A big novel about a small town...When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock.Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils...Pagford is not what it first seems.And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity, and unexpected revelations?A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.
A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide.After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this.Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them contains the history of Magizoology and describes 75 magical species found around the world.
A new enhanced e-book edition, featuring an extended transcript from Melissa Anelli's exclusive interview with J. K. Rowling and a new, updated chapter! Melissa Anelli wears a ring that was a gift to her from J.K. Rowling, given as a measure of appreciation for the work she does on The Leaky Cauldron, where her job entails being a fan, reporter, guardian, and spokesperson for the Harry Potter series.For ten years, millions of fans have lived inside literary history, the only fans to know what it was like when Harry Potter was unfinished. When anticipation for a book was just as likely to cause a charity drive as a pistol shootout. When millions of rabid fans looked to friends, families, neighbors, forums, discussion groups, fan fiction and podcasts to get their fix between novels. When the death of a character was a hotter bet than who'd win the World Series. When one series of books had the power to change the way books are read.This has been a time when a book was more popular than movies, television, and video games. The series has spawned a generation of critical thinkers and new readers. The New York Times changed the way it reported book sales just to avoid a continual overpowering of its bestseller list.These events must be given their proper context, and this moment must be preserved. The series will remain important to literature and pop culture, but the experience will change. Harry's fate will be as commonly known as the identity of Luke Skywalker's father, and readers who never had to wait for a Harry Potter book will have no idea what transpired when the series had hundreds of millions of people waiting desperately for the next volume.We are the first wave of Harry Potter fans, the ones that are living in the time that shapes how Harry Potter will be remembered for all time. But when this era is over, fans will need some way to remember this strange, wonderful, dizzying experience. Future fans, too, will want to know what they missed. Harry Potter will exist as a seven-book series, but without the indivisible story of the cultural, literary and emotional impact the series has made, the story is incomplete. How can a fan understand Harry Potter without hearing about the midnight book parties, the scams, the theories, the burglaries, the bets, the bannings, and most importantly, the worldwide camaraderie spurred on by mutual love of a boy wizard? How can they know how Harry Potter changed and touched the lives of so many without hearing it first hand?Harry, A History tells this story. It tells the personal story of Melissa Anelli's journey through the very heart of Harry Potter fandom. And wraps this phenomenon up into one narrative, factual volume - one book that tells what happened when Harry Potter met the world.
Second in the Harry Potter series, this book sees Harry and his friends hear a rumour about a chamber of secrets, holding unknown horrors to wizards of Muggle parentage.
Sequel to Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone. Harry, Ron and Hermione have returned to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for their second year. Soon the threesome are immersed in the daily round of potions, herbology, charms, defence against the dark arts and quid ditch But then horrible things start happening. Harry hears evil voices. Sinister messages appear on the wall. But nothing can prepare the three friends for what happens next.
Book #2 in the Harry Potter phenomenon.
In this final book of the series, Harry and his friends go in search of Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes and to destroy them,as Harry knows that, only then can he free himself and his loved ones and overcome the Dark Lord's forces of evil.
The last installment of the Harry Potter epic series, where Harry faces Voldemort in the final showdown.
Triwizard Tournament, a famous magical competition in which one champion from each of the three magical schools in Britain competes.Harry's name is entered into the competition mysteriously.
4th book in the Harry Potter series.
A teenager pitching headfirst into the world of near-adulthood, Harry returns to Hogwarts for his fourth year. The fourth book in the series.
The Dark Lord makes complete arrangements to make Harry Potter vulnurable enough to be killed later.The race to locate and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, the hidden pieces of Voldemort's soul, begins.
Year Six at Hogwarts finds Harry Potter searching for the full and complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort.
Harry hears rumors that Voldemort is gathering an army, that he himself could be attacked but strangely his friends are keeping him in the dark.Later when he is rescued by wizard bodyguards, he discovers that Dumbledore is regrouping the Order of the Phoenix -- a secret society first formed years ago to fight Voldemort.
There is a door at the end of a silent corridor. And it's haunting Harry Potter's dreams. Why else would he be waking in the middle of the night, screaming in terror? Here are just a few things on Harry's mind: -A Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher with a personality like poisoned honey -A venomous, disgruntled house-elf -Ron as keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch team -The loming terror of the end-of-term Ordinary Wizarding Level exams ... and of course, the growing threat of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. In the richest installment yet of J. K. Rowling's seven-part story, Harry Potter is faced with the unreliability of the very government of the magical world and the impotence of the authorities at Hogwarts. Despite this (or perhaps because of it), he finds depth and strength in his friends, beyond what even he knew; boundless loyalty; and unbearable sacrifice.
