Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Wizarding World Welcomes Natalie Dormer with New Audiobook

Natalie Dormer, best known for her roles in Game of Thrones and Hunger Games, is stepping into the Wizarding World this fall. She will be narrating Harry Potter: A History of Magic, the new audiobook due out October 4.

The non-fiction book is based on real world tales of magic throughout the centuries. It will highlight how these tales influenced the world of Harry Potter. Dormer will also be joined by some familiar faces, or should we say voices? Listeners will be treated to interviews with Harry Potter audiobook narrators Stephen Fry and Jim Dale, illustrators Olivia Lomenech Gill and Jim Kay, and curators from the US and UK Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition.

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Topics range from potions to transfiguration spells, echoing the structure of a Hogwarts curriculum. Delve into the historical documents of well-known real world magic such as the Salem Witch Trials while discovering various ancient artifacts and spells.

Dormer teases the audiobook content in a recent promo saying, “a charm to make yourself invisible, tips on how to capture a basilisk and a crystal ball that belonged to a witch known as Smelly Nelly.”


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Potter fans are in for a magical treat just in time for Halloween. Harry Potter: A History of Magic is available for preorder on Audible now.


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Brianna works full time in the publishing industry, passionately building books to bring to the masses. Her first fandom was Harry Potter, which she joined at age 11. Her love for books took her abroad to earn her Masters Degree at University College London, after which she lived in New York City, and now resides in Austin. She loves all things fandom including Supernatural, Doctor Who, and more. Ever the introvert, she can usually be found reading, playing with her dog, listening to music and practicing yoga. Brianna joined the Nerds and Beyond staff in 2018 where she unites her love for all things "nerd" with her passion for writing. Find her on Twitter here: @bookbag09

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