Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, A-Format

by J. K. Rowling

Raincoast Books | July 8, 2004 | Mass Market Paperbound

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, A-Format is rated 4.8487 out of 5 by 238.
Harry Potter is a very unusual boy. He can''t wait to get back to school after the Summer holidays! But that''s not the only unusual thing about Harry; Harry''s school is Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and Harry is a wizard! But when Harry, along with his best friends Ron and Hermione, go back for their third year at Hogwarts, the atmosphere is tense. There''s an escaped mass murderer on the loose, and the sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been called in to guard the school ... "Has all the dramatic flair a reader of any age could want. J. K. Rowling weaves a dense and exciting plot." -Halifax Chronicle Herald "Rowling''s lively prose seizes our attention from the first loaded words, and her powers of invention, coupled with a fast-paced, suspenseful and often humorous plot, make this a welcome addition to books for middle readers." -Deirdre Baker, Toronto Star

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 480 pages, 6.72 × 4.16 × 0.81 in

Published: July 8, 2004

Publisher: Raincoast Books

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 1551927047

ISBN - 13: 9781551927046

Found in: Fiction and Literature
Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: He Grows Up As Harry and friends enter the emotionally charged teen world, this third volume in the series has become one of my favourites. From tormented family memories to gruesome mass murder to infernal government corruption, our heroes face many problems beyond the typical for thirteen year olds. And they find ways to conquer these trials and emerge triumphant. Harry, Ron and Hermione fight the power! So many topics and themes to cover in what could be described as the first truly adult book in the series. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling starts with our first real taste of the corruption inside the Ministry of Magic, since it is not spelled out in the text, but I firmly believe they are aware of Sirius Black's innocence. Just a feeling, a vibe so to speak, I pick up from J.K. all along the way. But this is kept top level secret, hence even the Hogwart's Professors not knowing the truth. Harry is treated like a child (to prevent him from finding the truth), lied to (once he starts getting pieces of the truth), and not listened to (when he speaks the truth). All these experience give him the courage and knowledge to speak back to the know nothing adults throughout the other tales to come. Sometimes it feels like Harry in the only honest man in a room full of liars. Good for him! The central issue the Ministry of Magic is trying to scrub clean is another decidedly mature concept. Never shown, even by Pensieve, is the mass murder slash terrorist attack which Sirius Black was imprisoned for. Death has been apart of J.K.'s writings straight from the start, and the subject of parental demise is a common trope, but the destruction of so many unnamed innocents is slightly more rattling then the norm for a book aimed at young adults. And I give J.K. enormous credit for this. Once again, she redefines the genre. Which brings me to the aforementioned parents, James and Lily. Previous books have had to deal with Harry's grief, and learning more about them. But now, with the secret truth of the betrayal brought to life, Harry's hatred of his parents murderer is far more tangible. While Voldemort may have zapped the spell, he is simply formless either floating around unfound, the wretched Black on the other hand is very real and very physical. Someone who could be wrought vengeance upon. The interesting twist is how, when the ultimate truth is finally known, Harry shows mercy on the real killer. Let the courts decide. It may not work out well is this book, but this decision proves fruitful much later. This entrance to maturity is great and much welcome. J.K. is not artificially holding her characters in some strange time loop, but letting them and the stories move forward. This first taste brings happiness galore. And with the promise of Voldemort's return, this glee should last awhile. Scoopriches
Date published: 2012-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The waters are getting deeper and a little darker I don't know what it is about these books...maybe it's something about the way J.K. Rowling spins her tales...maybe it's the way you end up really feeling for the characters...maybe it's just that she's created a world that readers can truly get lost in, but I love them. This book is my favorite, by far. There are so many inner twists and turns, and at the end of the book it was like everything suddenly made sense and tied together so well. I love what Harry finds out about his "family," so to speak. I definitely got my hopes up for poor Harry when I found out that there was a chance that he might be able to get away from the Dursleys and then my heart ached for him when there was a sudden change to that idea. Some of my favorite characters are introduced in this book, especially Sirius Black and Remus Lupin. I hope that we'll run into Lupin somewhere in the future. Also, I really liked that we found out that Harry, Ron and Hermione weren't the first group of good friends at this school (as in Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs) and that Harry and Malfoy's animosity towards each other wasn't the first either (Snape). Dumbledore, once again, never ceases to amaze me with how great of a character he is. Continuing with the trend of the series, this one is increasingly becoming dark (although not by too much yet), what with the dementors and the inner supporters of Voldemort. Overall, like I said before, this is my favorite book of the series, not necessarily because I can relate to this story, but because I had such a response, emotionally-speaking, to this book.
Date published: 2012-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I liked this one better the second time around. Harry has just turned 13 and will be returning to Hogwart's for his third year. Just before school starts, a dangerous criminal, Sirius Black, escapes from the prison in Azkaban,.The guards from Azkaban, Dementors, will stand guard around Hogwart's until Black is captured and returned to prison. I think I liked this one better the second time around. It is a little bit longer than the first two books, and a little more complex, I think. It really picked up toward the end. At least, there seemed to be more going on in comparison to the first two books. A couple of characters who are more prominent in later books are introduced in this one, so that was kind of interesting. They played such small parts in this one, I didn't remember that they were in this one at all, but I guess that's part of the beauty of rereading (which I rarely do).
Date published: 2012-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Series Love the Harry Potter Series. Great for all ages. Enough Said.
Date published: 2011-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Great This is the 3rd book to the Harry Potter series, and is another amanzing book for J.K. Rowling. I loved the aventure that Harry and all his friends takes you on in this book, and how you find out some more stuff about Harry and his parents, and also you get to meet his godfather. This book was another great read for me, and I can not wait to start the 4th book in the series, Harry Potter and the Gobet of Fire. I hope it is just as good as this book was.
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What an amazing book! This book is absolutely great! The writing of J. K. Rowling is very easy to understand. In addition, it is fun to read and it takes me only a few minutes to enter in the story of this novel... After those minutes, I am not able to leave Harry Potter on the table beside me anymore... I have to finish the novel! The descriptions of J. K. Rowling are so well done, so interesting to discover. You HAVE to read it! Enjoy the work of an amazing autor!!
Date published: 2010-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just as amazing as the first two! The third book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, is just as addicting as the first two books. In this book, murderer Sirius Black has escaped from Azkaban and it has been claimed that he was trying to kill Harry. At Christmas, Harry received a broomstick as a gift. It was just killing me to know who sent it! Also I had fun trying to figure out what or who the big black dog following Harry Potter around was. This is a great book and it kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time!
Date published: 2010-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Triple treat Wow. This book was amazing. It seemed like my eyes where gled to the page. This book had all the suspence, drama and humor as the second and then some. J.K Rowling is so descriptive its like your standing right beside the characters.
Date published: 2010-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thumbs Up!!! Amazing description, entriguing storyline and epic ending i dont know what else to say what hasnt already been said.
Date published: 2010-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! This is the third book in the Harry potter series, and after reading all seven books, this one is still my favorite! I thought the story line was great! I read this one in a day! That's how good it was! I couldn't put it down until I was finished! If you haven't read this book yet, do it! It is WAYYYYYY better then the movie which compared to the book was a HUGE disappointment! If you haven't read any Harry Potter books before, read the first two just so that you can read this one. Believe me, it's worth it!
Date published: 2009-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing This book has remained my favourite Harry Potter book since I first read it in 1999. It was what got me hooked on the series. If you are planning to only read one Harry Potter book, read this one. (Side note: Sirius Black was introduced in POA, my favourite character!!)
Date published: 2009-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Prisoner Of Azkaban The magical world is on edge. A known murderer is on the loose and is after the "boy who lived." Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban is the third book in one of modern literature's most successful series. It is also the only book in the series to not feature Lord Voldemort as it's predominate antagonist. Despite this, the story's significance in the series is that it establishes a bit of protagonist's family history and Harry's need to know more about his own origin.
