Review: Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix

potter5Title: Harry Potter And The Order of The Phoenix
Author: J. K. Rowling
Narrator: Stephen Fry
Published: 2010
Listen Time: 01:05:12:03
Read Date:  July 19-31, 2017
Description: Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors’ attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to find him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord’s return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the Dark forces. Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort’s savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time…

My Rating: 5 of 5 stars
My Review: Finally got around to finishing this one. This my favorite book of the whole series. The shenanigans from the Ministry, Dumbledore being squirrelly, Snape being Snape, and poor Sirius wanting only to be there for Harry and being virtually helpless–it all made for fantastic listening/reading. Harry finding out that his father & friends were essentially bullies at one point in their young lives was the kicker. He almost lost all faith in his father just because he snooped in Snape’s memories.

And losing Sirius… I’m not ashamed to say I cry every time I read it. And Harry’s anguish! He never really got to feel that for his parents. Having grown up without them, he could never really miss them, just the idea of them. While he and Sirius didn’t have a lot of time together, it was enough for them to bond almost like father and son. I can understand his anguish, especially when he was thinking he caused it. And his reactions in Dumbledore’s office…just beautifully written. I could feel Harry’s pain.

Enough said. I love this book and it will always been my favorite.


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