Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort, and might even have assisted in the deaths of James and Lily Potter, Harry Potter's parents. Now Black has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well. And the Azkaban guards heard him muttering in his sleep, "He's at Hogwarts ... he's at Hogwarts." Of course, Harry already had plenty to worry about. After inflating his nasty aunt and running away on the magical Knight Bus, he finds he's being pursued by death omens at every turn. He receives two wonderful gifts: a top-of-the-line Firebolt broomstick, and the Marauder's Map, a magical diagram of Hogwarts made by the mysterious "Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs." Hermione disappears frequently, burdened down by a seemingly impossible course schedule. And the soulless Dementors have come to guard Hogwarts supposedly to protect Harry from Sirius Black, but they terrify Harry more than the fugitive ever could. To strengthen himself against them, Harry reaches out to Remus Lupin, the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher who was once a friend of his father's. Lupin teaches Harry about the Patronus Charm, a defensive measure well above the level of magic generally mastered by wizards Harry's age. But even with his broom, his map, his magic, and his loyal friends, Harry isn't safe. Because on top of everything else, there's a traitor hidden at Hogwarts.
Publisher: [England] : Pottermore, 2012
ISBN: 9781781100363
1781100365
9781781100097
1781100098
Branch Call Number: e-book
Alternative Title: Library2Go

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deloresthai88
Jul 06, 2018

Best book ever

I highly recommend this book

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siboneyleeculham
Jul 06, 2018

QUIDDITCH!!!!!! love the twist and quidditch i mean mean who doesnt

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Robynfrances
Jun 22, 2018

its, only, like, THE best book ever

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BrandonBlanchard
Jun 12, 2018

A great book, all in all, and the twist ending is genuinely surprising.

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readingfairy
Jun 04, 2018

This book was so cool and very intense!!! Especially near the ending! There are tons of twists and unexpected stuff happening -- I understand now why lots people love this series so much! Can't wait to read the rest!!

This is the best book in the world!!!! Very interesting. I like how each of the characters are different. The time travelling part was cool. This book is the best. The Prisoner of Azkaban is the best book in the series!

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blue_dog_25351
Mar 15, 2018

love this book even after reading it for the 10th time(8 times in English, 2 times in German)

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mitchelclay
Jan 11, 2018

Note - I am reading the Harry Potter books for the first time. Any expressions or opinions are brought to the table as someone who has little prior knowledge...

"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" is the third book in J. K. Rowling's prolific Harry Potter series. Here we are given a Harry Potter who has seen some things, and a wizarding world that gets more complex by the chapter. "Prisoner of Azkaban" is deeper than Rowling's previous two books in multiple ways. We have a great window into James Potter's (Harry's father) time at the Hogwarts School of Magic. These insights are given to us by previously established characters such as Severus Snape and Albus Dumbledore. But we are also made acquainted with new characters Remus Lupin (the new Defense against the Dark Arts teacher) and Sirius Black (an escaped convict from Azkaban Prison). These new characters bring a lot of twists and turns to the story plot, and the book is better for it.

"Prisoner of Azkaban" also first introduces us to hippogriffs, Sybill Trelawney (Divination teacher), and the iconic phrase "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good." But my favorite thing about this book is that we are given better insight into the inner workings of Lord Voldemort's dark army. As Rowling continues to bore into the magical universe, the more treasures she uncovers. It gives me great encouragement to continue to explore these fantastic books.

In summery, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" is my favorite in the series so far. It expertly shows how to broaden a world and consistently develop characters without it feeling played out and boring. I can't wait to get into the next one!

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ShasCho
Dec 29, 2017

Wonderful!
Jim Dale creates a superb narration for this magnificent series.
The Prisoner of Azkaban is the third in this seven-part saga,
the first British fantasy novel ever to compare with Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.
And speaking of British, the UK audiobook is read by Stephen Fry
and is equally engaging and entertaining to Jim Dale’s version.
Highly recommended.

