People still love Harry Potter, so it should come as no surprise that The Tales of Beedle the Bard is getting the audiobook treatment. However, what does come as a surprise is the fact that host of stars from both the main Harry Potter series and The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them books will perform J.K. Rowling’s work.
How the plot goes…
In his will, Professor Dumbledore leaves Hermione Granger his copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a collection of children’s stories, and she later reads one out. In “The Tale of the Three Brothers“, the brothers meet Death and win from him an Elder Wand, a Resurrection Stone and a Cloak of Invisibility. The greedy brothers who win the Wand and the Stone perish by them; the humble brother with the cloak lives a long life protected by it from Death until in old age he voluntarily relinquishes it. These magical objects are the “Deathly Hallows” of the book’s title. The story concerns the dangerous desire to conquer Death, a preoccupation in the book.
Which one is your Favorite?
Noma Dumezweni (Hermione Granger) in the original Cursed Child production and will be reading The Tale of Three Brothers. From the Harry Potter movie series, Ginny Weasley (Bonnie Wright) reads Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump while Luna Lovegood (Evanna Lynch) does The Fountain of Fair Fortune. Tackling the remaining, Lucius Malfoy (Jason Isaacs) will be handling The Warlock’s Hairy Heart. Professor Flitwick (Warwick Davis) reading The Wizard and the Hopping Pot. Jude Law (from the Fantastic Beasts movies) will read Dumbledore’s notes from the books.
The author has had her hands full with numerous stories surrounding her over the last few years, but this surprise should excite a lot of the Potters when it releases in March of this year. The Wizarding World Instagram account wrote, “Immerse yourself in wizarding world fairy tales this spring, as ‘The Tales of Beedle the Bard’ is released in audio for the first time. Written by J.K. Rowling, and read by Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts stars, this brand-new audiobook arrives 31 March 2020 from @audible.
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Immerse yourself in wizarding world fairy tales this spring, as 'The Tales of Beedle the Bard' is released in audio for the first time. Written by J.K. Rowling, and read by Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts stars, this brand-new audiobook arrives 31 March 2020 from @audible. Pre-order yours via the link in our bio. #ListenToBeedle