Date published: 2009-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from JK Rowling keeps upping the ante. Wow! This storyline was very complicated but it all makes sense in the end. This is a tougher book to read for younger children but my 8 year old seemed to grasp it alright. He may not get the intricacies of the relationships since there was a lot of background story revealed between Harry's Dad, James, and his friends. But it makes the story so rich. Every time JK Rowling reveals a little of what happened in the past it just keeps making the reader want more. I read Book 1-3 in quick succession over 1 week a few months before book 4 was released. I felt lost in those months not knowing what will happen to Harry.
Date published: 2009-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! My favorite in the Harry Potter series by far! The addictive wizarding world and compelling characters still lie in place, more are introduced, and Harry's past parent's lives come slightly into focus. I fell in love with this book!
Date published: 2009-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than the first two books :3 This book totally caught me off guard. I was really expecting He Who Must Not Be Named (^~^) to be in it, since he was in some form in the other two books, but BOY WAS I WRONG. He wasn`t in it at all, and I still loved the book. Kept me reading on and on, even my eyes hurt like heck xD 6/5 :)
Date published: 2009-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Prisoner of Azkaban This is the third book in the Harry Potter series. As Harry returns to the wizard world, he soon finds out that a wizard prisoner and insane killer has escaped from Azkaban (the wizard jail)... to kill Harry. However, ever story has another side to it, as Harry finds out... now he must make a decision to kill or befriend the murderer. Harry and Hermione travel back in time in order to get justice.
Date published: 2009-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The series keeps getting more interesting Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling is the third in the series. It was great that I didn't want to stop reading. I wanted to know more and more about the magical world of Harry Potter. I loved how the endings are like, usually they are quite funny. In this adventure, Aunt Marge comes to visit the Dursley’s, and Uncle Vernon has lied to her about where Harry has been going if not normal school. Aunt Marge has a terrible opinion of Harry's parents and greatly dislikes Harry. Can she say something bad enough to go against his word, his promise to Uncle Vernon? Sirius Black, the great criminal that had murdered so many Muggles and even his close friend, Peter Pettigrew, twelve years ago has escaped! He has a history with Harry's parents, and there is reason to suspect that Harry may be in danger. Things and creatures are not always as they seem. Finally we learn more about Dementors and the Azkaban Prison. 4.5/5
Date published: 2009-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great! The endings and twist at the end is never expected and this great addition to the series is a perfect book to read for children 8-adults 100. And a funny beginning too!!
Date published: 2009-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read I loved all the Harry Potter books, but this was my favourite! I love the way that Sirius fits into the story. A great adventure for old and young alike.
Date published: 2009-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Thrilling! Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a thrilling trip through, the magical wonders of a fantasy world! Shiver at the thought of the Dementors! Weep at the sad losses made! ANd most of all enjoy this truly amazing literature!
Date published: 2008-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I solemly swear that I am up to no good....best in the series! This story is still my favourite in the series, even now, after all of the books have been released. The time travelling plot was by far the most captivating for me. While it is not the longest, it was still such a great story that I pretty much have half the book memorized at this point. I also loved Sirius Black's introduction to the story, as he was one of my favourite characters in the series at the time. Bravo, Rowling!
Date published: 2008-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME i thought this book was probably the most touching in the series and it was great! i recommend it to everybody!
Date published: 2007-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite! This is my favourite book of the series so far. I don't know why, but it is absolutely fantastic. Unfortunately, I did not like the movie at all. I found it extremely confusing. For those of you that love the book, stay away from the movie! The book is amazing. I think I like it so much because you really start to get into things. Could just be me. The storyline is great, the plot is great, the characters are wonderful (good or bad) as always. Enjoy!
Date published: 2006-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT!!!!!!!!!!! Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is my second favourite book ever. It is trilling and left me in it's grip the whole week that it took me to read. I sould not put down this classic story of Harry and his friends!!! :D
Date published: 2006-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magic The third book in the harry potter series. Full of magic and adventure like never before. In this book Harry Potter learns who betrayed his parents to Lord Voldemort, that he has a godfather named Serius, and has been living with an animal that is an animagus (a person who transforms into an animal). This is a cleaver book and I recommend this book to anyone who hasn't read it yet.
Date published: 2006-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING! LUV THIS BOOOOOOOOOK! (luv all of the books actualy). I'm a big fan of fantasy. To me, i'm bored of the real world. My dream land would involve lots of fantasy, LOTS of fantasy! This is my favourite book of all of them! I think that the description of harry's curriousity is fabulous! He seems to be getting more realistic by the second! I recommend this book to EVERYONE (i suspect most of u have read it already) -Ana
Date published: 2006-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Jim Dale gives a stunning audiobook performance! Okay, first off, I love the books, so total bias in this review. The third (and the original version, not the oddly altered Americanized one) of the Harry Potter phenomenon, I actually read these for the first time a few years ago when I had pneumonia and was bedridden for a week or two. Fun and light, these are the tales of the young Harry Potter, a boy who finds out he's a wizard on his 11th birthday, and that he survived an evil wizard that killed so many others. By this third book, Harry is learning lessons on the philosophy of fear, on friendship, and is turning into a little adult (with all the inherant annoyances of a thirteen year old boy). This was probably my favourite of the first five books, actually, as the character development is dead on, it broke a pattern that I was finding really annoying, and - best of all - the ending isn't all happy and tied up in a bow. Listening to these books is a rare and wonderful treat - Jim Dale's characterizations are now the voices I hear in my head, not the actor voices from the movie. He did this so well I was laughing out loud at parts, or actually getting all tense at other parts. Ron is dead on, as is Hermione. But it's Jim Dale's Hagrid that will have you smiling every time. The pacing is perfect (kudos to both Rowling and Dale for that one), you never feel lagging or flight. Thumbs up!
Date published: 2006-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from holy cow! i read this book in two days. couldn't get it off my mind. i dreamt about it and woke up with it on my mind. by far the best one yet. and the book makes so much more sence than the movie. even if you've seen the movie READ THE BOOK! it is so much better.
Date published: 2006-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WOW! This is a great read. . . a little disapointing but still very good. I really liked the movie and CAN'T WAIT for the #4. . . its going to be soo GOOD!! Thsi book is a great read.
Date published: 2005-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!!!!!!! You HAVE to read this book. J.K has done it again with a perfect combination of suspense, fun, adventure, and mystery to create a fast-paced, page turning adventure that will keep readers tense and on the edge of their seats. I am a READAHOLIC and even though I've read many great books, this one still amazes me every time I read it.
Date published: 2005-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Completely Fabulous A superb book that will be enjoyed by all ages!!! This book is a must read!!!
Date published: 2005-07-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Meh I didn't like it
Date published: 2005-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Perhaps the best of the series!
Date published: 2005-05-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK book not as good as I hoped.... This really was not one of her better works...it has a very very slow pace not good for people like me who never like a boring part.
Date published: 2005-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban This book in my opinion is the best book of the series because it's the only one that Harry potter plays the Whole season of Quidditch and goes to Hogsmead. It is truly worth buying and reading over a million times.
Date published: 2005-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of the Series This is really the best book of the series. It was the first that really put the readers of HP into the world that Harry will be dealing with in later books and of course it introduces my favourite character of the series, Sirius Black.
Date published: 2004-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST EVER Okay. I would just like to say that this was THE BEST BOOK EVER! As soon as I finished it I would not shut-up about it. Finally my friends got so annoyed they just read it. Now we're hooked! I mean with Sirius Black and Remus Lupin, how can you lose? In my opinion it is her best book so far. I just wan to say Thanks JK!
Date published: 2004-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT!!! The book is fantastic! J.K. Rowling does it again, coming out with another action packed story full of suspense and excitement! I love it! I've read it several times! If you haven't already read it I would recommend it for someone looking for a good read.
Date published: 2004-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from suspense and history info This book is a very suspenseful story. It isn't a very action packed book which is good because you need some suspense in a series aswell as action I find. Sirus's real personality is a BIG shocker to Harry especially. I hope you choose to purchase this book. You'll for sure get your money's worth out of it ! I know I sure did.
