J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling was born in the summer of 1965 at Yate General Hospital in England and grew up in Chepstow, Gwent.  She left Chepstow for Exeter University, where she earned a French and Classics degree. As a postgraduate she moved to London to work at Amnesty International, doing research into human rights abuses in Francophone Africa. She started writing the Harry Potter series during a Manchester to London King’s Cross train journey, and during the next five years, outlined the plots for each book and began writing the first novel.  She then moved to northern Portugal, where she taught English as a foreign language. She married in October 1992 and gave birth to her daughter Jessica in 1993. When her marriage ended, she returned to the UK to live in Edinburgh, where Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone was eventually completed and in 1996 she received an offer of publication. The following summer the world was introduced to Harry Potter.  The Harry Potter series is distributed in over 200 territories and has been translated into 65 languages.

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Author: J.K. Rowling | Narrator: Jim Dale
Release Date: July 21, 2007
Don't miss the seventh and final book in J.K. Rowling's bestselling Harry Potter series!
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Author: J.K. Rowling | Narrator: Jim Dale
Release Date: July 16, 2005
The war against Voldemort is not going well. even Muggle governments are noticing. Ron scans the obituary pages of The Daily Prophet looking for familiar names. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses.
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Author: J.K. Rowling | Narrator: Jim Dale
Release Date: June 21, 2003

There is a door at the end of a silent corridor. And it's haunting Harry Potter's dreams. Why else would he be waking in the middle of the night, screaming in terror.

Here are just a few things on Harry's mind.

• A Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher with a personality like poisoned honey.

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Author: J.K. Rowling | Narrator: Jim Dale
Release Date: February 27, 2001

Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That's because he's being raised by his miserable muggle aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he's a wizard, just as his parents were.

But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright.

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Author: J.K. Rowling | Narrator: Jim Dale
Release Date: February 27, 2001

The Dursleys were so mean that hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.

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Author: J.K. Rowling | Narrator: Jim Dale
Release Date: February 27, 2001
For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort.

Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed.
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Author: J.K. Rowling | Narrator: Jim Dale
Release Date: February 27, 2001

In the pivotal fourth novel in the seven-part tale, Harry Potter continues his training as a wizard while coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go the the International Quidditch Cup with Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys.

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