Are you ready to embark on a magical marathon? If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, prepare to be enchanted as we delve into the enchanting world of Harry Potter audiobooks.
From hours upon hours of gripping storytelling to the mesmerizing voice talents that bring J.K. Rowling’s beloved characters to life, we’ll explore just how long it takes to complete this epic literary journey. So grab your invisibility cloak and join us as we unravel the lengths – both in pages and minutes – of these mystical tales that have captivated millions around the globe!
What is a Magical Marathon?
Running a marathon is an incredibly physically challenging event. While most people would consider it a long and tedious walk, running a marathon is a mental and physical challenge. To complete the 26.2 miles, runners must be able to sustain a high level of energy for hours on end while also coping with changing weather conditions and other runners on the course.
Similarly, reading Harry Potter audiobooks is an intense experience that requires both mental and physical stamina. In order to make it through all 7 books in the series, listeners must focus on the storyline while also keeping up with the fast-paced narration. Plus, since each book is approximately 10 hours long, listeners must be prepared to devote many hours to listening without interruption.
Why listen to audiobooks of Harry Potter?
The Harry Potter series audiobooks are perfect for those who love a long journey. Audiobooks are a great option to explore all seven books in the series. Audiobooks have a runtime that can last anywhere from 12 to 24 hours, depending on the book. This is substantially longer than movies, which typically have two or three hours of runtime.
As you can imagine, listening to an audiobook of Harry Potter can be quite an immersive experience. The voice actors perform each line flawlessly, transporting listeners into the magical world of Hogwarts and the characters therein. Even if you have not read the books yourself, using audiobooks as your guide gives you unparalleled insight into this iconic series.
How long are the audiobooks?
For fans of the Harry Potter series, there is no doubt that audiobooks are the ultimate way to experience the story. With over fifteen books in the series and many hours of listening time, it can be hard to know how long each audiobook is. In this article, we will explore the length of audiobooks for all 15 Harry Potter books based on internal evidence and fan feedback.
First, we can look at whether or not any significant changes occurred in book format between Deathly Hallows and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Both books were released as e-books and audiobooks, but they differed in how much text was cut from the audio editions. The table below shows how much text was removed from various formats:
Book Audio Format Length Deathly Hallows E-book 2124 pages Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them E-book 982 pages Audio Book 1264 pages.
There does not appear to be any significant difference between audio editions regarding length. While some material was cut from the audio edition of Deathly Hallows, most of that content appears only on the abridged audiobook release. Additionally, Fantastic Beasts include scenes cut from both books’ print versions but included in the audiobook release (such as Newt Scamander’s trial). As a result, overall reading time for all 15 audiobooks is fairly consistent across formats (
The ranking of audiobooks
The ranking of audiobooks is a contentious topic. On the one hand, some people feel that listening to an audiobook is inferior to reading the text because it can take longer for the narrator to deliver each sentence. On the other hand, others believe that an audiobook allows you to skip around and not be confined by page boundaries.
Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference. If you love audiobooks and don’t mind taking a bit longer to finish an entire book, then by all means, listen to them! If you’re pressed for time and want a shorter experience, stick with reading.
In this magical marathon, we explore the lengths audiobooks come in. Starting at just over 12 hours and ending with an adaptation that is almost 15 hours long, here are three Harry Potter audiobooks for lovers of all things lengthy!