Date published: 2003-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite! This book is full of mystery! This book keeps you on the edge of your seat! I've read it twice but I'm reading it again. I think this is the best of the series. Right from the beginning there's mysterious things happening! If you haven't already, (though most people have!)go to the store, buy it and read! I would bet you $1,000,000 that you'd finish it in one night because you couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2003-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!!!!!!!!!! 2ND BEST IN THE SERIES. GREAT BOOK, J.K.!
Date published: 2003-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from as good as it gets! this book is the best out of all 4! the fourth and the third are very very good. anyways, i'd like to thank j.k. rowling for all her hard work and getting all these ideas. she really brings them to life in the book. with the start of the murderer's map starting it brings everything to life on a paper. THANX JK Rowling!
Date published: 2003-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best book! Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is my favourite book for many reasons. The story is exciting and adventurous. My favourite character, Remus Lupin, shows up for the first time in that book. The new character is none other than the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. He is mine and Harry's favourite so far. He's a sweet character and I'm sure you'll enjoy him too. The third Harry Potter book has a lot of elements that both children and adults will like. It's the only Harry Potter book so far that isn't action packed. It has alot of suspense in it and i would suggest this book to you and your parents/children.
Date published: 2003-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beats the Pants off of Every Youth Fantasy Novel!! If you thought the Chamber of Secrets was unsurpassable... you were SO wrong!!! The Prisoner of Azkaban has a surprise ending nobody will expect, a cast of incredibly well-developed characters, and a deliciously evil villian... or two!!!
Date published: 2003-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazingly magical Wands,levitation, magic, wizards. All this and more in harry potter and the prisoner of askaban. This page turning book by JK Rowling is jam packed full of incredible action, exightment and a few chapter's of palm sweating pages! Its the start of another magical year at hogwarts school of wich craft and wizardry, and harry potter is allready on the lookout for danger.harry,ron and hermioni figure out the mistury behind sirus black and a new proffessur at the school. I reccomend the book for anyone who has a big emagination!!!!!!!
Date published: 2003-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the prisoner of azkaban It’s time for dinner! Be there in a sec mom, let me just finish this chapter. That’s how the novel “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” was for me, I just couldn’t put it down. This compelling book is about a boy named Harry Potter who is a courageous and intelligent wizard. Harry attends Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry for the third year, with his best friends Ron and Hermione. Harry doesn’t realize the events that will take place this year. If you like a real adventure and fantasy book that will have you hanging on every page you turn, then I recommend this thrilling and engaging novel to you!
Date published: 2003-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from speechless i seriously love this book... especially this one from all four books(soon to be 5).
Date published: 2003-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Ever!! This is my favorite in the Harry Potter books! (So far, who knows what Order of the Phoenix will be like?) I totally recomend this book to people from ages 8-99! Read it and you'll feel the same way to!
Date published: 2003-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome!!!!! This is the best book I have read in my entire life! I read it in 3 days the first time!
Date published: 2003-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 2nd best book in the world I just finished reading this book. I thought that it was the 2nd best book in the world. The best one was HP and the chamber of secrets. Well if you like harry potter then of corse read this book! I'm now reading HP and the goblet of fire. All of the hp movies and books are so great, (you must) see and read them all!
Date published: 2003-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from **A Wizard*s Tale** I think that Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban is a very good book. J.K. Rowling is a very good writer. I really enjoyed this book. It is my favourite book. My favourite part is when Ron, Harry, and Hermione turn in the Slytherin kids. I felt kind of sorry for Hermione when she turned into a cat instead. It was a neat thought for her to think of. I never would have. I can't wait to read Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix. Keep writing Joanne!
Date published: 2003-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT BOOK!! Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is totally the best book in the series!! With animagi, and werewolves...really cool. I reccomend this to all fantasy book readers!!
Date published: 2002-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST yet I had already read the first two and was intent on getting the third one (harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban). When i picked this book up i couldnt stop reading it. From the moment i got home from school to the moment i had to go to bed i read it. It took me only 9 days to read this book and every moment of it made me want to keep reading on. This book was phenominal and i am gong out to buy the fourth book today! J.K. Rowling wrote some masterpieces i would have to say and has a great imagination i would like to have her as a role model for the rest of my life. By the way im only 13 and i would never read anything until i saw the first movie and then the next day i went out and bought all three books! I loved it and i will read the books over and over again.
Date published: 2002-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ***Harry Potter's: Prisoner of Azkaban*** I think Harry Potter's Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling is by far my favourite out of the Harry Potter series. I greatly believe all the Harry Potter books but especially this one deserve a much higher rating than 5 stars. I'm only 15 but I truly think these books are the greatest I've ever read and I can't wait to read the next one to come out. I strongly recommend these books if you haven't read them.
Date published: 2002-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Godess Of The Gryffindors If only words could describe how wonderful this book is! Of the hundreds of books I've ever read, the Harry Potter series is truly the most magnificent, even WOW is an understatement to how great these books are, they bring a ray of light into the darkest days of your life, Harry and his friends are always up against new challenges, and constantly waging a war against the dark Lord Voldemort, it really doesn't get any better than this!
Date published: 2002-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One word: AMAZING!!!!!!! I thought that Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was simply one word: AMAZING! It starts off with Harry having to leave the Dursleys' house because he blew up his Aunt Marge after she'd insulted him and his parents for the thousandth time. He ends up staying at the Leaky Cauldron until school starts. On the last day there, he runs into Ron and Hermione. Ron's father (who is also there) warns Harry to be careful this year at Hogwarts, because there is an escaped murderer named Sirius Black who is after him. Throughout the year, Harry discovers secrets about his past: secrets that no one told him to keep him safe. He also discovers that Black keeps entering the castle, trying to get something or someone. I felt that this was an awsome book, because J.K. Rowling put so many twists and turns into this book, like why Black is trying to get into the castle, or why Hermione is acting so strangely, or why their new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher disappears once a month and is
Date published: 2002-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry... I thought this book was the best out of the 4. The mystery, suspense and not putting the down style this book has makes it a great read. The Quidditch and magic in the world of Hogwarts makes this book best. Great for kids! Cameron
Date published: 2002-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban It’s Harry’s, Ron’s, and Hermione’s third year at Hagwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. A prisoner escapes from the best prison, the prison of Azkaban. His name is Black. Hagrid becomes a teacher at Hagwarts. He teaches about magical monsters. One night Black breaks into Hagwarts to kill Harry, but mixed up and almost killed another student. When students went out of Hagwarts to town, Harry heard that his parents’ were friends with Black and that he was their secret keeper and helped Voldemort… I mean You-Know-Who kill Harry’s parents. In the end Harry finds out that Black was rely Harry’s godfather… This is one of the most exciting books I ever read. I give it five stars. So if you are an adventure liking reader this is a book for you.
Date published: 2002-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Ranking this book on a scale from 0 to 10, I give this 12. I couldn't put it down. Even if you don't like reading you won't be able to stop reading.
Date published: 2002-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the Greatist book's I have ever read! Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was an great book. Through this book I felt like I was involved. J.K Rowling made me open my eyes to new books. I also enjoyed Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets(stil my favorite one by far). Keep up with the stories your doing great and I love them. I can't wait for your fifth one to come out. Thank you for making me interested in reading agian. Every time I open your books I don't want to put them down. From one of your most loyal fans: Kayleigh Radics
Date published: 2002-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HARRY POTTER ROCKS This is one of my favorite books of the Harry Potter series.I could not put it down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2002-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Best Of all the Harry Potter books I think this one is the best. Learning more about Harry's parents was very interesting. I think the plot has been opened immensely for more books to come. A very well written book.
Date published: 2001-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter Strikes Again! Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is an excellent read. Rowling's lively prose seizes our attention from the first loaded words, and her powers of invention, coupled with a fast-paced, suspenseful and often humorous plot, make this a welcome addition to books for middle readers.Rowling weaves a dense and exciting plot,suitable for a reader of any age could want.
