3.5 starsBook rating:
4 stars Initial thoughts:
Somehow Stephen Fry's narration didn't quite charm me as much as the book itself. I think to some degree the accent bothered me a little. I'd say it's authentic British and all, which fits with the setting but my head hurt every time Fry swallowed the "h" in "forehead". I also didn't like the voice he spoke for Hagrid. Those "r"s he spoke on behalf of Hagrid drove me mad.
In any case, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
didn't fail to entertain, of course. The beginning before Harry Potter entered Hogwarts was just too funny. A cat reading a map and street signs, a stranger hugging Mr Dursley on the streets, owls crowding the skies of London during the day, and so on. So many strange things happened, which still are funny with every re-read.