“Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling,
Harry saw a purple wax seal
bearing a coat of arms;
a lion, an eagle, a badger and
a snake surrounding a large letter ‘H’.”
Harry Potter has never
even heard of Hogwarts
when the letters start dropping on
the doormat at number four, Privet Drive.
Addressed in green ink on yellowish
parchment with a purple seal,
they are swiftly confiscated by
his grisly aunt and uncle.
Then, on Harry’s eleventh birthday,
a great beetle-eyed giant of a man
called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in
with some astonishing news:
Harry Potter is a wizard,
and he has a place at Hogwarts School of
Witchcraft and Wizardry.
An incredible adventure is about to begin!
Having now become classics of our time,
the Harry Potter audiobooks never fail
to bring comfort and escapism to
listeners of all ages.
With its message of hope,
belonging and the enduring power
of truth and love,
the story of the Boy
Who Lived continues to
delight generations of new listeners.
Theme music composed by James Hannigan.