Date published: 2001-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very Good Read I liked Harry and his friends very much. I would recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2001-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant There is just one word to call this author (and book): BRILLIANT. This Harry Potter book is one of my favourites. There was never a boring moment. You are always in suspense. It was great!!
Date published: 2001-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from magnificent harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban was wounderful!!! It's like you are right there in the magical world of harry potter.It opens up your amagination to whole new lengths.Even adults love it!!As i like to say:These harry potter books have me by the death grip and they arn't letting go!!!
Date published: 2001-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from to good to be true!!! to good to be true! this book has everything you could look for in a book: intencity, adventure, and the best thing of all, away of anything happening. it's nothing you'd expect. you think you know whats going to happen you know everything and BAM it proves you very much mistaken. but, the worst thing is its over too fast. i, know a soulotion, read it over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and, well, you get the idea! Keep it up J.K. Rowling! two thumbs up all the way.
Date published: 2001-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T!!!! Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is so fun!!!! The story is full of adventure and I am sure you'll love to read it in one sit!!!! You will be amazed by the complicated relationship between the characters and I JUST LOVE IT! Try to read from the very first book and look at the story from the very beggining! This is a book that you wouldn't miss!!!!
Date published: 2001-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban What's this a murderer is after Harry. But why? Hagrid helps out Harry and teaches him some stuff in this wonderful novel. Harry is being protected by everyone. But what why would Sirius Black be after him? Could Harry be saved by this enemy? Or is this so called enemy really an enemy? Friend or Foe? Buy this very cool novel. (It's worth the money.)
Date published: 2001-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the idea of giving this book a 1 is laughable The idea of giving this book a 1 star is laughable. When i read the fisrt book i could barley read. Now i can read at a gr. 8 level. I can also spell much better. besides the fact that i have learned how to read and spell better, this book is the best of all four and i love them all. Keep up the work Joanne.
Date published: 2001-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for all ages Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the best of all 3 stunning books. If ever I have read a good book this is it. I encourage all children to read the Harry Potter collection. The bad thing is that you can never put it down.
Date published: 2001-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Book Ever I thaught Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban is the best book since I can remember. This book is full of twists and turns that leave your head spinning. The only thing bad about this book is that you can't put it down.
Date published: 2001-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I've read first three books and this one is really awesome. It tells you more about Harry's cloudy past and the truth about his parents's death. In this new Harry Potter adventure you will not be disappointed from lack of detail. If you haven't bought it you better.
Date published: 2001-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban A delightful and scintillating read! This third book in the saga of Harry Potter, yet again steals the imaginations of the young and the young at heart. The story is like delving into the best combination of "Worst Witch" and "Young Sherlock Holmes"; and always finding that Rowling has managed to intertwine some of life's most valuable lessons learned into the mix.
Date published: 2001-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great book I recently got books 2 and 3 and I read them both. They were great. I loved the ending or the Prisoner of Azkaban. It was so surprising. Lots of action and suspence.
Date published: 2001-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a Great Book!!! Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is filled with strange twists, weird happening, and excellent Quiddich games. Somehow these all revolve aroung Harry. What a lucky guy. If you were planning on buying these books for your kids, I recommend buying a second set for yourself, because you won't be able to let go once you've started reading it. Trust me on this.
Date published: 2001-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great as usual! This book is absolutely great... great plot, great characters, great book!!!
Date published: 2001-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from harry potter and the philosopher's stone This was a very intriguing book. It had me on the edge of my seat the whole time and all i could think of was what was going to happen next. I could not put this book down for the life of me and that resolved in me reading in the late hours of the night. I think J.K Rowling should keep writing more of these excellent novels, and I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys fantasy books.
Date published: 2001-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Book I have read all the Harry Potter books at least 5 times! Right now I'm reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Right from where Harry blows up his Aunt Marge, to where he saves his framed Godfather for convicted murder.I love this book because all of the suspense and the magic. My favourite characters are Dumbledoor the only known wizard Voldermort fears, Hermione the cleverest witch around, Sirus Black a framed murderer and also Harry's Godfather, and Harry. To me Harry Potter can ROCK YOUR WORLD!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2001-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban I was definately a prisoner of this book, I could not put it down! As great as the other books in the Harry Potter series have been, this one is by far the greatest. With so many more twists, turns and surprises, this story is a page turner for children and adults alike. You'll never guess who the "bad guy" in this story, you'll be guessing right up until the end, and you won't be dissapointed!
Date published: 2001-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWSOME!!!!!:0) THIS BOOK IS AWSOME!!!!!!:0) I'm 15 and I love this book so don't hesitate to read it older kids!!!It has a sweet plot line and a lot of cool characters.
Date published: 2000-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban I have read all 4 Harry Potter books that are out so far, not to mention many other books, and this one is definately the best! It is full of excitement and magic and a wonderful plot full of twists. I couldn't put it down, I stayed up until 3:00 am finishing it it was so good.
Date published: 2000-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Here is the great sequel to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and the Chamber of secrets! Harry is at the Dursley's this summer. Aunt Marge comes and makes a HUGE mistake while insulting Harry and his family. Harry leaves the Dursleys and is taken to Diagon Alley by the Knight Bus. Ther he finds out that there's a dangerous murderer on the loose from Azkaban, Sirius Black. He goes back to Hogwarts and the atmosphere is tense. Will the Dementors get Black back to prison? Read this action-filled Harry Potter book to find out!
Date published: 2000-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What A Book!!! Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azakaban is an amazing book. It is my favourite out of the four books that J.K Rowling has ever written. It is Harry's Birthday.
Date published: 2000-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely Compelling I love the Harry Potter series and as I go down the list of the books, they just keep getting better and better. My whole family is into the series and all of them enjoy them just as much as I do. I thought this book was very good and I cant wait to read the 4th one.
Date published: 2000-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from heart pumping action This story is the best in the collection you can not put it down, the hole story is heart pumping action. even if your not in these kind of stories you will still injoy harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban.
Date published: 2000-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best The enchanting world of J.K Rowling just takes you up on a cloud where all your dreams are possible.This book is the best of The Harry Potter's I read up to now.The suspense just lasts up to the end.This is a great idea for a gift.
Date published: 2000-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Of The Best! This book number 3 is the best of the best. Well all of J.K Rowling books are but this is my favourite one. You have to read this one. Each chapter is a surprising thriller. I could not keep my hands of this book. Ill get you a little feedback on this book. Harry get into another thrilling adventure. This there's a new character A dragon! I recommend this book to anyone...
Date published: 2000-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HARRY POTTER IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hi Harry Potter Fans! Hi iam Monika and i love Harry Potter Books they are the best books ever! P.S. Iam 12 years old and this is the best book i ever read! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK J.K ROWLING.
Date published: 2000-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Excellent Mesmerizing Tale Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is an excellent book full of mystery and suspense which mesmerizes you in the wonder of this amazing book. It was a great surprise to find out that Sirius Black is Harry's godfather when all along they thought he was trying to kill Harry. It was extremely exciting when Hermione and Harry go back in time in order to save Hagrid's bird and Sirius from having their lives taken for no good reason. It was kind of upsetting when Harry got the broom taken away from him when he had had the best broom in the school. And I hope that Harry can go to the World Cup Quidditch Tournament with Ron and the Weasley family.
Date published: 2000-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awsome!!! Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was my favorite Harry Potter book. It's really, really good. I couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2000-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME BOOK!!!!!!! Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is one of the best books ever. I espically like the cover with the griffon on it!
