Monday, July 18, 2005

harry potter and the half-blood artist formerly known as...

Other people are weighing in on the new Harry Potter book, but, so far as I know, I am the first blogger to offer an assessment based entirely on listening to the audiobook version on an iPod shuffle. In short:
Three cheers for J.K. Rowling! The new Harry Potter book is better than any since the first. I am extremely pleased with how the book ends--almost exactly right, it seems to me. And, for reasons known only to a select few, I'm also particularly pleased with the ultimate romantic developments for the protagonist.

Three boos for J. Freese! He buys the book on CD and then spends 19 out of the next 50 hours contriving errands, etc., that will allow him to listen to it. Maybe there is some Potion of Audiobook Restraint out there.

4 comments:

dorotha said...

one "yip!" for jeremy for lending me the CDs after he copied them to his iPod. now, i just have to find the time to listen to them...

Tonya said...

Hey, can I borrow those CDs to download them to my computer?

astrid jane said...

Yeah! Me too! I'm reading the book the regular way, but I love books on tape and listen to them over and over again, so i definately want this one.

I'm halfway through the book incidentally and my hands are shaking with withdrawl because I can't exactly just sit at my desk at work with a big-ass green 600+ page children's book propped open in front of me, now can I?

jeremy said...

Of course not! That would be illegal! (Also, Tonya, on a different matter, be sure to check your inbox.)