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The Harry Potter trilogy

(Harry Potter #1-3)

4.66  ·  Rating details ·  7,192 ratings  ·  195 reviews
This box set collects hard cover editions Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in a slip case. ...more
Hardcover, 900 pages
Published 1999 by Ted Smart/Bloomsbury
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K. Elizabeth
Jul 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
The 3rd story has always been my favorite so I had to read it again. Of all the books it's the only one where Harry Potter is not battling Lord Voldemort so-as the little kid I was when I started reading-it was not "scary." I also loved finding out Sirius was a good guy and that Harry finally had a family. A great book for good feelings.

The second one was just as fun. Dobby is such a classic character and he always makes me laugh. My all time favorite was Professor Lockhart because he was such
Feb 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Harry Potter makes the world go round.
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fave-series
One of the best book series ever written.
Paul Weiss
What in the world was I waiting for?

Most decidedly curmudgeonly! Yes, that's it. One of the few remaining people on the planet who hadn't read any of the Harry Potter novels and, like Vernon Dursley, my initial reaction to all this wizard and magic rubbish was a very mugglish "stuff and nonsense". I admit it. As I read the first few pages, my initial thoughts were that this was all quite silly. Where had this Harry Potter phenomenon come from and what did everybody see in it?

But then, very quick
Esam Ayyad
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Harry potter, an orphen who had lived with his aunt family, and had suffer from their mistreatment , discovers that he is a wizard, and not any wizard he is a legend in the Magic realm, and that he is the reason of the defeat of the most powerful dark wizards who also killed his parents. and because the incident happened when he was 1 year old he dont remember anything about it, his only reminder was a lightning shaped scar on his forhead.
beeing a legion doesnt mean his life will be easy, he had
Lb Baker
Apr 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm only thing this boxset instead of the three books individually because I absolutely hate the American title: "Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone" Was there actually any need to change the title? Are there no philosophers in the US? Anyway, no need to rage. ...more
Aug 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Do the Harry Potter books need an introduction?

As we all know it’s a world of magic loved by many. If a person hasn’t read the books then they have watched the films. If they have not done either of those things, they must have heard some kind of Harry Potter related comment.

Harry Potter has become so much part of our world that I have trouble believing people need reviews.
Jun 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the book that made me fall in love with reading and magic, and I couldn’t wait to share this edition with my 8 yr. old. He enjoyed it, but I’ll admit to being more enchanted by the experience than he was. :) It took us almost a year to get through The Sorcerer’s Stone, reading a few pages at a time.

But the illustrations in this edition are beautiful. It was an absolute joy to look through the pages and remember the magic that first drew me into reading. If you are a fan of the books at
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So fun to read with new illustrations!!!!
Martin Hunter
Jan 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone has become one of the most well known and popular children’s books of all time. I my opinion this is a well deserved accolade, this book is perfectly suited for those within the 8-12 age range, however readers of any age may enjoy this title.

The story centres around an 11 year old boy named Harry Potter. Harry is an orphan who has grown up with his aunt, uncle and cousin. Harry discovers that he is in fact a wizard and that his parents were killed by an ev
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is just something that is so satisfying about being read to. I'm not sure what it is but Stephen Fry really does it down to a 't'.

I love JK Rowling's work and that sure does help Fry to be able to really out do himself but not only that, the amount of voices versus characters really is something quite remarkable and I must congratulate Stephen Fry on his ability to capture the listener and perform as though he were on stage.