Date published: 2000-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Amazing Book! This is truely an amazing book. My son went from refusing to read to being totally ingrossed in all the Harry Potter books. If you have ever wondered what to buy a child to read these books are definately it.
Date published: 2000-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Book! The Prisoner of Azkaban is the greatest! The best book of them all! So much adventure, so much intense reading! So many cliff-hangers that make you want to read, read, read! If you don't read this book you'll regret it! But don't forget to read the others! Now.....READ!
Date published: 2000-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spellbinding Words alone cannot truly describe this wonderful series! This book, like the previous ones, are wonderfully spellbinding. The world of Harry Potter is so full of imagination that each page gives another unexpected twist and turn. So delightful and unpredictable! It's been a long time since I've enjoyed reading a book this much. Oh, to be young again!!!!
Date published: 2000-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutly great This book is the second best book in the Harry Potter series. The best one would be the chamber of secrets but this one was nearly as thrilling they were neck and neck. I am right in the middle of the fourth one and it is turning out to maybe being the best book in the whole entire world. I just love the Harry Potter books I can't wait for all seven books to come out and i just can't wait for the movie i must read every single book and watch every single movie that comes out.
Date published: 2000-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from *THE BEST IN THE WORLD* I'm 11 years old and I think the Harry Potter books are the best in the WORLD.I just started the fourth book and I can't wait to finish it.I LOVED the first three mostly Harry Potter and the prisoner of azkaband.
Date published: 2000-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OH MY GOD!!!!! The first Harry Potter was my absolute favourite. Every page was filled with more magical stuff. When I finshed reading about "The Knight Bus" and the centaurs I kept saying to myself "who woulda thunk it!" To think that we...I mean Muggles, never even noticed Diagon Alley in England is mind-boggling. What if it really DID exist. I had to buy Prisoner of Azkaban in hardcover because I didn't want to wait for paperback. I'm not one to read a lot but I just couldn't help it. Go NOW! BUY IT! HURRY!!!!!!! oh, by the way, I'm 15 years old (grade 10) and never to old to read about Harry. Can't wait till the movie. bye.
Date published: 2000-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT!!!!!! This is the second best Harry Potter book, only to the newest. I HIGHLY recommend it. It's full of thrilling suspense, and non-stop excitement. I've read it twice, and each time noticed something new and different about it. I LOVED this book.
Date published: 2000-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban This book is a book that allows for not only children to keep interested, but adults as well. If you read this book, you will be kept in suspense from the beginning through to the end!
Date published: 2000-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best This is ultimatly the best Harry Potter book that I have ever read even though I haven't read the forth one. I'm sure the 4th will be just as good as the rest! Harry Potter rocks the best book series ever!
Date published: 2000-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An All Ages Read If you buy this book for your kids and never sit down to read it yourself you are missing a once in a lifetime oppertunity. You will have a chance to rediscover that elusive thing that first lead you to sit in the summer sun with a book open in your lap and lose yourself in the magic that is the printed page. Harry Potter does not force you to become a great reader in order to make itself interesting it instead makes itself into an impressive story and rewards you for immersing youtrself in it's magic.
Date published: 2000-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The first book i could never put down I'm probably another one of the kids who prefers to watch televison than read -I'm not saying I hate reading or anything, just that I could never find a book series that was something I could read without being bored. That was until I read my first Harry Potter book, The Prisoner of Azkaban. I refused to read it when i first got it, but after reading the first chapter, I got hooked! I could not fall asleep at unless I read at least one chapter. J.K Rowling describes her characters and all the events so well that getting a mental picture of them is unbelivably easy! This is an amazing book for people of all ages, from young children to their parents. No wonder mrs. Rowling has won many awards! Her storys alone deserve awards! On a scale from one to ten, I give it, and all the others that I've red so far, an eleven! This is probably the best book i've ever read.
Date published: 2000-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was great The 3rd book in the series of Harry Potter was wonderful and very exciting. Each exciting turn the book took was always what you wouldn't expect. Its also funny. I advise you to read the book early in the day because you would never be able to let go of it until your done. I enjoyed the book and I hope you do too.
Date published: 2000-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EYEPOPPING! If I had to summerise this book into three or four words those words would be SUPURB, ENTRACING, DESCRIBING & EXCELLENT! And personaly I think anyone who disagrees with that is stuck-up! I'm 12 and for all those people who think only 10 and 11 year olds can enjoy Jo's books I want them to know that they need to get a life! And these are the reasons: 1. ANYONE OF ANY AGE CAN ENJOY ANY TYPE OF BOOK!!! 2. IF YOU STARTED WHEN YOU WERE 10 HOW OLD WOULD YOU BE WHEN THE LAST BOOK COMES OUT? HMMM? 3. YOU HAVE JUST GOTTA BE STUPID N O T TO LIKE HARRY POTTER BOOKS!!! and 4. HOW COME IT WOULD BE PUBLISHED IF IT WERE FOR ONLY KIDS IN A TWO YEAR GROUP?!?!?!?!!!! I rest my case! I mean Jo's books are food for the soul! They are like candy for the soul! Sweet, pure, suger-loaded chewable candy! Anyway, the older you are the easier the books are to follow (DUH!)!
Date published: 2000-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Ending!! I loved this book very much i think its the best of the first three. THe ending was very good i liked it a lot.
Date published: 2000-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from why wait to read? If you think you could put the book down, don't buy the book when it's on sail or be able to wait until the next book comes out. I think this book should come out into movies or PC Games internationally. If it does I'll be the first one to get'm. Not only when it comes out in movies or games,books,balloons,wristwatches,you name it. One thing I'd like to say-READ IT!
Date published: 2000-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WHO'D DISLIKE IT? I think this book is stupendous because it's exciting to hear what really happened when Harry's dad died. Since I read this book I had a desire to get Harry Potter Series.I'm going to read the fourth one soon(my house is near a Chapters and the library). I just the Harry Potter Club,and I'm looking forward for the info I would be getting. I wonder what Pettigrew would do after he transformed. I also wonder where Sirius Black might be. You know, the`muggle police' would be looking for'm all around.Also how's Sirius supposed to hide Buckbeak? I would recommend this book to any elementary schoolers, but I don't mind others reading it either. Please keep stocking Harry Potter Books so I could get'm before they last.
Date published: 2000-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Potter is number 1 This unbelivable book is none stopping ation. Theres one problem and it's like it's magical you can't put the book down after you start it! The unbelivable skills he uses to solve each mystery and i love how the author unfolds things at the very end where it's a do or die situation.
Date published: 2000-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wrong HARRY POTTERS RULES AND NUMBER 44 IS SO WRONG! ME AND MY FRIENDS ARE 17 AND WE LOVE THE BOOK. IT IS SO NOT A WASTE OF PAPER. AND WE HAVE ALL THE CLASSICS AND I STILL THINK HARRY POTTER IS THE BEST!!
Date published: 2000-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter is great Harry Potter is an excellent book, for kids and adults of all ages. Don't believe the rubbish they say about it influinsing kids. it doesn't. It's a great, fun, easy reading book.
Date published: 2000-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban I think this book is one of the most frightening but exciting. The Dementors are the scariest part. I like what he did to Aunt Marge at the first of the book. What happens to Harry when he is close to a Dementor is interesting. It is also interesting about Lupin, Sirius Black, Snape, Scabbers and Lord Voldemort.
Date published: 2000-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I have read this books so many times but even after that I still can't put them down when I read them again. It took me an hour to finish this because it is so good. Even more amazing I finished the fourth book in just 6 hours. All the adults I know are reading them. For a kids book to be read by adults it must be very good.
Date published: 2000-08-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban i did not like the book beacause it was to unreal and dare i say it i think the book really stunk beacause it was just the same old rubbish
Date published: 2000-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It pulls you in (overall of all 3 books so far) Although I don't feel comfortable to join in on popular, hot-at-the-moment events and rather be myself, I admit that I do enjoy the Harry books immersely. At first I was really skeptical and had snorted at the success of these books; then I decided to read the first book to find out what all the hype was about. I have to say that all the Harry books have a gripping storyline that pulls you in. Somehow, you just want to read the whole book and hope it never ends. (Actually, the main mystery of Harry's parents will be narrated throughout the 7 books, I think. This is just like the Japanese comic books where you have to follow every volume--and the series will sell, no doubt.) I know the books are classified as "children books", but I have always enjoyed other different books as well if they were worth reading. To me, it was the "feel" of the book that's important. In terms for children, Rowling's writing may not have very high "literature value" (like special writing devices, rhetorical questions and stuff) but the story itself is exciting enough to start a child reading. Congrats to Rowling for a nice beginning. Now let's hope that the upcoming books will not let us down.... (she has to work in this popularity...)
