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08 July 2014 @ 10:24 am
Audiobook: Goblet of Fire  
I have listened to the audio book of 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' these past few days and I kind of fell in love all over again. I haven't read the books in a while but now I was reminded why I love it so much and why GoF is my very favourite book of the series.

I think it really is a masterpiece. The are so many different plot lines and they are woven together perfectly: Quidditch, the International Wizarding World, the Triwizard Tournament, House Elves, Voldemort's Rise, Giants, Skeeter, Teenager Having Teenage Problems, The Wand Brothers. The complete picture is wonderful.
And the book is littered with red herrings; do you remember reading it for the first time? I suspected EVERYONE to be the enemy (Karkaroff, Crouch Sr, Bagman, Krum etc.), but never once Moody. Brilliant.
I love how JKR uses things that were introduced the first books (Polyjuice, Animagi, being able to be inside someone's memory) and expands them.

There were heart wrenching moments where I just had to stop doing what I was doing at the time, because I was so moved. Harry underwater; Harry in the graveyard - not wanting to die crouched behind a headstone but standing up; Harry clinging to Cedric's body; Harry being hugged by Mrs Weasley. ♥ Harry ♥ Harry ♥ Harry ♥


I'm going to listen to the whole series, in the next few weeks.
 
 
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inglevine on July 8th, 2014 11:08 am (UTC)


God, yes. GoF is one of my favourites. I love how it's structured, I love how it pushes the tone of the series forward and I love how things start to really get serious.

"Harry in the graveyard - not wanting to die crouched behind a headstone but standing up" -- Yes, yes, yes. So wonderful, so Harry.

Hollyhollys_tree on July 8th, 2014 09:40 pm (UTC)
I love how it pushes the tone of the series forward and I love how things start to really get serious.

Yes, this. I've now listened to "Philosopher's Stone" as well (I had a few hours of cleaning ahead of me...) and the tone is very different. It feels much more directed towards a younger audience. I just LOVE GoF. With PoA a close second. ♥