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Harry Potter - Half Blood Prince Audio Book NEW CD

Harry Potter - Half Blood Prince Audio Book NEW CD

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

by J.K. Rowling (Read by Jim Dale) Audio Book CD

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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling - AudioBook CD

Brand New (still shrink wrapped):  Unabridged. 19 hours   17CDs

The war against Voldemort is not going well; even Muggle governments are noticing. Ron scans the obituary pages of the Daily Prophet, looking for familiar names. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses.

And yet...

As in all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate — and lose a few eyebrows in the process. The Weasley twins expand their business. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Classes are never straightforward, though Harry receives some extraordinary help from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince.

So it's the home front that takes center stage in the multilayered sixth installment of the story of Harry Potter. Here at Hogwarts, Harry will search for the full and complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort — and thereby find what may be his only vulnerability.

Narrated by the fantastic British Actor Jim Dale - who narrates more Harry Potter Audio Books sold worldwide than anyone else!

The audio version of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, narrated by Jim Dale, has become the first book inducted into the Audio Publishers Association's brand-new Hall of Fame.

About the Narrator Jim Daleaudiobook

Jim became "The Toast of Broadway" [NY Times 1981] when he created the flamboyant title role in the now world famous Cy Coleman musical "Barnum", winning him the Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award.

He started training for his career at the age of nine. For six years he studied tap dancing, judo, National dancing, ballet and tumbling. During these years he performed in many amateur shows and started to include comedy in his act. 

At the age of seventeen he became the youngest professional comedian in Great Britain, touring all the famous Variety Music Halls. 

He joined the Royal Air Force at the age of eighteen and spent the next two years entertaining troops in England and Germany.

At the age of 22, he became a very successful 'pop singer'. He first appeared in, then hosted the top pop music show on BBC television, "6-5 Special." Later he became the first recording artist under the wing of the now legendary Sir George Martin, who produced many hit records for him over the next two years.

He was invited to join the BBC as a disc jockey, and hosted their top Saturday morning two hour record show for over a year. 

In 1966 he was asked to play the clown Autolycus in Shakespeare's, The Winter's Tale at the Edinburgh Festival. 
The next year he played Bottom in A Midsummer Nights Dream and the title role in Scapino. 

In 1970, at the request of Laurence Olivier, he joined The British National Theatre as a leading actor. 
Over the next two years he appeared in Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Merchant of Venice, The National Health, The Good Natured Man, The Captain of Kopenick, and a two hander play with Anthony Hopkins, The Architect and the Emperor of Assyria. 

At the Young Vic, he re-created the title role in Scapino, which he co-adapted with Frank Dunlop, and played Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew. 

His other West End theatre credits include The Burglar, The Wayward Way, The Card, A Midsummer Nights Dream, A Winters' Tale, and most recently, the part of Fagin in Cameron Mackintosh’s Oliver! at the London Palladium.

Broadway saw Jim in the smash hit, Scapino (Drama Desk Award/ Outer Critics Award / Tony nomination). 
Other credits on and Off-Broadway include, Joe Egg, (Outer Critics Award / Tony nomination). Travels With My Aunt, (Drama Desk Award / Outer Critics Award / Lucille Lortel Award) Candide (Tony Nomination), The Comedians, (Lucille Lortel Nomination) The Invisible Man, Privates On Parade, The Taming of the Shrew, Me And My Girl , A Christmas Carol - The Musical, The Music Man and Address Unknown.


Huckleberry Finn for PBS, The American Clock by Arthur Miller, The Bill Cosby Show, The Ellen Burstyn Show, The Dinah Shore Show, Sunday Night at the London Palladium (Host), Six Five Special (Host), Thank Your Lucky Stars (Host), Meet Jim Dale and The Jim Dale Show for ATV London. 


The National Health, Joseph Andrews, The Spaceman and King Arthur, Hot Lead-Cold Feet, Pete’s Dragon, Adolf Hitler - My Part in His Downfall, Lock Up Your Daughters, Scandalous, The Winters Tale, Digby, The Hunchback, and eleven films in the British "Carry On" series.

Song Writing

He won an Academy Award Nomination for writing the lyrics to Georgy Girl, and has written songs for such films as Shalako, A Winter's Tale, Twinky and Joseph Andrews.

Audio Books

Jim has recorded all six audio books in the "Harry Potter" series, winning a Grammy Award 2000 and four Grammy Nominations.
He is also the recipient of seven Audie Awards, and seven Headphone Awards.

"Best Narrator - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire""

"Audio Book of the Year - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", 
"Best Childrens Audio Book - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" 

"Best Classic Audio Book - A Christmas Carol", 
"Best Childrens Audio Book - "Peter and the Starcatchers", 
"Best Narrator - Peter and the Starcatchers"

About the Author J K Rowling:

Joanne Rowling was born in South Gloucestershire, England on 31 July 1965, on the outskirts of Bristol. There is some confusion as to exactly where; Rowling has said she was born in Chipping Sodbury, whereas her birth certificate apparently claims she was born in the Cottage Hospital at Yate. Her sister Di was born when Rowling was almost two . The family moved to Winterbourne, Bristol when Rowling was four, and then to Tutshill, near Chepstow, Wales at the age of nine. She attended secondary school at Wyedean School and College. In December 1990, Rowling's mother succumbed to a decade-long battle with multiple sclerosis.