Date published: 2000-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Page Turner The prisoner Of Azkaban is the best book, I've ever read. I even brought it to school to read and we were reading this really boring french book and I had my book hidden in my lap and my teacher called on me to answer a question and I said really loud "Shhh, Can't you see I'm reading???" I got in so much trouble. i got sent down to the office to sit and think about what I did. I had hidden my book inside my sweater and was reading inside the office. When the secretary asked what I was reading, I said the book we're reading in class and she believed me. But this is one book I couldn't put down. There's new surprises on every page. I give it 100000000000000000000 stars.
Date published: 2000-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wanted by every one is Dangerous Hoping the summer will end sooner, Harry Potter is curled under his sheets finishing off homework, which the Durleys hid from him, from one of his many teachers, Mr. Binns. Harry is looking forward for this year at Hogwarts, especially Quidditch. But to soon all of Harrys plans are thrown around when he blows up his aunt and is rescued by the Knight Bus. He is brought to Diagon Alley and reunits with his friends and finds out he is wanted by a mad murderer! Will this year at Hogwarts really be his best? Or his last......
Date published: 2000-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best yet This book has to be the best yet out of the series. It has a more complex plot but in the end they all merge into one. Keep writing we need more to read. Harry Potter is so great as it appeals to all ages so we disagree with #39 and #51.
Date published: 2000-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't Put It Down! As an avid reader I have read many books over the past few years. Just recently i finished the second book in the "Harry Potter" series. I literally could not put it down as I read far into the night. Although the book is obviously meant for kids of a younger age than myself, I would highly recomend it for people of all ages. For it is very well written and allows the imagination to soar as you picture the setting and characters of the book. I cannot wait to read the third book in the series.
Date published: 2000-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter number 3 - An excellent read Harry Potter and The prisoner of azkaban is the continuation of book two, the Chamber of secrets. It's all about Harry potter, an amazing 13 year old wizard, (since this is his third year in Hogwarts) Living with his horrid aunt and uncle along with is huge cousin, Dudley. When he goes back to his wizarding school, Hogwarts he encounters The dementors, horrible creatures who are always reminding Harry, inside his mind, of his parents death. But something else is bothering Harry. It's Sirius Black, the man who is said to be after Harry turns out to be not so bad. read on to find out and immerse yourself in this continuing advernture! I enjoyed this book very much, and would rate it 5 stars. The author really brought me into the book and made me want to keep reading on! A great read for 8 to 88!
Date published: 2000-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban i red this book in 2 days and i couldnt put it down. Harry potter books were the first i read in years. 1 after anouther
Date published: 2000-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from J.K. Rowling Does It Again! Dementors, Hippogriffs and Boggarts! These are just some of the wondrous creatures you'll learn about in the latest phenomenon by British author J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, being the third of what will be a seven series of books. In this sensational release Harry, accompanied by his two friends, Ron Weasly and Hermione Granger, arrives at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his third year only to be faced with yet another threat. Not He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named (Lord Voldemort) whom he is so famous for defeating as an infant, but Sirius Black, a convicted wizard, who has escaped Azkaban, the wizard prison. And he's after Harry! But don’t believe everything you hear. We're also introduced to a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, Professor Lupin, which is not surprising since they each seem to last no longer than a year. I am 35 years old and I have enjoyed this book very much, and my daughter has read it no less than 4 times! I strongly urge anyone who has yet to discover the magic of Harry Potter to purchase these amazing wonders! I think J.K. Rowling has exceeded even beyond her own expectations.
Date published: 2000-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best book i have read Harry potter is the best booki have read!i have never been so into a book!
Date published: 2000-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! Harry Potter books are a must read set of books. They are all great!
Date published: 2000-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its AWWWWWWESOME!!!!!!!!! Hey guys its Stefan writing here. I'm a 14 year old tennage boy, and i would like to say this book (and series) kicks. It is by far one of my most favourite book i have ever read. I havent't read "Harry Potter, and The Goblet of Fire" ( i am waitin for a new shipment of books at "Chapters") but i am sure it is just as good or better as "Harry Potter,and The Prisoner of Azkaban. I would like to say that "Harry Potter" books are for any age group, my friends laughed at me, but i think they are would feel embarassed that they are reading a childrens book. But this is no ordinary "childrens book" the literature and vocabulary was extremely well written and thought out. All I can say is I CANT wait for the new shipment of books to come in, and I LOVE HARRY POTTER!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2000-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from READ IT, LOVE IT , KEEP IT, THE PERFECT BOOK!!!! The best book of all the times, when you are reading the book, you are inside the story, and that's what I like this book. I love it.
Date published: 2000-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best book Harry goes to his third year at hogwarts and a bad wizard is on thee loose. there is a new teacher lupin. they find out that sirius black is innocent and the person that killed harry's parents was "peter pettigrew" ron's mouse. hagrid's hippogriff was going to be killed but harry and hermoine saved it and sirius black and the hippogrif ran away to a hiding place. that was the of an other adventourous and marvelous year.
Date published: 2000-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Review on Harry Potter III After reading this book, I think that this book should be recommended to people who have dull lives in the real world and like to read books written by authors who go beyond their own imagination and write stories about the supernatural world. J.K. Rowling combines both the real world and the magical world together to make one superb story of a boy who lives in the real world but goes to a school for witches and wizards in a completely different world.Although Harry Potter III is an excellent book, I highly recommend you read the first two books which talks more about the life of Harry Potter. J.K. Rowling is different from other authors because she leaves her readers a lot of chances to maximize their power of imagination in guessing the outcome of each suspense throughout the story, in particular, the ending of the whole story. That is why I would give this book five out of five stars.
Date published: 2000-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent.... This piece of work is just one of the many pieces of work that J.K. Rowling has written, but this sequeal is just prodigious! It has everything that a wonderful book needs! From the first chapter to last, every sentence, and paragraph is worth every bit of your money! Harry delives a wonderful performance...even for a story character, and too Ron,Hermione, even the evil Snape play very well if they were actors....This book is very rare for other readers to find so read it before you hear your family and friends spill the beans!
Date published: 2000-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter Rules! I just bought this Harry Potter book, and I must say that it is the best book of all time. As I was reading the reviews that other people wrote, I thought that all of these people have a good taste in chosing books to read. I have never yet read a book that was so adventures, and exciting. This Harry Potter book made all the action come alive. It is the single best book I have ever read, and I don't know how many times I have said that. If you haven't read this book yet, you have to go read it.
Date published: 2000-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best book in the series!! On a sunny afternoon I was given a book by my friend who absolutely loved Harry Potter. He gives me the third book in the series entitled "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban". I started to read it right away. From the moment Harry went aboard the Knight Bus to the time he and Ron said goodbye, I never put the book down. Joanne Rowling has created a universe that is enjoyable for all people of all ages. With so many twists and plot changes the book was impossible to resist. With a well thought out plot, the book was surely the best I'd have ever read. I am currently reading the newest book by Mrs.Rowling "Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire" and I am trapped in the parallel universe that Joanne has created. I am forever trapped in the walls of Hogwarts...... and I like it. Keep up the fantastic work Joanne. Sincerly, Kyle Lambert Age 13
Date published: 2000-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! I'm 13 year old and I have read all of the Harry Potter books and I think they are wonderful. I can't stand to put them down! They are perfectly written and plotted. My Mom is reading them too, and she stayed up all night to finish the first one! I think these books are excellent for anyone at any age to read!
Date published: 2000-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter's 3rd adventure WOW! That is what I said when I finished reading one of my favourite books: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. When you start reading it you get this urge in your head to read on and you can't put it down. The book has 317 pages which I read in 3 days! Joanne Rowling has done a marvelous job. She couldn't have done better. Through out the book, she describes the characters so vividly that you can picture them in your head. And the settings are so perfectly described it feels as if your there. If you haven't read it yet, read it now!
Date published: 2000-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from non stop reader what else can you do with a good book. it has a lot of action. what will J.K do next?
