Potter fans listen up! Quidditch Through the Ages is coming to you in audiobook form. Written by J.K. Rowling as Quidditch historian Kennilworthy Whisp, the book follows the game’s history from its early origins in the medieval mists on Queerditch Marsh, to the modern-day sport loved by so many Wizard and Muggle families all over the world.
This book will be narrated by BAFTA-nominated actor Andrew Lincoln, who is best known for playing Rick Grimes in AMC’s The Walking Dead.
Pinewood Studios have taken on this project, so we all know the sound is going to be amazing! In addition to Lincoln’s narration, the audiobook will feature bonus content – including a match commentary from Ginny Potter. You’ll really feel as though you’re at a Quidditch match, only without the fear of being hit by a Bludger.
Andrew says of his experience recording the audiobook:
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 the opportunity to create something my kids love and enjoy, but it also supports great causes, like Comic Relief and Lumos.
The orginal Harry Potter audio series was narrated by both Jim Dale and Stephen Fry (separately) with Fry being by far the favourite. His Hagrid will stay with me forever. Having read all the books (multiple times) I can honestly say, the books are fantastic when you want to relax. I find them mesmerising.
Pottermore will release Quidditch Through the Ages on March 15th, and it’s available to pre-order exclusively on Audible. They have also announced that 15% of the proceeds from the audiobook will be donated to Comic Relief and Lumos, both UK-based charities that support children internationally.
What do you think about Andrew Lincoln lending his voice to the Wizarding World? Are you as excited as I am? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!