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The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Written by: J.K. Rowling
Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
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A note about the Lumos Foundation

Around the world, millions of children live in orphanages and other harmful institutions. Evidence shows about 80% of them aren’t orphans and have family who could care for them with the right support. Lumos is a global charity founded by J.K. Rowling to tackle the root causes of family separation and is working to ensure every child is raised in a loving family environment.

Below, listeners can hear Tales from Lumos: Transforming Children’s Lives, an audio documentary explaining the importance of Lumos’ work through the personal experiences and reflections of two of their Youth Advocates, who are both care leavers: Jerome from the United Kingdom, and Dumitrița from Moldova in Eastern Europe.

With an introduction by Jude Law, this documentary accompanies the release of – for the first time in audio – The Tales of Beedle the Bard, an audiobook that continues to raise crucial funds for Lumos’ work around the world. At least 90% of the proceeds* received by Pottermore Limited from the audiobook will be made available by the publisher to The Lumos Foundation for their work to help children worldwide out of institutions, so they can thrive in loving families and communities. Listen to both now - and to find out more, visit www.wearelumos.org. Lumos Registered Charity number 1112575 England and Wales/Lumos Foundation USA EIN 47-2301085.

*Proceeds means the cash-price or cash-equivalent price less sales taxes.


Tales from Lumos: Transforming Children’s Lives

Tales from Lumos: Transforming Children’s Lives
  • Tales from Lumos: Transforming Children’s Lives
In support of Lumos, youth advocates use their voices to make every child’s future brighter.
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About the Author

J.K. ROWLING is best known as the author of the seven Harry Potter books, which were published between 1997 and 2007. The idea for Harry Potter famously came to her during a delayed train journey from Manchester to London. The enduringly popular adventures of Harry, Ron and Hermione have gone on to sell over 500 million copies, be translated into over 80 languages and made into eight blockbuster films. Alongside the Harry Potter series, she also wrote three short companion volumes for charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, in aid of Comic Relief and Lumos, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard, in aid of Lumos. J.K. Rowling collaborated with playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany to continue Harry’s story in a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which opened in London in 2016 and is now playing worldwide. In the same year, she made her debut as a screenwriter with the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first in a series featuring Magizoologist Newt Scamander, which was inspired by the original companion volume. For as long as she can remember she wanted to be a writer, and is at her happiest alone in a room making things up. She has received many awards and honours, including an OBE and a Companion of Honour, and a Blue Peter Gold Badge. She lives in Scotland with her family.

www.jkrowling.com

Image: Photography Debra Hurford Brown © J.K. Rowling 2018

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Simply wonderful

I loved hearing the different stories by different actors. It was a wonderful listen as I painted!!

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  • Val
  • 2020-05-04

Thank you!

I would like to thank JK Rowling and Audible. First, for helping to make working from home much more enjoyable during Covid-19 isolation. Last, I love the narrator's voices as it helps to make me feel less alone. Keep safe!

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Amazing voice acting

This is one of the most enjoyable audiobooks I have ever listened to! I really loved listening to Jude Law who played Dumbledore. The sound effects were top Notch too!

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Save your time!!!

This is not for everyone, even if you are a die hard fan of the series. My expectations were not meet. It was disappointing for me. It's a free download.

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Fun and brilliantly narrated

My favourite audiobooks come off more like a performance than a narration. And this one was read for a charity, which was mentioned in the afterword. Anyone who loves the Harry Potter world, or are even just familiar with the Harry Potter world will enjoy this short read.

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delightful

I loved the performances of each reader and glad that book procedes go to charity!

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Great Book!

Absolutely love J.K. Rowling and all her works. Best performances so far that I’ve heard on audible. Thanks!!

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Magical

Very happy this was my first audible book. she is amazing! I cant wait to listen to more of her books on here.

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Great to final hear the stories!

amazing to hear all these great actors and actresses sharing these fantastic magical fairytales and notes.

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not what I expected

not what I expected, intro to the story and too many different people narrating the story . Hard to keep track of actually story and lost interest.

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  • Victor @ theAudiobookBlog dot com
  • 2020-03-31

Perfect for the entire family

Harry Potter is one of the most loved fictional characters ever and with this release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard in audiobook format you can step back into the magical Wizarding World created with love and passion by best-selling and award-winning author J.K. Rowling. Immerse yourself in this audiobook production of The Tales of Beedle the Bard performed superbly by beloved actors from the Harry Potter movies and the Theatre play. They bring these stories to life like never before and the narrative experience is even more enriched and elevated by well placed sound effects. Discover alongside your young one five beautifully written fables that are considered classics by the children of Wizards. Each one of them will fascinate and captivate your imagination with charm and wit. This audiobook will be Free for Audible members until early 2021, so you have all the reasons to give it a chance, especially during these trying times. If you liked this review please vote Helpful below and find more of them here and on theAudiobookBlog. I also post honest reviews at the author, narrator or publisher's request, you can get in touch with me for more details. Thank you, Victor

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  • Erika Lisman
  • 2020-03-31

Amazing story!!!

I love this book because it is such a page turner. It has been one of J.K Rowling’s successes. It is the best extension of the Harry Potter. I love that it is read by the actors and actresses from the franchise. Definitely an incredible book. - Navah Lisman Age 10

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  • Beverly
  • 2020-04-02

Hard to enjoy because of sound effects.

I couldn't finish it. The sound effects were so distracting to the story that I couldn't enjoy it. the readings were ok. the stories themselves were a little short.

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  • CuteAsADaisy
  • 2020-03-31

Harry Potter Fans Must Have!

This is absolutely a must have! It has some of our favorite voices/actors from the Wizarding World like Luna, Jenny and Professor Flitwick. Then on top of that you get the extra insight from the young Dumbledore (Jude Law) after each fable which was really an incredibly fun addition to have him participate in the audio book. This edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard is completely immersive and family friendly as it is the wizard fables meant for kids. We definitely need more books narrated like this one to add to our Harry Potter collection.

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  • C. Corey
  • 2020-03-31

I only wish there were more of it

excellent quality; well written, well read, a feast (well, hearty snack) for the imagination. I loved it immensely

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-04-18

Great for Harry Potter fans

I enjoyed this book more than I expected. The best part was the commentary about each story which made fairy tales relevant to modern wizarding issues. Nice cast of voices.

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  • Emily Kirwan
  • 2020-03-31

Very well narrated

I enjoyed it very much. It was such a treat to hear the voices of a few of my favorite characters.

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  • Angelina and David
  • 2020-03-31

Fantastic rendition

Listened all the way through without pause because it was so well done. Definitely entertaining!

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  • 2020-03-31

Wonderful

Hearing all the actors narrate these familiar tales was an absolute delight. The sound effects were also well done.

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  • Crinic001
  • 2020-04-11

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Glad this was a freebee. Aweful audio book all told. Definitely not for kids. Kids would lose interest after the first couple of sentences. Voices were just plain bad and often overcast by. the noise meant to be part of the story. Why have all the Reader's voices when they all sound alike. Dumbledore was TERRIBLE. Flat voice, obviously female attempting to be male. I listened for the first chapter and it was a waste. Just a very bad production and story.

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