Definitely recommend this and of course the Harry Potter series,
Feb 27, 2009 rated it liked it
I gave in and decided I had to see what all the fuss was about. I enjoyed all the books, but the pacing is a little off. The earlier books are more obviously children's books, and then, as the broader appeal of the series became clear, she started to write for a more adult audience and both the plotlines and prose become more convoluted. If for some odd reason you haven't read these yet, I'd recommend them, if only for the sake of cultural literacy. ...more
Hal Wilkes
Daddy's read you the first two so far, but by the end of the second it was getting pretty scary so we haven't embarked on the third. You've listened to Philosopher's Stone on CD with Stephen Fry, too, though I think Daddy is MUCH better at doing the voices, especially Hagrid and Harry. Stephen Fry makes all the characters sound quite posh, but Daddy's character's are much better defined and sound more like themselves. He's very funny. ...more
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
It is always so nice and comforting to revisit the world of Harry Potter. This was my first time listening to it on audio, and it was a new and different experience, yet as familiar as ever. Jim Dale does a great job with the narration; due to the movies, I've almost come to grips with things being pronounced differently than in my head while reading, but Jim Dale threw a whole nother wrench into it - Gryffindah, Voldemorrrr, etc. I still loved it though, how could you not? ...more
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First read Harry Potter in English, but am now going through the series in French. Leads to all kinds of wonderful discoveries, like how in the French translation they give Voldemort the middle name of Elvis in order to make his name anagram work during that scene in the Chamber of Secrets. Rather an incongruous name for You-Know-Who, but definitely led to some unintended laughs while reading.
Lee Tozer
Apr 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
The first three books in Rowling's series were the highpoint, perhaps to be unsurpassed in its particular genre. Although the later entries became somewhat overlong, fans of the series didn't want it to end. ...more
Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile
Check out my reviews on the main page of each book.
Feb 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favourites
The beginnings of the best series ever.
Michael Sorbello
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book 1: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Well I’ll be damned. I’ve been avoiding reading this series for almost two decades because I’ve been disappointed by many critically acclaimed young-adult series in the past and have developed a bit of a stigma against the genre, but this was an absolute joy to read.

It was fun and witty, adventurous and full of simple yet sympathetic emotional depth. There were moments that made me feel for the protagonists such as when Harry looked into the mirror a
Octavia Cade
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens, fantasy
I read and reviewed each of the volumes collected here separately, so this is basically just for my own records. The rating for the collection is the average of the ratings given to each individual book: both Philosopher's Stone and Prisoner of Azkaban got five stars from me. The former is just a really fun introduction to the series, and the latter is the best of the lot, bar none. It's complex and entertaining and does it all without the bloat that dropped like a text-filled hippo on every suc ...more
Jun 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tracy-s
I am one of the few people that has not read the Harry Potter series, the concept didn’t really interest me. My daughter has loved them since the first book was published. I am participating in the The Modern Mrs. Darcy 2020 Reading Challenge and one category is to read a book outside your comfort zone. I chose the Illustrated Collection of Harry Potter The Sorcerer’s Stone and I am very glad I did. The book is very well written, the characters charming, the relationships between them believable ...more
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Sami C
Bought this set for my infant, knowing I'm going to indoctrinate him into Harry Potter as soon as he is able to sit still for storytime. The illustrations are gorgeous, the books are high quality, and they come in a protective case. GoF isn't a part of the set, so I bought that separately from Costco, so while it sits outside the case, it's still a beautiful and fun collection to have on the shelf. ...more
Trish Boese
Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
4* I really loved these first 3 books in the Harry Potter series! My kids now love them too. It is fun to read about Harry's chance to fly away and escape his miserable life with unkind relatives. The magical world of Hogwarts school is fascinating. I recommend these three books for age appropriate children; the further sequels turn much more sinister. ...more
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All the pictures in the books are absolutely beautiful. The stories are -even after all these years- still mesmerizing. My favorite book is the third book, the prisoner of Azkaban. It has the best of both worlds: still happy and hopeful, yet getting slightly darker than the previous books. All of my favorite characters stop by: Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Buckbeak.
Emma Francois
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As I was just reading Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban:illustrated, this is by far my favourite novel of the first three novels and by far the best reading experience I have had with the illustrations! Really enjoyed this book!!!
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I got this set as a gift from one of my teachers because she didn't want it anymore and I am trying got collect the whole series and I love it soooooooo much!!! The books had only been read once each, so they are in awesome condition!!! My new favorite books on my shelf!!! ...more
Harry, in his mind: not slytherin, not slytherin

the sorting hat, loud as fucking possible: NOT SLYTHERIN, EH?

The entire fucking slytherin table: ay yo what the fuck

Great introduction into Harry Potter
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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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