I was inspired a number of months ago to listen to the entire series on audio book so that I could knit while listening. I will admit to planting a garden, kayaking, knitting, completing house work, falling asleep to, and doing nothing while listening to all seven books, though usually only one at a time. I’m not sure that anything would be accomplished if I tried to kayak and do housework at the same time, other than a new mess to clean.
It has been wonderful to listen to all seven books in a matter of a few months, rather than the many years it took to read and wait for the next installment. I have been reading a forum on a knitting site dedicated to the subject, I have read articles on the “interwebs” as other knitters seem to call it. After the seventh book was published, J.K. participated in a web chat that allowed fans to send questions in and hope for answers from J.K. about unsaid things from the series. Various sites host the transcript of the chat, this is the one I read first.
There seems to be much I should like to say about listening to this series, but I will take more time pondering the exact nature of my musings. I have just about decided to listen again to the series, I love the library 🙂 As I type this I am listening to Stardust by Neil Gaiman. My interest was piqued when the movie advertisements began. I have just gotten around to finding it on audiobook and listening. I have not seen the movie, but based on the first chapter, I cannot think it is the children’s movie that I nearly remember the ads depicting. I will have to watch it eventually so as to see the plot twists accounted for so that children are not perplexed.
Some of my favorite sites for extra info:
time spend listening ~ approx. 124 hours or a little over 5 days
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ~ approx. 8 hours
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ~ approx. 9 hours
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azakban ~ approx. 12 hours
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ~ approx. 20 hours
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ~ approx. 27 hours
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ~ approx. 27 hours
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ~ approx. 21 hours