Tuesday, 8 November 2016
Audiobook Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [Harry Potter #7] by J.K. Rowling
Going into this audiobook was a bittersweet moment for me. I have really enjoyed having the opportunity to listen to the Harry Potter series on audio, and revisit Hogwarts again. But I also knew that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was the last chapter in this adventure, and that I would no longer be returning to Hogwarts with Harry, Hermione, and Ron.
As this is the final in the series I won't be going into too much detail about the plot, the main reason is so that I don't spoil it for those who have yet to read this series, so I'll mainly be sharing my thoughts and feelings more than the plot itself.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows takes us on a much more dangerous journey with this group of friends, leaving Hogwarts and venturing into the world, to hunt down the Horcruxes and try to destroy Voldemort once and for all. Even though I know how this all ends, I couldn't help the nerves I felt and the tears I shed. After finishing this series so long ago I really found myself enjoying this series again.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the end of an era, and certainly ends this series with a bang. This book takes you to a darker side of the wizarding world as we see the true extent of Voldemort's power, and how much people are willing to do for him.
But we also see the good in people, those who are willing to stand by Harry no matter the cost, to fight for him not knowing how it could all end, just having the trust in Harry that what they are doing is right.
As with all the previous books, we get to see Harry, Hermione, and Ron grow, and with the final installment we see how far they have come from first year wizards, to the adults they have become. Their friendship keeps them going, and the belief that the task they are doing will overcome Voldemort in some way. I really admire thier bravery, thier bonds, and thier desire to do good.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a sad but amazing end to this series. I had thoroughly enjoyed the past few months listening to these books, and I can't believe it's taken the audios for me to revisit this magical world again.