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Rampey
Dec 27, 2017

The book is majical I would reccomend it

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siboneyleeculham
Jul 06, 2018

siboneyleeculham thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 99

navy_nightingale_207 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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pink_wolf_486
Jul 01, 2018

pink_wolf_486 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 13

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blue_cheetah_3163
Apr 14, 2018

blue_cheetah_3163 thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

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ravenclawblue
Apr 04, 2018

ravenclawblue thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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blue_dog_25351
Mar 15, 2018

blue_dog_25351 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 99

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shadowXxXx5
Jan 30, 2018

shadowXxXx5 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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meslee4
Jan 04, 2018

meslee4 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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red_badger_492
Jan 04, 2018

red_badger_492 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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green_lion_2658
Oct 26, 2017

green_lion_2658 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

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Robynfrances
Jun 22, 2018

i have quite a sweet disposition as a dog... but the fleas, their murder. sirius black.

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DWC_0
May 07, 2018

Is there is something wrong with the ..... there is something wrong with the pup.

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JHope24601
Jul 29, 2017

"Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."

"I solemnly swear that I am up to no good."

"Mischief managed."

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jayeshaminnew
May 15, 2017

Mooney presents his compliments to Professor Snape, and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people's business

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Shadow_Blade
Apr 22, 2017

"Mooney presents his compliments to Professor Snape, and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people's business."

"Mr. Prongs agrees with Mr. Mooney and would like to add that Professor Snape is an ugly git."

"Mr. Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a professor."

"Mr. Wormtail bids Professor Snape good day, and advises him to wash his hair, the slimeball."

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Shadow_Blade
Apr 22, 2017

"Right, Neville," said Professor Lupin. "First things first: what would you say is the thing that frightens you most in the world?"

Neville looked around rather wildly, as though begging someone to help him, then said, in barely more than a whisper, "Professor Snape."

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jam11e
Sep 27, 2016

Riddikulus!

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mmm5
Aug 14, 2016

"Darkness can be found at the darkest times if one only remembers to turn on the light"

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blue_badger_1000
Jul 26, 2016

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”-Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore (Considered to be the most powerful wizard of his time. He was most famous for his defeat of Gellert Grindelwald, the discovery of the twelve uses of dragon's blood, and his work on alchemy with Nicolas Flamel).

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blue_badger_1000
Jul 26, 2016

"EXPECTO PATRONUM!"

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gogirl1313 Dec 24, 2014

The book starts off with a BANG! right before Harry's thirteenth birthday. Harry blows up his aunt, experienced an adventures ride on the Knight bus, only to find out that Sirius Black, the traitor responsible for his parents' deaths, a notorious mass-murderer and Voldemort supporter, has broken out of Azkaban and is now out to kill Harry! But things are not as always as they seem...

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treemonkey2
Jun 02, 2013

Harry Potter is heavily protected at Hogwarts from Sirius Black, yet he always finds a way to get into an adventure! Will he survive this one?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 19, 2012

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban opens on the night before Harry's thirteenth birthday, when he receives gifts by owl post from his friends at school. The next morning at breakfast, Harry sees on television that a man named Black is on the loose from prison. At this time, Aunt Marge comes to stay with the Dursleys, and she insults Harry's parents numerous times. Harry accidentally causes her to inflate. Harry leaves the Dursley's house and is picked up by the Knight Bus, but only after an alarming sighting of a large, black dog. The Knight Bus drops Harry off at Diagon Alley, where he is greeted by Cornelius Fudge, the Minister of Magic. He rents a room and awaits the start of school. In Diagon Alley, Harry finishes his schoolwork, admires a Firebolt broomstick in the window of a shop, and after some time, finds his friends Ron and Hermione. At a pet shop, Hermione buys a cat named Crookshanks, who chases Scabbers, Ron's aging pet rat. Ron is most displeased. The night before they all head off to Hogwarts, Harry overhears Ron's parents discussing the fact that Sirius Black is after Harry.

After barely surviving an attack from Dementors, Harry Potter arrives to Hogwarts School od Witchcraft and Wizardry, excited and ready to start his third year in magical education! But the school is currently under threat by a criminal named Sirius Black, therefore Dementors, creatures who suck out all the happiness in people, have come to guard the School. But why do the Dementors tend to affect Harry more than everybody else? And what is the REAL story behind Black's history?

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henein
Jul 27, 2011

enjoy harry when he tries to escape from siruis black, the guy who betrayed his parents, but at the end he finds something really strange

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indigo_falcon_137
Mar 01, 2018

Violence: Lots of unconsciousness, biting, and falling off brooms

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