Book 1 – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Jim Dale)

Penalized for the boa constrictor event, Harry is locked in his cupboard till summer season. When ultimately cost-free, he invests a lot of the time outside his home to run away the torments of Dudley’s mates. Harry is thrilled by the prospect of beginning a new college in the loss, far from Dudley for the first time in his life. Eventually, Uncle Vernon informs Harry to bring the mail. Harry notifications a letter bearing a coat of arms that resolved to him in “The Cabinet under the Stairs.” Uncle Vernon orders the envelope from him and also shows it to his better half. Both are stunned. They force Dudley and even Harry to leave the kitchen to discuss what to do. The following day, Uncle Vernon visits Harry in the cupboard. He refuses to talk about the letter. However he informs Harry to relocate right into Dudley’s 2nd space, previously utilized to store Dudley’s playthings.

Hagrid then takes Harry to be suitable for his attire. In the shop, he runs into a snobbish and also unlikable child who will additionally be starting Hogwarts in the loss. The snooty young boy talks very regarding grand old wizard families, as well as Harry begins to worry about whether he is eliminated to be a wizard. Hagrid comforts Harry, telling him that he will discover all he has to know and that there are numerous Muggle students at Hogwarts. After acquiring the called for books and also ingredients for potions, Hagrid and too Harry after that head to the stick shop. Mr. Ollivander, the store owner, makes Harry try some magic wands, telling him that it will undoubtedly be clear when he has the best one. Harry checks out many wands. Finally, he picks up one made of holly as well as phoenix az plume, and also triggers shoot out from it– this is the right stick. Ollivander informs Harry that the only various another wand including feathers from the same phoenix came from Voldemort as well as had been utilized to offer Harry his lightning-bolt forehead mark.

Harry’s last month with the Dursleys is undesirable. The day before he is due to leave, Harry asks Uncle Vernon to take him to the train station. Uncle Vernon agrees to take him, however, ridicules him for stating he is to leave from track nine as well as three quarters, as is marked on the ticket Hagrid provided him. The complying with a day, Harry arrives at the station as well as separates tracks nine and also ten, asking yourself with increasing alarm ways to discover path nine and even three quarters. Finally, he hears some people discuss Hogwarts; it is a family member of red-haired children that seem to be bound for the academy. He asks the mom for help, and she tells him to go through the barrier in between tracks nine as well as ten. Harry does so, and also he is astonished to locate the train to Hogwarts beyond. Harry boards it.

Likewise, loan drives both worlds. The wizard realm is not money-free heaven, however, resembles a mirror of the Dursleys’ consumerist globe, complete with financial institutions, shops, and also candy vendors. Absolutely Nothing in Diagon Street given out free of charge; whatever has to be acquired and also spent for with an alternate currency. However, the coins are produced in gold and silver equally as in the Muggle world. There is outright wickedness in both the Muggle globe as well as the wizarding world. The atrocious Voldemort matches the cruelly neglectful Dursleys in evil. All this shows that Harry’s exciting brand-new life will certainly not be merely a withdrawal from his earlier misery into some comfy brand-new heaven. His brand-new life will not necessarily be more secure or less complicated than the old one. What is different is not the globe even Harry’s function in it; his powers, as well as status, have raised significantly. He has been reborn– like the phoenix that provides his wand its skills– into a similar world as in the past, but with a new and also different life.

Harry wakes up among Hagrid as well as recognizes that the coming before the evening was not a dream. Both set off to London to shop for Harry’s school products. Harry is worried about the cash needed, yet Hagrid ensures him that his moms and dads left a lot of funds for him at Gringotts, the wizards’ bank run by goblins. Their initial stop in London is at the Leaky Cauldron, a club where all the clients identify Harry and also are both worried and recognized to have the chance to satisfy him. They go out to the street, where Hagrid taps on a brick wall, as well as a little road called Diagon Street, opens up before them. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook (free online) Jim Dale. Hagrid discusses that Harry will certainly purchase just what he requires for school below. They were most likely to Gringotts, where they escorted to Harry’s secure. Inside, they view the piles of silver and gold that Harry’s moms and dads left him. Hagrid explains the intricate wizard monetary system, which is made up of Galleons, Sickles, and Knuts. Hagrid loads a little bag with cash. He after that takes Harry to another vault, number 713, which is empty besides a dirty small plan that Hagrid picks up as well as hides in his clothes, alerting Harry not to inquire about it.

The brand-new pupils welcomed at the castle door by Teacher McGonagall, that tells them they will quickly arranged into their homes. All Hogwarts pupils stay in among four residences: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin. Each apartment has its very own group for Quidditch, a video game that appears like soccer on broomsticks. The houses are in yearlong competitors with one another to obtain the most factors, which are made by success in Quidditch video games and also lost for trainee offenses. As the pupils go into Hogwarts, ghosts appear in the corridor. The trainees are caused by the Great Hall, where the whole school waits for them. They see a sharp hat on a stool. When the pupils try out the cap, it announces your home where they put. Harry comes to be worried. He has learned that he does not care for Slytherin residence, as the students in it are undesirable as well as Voldemort as soon as came from Slytherin. Ultimately, it is Harry’s turn to put on the hat. After a brief mental discussion with the cap where it aims to recommend Slytherin to him, the cap places Harry in Gryffindor. Harry is pleased to find that he is participated Gryffindor by Ron as well as Hermione. Draco Malfoy in Slytherin.

The shopping journey to Diagon Street and the train trip to Hogwarts stand for not an overall abandonment of Harry’s earlier life, but in many methods stands for a much more magical and legendary variation of it. The Muggles’ globe, as well as the Wizards’ globe, are not reverse, however, parallel. Undoubtedly there are significant distinctions regarding Harry is worried; whereas in the Muggle globe he depends on the Dursleys and also is delegated to confined home, he currently has the loan as well as regard. However, both planets themselves are not so incredibly different. For example, there is snobbery and condescension in both. Harry has not gotten away the self-seeking Dudley entirely since Dudley is in a sense born-again in the number of Draco Malfoy, one more pretender who delight in making Harry feel socially inferior. Draco, like Dudley, considers himself above Harry since he comes from a well-known family while Harry is an outsider. Additionally, equally, as the name Dudley Dursley contrasts with the name Harry Potter, so does the name Draco Malfoy. Draco was the name of an extreme ancient Greek legislator as well as is additionally the Latin word for “dragon”; Malfoy is an Anglicized variation of the French words mal and also fun, which imply, approximately, “bad faith.”

On the train, Harry to Fred as well as George Weasley, doubles who are going back to school, as well as to their bro Ron, one more pupil that will be starting at Hogwarts. Ron introduces Harry to such information of wizard life as Quidditch (a video game a little bit like soccer, yet used broomsticks), Famous Witches and also Wizards cards (collectible things like baseball cards), and Every Flavor Beans. One of the cards births the picture of Albus Dumbledore. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Jim Dale. Ron that comes from an inadequate family could not afford the loaves of bread sold on the train, so Harry purchases a great deal with his newfound riches and also shares them with Ron. Harry also meets a somewhat frustrating, overachieving woman called Hermione Granger and sees the unpleasant child again from the attire shop, whose name is Draco Malfoy. All the trainees have come across Harry, and also Harry is not exactly sure how to react to his fame. Terminal, the newbies are led into watercraft in which they sail to the castle of Hogwarts.