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Harry Potter: A History of Magic Book

How exciting is it for Harry Potter fans to hear news of a new book coming out and it audio by the Pottermore Publishing. The book will reveal and speak about some of the real inspirations from the author herself of what is was like brining Harry Potter series into this world.

The publishing house even announced the actress that will be the narrator. If you have ever watched Game of Thrones then you will recognize her face as she played the character Margaery Tyrell (real name Natalie Dormer). I think that is very neat seeing someone from that side of the universe join the Harry Potter world as I happen to love Game of Thrones as well.

The audio is available to pre-order here and it will be available nationwide on October 4th. That’s two days before my birthday so I get myself an early birthday present. This audiobook was also inspired by the exhibition itself that took place in London, England at the British Library last year. However for those who live in New York, United States will actually get to see the exhibition come to the United States between October 2018 – January 2019. They will even have new items displayed that was not back in London.

Natalie Dormer will also narrate a special audiobook for guests visiting the exhibition as part of the tour guide. They even have a sample out now that shows us a sneak peek of what to expect once us fans gets our hands on the audiobook.

 

Available on Amazon.

 

Sample description by Audible:
Sample originally show in ComicBook.com

Throughout Harry Potter: A History of Magic, Dormer leads listeners through an audio journey like no other, delving into real-world magical texts and artifacts. From Ethiopian charms and Chinese oracle bones, to the story of Nicolas Flamel and Smelly Nelly’s black moon crystal ball, listeners will be transfixed by tales of magical history and mystical traditions from all over the world, many of which they will recognize from the Harry Potter books that they know and love. Featuring exclusive interviews with series narrators Jim Dale and Stephen Fry, illustrators Jim Kay and Olivia Lomenech Gill, and curators from the British Library and New-York Historical Society, Harry Potter: A History of Magic illuminates both the Wizarding World and the creative process behind the development of the beloved Harry Potter stories.

“I’ve always adored the Harry Potter books, but it wasn’t until I started speaking with the British Library’s curators – hearing about the various myths, legends and cultures that have helped shape the wizarding world – that I really began to appreciate the richness and depth of J. K. Rowling’s writing,” said Dormer in a press release. “There are so many wonderful details to explore and A History of Magic unearths some remarkable gems of information that are sure to have listeners awestruck. It’s been fun to join the Wizarding World family.”

“From the first time we spoke to the curators at the British Library and the New-York Historical Society, it was clear that the magical artifacts in the exhibition held so many hidden stories,” said Ann Scantlebury, Development Editor at Pottermore Publishing. “In this audiobook we have been able to delve a little bit deeper to hear about scandals and intrigues, seven reasons why a werewolf might attack, a witch flying a broomstick backwards, and a cautionary tale of an exploding cauldron. Fans of Harry Potter are in for a treat too – Jim Dale, Stephen Fry, Jim Kay, and Olivia Lomenech Gill give us great insight and some fantastic stories of how they created their own interpretations of the Wizarding World.”

“We are thrilled to offer Audible listeners the opportunity to enjoy a brilliant performance of yet another essential component of the Wizarding World,” said Audible EVP and Publisher Beth Anderson. “Natalie’s narration and the wealth of informative and inspiring interviews really bring listeners deep into the rich magical heritage of the Harry Potter stories and beyond. Ever since we first made the Harry Potter series available in Audible 2015, they have been consistently among the highest rated and most listened to audiobooks in our store.”

 

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