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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Harry’s Arrival at Hogwarts

The seven-book Harry Potter series begins with Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone though in the States it is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The introductory novel is targeted at elementary aged children though older kids and even adults have been known to appreciate the twists and turns as the larger story evolves.

Download the Sorcerer’s Stone mp3 from the Harry Potter audio books site for a full reading.

hogwarts arrival harry potterWizards and witches begin wizarding school around 11 or 12, as did Harry, though he had no knowledge of the wizarding world until Hagrid, the groundskeeper at the school, arrived to pick up the young boy from his deceased mother’s sister, Petunia, and her husband Vernon Dursley.The Dursley’s had attempted unsuccessfully to keep Harry from receiving his letter of acceptance to the school.

Although the couple protested against young Harry going to the school his parents attended, they relinquished control when Hagrid made it clear they did not want to invite the wrath of the entire wizarding community. He assisted Harry in understanding how vast the wizard and witch community is world-wide. Additionally, he taught him how to navigate Diagon Alley, which is where the bank and many stores operate.

harry potter sorting hatAfter this, the main character of the story, Harry, and the other first-year students all arrive by boat or train. This is when the characters of Draco, Ron and Hermione are first introduced and it provides a pretty clear picture of how these relationships will develop throughout the course of the story. On the train, Mr. Neville Longbottom lost his pet frog.

The students are quickly escorted from the boat to the receiving area. Headmaster Dumbledore called for them, and the Sorting Hat assigned each into one of the four houses: Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Gryffindor. The headmaster speaks, and students are dismissed to their rooms for the remainder of the evening, concluding Harry’s arrival at Hogwarts.

You can read some of my favorite Harry Potter quotes on goodreads.com.

In my view, this arrival scene is one of the best parts of the entire series, since it is the first time you get to see the magical world of Hogwart’s and it’s presented in a playful and fun way. Compare that to the arrival in later books, like Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, where there are death eaters patrolling the grounds as soon as the students arrive, and you’ll quickly see why the arrival scene of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is a clear winner.

While the book version is obviously better, here’s a glimpse at the movie version of Harry’s arrival at Hogwarts!

What Are The White Walkers In Game Of Thrones? Here’s Your Ultimate Guide

Are you wondering what the White Walkers are in the Game of Thrones series? If so, keep reading – because in this guide weíre going to give you a full explanation of what these creatures are all about.

First of all, the White Walkers are a mythological race who are primarily mentioned in the old stories and legends of the Westeros world, and as such, many of the citizens are skeptical of their existence. However, as we come to learn as the series unfolds, they certainly do exist.

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They first appear in book 1 of the series, A Game of Thrones, with mysterious allusions to the fact that “Winter is Coming.” You can download A Game of Thrones audiobook free to get the details on their first few scenes.

The legends always speak of the White Walkers with some degree of fear and trepidation. After all, they were known to descend on Westeros from the North, killing all who lay in their path, and even reanimating the dead as wights who follow their every destructive command. These legends also speak of a great battle against the White Walkers, which ultimately pushed them far north – and led to the construction of The Wall, which was designed to keep them out of the Seven Kingdoms entirely.

In the A Clash of Kings audiobook, we get a more vivid description of them for the first time in the series. Their grisly appearance is mostly humanoid in nature, although like humans, their appearance can vary quite dramatically from each other. Theyíre usually much taller than a human, and they tend to have pale grey-white skin that’s very sinewy, as if theyíre merely a slowly decaying corpse. However, their strength is unparalleled, and they certainly have more physical power than any human in Westeros – despite their unseemly appearance.

In the Game of Thrones series, we’re only treated with the occasional glimpse of the White Walkers, but their chilling presence is enough to unnerve even the most seasoned Westeros warrior – and their ominous scenes are enough to thrill and delight and Game of Thrones fan. As time goes on, itís likely that the White Walkers may have a significant role to play in the unfolding of future events, but only time will tell.

The next book, The Winds of Winter, will likely go into more detail on the nerve-chilling, frozen zombies, so stay tuned for it’s release this fall! Here’s a clip from the HBO Series, on how they were created. This is in the beginning of Book 6, which hasn’t yet been released to the public.

A Look At The Characters In Tolkien’s The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy

The Main Characters of The Lord of the Rings

The Hobbit

bilbo the hobbitThe Hobbit was actually written after The Lord of the Rings, but it’s set as a prequel, and sets the stage for the larger trilogy.

