The Walking Dead star Andrew Lincoln is the latest to join the Harry Potter family as the narrator for the new Hogwarts Library audiobook, Quidditch Through the Ages for Audible and Pottermore. The book was written by J.K. Rowling (under the name Kennilworthy Whisp) and will contain commentary from characters such as Ginny Potter and Rita Skeeter. It will be available for purchase March 15, and can be pre-ordered here.
Quidditch Through the Ages was first published in 2001 and will be available for the first time as a digital audiobook. The book records the magical game’s history, from its origins on the medieval mists on Queerditch Marsh to the modern-day sport that is celebrated and shared with both wizard and Muggle families around the world. There is full coverage of famous Quidditch teams, rules, development of racing brooms, and everything you could imagine about the fictitious sport. Quidditch Through the Ages is the perfect history book for all Harry Potter fans, especially those who are interested in learning more about the game.
Lincoln made a statement expressing his adoration for the Wizarding World,
“The Wizarding World is one that I always wanted to get the chance to step into. What makes this project so special, is not only that it allowed me opportunities to create something my kids love and enjoy, but it also supports great causes, like Comic Relief and Lumos.”
Audible EVP and publisher Beth Anderson also added to Lincoln’s enthusiasm,
“We are thrilled to offer Audible listeners a brilliant performance of yet another essential component of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World and bring this richly imagined universe to life through Lincoln’s narration and the highly detailed sound design.”
Pottermore will make a portion of the audiobook proceeds available to Comic Relief and J.K. Rowling’s international charity, Lumos.
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