Friday, February 25, 2011

Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Narrator: Jim Dale
Audiobook: 17cds 20hrs


ISBN 0807282596

Genre: Young Adult



From back of book:

You have in your hands in pivotal fourth novel in the seven-part tale of Harry Potter's training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup with Hermione, Ron and the Weasleys. He wants to dram about Cho Chang, his crush (and maybe do more than dream). He wants to find out about the mysterious event that's supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn't happened for a hundred years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. Unfortunately for Harry Potter, he's not normal-even by wizarding standards. And in his case, different can be deadly.

My Review:
Well I am bias as I love the HP series. In this book Harry and students find out that the Triwizard Tournament. The Tournament had not been played in over a century due to the death toll being to high. The three largest schools Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Beauxbatons Academy of Magic, and Durmstrang Institute, compete for the Triwizard Cup bragging rights and 1000 galleons (coins) for the winner. There is only one change with this new session of the tournament, no under age wizards. And to make sure no under age students submit their name a spell was place on the Goble of Fire.

Harry learns about the Dark Mark and Death Eaters for the first time at the Qudditch World Cup. He also hears about the 3 unforgivable curses . Imperius is a curse that gives the user control over the person the curse was placed on. Cruciatus is a curse to inflict the worse of pain. Avada Kedavra is a killing curse.

During the book Harry name is place into the Goblet. He is now magically bound to compete. He has to try to figure out how to get through each of the task while trying to figure out who put his name in the Goblet and why. The last task took him straight to Voldemort. In the end, a student dies, Voldemort is back (though people are not ready to admit it), Sirius is revealed to trusted people who fought against Voldemort before, and we are left with the impression that things are about to get ugly.

Narrator Jim Dale is the best. He has a voice for every character. The flow is smooth and you never feel like come on get to the good stuff. TBR list #1 ...come on, you already knew that right!

Hogwarts Reading Challenge 2011
Triwizard Mini Challenge 2011 (7 books in series)

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