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Publisher's Summary

"'There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.'"

Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true.

©1998 J.K. Rowling (P)1999 Listening Library, an imprint of Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the critics say

"To call Dale a 'reader' of books is like saying Monet was a Sunday painter." (Los Angeles Times)

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Jim Dale isn't my favourite

Reader pronounces certain words differently than I expect them to be said, but overall a pleasant experience.

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A great travel buddy

Our family greatly enjoyed listening to this on our road trip. The kids preferred to hear Harry Potter over watching DVD’s.

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Amazing<br />

Read it before but the narration was so good they gave me goosebumps. I highly recommend it

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on the go

I used to walk and read but to my surprise I loved it. I loved this book #audible1

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I love Jim Dale

I have listened to this, and all the other HP books many MANY times because of Jim Dales amazing narration! Better than the movie! #Audible1

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Great for families

I listened to this whole book with my 7-year-Old and 10-year-old. They weren’t convinced at first but now they are huge Harry Potter fans! So great that we could share this as a family. We all couldn’t wait to get a chance to listen to more! #Audible1

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  • MLD
  • 2018-09-20

The reader makes the difference

Jim Dale reads the series and does a smart job of it. Currently listening to the series and am now on the fifth book.
The characters as narrated come to life and the consistent quality is worth mentioning of Jim Dale’s exceptional delivery.
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Fantastic listen

I love the Harry Potter series and ordered the first few books to listen to on an overseas flight. I find the audio book soothing and a great listen . #Audible1

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Excellent to listen to as a family!

We listened to the Chamber of Secrets as a family during the summer holidays. We loved it!! The story is excellent, the narrator is fantastic. He uses excellent voices to do the different characters!! My son loved it and has now listened to it twice. #audible1

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1st Audio Book

I bought a new kobo recently and with it I received a free credit for an #audible1 audio book. I have wanted to try listening to books for some time but haven’t gotten around to it.
I’m so glad I finally did it! Listening to Harry Potter via audible was awesome! Hearing his different voices for characters and different pronunciations for characters names was pretty cool. And I like how I can still use both of my hands to do dishes etc while I listen! #audible1

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  • Andrew
  • 2017-11-20

Of all the trees, we get one that hits back!

Story: The characters continue to develop, the story continues to unfold and the world that J.K. Rowling created continues to captivate the reader/listener. You'll find everything that you enjoyed about the first book and more in this one.

Performance: Jim Dale does it again! The voices he gives to the characters fit so well and I believe really capture the characters. The list of characters is quite lengthy in this book as well and so being able to give a voice to each and every individual is great! He does a great job of bringing the story to life.

That said, I found audio issues in this book as well. The audio would stop for a few seconds in both Standard and High Quality - which made me think perhaps my phone lost battery or the book had an error and crashed completely. The audio would then pick up after a little gap. This didn't take away from the story or the performance by the narrator, but I felt was worth mentioning.

Overall: This is yet another great book by J.K. Rowling and a fantastic follow up. It's no wonder the series is so popular.

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  • ladigolfer
  • Space Coast
  • 2015-12-31

Jim Dale is wonderful!

We all know that the story is beautifully written but Jim Dale's work on these audios is unsurpassed!

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  • Devin Chase Higgins
  • 2018-06-10

The Narrator

Fantastic story but WOW the narrator! My wife and I listen to the book like we watch a movie! Fantastic performance!

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  • sabrina
  • 2015-11-22

Excellent

This narrator is the reason why I fell in love with audiobooks 11 years ago, I'm so glad the whole series is now here.

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  • Charles Atkinson
  • Greensboro, NC, United States
  • 2017-01-03

Enchanting

We all need fantasy to turn to when reality closes in. The Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings, Peter Pan and now Harry Potter lead the way.

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  • Darwin8u
  • Mesa, AZ, United States
  • 2015-11-20

Making No Noise and Pretending I'm Not There.

“When in doubt, go to the library.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Reviewing these books again as they've come out on Audible has been a thrill. My kids are at the age where they are venturing alone now into YA classics.

What I love most about Chamber of Secrets is how this novel proved that Sorcerer's Stone was NOT just a one-off-wonder. JK Rowling actually had a plan, a progression, and an ability to grow her characters and her series. 'Sorcerer's Stone' was great for its discovery, its newness, its magic. Chamber of Secrets was great because it was the first book of JK Rowling's where I discovered that JK Rowling was the REAL magician.

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  • Knightling
  • Bel Air, MD United States
  • 2016-01-08

Creepy and Perfect

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This was my favorite of all the harry potters when I was 11. This reading made me feel certain of this again. Jim Dale did a mystical job and made me love how creepy this story was. Showed you the characters true colors in his changing of his voices for every character. Very funny moments throughout. BUY THIS AND EVERY HARRY POTTER BOOK.

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  • Mary Ann Bakowski
  • 2015-12-07

What is not to like about Harry Potter

Where does Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is in a class of its own. Jim Dale makes these books so enjoyable and even though I have read this book about three time, it was a pleasure to listen to it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

In this book my favorite character is Ron Weasley. Ron is so brave while being so frightened that he just makes me laugh.

Have you listened to any of Jim Dale’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I listened to Jim Dale narrate The Sorcerer's Stone and thought there is someone who really understands what it means to read Harry Potter aloud. His voice characterizations are superb...he has picked up many of the movie characters inflections, which makes the reader think there is more than one reader.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Since this book is a film that is a difficult question...

Any additional comments?

Everyone who has the opportunity should listen to these books. Even if you have read them, just for the sheer enjoyment.

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  • Briana Kille
  • 2015-12-23

Much better!

The first Potter book had horrible, whiny character voicing, but this is second book is very much improved!! So excited for the third!

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  • Becky
  • 2018-09-19

love the book, not such a great performance

jim dale is not my favorite narrator. he pronounces words wrong, and he draws out certain words at certain times, and it sounds weird. it's meant to show different emotion/feelings, but it doesn't. it detracts from the great story.