The main characters of The Hobbit are Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf, both of whom come back for the trilogy later, although Bilbo has only a small role in the other books, since he gives The Ring to his nephew Frodo.

The other main character that appears in The Hobbit as well as The Lord of the Rings, is Gollum, the creature from whom Bilbo steal the ring. Tolkien also introduces some of the main themes of The Lord of the Rings, like Sauron, but they don’t play a major role in The Hobbit book.

Click here to get The Hobbit mp3 or read the book online.

The Lord of the Rings

For the Lord of the Rings trilogy, which encompasses three books, including The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, there are several of the same characters as are in the Hobbit, but the work also has a bunch of new ones that come up.

frodoThe main protagonist of The Return Of The King remains the unassuming Hobbit Frodo Baggins, the nephew of Bilbo Baggins, who was featured in The Hobbit. A gentle spirit who seeks nothing more than the comforts of his home and village life he has been thrust into a quest that will decide the fate of all the races of Middle Earth. Although he rejects the claim Frodo will emerge from the trials of The Return of the King as a hero, recognized for his bravery even in the face of overwhelming odds.

The wizard Gandalf the Grey is now reborn as Gandalf the White – a stern and commanding figure yet still filled with a sense of fun and great affection for the members of the fellowship. Gandalf has been compared to Merlin, the wizard of legend who was present at King Arthur’s court. Like Merlin he is often enigmatic hiding his reasons for the support of the fellowship and his custodianship of Middle Earth in its entirety. Strangely it is not magic which is Gandalf’s greatest asset – that remains his ability to coerce and command respect through the power of language.


Both Legolis the Elf and Gimli the Dwarf play a secondary role in The Return of the King as attention swings to the struggles of Frodo, his loyal friend Sam and Gollum as they make their way to Mordor to dispose of the One Ring. However both remain true to their nature and the nature of their races as Tolkien has painted them.

The main protagonist – Sauron is both powerful and enigmatic. Readers are never given a glimpse of the Dark Lord in the real time of the quest, yet the palpable menace of his promise to reshape Middle Earth into something much darker hangs over the Return of the King. His influence lends an aura of dread and urgency to the entire enterprise of the Fellowship.

If you want to listen to the whole novel, just download The Fellowship of the Ring or The Two Towers audiobook online, or stream it from youtube.

Role of audio books on the modern education system


Education is undoubtedly very important for the peoples of each and every country as well as ethnicity and mode of the education is also very important on that. Primarily we all know about the sources of education, peoples use to go schools, colleges and get the information verbally as well as on written from books. Sometimes question arises on the mind that if everything is available on the books then why there is a requirement of teacher or instructor? This is very common question and it may reside on the mind of many students and teachers as well. The one of the most important benefit is that instruction from any tutor reduces the stress of student by description of concepts in short terms rather than lengthy contents of the books.

Nowadays the school colleges are significantly takes heavy and large fees from the students and apart from that, coaching classes are also doing same. Students of modern era want listening solution for the education rather than reading in affordable prices and not only prices, they need services which is compatible as per them. One of the leading alternative of verbal teachings are audio books which plays same role as the teacher plays in the school or college and students can easily use this services anywhere and anytime when they wants. From the student’s viewpoint, audio books are nowadays overriding the trend of traditional books as well as coaching classes also as they are getting their required services in less expense and more facilities.

Audio books are beneficial for the students on number of ways. As per the survey, the students who have learning disabilities or unable to learn anything quickly prefers audio book for smart and easy learning. Most of the audio books have the narration of their own author which expresses the mood or situation on various phases by the voice of author only. Any emotion story might be not strikes on your heart or mind while reading from book but it definitely has an impact when you hear it on anyone’s voice.  To coordinate mood and mind as per the study or story, audio books plays important role on that. The interpretation and description of experts on their own voice have different impact on student’s mind which could not be done by the traditional books.

Another significant role of audio books is for those who are learning any other language and wants to learn its pronunciation of different accents. Pronunciation could be remarkably improved with the help of audio books on various languages as well as accents and it can be available easily on the internet.

The one of the unique benefit of audio books is that it is the most convenient way of study as compared to other methods. Suppose student use to go to tuitions and there he gets the teacher but after that also he need to make notes apart from teaching by expert. Preferring book is undoubtedly heavy procedure to memorize and note down the content you are learning but audio books are easily available anywhere at any time and you just no need to read or write something but just to download audio books on your cell phone or computer and access it anywhere when you need to get any information regarding anything.