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Famous celebs lend their voices for Harry Potter audiobook on Spotify

By Sarah Finnan

May 20, 2020 at 9:46am

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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.

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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