The stars are coming out to bring the first Harry Potter novel to life in a new way. There have been audiobooks of Harry Potter and the
Sorcerer's Philosopher's Stone, and (of course) a movie based on it, but this time around, big names are reading the tome on Spotify and in videos.
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 1, we think you’ll agree we have the perfect narrator...⚡️ #HarryPotterAtHome
— Wizarding World (@wizardingworld) May 5, 2020
First up is Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, who read Chapter One. You can expect to hear from the likes of Eddie Redmayne (who also has ties to the franchise after starring in the Fantastic Beasts movies), original audiobook narrator Stephen Fry, David Beckham, Dakota Fanning, Claudia Kim and Noma Dumezweni, who played Hermione in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
The readings will be free for all Spotify users, including in the Spotify Kids app, or you can watch video versions on the Wizarding World website. New chapters will be released each week until the end of June. The readings are part of Harry Potter At Home, an initiative from Wizarding World and J.K. Rowling to entertain fans with Harry Potter material during lockdown.