The “Harry Potter” Audiobooks Finally Arrive on Audible

There’s been one big thing missing from Audible’s library of audio fiction – the Harry Potter audiobooks. That is, until now.

Up until today, the digital audiobooks were only available online through J.K. Rowling’s official store on Pottermore. But now, the audiobooks have arrived on Audible, the audiobook subscription service from Amazon. All seven books are available on the service immediately, with UK listeners able to download Stephen Fry’s version of the audiobooks, and US listeners, that of Jim Dale.

Audible’s Chief Content Officer said,

We are thrilled to offer our customers the opportunity to enjoy the Harry Potter audio catalog seamlessly through the Audible service. J.K. Rowling’s celebrated series is firmly entrenched in the literary pantheon, but when the first Harry Potter novel was released in 1997, smartphones were yet to become the ubiquitous listening devices they are today. Now fans of this trailblazing series have an effortless and affordable way to enjoy them in audio.

The breathtaking performances of Jim Dale, Stephen Fry and Felix von Manteuffel transform Harry Potter’s adventures into immersive and truly transporting new experiences—even for those who have already read the novels. We look forward to bringing more listeners to this richly imagined universe.

Audible

[is] the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word content, invented and commercialized the first digital audio player in 1997, and has since been at the forefront of the explosively growing audiobook download segment.

Head to Audible to find out more details about how to join the service and get your copies of the audiobooks straight away. Plus, by using this link you can get a free download – perfect to start your Harry Potter audio collection or update your tired tapes and CDs (one user credit can be applied per book).

You can find out more information in the press release below.

What do you think of this news? Will you be downloading the Potter books from Audible? Or do you already own them digitally? Let us know in the comments.

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J.K. ROWLING’S BELOVED HARRY POTTER BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE

AROUND THE WORLD FOR AUDIO DOWNLOAD AT AUDIBLE

DISCOVERY OF J.K. ROWLING’S WIZARDING WORLD AWAITS A NEW GENERATION OF LISTENERS 

London – 20th November, 2015 – Audible, the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word content, today announced that J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter audiobooks are now available for purchase at audible.com, audible.co.uk, audible.de and audible.com.au. The recordings showcase captivating performances by Stephen Fry (in the UK and the rest of the world), Jim Dale (in the North American version) and Felix von Manteuffel (in the German version). Audible is the sole subscription-based service to offer the Harry Potter series as digital audiobooks.

“We are thrilled to offer our customers the opportunity to enjoy the Harry Potter audio catalogue seamlessly through the Audible service,” said Andy Gaies, Audible Chief Content Officer.  “J. K. Rowling’s celebrated series is firmly entrenched in the literary pantheon, but when the first Harry Potter novel was released in 1997, smartphones were yet to become the ubiquitous listening devices they are today. Now fans of this bellwether series have an effortless and affordable way to enjoy them in audio.”

“The breathtaking performances of Stephen Fry, Jim Dale and Felix von Manteuffel transform Harry Potter’s adventures into immersive and truly transporting new experiences—even for those who have already read the novels,” added Gaies. “We look forward to bringing more listeners to this richly imagined universe.”

Pottermore, the digital entertainment, news and e-commerce company from J.K. Rowling, is the publisher of the Harry Potter digital audiobooks. The Pottermore Shop, the company’s digital retail arm, will continue to sell the Harry Potter digital audiobooks.

Audible, the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word content, invented and commercialized the first digital audio player in 1997, and has since been at the forefront of the explosively growing audiobook download segment. In 2014, listeners around the world downloaded 1.2 billion hours of audio from Audible.com outlets; Audible members downloaded an average of more than 17 books over the course of the year. Two thirds of new Audible members are first-time audiobook buyers.

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