Being read a bedtime story by your favourite actor is now a distinct possibility thanks to the Harry Potter audiobook.
The Harry Potter series is a fond friend I like to return to whenever I'm in need of a pick-me-up. Fans of the JK Rowling masterpiece will know that while the movies are great, it's the books that really bring the magic to life and if you haven't read them by now then I really don't know what you're waiting for.
However, if reading isn't really your thing, you may be interested to know that a number of famous faces have signed on to narrate for the audiobook version. Available on Spotify, the project is part of the Harry Potter At Home hub which launched back in early April.
Brought about by JK Rowling herself, the hub aims to cast a banishing charm on boredom by providing parents, teachers and carers working to keep little ones amused with a little extra help. So far there are five chapters available to listen to - including ones narrated by the boy who lived, Daniel Radcliffe, Noma Dumezweni (who played Hermione in the West End and Broadway runs of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Eddie Redmayne and Stephen Fry.
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Up next on #HarryPotteratHome, chapter 5, Diagon Alley, with Simon Callow, @thisisbwright and myself! If you have not been following along, um, HURRY UP because @wizardingworld are doing a reading of Philospher’s/Sorceror’s Stone with many actors, including Daniel Radcliffe, Noma Dumezweni, Eddie Redmayne and Stephen Fry. They release a new chapter every few days. I have been watching them each morning as I make breakfast and it’s been an absolute DELIGHT. Here’s an excerpt from Ollivander’s. #HarryPotterAtHome #wizardingworld #PhilosophersStone #SorcerorsStone
Bonnie Wright and Evanna Lynch, known to Potterheads as Ginny Weasley and Luna Lovegood respectively, are the most recent celebrities to sign up to a slot, joining actor Simon Callow in reading chapter five of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
And there are still 12 chapters left to go in the Harry Potter audiobook so keep an eye out for future contributors.
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