Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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sophiaSHkim
Jun 23, 2020

I read this book series more then once because i loved it so much! I couldn't put this book down when I started reading this!

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CalgaryPublic13
Jun 23, 2020

I loved this book I could read it over and over it so exciting and suspenseful at the same time! I would recommend it.

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astrotea
Mar 31, 2020

Gripping from start to finish, this book does a great job at bringing the reader deep inside it's fantasy world. Perfect balance between character building and plot building. A very satisfying read.

ArapahoeKati Mar 30, 2020

Remarkable. This book feels like the beginning of the turning point in the series because Rowling's writing has become confident and polished, her characters are well-rounded, flawed and human, and the end will have you scrambling to read the fourth novel.

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SophieBPO
Aug 26, 2019

Not enough enbies

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ddelaughn
Jul 31, 2019

Great third entry in a wonderful series. Prison of Azkaban is my favorite from the film series and also one of the better books I have read in the series so far.

happyphi May 29, 2019

I am a HUGE HARRY POTTER FAN, since childhood till now. There are 7 titles in total, where the last book is split into 2 parts. All of these series have already been made into movies, which in my opinion, is better to read all of the books FIRST before you delve into the films. Books generally have more details and sometimes certain parts of the movies are different than the novels - surprise, surprise!

This 3rd book is 1 of my favourites, especially the middle and ending became quite shocking for me! All of Harry's adventures were never dull and always filled with great surprises with his 2 best friends, Ron and Hermione. If you particularly love adventures, fantasy, magic, wizards/witches, and surprises, Harry Potter is the one recommended for you!

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darcyhudjik
May 04, 2019

This series gets better with each book. I definitely recommend it.

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cannotbeheard
Apr 26, 2019

This has been my favorite so far. The main thing I didn't like about this one was how much they focused on Ron's rat and on Hermione having an impossible schedule. I thought the movie was alright but I liked the audiobook more. I am excited to see what happens next with Sirius Black.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 24, 2019

Loved it, another great story in the series

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Jude2010
Feb 08, 2019

I LOVED iT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WAS SO CONFUSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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zoeythekat
Feb 08, 2019

This is definitely one of my favorites in the series! It's captivating, suspenseful and fun.

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CASSIE ERIN KELLEY
Jan 20, 2019

What a continuation! The introduction of new characters, such as Remus Lupin and Sirius Black was just what the story needed. And with them come a deeper look at Snape’s feelings about Harry.

The story of Harry Potter gets darker as he goes back for his third year at Hogwarts. This is the beginning of the characters realizing that Dumbledore can’t solve everything. There is also a deeper look at the main trio.

This book is a great third addition to the Harry Potter series, and it promises that next year will be even better and darker. This book series grows with Harry, as well as its audience. Recommended if you want more of the Wizarding World!

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LaNomada01
Jan 12, 2019

In this series by J.K. Rowling, this was the book that made me realize that I was part of something that was going to go big. In this third book, you start to see the development of a plan - that extends a little beyond a young boy going after a singular bad guy over and over again. I loved the introduction of Harry's Godfather Sirius Black - who is one of my favorite multi-layered characters in the entire series.

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Serenehart
Jan 04, 2019

Book 3

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green_shark_1428
Oct 29, 2018

@delwinelder who cares? Read the book. It's better.

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delwinelder
Sep 26, 2018

Great story, but … the narrator does a terrible impression of girls voices!

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HermioneGrainger
Aug 20, 2018

Okay, once you place your hands on these Harry Potter books, it automaticlly produces a glue that sticks your eyes on to its self and your body on to whatever you are reading on. So caution, people, never read Harry Potter books on buses, subways, sky trains, etc. Mainly because you might miss your stop!

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saadsajjad
Jul 26, 2018

Great book with Ron and Hermione returning. Amazing read and edge of your seat book

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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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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