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Harry Potter Collection

(Harry Potter #1-6)

4.73  ·  Rating details ·  29,065 ratings  ·  939 reviews
Six years of magic, adventure, and mystery make this luxurious boxed set the perfect gift for Harry Potter fans of all ages.
Follow Harry from his first days at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, through his many adventures with Hermione and Ron, to his confrontations with rival Draco Malfoy and the dreaded Professor Snape. From the thrilling search for the Sorce
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Hardcover, Box Set, 3342 pages
Published September 12th 2005 by Scholastic (first published January 1st 2005)
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Ida
Dec 18, 2017 added it
Shelves: favorites, fantasy
Re-reading Harry Potter for the first time this christmas, and Im so excited!

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Jen Holman
Jan 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I do not own this spiffy box set of Harry Potter books, but no way was I going to sit down and input all 6 of them!! When we were in the UK on our honeymoon in the spring of 2000, Harry Potter fever was just hitting its stride there. Not long after that the books found their way to Canada and I fell in love with this series right from the first book. Again (I'm a broken record) great characters and time-old literary themes, as well as just being a very enjoyable read. I haven't gone to see the m ...more
Stephen
Apr 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved these books. I never got into them at the same time the world went into its "Harry Potter Rage", but I couldn't help but give then a once over before I judged those people. They were right, in the end. The author gives us a parallel world where, once again, you can't help but hope it is as real as you or me. Set mostly in a school that, dare I say, every person who read the books wished their parents had sent them when they were little, the story seems to captivate with mysterious spells ...more
Henna Chumber
Feb 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great books-(and number 7!) I would only say that the plot is very similar to The Lord of the Rings( the ring has to be destroyed, so do the horcruxes ), as are some of the characters:
Gimli ----> hagrid
Dumbledore ----> gandalf
Anyway, they are excellent books, very inspirational. A new world has been created!
Brooks Prettyman
Dec 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Harry Potter is regarderd as one of the best and most influential pieces of fiction ever to be written. I have no choice but to agree. This series sparked my love for reading and fantasy, which I am every grateful for. A review of content and themes is completely unnecessary, as virtually the entire population of the United States of America is knowledgeable of that content. However, I will say one thing: if you do not read Harry Potter in your lifetime, then you have failed as a reader. I recom ...more
Dinelle Hettiarachchi
May 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, favs
AMAZING!
Cynthia
Oct 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
How good is this book? SO good I've read the whole series about 7 times! :) I love J.K. Rowling.
Norah
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I listened to all them as audiobooks! I was sorry I had waited so long to "read" them at all.
Jennifer Dater
Oct 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this story and these characters. My favorite was Goblet of Fire.
Lisa
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2018
This morning, I was pondering what to read or listen to next. I thought of these books, which I devoured eons ago. I remembered how much I loved them. Having seven credits on Audible to play with, I thought that it would be nice to have this series in my collection. I'm in Canada, so the entire series is narrated by Jim Dale. It's wonderful, so far. I've given it five stars. :)
Wayv
Jun 21, 2010 rated it liked it
The world of Harry Potter is filled with things that just don't add up, at some point this floating pile just starts degrading the creative merits and prevents any further enhancement of the reader's world perception.

I'm not talking about credibility, obviously, but the painfully failing synergy between the fantastic elements. The force that keeps together the discworld or the forgotten realms... is simply absent here. It's apparent that the base premises struggle to support the scale to which
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'dora'
Oct 02, 2007 added it
Recommends it for: all people
Harry potter is hero, he have a brain and self confident every thing that he done.I also go to the Movie for Harry Potter.
Dhiksha
Aug 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: the-legends
This book is god's gift to readers !!! i dont need to write a review about this book for ppl to know about its greatness ....
CLOSING STATEMENT :HARRY POTTER ROX !!!!
erika adkins
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The book is the bomb
Nate
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have read and re-read the Harry Potter series more times than I can remember. The fun increased when I listened to the Audiobook read by Stephen Fry... that was something else entirely. Just epic.
Rachel Dawson
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-top-25
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Malbadeen
Jun 18, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to Sarah I now know what all the hype is about. I too understand Harry's struggles, his joys, his fears, his fits of courage and his moments of angst. What I still don't get is who the hell cares? But I would like some credit for giving this a second shot (1st attempt only got me about 1/8 of the way through the audio version, 2nd attempt got me through, what... like 6 books? - true it was only being condensed and re-told for the purposes of understanding the movie but still I feel as tho ...more
AMMAR  SALVATORE
Apr 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
i dont own this set of HP series i have a pdf in my phone which i happen to get from my friend one day i don't know what happened out of nowhere he took my phone send all 7 pdfs in my phone.
And the very next day i started reading...tho i wasnt gonna read it before coz i thought whats the point in reading if you already seen the MOVIE but then again i thought i have done the same with ANGELS and DEMONS and THE VINCI CODE i meant i read these after watching movies and i was quite enjoyed reading t
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Karen
May 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I think all the Harry Potter books are wonderful. The love between friends, adopted family. The strength, yet weaknesses of the characters are believable. I love them all so much. I wish I were part of the Weasley family. I have read each one at least twice if not more. I learned about good vs evil, which I already knew about but you know what I mean. Standing up for what you believe in no matter what. Just because someone is different than you doesn't mean that they aren't special too. That peo ...more
AJ Griffin
Jul 03, 2007 added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: i think at this point, there's not much recommending to be doing
I think I'm finally at the age where I feel a bit weird about Harry Potter, but aren't we all? It's hard to write a 7-book series of gigantic epics about a teenage wizard and keep your fanbase at the same age.