Date published: 2000-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Wonderful Piece of Imagination The latest of J. K. Rowling's masterpieces, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is by far the most exhillerating in the series. Rowling parades the reader through the usual excitement at Hogwart's, however adds a fantastic twist to Harry's beliefs about his past. The plot thickens as things are found to be not as they seem. Inspiring and explosive, the next volume, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is eagerly awaited. This third volume adds a twinkling touch and should be experienced by all readers alike.
Date published: 2000-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holy Crow!! I can't belive how good Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is!!!! When I first heard about Harry Potter, I thought it was another set of books that would just come in and then fade away. How wrong I was!!!! The Prisoner of Azkaban is what I think the best (I haven't read Book number 4 yet becasue it just came out today. I can't belive how good it is!!!
Date published: 2000-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban I have fallen in love with the Harry Potter books and I have to say this one is the best. The book was filled with excitment, danger and fantasy the whole way through. The best thing was that the ending went off with a bang that suprised us all. Many people have read this book these consisting of 8 to 40 year olds, and they have all been delighted with the books.
Date published: 2000-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The adventures of Harry Potter Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was a very interesting book I have ever read. This book was great and I loved it. I hope the next few books are just as good. This book showed great improvement in the adventures and the way things were described. All books should be written like this, because then all kids would be reading. Then kids and adults grammer and spelling will improve. I hope that more books by J.K.Rowling will come out and that they will be just as interesting. I wish J.K.Rowling the best of luck in her writting.
Date published: 2000-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Thing for a Road Trip! This is a review and a tip for all those parents that are planning road trips this summer. We took this book with us on our most recent camping trip. The 5 hour drive disappeared and the only question we heard was "Turn the tape over!" The weather turned out to be not so great. Every time the rain started we would rush into the trailer and turn on the tape. A very rainy Sunday turned into one of our best days camping. The four of us were spread throughout the trailer listening to Jim Dale's every word. Definitely a hit with kids and parents! Don't leave home without one!
Date published: 2000-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best!!! Lots of people I know have read the Harry Potter books. And most of them agree with me when I say that Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is one of the best books they have read. It was funny, scary and exciting, sometimes at the same time! The books are very amusing and keep you never wanting to put it down. Especially The Prisoner of Azkaban. You couldn't put it down because you needed to know what was going to happen next. So, if you know whats good for you, you better read ALL, not just ONE of the Harry Potter books!!
Date published: 2000-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Book A great book. Rivals the other two as the best books I've ever read. Perfect for all ages.
Date published: 2000-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Azkaban This book has been, so far, the best book in the series! The action is great and so is the introduction of characters. Nothing can go wrong with this book out there. I'm eagerly lying in wait for IV and will be there along with all the other fans!
Date published: 2000-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magic Beliefs Renewed Once Again. Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban really inspired me to continue my beliefs in the magical world of Hogwarts. My whole life I have been told that there is no such thing as magic, but there is. It lies in the pages of the amazing Harry Potter books. I have read this book and the 2 other books 4 times each since last October. This book contains mystery, sadness and joy. And this book just wouldn't be the same with the comical attidudes of the spectacular characters. Harry Potter is always full of adventures and can count on his friends to make them more interesting. In this book I was on the edge of my seat wanting to peek at the last chapter and find out what was up with the escaped criminal or find out how Hermione was getting to all of her classes. To find out read the book and let yourself be taken away by J.K. Rowlings imagination. So don't belive it when people say magic isn't real, Because it is. It is in you and in the world of Harry Potter.
Date published: 2000-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Watch out authors - Rowling is here! WOW! Oh, my gosh this was the best book ever! I was so amazed at the first two Harry Potter books, but this one was the BEST! J.K. Rowling is truly a gifted author! She captivated young & old minds alike, across the world! These books are so well written with such creativeness...they are the best I have ever read; and I have read a lot of books! I am anxiously awaiting the next four to come! You have to read these books.....they are THE BEST!!!!
Date published: 2000-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rowling Writes Another Masterpiece! This was an extremely exciting book, with a twisted turn at the end! J.K. Rowling did an excellent job of making Sirius Black seem the culprit; but in the end it had a very interesting twist! Harry, Ron, and Hermione had yet another exciting year at Hogwarts! You have to read this book- it was excellent!
Date published: 2000-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely the Best!! I thought the first two were great, this one just conquers them all!! It's plot keeps you guessing through out the whole book!! The ending catches you by complete surprise!! I can't wait to read the next, which will without a doubt by even better than the first three!! Go Harry!!
Date published: 2000-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Potter fan This book is phenomenol! I swear, It's the best book I've ever read! I haven't read anything like it in my life! J.K. Rowling has opened up a new generation to childrens books!
Date published: 2000-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best so far! It seems everyone I know has read the Harry Potter books. They are as interesting and exciting for a 50 year old as they are for a 6 year old! Everyone seems to agree that, The Prisoner of Azkaban is the best book yet. The closer I got to the end, the more disappointed I became that there weren't more pages to be read. I am eagerly anticipating the 4th book and it's 640 pages. I wish there were more books as captivating and universally loved as the Harry Potter series!
Date published: 2000-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What A Book!! This book ios one of the best books EVER written. I think the only one that is better is the first Harry Potter book- Harry Potter and THe Sorcerers Stone. I can't wait until the next book comes out!! I've already ordered it!! If you get a chance to read these books, do it! They are THE BEST!!!!! :)
Date published: 2000-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Harry Potter books are the best books I've ever read. I used to think reading was a dumb idea until my teacher read us the first Harry Potter book. I got so into it, if somebody was talking to me I wouldn't even notice! I told my mom about the book and told her how much I love Harry and my parents gave me the Chamber of Secrets for Christmas. I read all the next two days, finished the book, got my Christmas money and bought the next one. I became a bookworm and now I love to read! When I read Harry Potter books, it's like I'm in the story with them,talking to them. I wish the movie auditions were open to Canadians to.I don't think it's fair. J.k. Rowling is truely a gifted author. When I grow up and become an author, I hope I'm as good as she is. I can't wait for the next Harry Potter books to come out so I can read them. My favourite Harry Potter book is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban because it is so surprising and exciting. Every night, when I had to stop reading, I would be left in complete suspence. It was great.I love all the other books too. As I said before-J.K. Rowling is an extremly talented author.... I LOVE HARRY POTTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2000-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best book can this book get any better?
Date published: 2000-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban My name is Mike and I have read all the Harry Potter books in the set. Overall, I would choose this book to be the best out of the Harry Potter Series. One day, my mom told me I should read this book so I tried it and stayed up till midnight or even later reading this wonderful masterpiece by J.K. Rowling
Date published: 2000-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Bestseller Harry Potter and the Prisoner Of Azkaban is great, it is filled with the same action and suspense as the other two. The only part that wasn't that great was when the left us hanging on what happened with Peter Pettigrew.
Date published: 2000-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You'll be Hooked All of the Harry Potter books are good but this is by far the best so far. Rowling uses humour, suspense, action and "magic" into every page of this very good book. Every page you turn to mkes you want to turn to the next page and the next. I give it five stars because this is without a doubt the best book I have ever read in my life. If you read one book in your lifetime, you should read this!
Date published: 2000-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter..... the best Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the best book I've ever read.Since I stick my head in it , my mom calls me Pothead!
Date published: 2000-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is the best!! I read it 2 times and I still can not get enough!
Date published: 2000-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW Amazing!Where's the button that says "6 stars"!? What a perfect blend of Magic, Mystery and Adventure. I think I'm going to go read it again.;o) }
Date published: 2000-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harry Potter is thrilling Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Askaban is the best book I have ever read. Once I started reading it I could not put it down. I even made my mom read it. I can't wait untill the next book comes out, if there will be one.
Date published: 2000-05-19

