ­in the Harry Potter films.
  • The Fountain of Fair Fortune – read by Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films.
  • The Warlock’s Hairy Heart– read by Jason Isaacs known as Lucius Malfoy in the films. 
  • Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump – read by Bonnie Wright. She played Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films.
  • The Tale of the Three Brothers – read by Noma Dumezweni. Noma played Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, London’s West End and New York’s Broadway productions. 

Sally Mortemore read the introductory note from the author. She played the librarian Madam Pince from the Harry Potter films.

Jude Law who played Albus Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts films continues his role as Albus Dumbledore. At the end of each story he reads notes from Dumbledore. These were some of my favorite moments in the audiobook.

As you can see the cast of narrators is brilliant and each brought the stories to life and recreated the world for me.

This is a short listen, but each story was magical. The Fountain of Fair Fortune and The Tale of Three Brothers were my favorites of the collection.

Note on Amazon: This title will be available for free to Audible members through January 7, 2021, at 11:59 PM PT Go forth and listen….

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About J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling is the author of the record-breaking, multi-award-winning Harry Potter novels. Loved by fans around the world, the series has sold more than 500 million copies, been translated into 80 languages and made into eight blockbuster films. She has written three companion volumes in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (in aid of Comic Relief and Lumos), and The Tales of Beedle the Bard (in aid of Lumos). In 2012, J.K. Rowling’s digital company and digital publisher Pottermore was launched, a place where fans can enjoy the latest news from across the wizarding world, features and original writing by J.K. Rowling. Her first novel for adult readers, The Casual Vacancy, was published in September 2012 and adapted for TV by the BBC in 2015. J.K. Rowling also writes crime novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, featuring private detective Cormoran Strike. The first four novels The Cuckoo’s Calling (2013), The Silkworm (2014), Career of Evil (2015) and Lethal White (2018) all topped the national and international bestseller lists. The first three have been adapted for television, produced by Brontë Film and Television.

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10 Responses to “The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling”

  1. Flora Gatehouse

    I downloaded this too! Of course, we knew the Three Brothers tale but I really enjoyed the others too. I liked how the story was placed as a social or history lesson as well with Dumbledore’s comments.

  2. Carla

    I will have to tell my daughter-in-law about this audiobook. She and my grandson have been reading the Harry Potter books and I think they would enjoy listening to this one.

  3. Sophia Rose

    How cool is that! Definitely worth the audio version with such a cast reading. 🙂 Thanks for putting it on my radar, Kimberly.

  4. Ailyn Koay

    now u make me want to read it now. I’m not a beedle bard person though i am keen to try