But whatever. I doubt anyone who's read the first six books is going to ignore the last one and let some dickwad on the 6 o'clock news tell them how it ends. Will Harry die? I dunno. Is Snape really evil? I doubt it. Is Dumbledore really, truly dead? Shit no. But maybe now that all the char
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Nicole
Jun 25, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone who wants a fun read
OK...probably almost pointless to put a review of the Harry Potter books out here...but nonetheless.

If you haven't read these books yet, you should. I would say these are going to be one of the biggest pop culture icons of this part of the century. What Star Wars was to those of us growing up in the 80s - Harry Potter is to those growing up in the 2000s.

The books are quite cleverly written. The writing is surprisingly good, with lots of little puns within professor names and such. They're long -
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Toby McMillen
I remained skeptical & snobbish about this series for quite awhile, until my son wanted me to read the first book to him. It hooked me, & I am now quite sad that the series is done. But I'm glad the author went out on a high note. Highlights: The Sorcerer's Stone, The Prisoner of Azkaban, & the Deathly Hallows were the best; 5 stars for those. I probably enjoyed the Order of the Phoenix the least. All, by the way, far outstrip their respective movies, but I must admit that when I rea ...more
emily
Mar 27, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who is still a kid at heart
i love all of these books, my favorite is #4. i love the character development in each book, especially how rowling pin points the emotions of a child moving from childhood into their teenage years. i first read them because my students LOVED them and i wanted to use the literature in my teaching, but now i'm on my second time throught the series. i love them more this time around than the first.
Tiamoyo
Sep 26, 2012 rated it liked it
So, I decided I should finally know about this Harry Potter thing that the rest of the world read/saw years ago! Some nights it kept me up and others I just felt compelled to keep reading so I could finally get the whole story arc. I'm still not a fantasy fan in general but I did like reading the books...I've even started the movies...one down, 6 to go?
Lori
May 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The best series I have ever read.
Shanna
Mar 23, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone
Shelves: favorites
Though it's become quite a "scene" thing to read, or to not read, it's beautifully written and original. I cannot wait for the last installment.
Emme_21
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Classics, everyone, of all ages, should read these books
Marie
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
*Spoiler free*

Harry Potter is the best of the best. I find myself comparing every single book I read to Harry Potter, and everything else pales in comparison. I'm sure every other review talks about how the plot/story is an intricate web, and how there's a beautiful interconnectedness between everything (which is true), but something that really stands out to me is that at the beginning of the series we start with peace.

We seem to be in a renaissance period where every other book starts in chao
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Ashleigh
Dec 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really just wanted a chance to talk about these books as a whole rather than individuals. For me the only downfall to the series was the order of the phoenix, I found that book full of frustration and although I can say it's clever when an author makes you feel the exact feelings of the protagonist it weighed heavy on me while reading it. I felt like it went on a little too long and the answers we finally received didn't fully satisfy me after the long frustration.
However all of the other book
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Sam
Aug 26, 2017 rated it liked it
As a kid the Harry Potter books were my life. As you get older though and really start to look at the books, and more specifically what they're saying? Well it's not good.

JK over the years has attempted to add to the Universe, but there is no point telling readers years later that Dumbledore was gay when this isn't touched on at all in the books. Ron is written as a gormless idiot. The Harry/Ginny pairing was to an extent unnecessary, but I can see their appeal. Ron/Hermoine on the other hand I
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Although she writes under the pen name J.K. Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she ch
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Harry Potter (7 books)
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  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
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