After studying French and Classics at the University of Exeter, with a year of study in Paris, she moved to London to work as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International. During this period she had the idea for a story of a young boy attending a school of wizardry while she was on a four-hour, delayed train trip between Manchester and London. When she had reached her destination, she began writing immediately .

Rowling then moved to Portugal to teach English as a foreign language. While there, she married Portuguese television journalist Jorge Arantes on 16 October 1992. They had one child, Jessica Isabel, before divorcing in 1993. Their daughter was named after Rowling's heroine, Jessica Mitford.

In December, 1994, she and her daughter moved to be near her sister in Edinburgh. Unemployed and living on state benefits, she completed her first novel, doing some of the work in local Edinburgh cafes whenever she could get Jessica to fall asleep. There was a rumour that she wrote in local cafés in order to escape from her unheated flat, but in a 2001 BBC interview Rowling remarked, "I am not stupid enough to rent an unheated flat, in Edinburgh, in mid-winter; it had heating"

In 1995, Rowling completed her manuscript for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on an old manual typewriter. Upon the enthusiastic response of Bryony Evans, a young reader who had been asked to review the book's first three chapters, the Fulham-based Christopher Little Literary Agents agreed to represent Rowling in her quest for a publisher. The book was handed to twelve publishing houses, all of which rejected it. . A year later she was finally given the greenlight (and a £1500 advance) by the editor Barry Cunningham from the small publisher Bloomsbury. Although Cunningham happily agreed to publish the book, he claims he advised her to get a day job, as she had little chance of making money in children's books. She then received an £8000 grant from the Scottish Arts Council to enable her to continue writing. The following spring, an auction was held in the United States for the rights to publish the novel, and was won by Scholastic Inc, who paid Rowling more than 0,000. Rowling has said she "nearly died" when she heard the news. In June, 1997, Bloomsbury published Philosopher's Stone with an intial print run of only 1000 copies, 500 of which were distributed to libraries. Today, such copies are valued at between £16,000 and £25,000 each.  Five months later it won its first award, a Nestle Smarties Book Prize. In February, the novel won the prestigious British Book Award for Children's Book of the Year, and, later the Children's Book Award. In October 1998, Scholastic published Philosopher's Stone in the States under the title of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, a change Rowling now claims she regrets and would have fought if she had been in a better position at the time. .

In December 1999, the third Harry Potter novel, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,won the Smarties Prize, in the process making Rowling the first person to win the award three times running. She later withdrew the fourth Harry Potter novel from contention to allow other books a fair chance. In January, 2000, Prisoner of Azkaban won the inaugural Whitbread Children's Book of the Year award, though it narrowly lost the Book of the Year prize to Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf. That June, the Queen honored Rowling by making her an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.

Rowling has stated that she plans to continue writing after the publication of the final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, In an interview with Stephen Fry in 2005, Rowling claimed that she would much prefer to write any subsequent books under a pseudonym; however she conceded to Jeremy Paxman in 2003 that if she did, the press would probably "find out in seconds." In 2006, Rowling revealed that she had finished writing a few short stories and another children's book (a "political fairy story") about a monster, aimed at a younger audience than Harry Potter readers.

She is not planning to write an eighth Harry Potter book, and has stated, "I can't say I'll never write another book about that world just because I think, what do I know, in ten years' time I might want to return to it but I think it's unlikely." However, Rowling has said she will be writing an encyclopaedia of Harry Potter's wizarding world consisting of various unpublished material and notes. Any profits from such a book would be given to charity. During a news conference at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre in 2007, Rowling, when asked how the encyclopaedia was coming along, said, "It's not coming along, and I haven't started writing it. I never said it was the next thing I'd do." As of the end of 2007, Rowling has said that the encyclopaedia could take up to ten years to complete, stating "There is no point in doing it unless it is amazing. The last thing I want to do is to rush ­something out".

In July 2007, Rowling said that she wants to dedicate "lots" of her time to her family, but is currently "sort of writing two things", one for children and the other for adults. She did not give any details about the two projects but did state that she was excited because the two book situation reminded her of writing the Philosopher's Stone, explaining how she was then writing two books until Harry took over. She stated in October 2007 that her future work was unlikely to be in the fantasy genre, explaining, "I think probably I've done my fantasy....it would be incredibly difficult to go out and create another world that didn't in some way overlap with Harry's or maybe borrow a little too much from Harry." In November 2007, Rowling said that she was working on another book, a "half-finished book for children that I think will probably be the next thing I publish." In March 2008, Rowling confirmed that her "political fairy tale" for children was nearing completion.

In March 2008, Rowling revealed in interview that she had returned to writing in Edinburgh cafés, intent on composing a new novel for children. "I will continue writing for children because that's what I enjoy," she told The Daily Telegraph. "I am very good at finding a suitable café; I blend into the crowd and, of course, I don't sit in the middle of the bar staring all around me."

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