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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

J.K. Rowling
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Harry Potter, along with his best friends, Ron and Hermione, is about to start his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry can't wait to get back to school after the summer holidays (who wouldn't if they lived with the horrible Dursleys?). But when Harry gets to Hogwarts, the atmosphere is tense. There's an escaped mass murderer on the loose, and the sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been called in to guard the school.

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J.K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than 200 territories, translated into 74 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films. She has also written two small volumes, which appear as the titles of Harry's schoolbooks within the novels. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through The Ages were published by Bloomsbury Children's Books in March 2001 in aid of Comic Relief. In December 2008, The Tales of Beedle the Bard was published in aid of the Children's High Level Group, and quickly became the fastest selling book of the year

As well as an OBE for services to children's literature, J.K. Rowling is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees including the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, France's Légion d'Honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and she has been a Commencement Speaker at Harvard University USA. She supports a wide number of charitable causes through her charitable trust Volant, and is the founder of Lumos, a charity working to transform the lives of disadvantaged children

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
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What can I say about this book that hasn't already been said by someone here? It was absolutely amazing! I've loved the Harry Potter books since I read the first one last spring, but this is my favorite of them so far. The beauty of it, the layers of betrayal and friendship that are slowly peeled away chapter by chapter, are all simply breathtaking.
I started Prisoner of Azkaban one night as I got into bed, planning to read only a few chapters and then sleep. 435 pages and many hours later, watching the sun start to come up, I finally put it down, having finished the entire book. In the process of those 435 pages, I laughed, I gasped in surprise, and believe it or not I cried. The emotions of the characters expressed in this book as, bit by bit, the story of what really happened that Halloween night that Voldemort killed Lily and James Potter, were absolutely perfect.
One of the finest books I've ever read!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the best!!! 26 Mar. 2006
In my humble opinion POA is J.K's best so far. I think it's something to do with the characters, i love Sirius and lupin they make the book and the look into Harry's family history and his parents school life is as interesting and exciting as Harry's own.
Although not as long as the later books this is just as clever and sinister but maintains the magic and richness of the first two. What 4,5 and 6 miss in the way of Hogwarts tradition like the Halloween feast, quidditch or Christmas at Hogwarts book three keeps as well as giving us a more complex and shocking story paving the way for future plots and climaxing the expectations and rumors of the whole story line.
The whole books built on suspense and forces you to think and guess at it's conclusion and when you get to the conclusion it's more shocking and exciting than you ever imagined, and any minor part of the story that you did manage to guess leaves you feeling ridicously smug for the est of the day.
Every one should read Harry potter and even those who didn't get blown away by 1 and 2 will by the POA and will have no choice but to buy the entire box set.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most enjoyable books I've read in ages! 27 Jan. 2003
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It took me a while to succumb to Harry Potter fever, but now infected, I never want to be cured! I've seen both the films and enjoyed them so much, I was inspired to start reading the books. I hope any child who picks one up realises that they are reading one of the best, most imaginative, most delightful series of books since C.S Lewis' 'The Chronicles of Narnia' and Enid Blyton's 'The Famous Five'. 'Prisoner of Azkaban' in particular I literally couldn't put down and there is as much, if not more in there to appeal to adults as well as to children. Although slightly darker in tone than the others in the series, it none the less remains wonderful escapism for all ages. A large plus point is that J.K. Rowling doesn't assume prior knowledge of the other preceeding books, and 'Prisoner' is perfectly capable of standing alone - characters, situations and locations are re-introduced and 'what's happened so far' summaries are comprehensive while remaining brief for those who have read the other books - although I feel that anyone who just reads the one is missing out on a treat!
I haven't enjoyed a book so much in ages, and I sincerely hope J.K Rowling never tires of Harry and his friends at Hogwarts!! I certainly shall never tire of reading about them.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" was excellent. The books say ages 8-12, but I, like so many others, am older and enjoying them. This series easily ranks with J.R.R. Tolkein, Roald Dahl, C.S. Lewis, Philip Pullman, and Lewis Carroll. The stories have great, twisting plot lines and this new one especially had a more mature thread to it. J.K. Rowling has a knack for bringing her characters to life-I often find myself wishing that I could jump into the book to slap Malfoy, Snape, or the Dursleys. The rivalries are great fun. I see trouble brewing between Cho Chang and Ginny Weasley. I wish that I weren't a Muggle and could experience Hogsmeade, Quidditch, Hogwarts, and Diagon Alley.
I hadn't heard of the series until June when my 11 year old brother got the first one. I did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did, but now I have read all three. I read "HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban from 2 AM to 2 AM the next day. Since I read them all in the span of a month, it is now a shock to have to wait a year for the next one. Thank you Ms. Rowling for giving me an excellent excuse not to read my summer reading books yet.
Mischief Managed
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A "wizard" experience! 30 July 1999
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"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" is the third in the Harry Potter series and is certainly as good as the others! Harry Potter is a wizard in his third year at Hogwarts School of witchcraft and wizardry. Here start his adventures with his best friends, Ron and Hermione. J.K. Rowling sends the reader into a rollercoaster fantasy ride through the depths of magic and wizardry. All of which is exceedingly believable. Her imagination is amazing, as the wizarding jargon is so believable that I almost found myself referring to my family as 'muggles' and my pets as 'animagis!' A book for people of all ages (not just for kids) and is a must for all people who originally didn't care much for fantasy books. I didn't get caught up in the Star Wars hype, but I am certainly hooked on Harry Potter's adventures! It is definitely hard not to get swept up in Harry's escapades, so why not give it a read?!!
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