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, A-Format

by J. K. Rowling

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 480 pages, 6.72 × 4.16 × 0.81 in

Published: July 8, 2004

Publisher: Raincoast Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1551927047

ISBN - 13: 9781551927046

From the Publisher

Harry Potter is a very unusual boy. He can''t wait to get back to school after the Summer holidays! But that''s not the only unusual thing about Harry; Harry''s school is Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and Harry is a wizard! But when Harry, along with his best friends Ron and Hermione, go back for their third year at Hogwarts, the atmosphere is tense. There''s an escaped mass murderer on the loose, and the sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been called in to guard the school ... "Has all the dramatic flair a reader of any age could want. J. K. Rowling weaves a dense and exciting plot." -Halifax Chronicle Herald "Rowling''s lively prose seizes our attention from the first loaded words, and her powers of invention, coupled with a fast-paced, suspenseful and often humorous plot, make this a welcome addition to books for middle readers." -Deirdre Baker, Toronto Star

About the Author

J. K. Rowling is the author of the Harry Potter series, the best selling children''s books in the world. She envisions seven books in the Harry Potter series.

From Our Editors

Junior Booklovers Contest Winner Hannah, age 14, London, ON

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the bewitching third installment in the Harry Potter series. Harry's third year at Hogwarts is wrought with danger and excitement as he learns important truths about his parents, and his past. Treachery and betrayal lurk just out of sight and long buried secrets are brought the surface. Thrown into the tumultuous fray are several memorable characters, including Sirius Black, an escaped convict out for revenge, and a new teacher, Remus Lupin, who's hiding a dark secret of his own. However, it was the enigmatic professor who fascinated me the most. Charming and true, Lupin is a beautifully flawed character who you cannot help but love. The Prisoner of Azkaban is a breathtaking and colourful novel that cannot be surpassed.

Editorial Reviews

"Has all the dramatic flair a reader of any age could want. J. K. Rowling weaves a dense and exciting plot." (Halifax Chronicle Herald)

"Rowling’s lively prose seizes our attention from the first loaded words, and her powers of invention, coupled with a fast-paced, suspenseful and often humorous plot, make this a welcome addition to books for middle readers." (Deirdre Baker, Toronto Star)

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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