- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 18 hours and 55 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Pottermore from J.K. Rowling
- Audible.com Release Date: November 20, 2015
- Language: English
- ASIN: B017V4NOEG
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Book 6 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
|New from||Used from|
Audible Audiobook, Unabridged
|Free with your Audible trial|
Customers who bought this item also bought
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top Customer Reviews
This is my favorite book of the entire series. It is very dark in some places, but the flashbacks into the past in where we learn so much about Voldemort or Tom Riddle are very interesting and engaging. Danger is everywhere. Everything seems to be at risk, and you just don’t know what will happen next. Nothing seems to be safe anymore. There is also a little romance, but tension as well. It’s a pretty big book. A lot of pages to read. But, I was able to read it over a weekend or so with determination.
There are so many plot lines in this book, and the pace does not let up from first page to the last page. There are new twists and turns. I cannot reveal without spoiling. This is definitely an excellent book.
I recommend this book for sure. It is priced fairly I think on Amazon. If you have Amazon Prime, the 2-day Free shipping is nice.
I will always remember receiving this book the day it was published (July 2007, right?), a day I had to go to a wedding and also shop for a big dinner party. I hid the book under my seat at the wedding and kept turning the pages behind my ankles, only looking up at the ceremony every page or so. Then I had the book balanced on my shopping cart, blindly tossing vegetables and cans in as fast as I could. When I got home, I finished the rest of the book by 2am, texting with my sister, saying, "I'm on page xxx." We finished within a few minutes of each other, exchanging comments on what sobbing messes we were. Later that week, I was walking to lunch and saw a girl sitting in the sun outside of the bank (where she presumably worked). She had the book in her lap and her head in her hands, obviously on one of the sad, stressful final chapters. I wanted to just go over and give her a hug.
This one has some particularly interesting twists in store for young Harry Potter, the only wizard known to have survived the Killing Curse and defied Lord Voldemort's wrath. He helps Dumbledore recruit Horace Slughorn, a retired teacher, to return to his old job at Hogwarts (if you remember, the Defense Against the Dark Arts teachers always leave Hogwarts one way or another at the end of all the previous books so there is an opening at the school). This particular teacher has a memory that could unlock the secret to defeating Voldemort... and Dumbledore needs Harry Potter to convince him to willingly share that memory, because the version he gave Dumbledore was a lie. Meanwhile, Harry is taking potions class unexpectedly (from the previous book, his OWL test scores in potions were supposedly not good enough to get into the advanced potions class) and he borrows a copy of the potions book from the school's supplies. This particular copy has notes on potions and spells scrawled in the margins that are much more useful than the standard text... and the book was apparently once the property of "The Half-blood Prince"... but is this character a friend to Potter and his cause, or is this a foe like Tom Riddle's diary?
If you read the whole series, you'll find that the writing style matures as the characters do. Now, on the 6th book, Harry and his friends are facing some truly grown-up decisions and some absolutely monstrous foes. But this book is more along the lines of a detective novel mixed with a psychological thriller than it is a magic-slinging battle against monsters. Well, something like that, if you put it in the context of the Harry Potter universe anyway. I liked this book, even though the ending is quite sad. Also, if you've been following the movies but not the books, there is only one book after this one even though they split it in half for the movies.
The same happened with my mother so I started buying them for her on in large print so she could easily read them without straining her eyes.
The story is simple without being too over-the-top fantasy (my opinion) like other series I could never really get into.