Welcome, all you Potterheads and music enthusiasts alike! Are you ready to embark on a sonic journey through the enchanting world of Harry Potter? Imagine immersing yourself in magical melodies that transport you straight to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Whether you’re a die-hard fan or simply looking for an extraordinary playlist, this blog post covers your wizarding needs.
Join us as we unveil the ultimate Harry Potter audiobook playlist that will have you feeling like you’ve been granted your very own Marauder’s Map into the realms of musical sorcery. So grab your headphones, cast a Sonorus charm on your speakers, and dive into this melodic adventure together!
What is a Harry Potter Audiobook Playlist?
Creating a Harry Potter Audiobook Playlist can be fun for an afternoon or evening. Here are some tips for creating your playlist:
- Start with the essential books and movies. This is not an exhaustive list but a great place to start.
- Consider differentiating between audiobooks and films. Some audiobooks may focus on specific scenes or characters, while others may be more comprehensive overviews of the entire series.
- Be sure to include songs that represent key moments in the story. For example, “The Battle of Hogwarts” from the album Order of the Phoenix includes music from key scenes in the movie, such as Voldemort’s arrival at Hogwarts and Dumbledore’s death.
- Use sound effects to enhance your experience! Add clips of people screaming or spells blasting to create a more immersive experience.
- Have fun! Remember that audiobook listening is enjoyable for all ages, so pick some tunes you love and get started!
How to Make a Harry Potter Audiobook Playlist?
No matter how often you’ve seen the movies or read the books, hearing the stories played out in audiobook form is always fun. But which of J.K. Rowling’s novels should your playlist include? Here are seven suggestions:
- “The Sorcerer’s Stone”: This introductory novel tells the story of young wizard Harry Potter as he enters Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The audiobook features John Lee Hooker performing blues-themed renditions of classic Harry Potter spells like Flight and Levitation.
- “Philosopher’s Stone“: In this second book, Harry starts to learn about his magical powers and must face dangerous villains, including Lord Voldemort. The audiobook features narration by Richard Harris (who played Professor Dumbledore) and popular songs from the period, like “Boys Will Be Boys” by Donny Osmond and “Hey Jude” by The Beatles.
- “Chamber of Secrets“: After saving Hogwarts from a basilisk, Harry begins his third year at school, meeting new friends (and annoying rivals) Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The audiobook features readings by Robert Pattinson (who plays Cedric Diggory in the movies) and Tegan And Sara performing Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain.”
Tips for Creating a Good Harry Potter Audiobook Playlist
For any fan of the Harry Potter series, there is no doubt that listening to audiobooks is a favorite way to spend time. Whether you are a die-hard reader or just starting, here are some tips for creating a good Harry Potter audiobook playlist.
- Choose your narrator carefully. One of the most important decisions you will make when compiling your Harry Potter audiobook playlist is who will narrate it. Many fantastic actors and actresses have voiced characters in movies and books, so it can be hard to decide which one to choose. It can be helpful to watch the movie or read the book beforehand to familiarize yourself with which voice actor or actress will be performing which role.
- Use sound effects sparingly. Just because an audiobook has sound effects doesn’t mean you need to use them whenever someone talks. Try to stick mainly to dialogue unless there is a specific scene where sound effects would enhance the experience (like when Ron Weasley pretends he’s a dragon).
- Be selective with your music choice. When compiling your Harry Potter audiobook playlist, don’t feel pressure to include every song from the movies and books! Instead, focus on songs that fit well with the scenes they appear in and help create a feeling of atmosphere or setting. Try not to include too many ballads, as they can get tedious after a while!
- Make sure each track flows seamlessly into the next.
Creating an audiobook playlist for your favorite Harry Potter books can be a fun and rewarding experience. Whether you are a die-hard fan of the franchise or have only read the novels, there is sure to be at least one book you love enough to make an audiobook. If you are new to this whole podcasting thing, we recommend checking out our beginner’s guide before starting. Once you understand how it all works, put together your playlist and get ready to hear Harry Potter narrated by you!