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Natalie Dormer invites you on an audio journey like no other.
Via this Audible Book for Harry Potter Fans, delve into the history of real-life magic and explore some of J.K. Rowling’s magical inventions, alongside their folkloric, cultural and historical forebears.
“Magic is more than superstitions of past or the magic of the future…”
So exciting! Audible and Pottermore announced a new and exciting addition to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter audiobooks! Harry Potter: A History of Magic, performed by Natalie Dormer (of Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games) will be out for your listening pleasure this October, but you can preorder it now exclusively at Audible at www.audible.com/historyofmagic.
Audible also announced today that a special audio tour featuring Natalie Dormer’s voice will accompany the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition at the New-York Historical Society, which is scheduled to open on October 5, 2018.
Harry Potter: A History of Magic
“The history of magic is as long as time and as wide as the world. In every culture, in every age, in every place and, probably, in every heart, there is magic.”
Harry Potter: A History of Magic reveals some of the hidden stories behind real-world magic and explores some of J.K. Rowling’s magical inventions alongside their folkloric, cultural and historical forebears.
Narrator Natalie Dormer and a host of experts will take you on an audio journey like no other; from ancient China to a 14th-century apothecary’s shop, on to the Salem witch trials and beyond. They delve into a rich body of writings about magic and explore intriguing artifacts to bring to life deep-rooted ideas of mysticism from around the world.
Along the way, you can listen for handy tips on how to capture a basilisk, make yourself invisible or create your very own philosopher’s stone. You’ll hear about the dozens of drafts and drawings that went into J.K. Rowling’s writing process and enjoy exclusive interviews with Jim Dale, Stephen Fry, and illustrator Jim Kay, who all share their experiences of working on these incredible stories.
I loved the fact that this audiobook is a documentary of sorts. Awesome details and backstory of the intricate details of how J.K Rowlings created the stories and the characters of the Harry Potter series. It includes insights from illustrators, voice actors, historians, etc into the making of the Harry Potter Universe as well as historical accounts of magic, science, and medicine.
And my personal favorite, care of fantastic beasts 🙂
Want more Harry Potter?
Check out the audio tour which accompanies the British Library exhibition “Harry Potter: A History of Magic Exhibition” held at the New York Historical Society, from Oct 5, 2018 – Jan 27, 2019, by navigating here. In the tour, Natalie Dormer guides you through the history and significance of a selection of our favorite magical objects on view at the exhibition along with special contributions from Margi Hofer, Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang, Jim Kay, and Roberta Olson.
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