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Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire

Author: J.K. Rowling

Narrator: Stephen Fry

Started: May 8, 2022

Finished: May 18, 2022

Prior to the fourth year of Hogwarts, the Weasleys, Harry, and Hermione travel to watch the Quidditch World Cup. After a rousing game of Quidditch, there is unexpected noise that makes Mr. Weasley realize that something is very wrong - someone has put the Dark Mark in the sky and Deatheaters are torturing whomever they come across.

Harry and his classmates are back for their fourth year at Hogwarts but they have no idea how much things are about to change. At the start of year festivities, Dumbledore announces that Hogwarts will play host to two other schools, Beauxbaton and Durmstrang, as they participate in the Triwizard Tournament. Throughout the year, there are signs that trouble is coming. On top of the rigors of the three feats, the TriWizard Champions must endure, they must also learn how to deal with the opposite sex when they attend the Yule Ball.

The games end when Harry must once again face off with Voldemort in the fight for his life and the safety of those he loves. This time, Harry gets help from some very unexpected visitors and makes Dumbledore aware that Voldemort has returned - Hogwarts and Harry will never be the same.

This is easily my favorite Potter story - while the first three books set the tone and gave the back story, I feel this is where Harry really starts to come into his own. As a side note, this is one of the better Potter movies as well.

The narrator, as always did an amazing job, although his Durmstrang accent sounds far too much like a Scottish lilt in my opinion. Every other character was done perfectly and becomes further embedded in my heart and mind.

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