‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ Read By Various Stars Is the Quarantine Distraction You’ve Been Waiting For
Daniel Radcliffe, David Beckham, Stephen Fry, Noma Dumezweni, Eddie Redmayne, and more will each read a chapter from the series’ first book
This morning, I woke up to a push notification from Spotify, heralding the arrival of the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, read by who else but Daniel Radcliffe, which is now available to listen to on the music and podcast streaming app.
It’s the latest addition to the Harry Potter At Home initiative, in which other free, fun activities, like quizzes and crafts, have been made available for parents, children, and caregivers.
In Harry Potter At Home: Readings, various stars—from the original audiobooks’ narrator, actor and comedian Stephen Fry, to the original Hermione Granger of the stage, Noma Dumezweni—each read a chapter from Harry Potter’s first installment.
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Surprise! We've got a treat for you… From today, amazing friends of the Wizarding World are going to take turns reading Harry Potter book one. And to start us off with Chapter One: ‘The Boy Who Lived’ we think you’ll agree we have the perfect narrator… ⚡️ That's not all! Over the coming weeks, we’re going to be joined by other familiar faces reading all 17 chapters of Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone. To watch all of ‘The Boy Who Lived’ head to the link in our bio.
Other personalities who will be taking part in the effort are David Beckham, Dakota Fanning, Eddie Redmayne, and Claudia Kim, with more names to be announced soon.
The chapters (of which there are 17 in total) will be released each week, from now until the end of June. These will be available exclusively on Spotify Podcasts for both free and premium users of the app.
Whether you’re a longtime Potterhead or have yet to experience Harry’s wondrous world, sinking into the first iconic first chapter of one of the most beloved book series of all-time might just be the perfect distraction during quarantine.
Lead photo from @wizardingworld