For many dedicated fans, the casting for the movie remained pitch-perfect. Nothing can change that. For us, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson will always be Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger respectively. Whenever they try to revisit their roles, it truly warms our hearts. So, to see and hear Radcliffe read and narrate the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is truly a gift to all of us, especially at this time of crisis.
A new way to entertain fans during the time of social distancing
The Wizarding World just launched Harry Potter At Home as a new way to entertain fans during the time of social distancing. With everyone keeping safe at home, J.K. Rowling together with Audible, Bloomsbury, OverDrive, Pottermore Publishing, and Scholastic decided to put a little magic back to our lives as we face the new normal. For over twenty years, Hogwarts has become an escape for young and old readers and fans.
After 19 years… Harry Potter himself narrated a chapter from the first book
Now, we are welcomed back to Hogwarts in the comfort of our homes as we visit the wizarding world once again. The series features several celebrities reading chapters of the Sorcerer’s Stone over the coming weeks. Of course, this includes Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe. Honestly, the fact that Daniel narrated just felt comforting and nostalgic. You better listen to it right now and feel the same way that I did.
Aside from him, Eddie Redmayne, Stephen Fry, David Beckham, Dakota Fanning, Claudia Kim, and Noma Dumezweni are announced to be included. Prepare a handkerchief and get a grip on yourselves. I can already see tears from those eyes. You can watch Daniel Radcliffe aka Harry Potter himself read Chapter One: The Boy Who Lived here. You can also listen to it on Spotify.