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
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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.
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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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.
Megan Riverina Romantics
Thanks for the heads up about it being free!
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.
I have a special edition version of The Tales of Beedle the Bard I love the stories so much. I love a good audio and this sounds AMAZING. I had no idea this set of tales was on audio. Yay! Can’t wait to listen and what a cast of narrators! Thanks for sharing!
That sounds like a lot of fun especially for people who enjoyed the books and movies.
Anne - Books of My Heart
oh excellent! I have this one but have yet to listen to it.
How cool is that! Definitely worth the audio version with such a cast reading. 🙂 Thanks for putting it on my radar, Kimberly.
The cast reading this really sounds like they bring it to life! This HP fan is definitely adding it to my listening list!
Oh on my way to Audible right now, thanks!
now u make me want to read it now. I’m not a beedle bard person though i am keen to try