This fantasy novel is about a boy who discovers that he is a wizard and subsequently his magical legacy.In his new wizard school, Harry meets new friends and learns about the wizard lifestyle; it's rules and regulations.
Harry and his friends go to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the third year. Just before they get back to school, a prisoner--Sirius Black -- escapes the wizard prison, Askaban. He is supposed to be a crazy murderer and from Lord Voldemort's side.
Harry Potter is a very unusual boy. He cant 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! 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 ... A brilliant new story featuring Harry and his friends, sequel to the award-winning Harry Potterand the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potterand the Chamber of Secrets.
For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort. Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well. And the Azkaban guards hear Black muttering in his sleep. "He's at Hogwarts...He's at Hogwarts."
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches
De la contraportada del libro: Con dieciséis años cumplidos, Harry inicia el sexto curso en Hogwarts en medio de terribles acontecimientos que asolan Inglaterra. Elegido capitán del equipo de quidditch, los entrenamientos, los exámenes y las chicas ocupan todo su tiempo, pero la tranquilidad dura poco. A pesar de los férreos controles de seguridad que protegen la escuela, dos alumnos son brutalmente atacados. Dumbledore sabe que se acerca el momento, anunciado por la Profecía, en que Harry y Voldemort se enfrentarán a muerte: «El único con poder para vencer al Señor Tenebroso se acerca... Uno de los dos debe morir a manos del otro, pues ninguno de los dos podrá vivir mientras siga el otro con vida. El anciano director solicitará la ayuda de Harry y juntos emprenderán peligrosos viajes para intentar debilitar al enemigo, para lo cual el joven mago contará con la ayuda de un viejo libro de pociones perteneciente a un misterioso príncipe, alguien que se hace llamar el Príncipe Mestizo.
Por la cicatriz que tiene en la frente, sabemos que Harry Potter no es un niño como los demás, sino el héroe que venció a lord Voldemort, culpable de la muerte de sus padres. Desde entonces, a Harry no le queda más remedio que vivir con sus pesados tíos y su insoportable primo Dudley, todos ellos muggles, o sea, personas no magas. Igual que en las dos primeras partes de la serie, Harry aguarda con impaciencia el inicio del tercer curso en el Colegio Hogwarts de Magia. Tras haber cumplido los trece años, solo y lejos de sus amigos de Hogwarts, Harry se pelea con su bigotuda tía Marge, a la que convierte en globo, y debe huir en un autobús mágico. Mientras tanto, de la prisión de Azkaban se ha escapado un terrible villano, Sirius Black, un asesino en serie con poderes mágicos que fue cómplice de lord Voldemort y que parece dispuesto a borrar a Harry del mapa. Y por si esto fuera poco, Harry deberá enfrentarse también a unos terribles monstruos, los dementores, seres abominables capaces de robarles la felicidad a los magos y de eliminar todo recuerdo hermoso de aquellos que osan mirarlos. Lo que ninguno de estos malvados personajes sabe es que Harry, con la ayuda de sus fieles amigos Ron y Hermione, es capaz de todo y mucho más.
La autora, nos presenta un nuevo volumen de la saga de Harry Potter, un joven que asiste al Colegio Hogwarts de Magia y Hechicería, donde Harry es aprendiz de mago. El chico se encuentra esperando que se inicie el segundo año de escuela, en casa de sus tíos a quiénes poco soporta. Repentinamente aparece un elfo en su habitación quién le cuenta que el Colegio Hogwarts se encuentra amenazado de destrucción por los malvados. Harry le comunica la terrible noticia a su mejor amigo Ron y juntos se dirigen a la escuela en un coche volador. Harry y sus amigos Hermione y Ron deciden enfrentarse a los malvados ignorando que alguien ha dejado escapar de la Cámara de los Secretos una serie de maléficos especímenes entre los que se encuentran arañas gigantescas, serpientes encantadas y la reencarnación de su más temido adversario.
Select your format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. To learn more about using Bookshare with your device, visit the "Using Bookshare" page in the Help Center.
Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.
- Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
- DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
- BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
- MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
- DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivona's Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.