Thursday, 6 April 2017
Audiobook Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling & Newt Scamander
I fell in love with the Harry Potter universe when I first read the books, then all over again when I got to listen to them. When I got the chance to listen to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them I jumped at the chance. Not having read this book yet, this was my first foray into this world (if we don't couldn't the movie) and one I was excited to make a start on.
The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them audiobook isn't very long, 1 hr and 40 mins in total, so I was able to get through this quite quickly. One of the main things that drew me to this audio was that fact that Eddie Redmayne narrates it himself, so it was easy for me to picture him as Newt as he narrated the story
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them goes through the list of magical beasts and creatures, giving us the names in alphabetical order, their Ministry of Magic Classification, as well as a short description and information about said creature. My favourite example of this is the flobberworm, with a description of 'it moves very little'.
Eddie Redmayne as a narrator was perfect, for me he is Newt and he fits this role to a tee. His personality comes across through the story and really draws you in.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a great addition to the wizarding world, and very handy for all witches, wizards, squibs, and muggles to learn about these creatures.