Narrator: Stephen Fry
Length: 29 hrs 46min
Release Date: June 21, 2003
Series: Harry Potter #5
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult
Harry Potter is due to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His best friends Ron and Hermione have been very secretive all summer and he is desperate to get back to school and find out what has been going on. However, what Harry discovers is far more devastating than he could ever have expected...
Suspense, secrets and thrilling action from the pen of J.K. Rowling ensure an electrifying adventure that is impossible to put down.
These characters have always been entertaining but now they’re reaching new levels, especially Harry omg. As he gets older he’s developing an attitude and talking back. And some of the lines he comes up with are absolutely hilarious.
This was the least enjoyable part of the novel honestly. Like yeah teenagers have their horrible phase but my god Harry get over yourself. He can be such an idiot. There were moments he got on my nerves, mostly to do with the incredibly awkward romance element, but never for long because Hermione and Ginny were always there to sort him out.
Umbridge is horrendous… and intriguing
Umbridge added an interesting element to the novel as an antagonist. She wasn’t the big bad evil and was working toward what she thought was a just cause, but the things she did to achieve her cause were absolutely horrendous. I would not want her as a teacher ever.
Intense action scenes
Up until now the action scenes of the series have been kept to a minimum really. Or at least they weren’t overly impressive. But the showdown in THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX!! That was intense and so suspenseful and absolutely fabulous. I hope the rest of the action scenes in the final part of the series are just as good if not better.
NO PEOPLE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DIE YET
I know a lot of people die in these books, there is a war beginning after all, but I WASN’T SURPRISED FOR A BIG CHARACTER DEATH SO SOON. MY FEELS WEREN’T PREPARED FOR ONE OF MY FAVOURITE CHARACTERS TO DIE. And if I reacted like this now, my body is not ready for the next two books.
HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX is a great addition to the series. Darker, more violent, and with so many more intricate plot lines and feels. Though I was a bit annoyed with some of the teen angst elements at times they didn’t ruin my enjoyment. I am so excited and terrified to watch this war fold out in the next few books.