Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)

Harry Potter is lucky to reach the age of thirteen, since he has already survived the murderous attacks of the feared Dark Lord on more than one occasion. But his hopes for a quiet term concentrating on Quidditch are dashed when a maniacal mass-murderer escapes from Azkaban, pursued by the soul-sucking Dementors who guard the prison. It's assumed that Hogwarts is the safest place for Harry to be. But is it a coincidence that he can feel eyes watc...

Details Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)

TitleHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
Release DateMay 1st, 2004
PublisherScholastic Inc.
Number of pages435 pages
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Fiction, Magic, Childrens, Adventure, Science Fiction Fantasy, Classics, Middle Grade, Audiobook

Reviews Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)

  • Inge
    This is a Weasley appreciation post.
  • Zoë
    “Don't let the muggles get you down.” Yup yup yup I love this book.
  • Raeleen Lemay
    re-read in February 2016Harry is getting his sass on. I love it. Re-Read in December 2014 for Harry Christmas to YouOH MAN. THIS BOOK IS SO MY FAVORITE.The phone conversation at the beginning between Ron and Uncle Vernon was PRICELESS. I wish so much that that scene had been in the movie.I was so into reading this book that I failed to take notes, so I don't have many specifics to add except that I love how Crookshanks was basically Sirius's secr...
  • Khanh (the Grinch)
    I last read this book when I was 14 years old, given that I'm almost 32 now, I have a whole new perspective on it. Despite the fact that I gave this book 5 stars previously, I have to admit that it didn't grow on me until this, my second read. Confession time: I didn't like Remus or Sirius.*Khanh ducks as rotten fruit and eggs are thrown her way*OK, OK, I'M SORRY! I've since changed my mind! Notice that I used the past tense.Obviously, there will...
  • Wil Wheaton
    I'm beginning to wonder if there will ever be a Defence Against The Dark Arts teacher who is just a teacher.
  • Chris
    Since pretty much everyone I know has read these books, I figure reviewing them is pretty pointless. But with the new book coming out in a couple of weeks, I have to go through them beginning to end. To make the reviews more entertaining, I will be doing them in a variety of unexpected formats. For this review, I will be writing as Crookshanks fan fiction.Crookshanks swished his tail back and forth as he crept up the stairs to the boys' bedrooms....
  • Navessa
    Still five stars. Love this so much. Can't review. Couldn't even take notes. Watched the movie immediately after finishing. Need next book. Wish I lived in this world. Damn you, Rowling.
  • Kai
    “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”When I finished Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for the first time, it immediately became my next favourite book. J. K. Rowling outdid herself, and wrote something even bigger and better than before. And she'll keep doing it for another 4 books.There's just nothing to criticise about book 3. Compared to the other books there's not a sin...
  • Saniya
    Of-course, this book was EPIC! =D Its Harry Potter now. It has to be epic! *Rolling eyes but smiling widely* xD
  • Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)
    OKAY. This book was fantastic! I can't get over how everything just fell into place perfectly. Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite of the series so far which is actually a surprise since Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was my least favorite movie growing up.But reading and watching the movie truly is a different experience. Even though I've seen the movies repeatedly year after year, I was still on my toes while I was turning the pages of...
  • Brina
    Harry Potter for me is like warm apple pie and vanilla ice cream. It is the ultimate comfort read. This must have been at least the 10th time I've read it but I have lost track. The theme I can take out of this particular book especially after reading it all these times is hope. Harry largely naive for most of the first three books, meets Sirius for the first time and his world changes. For ever so briefly he thinks he can leave the Dursleys for ...
  • Kiki
    Literally one of the best books I've ever read. I was chained to it for two days. I cried and laughed and yelled SHIT when all of the action went down.I'm such a peasant for judging this series before I had read it. I read the first two and half of this one when I was about 10, before reading was cool, before I had the attention span that reading requires (I know these are kids' books but I was a particularly distracted child). I did not know, Mo...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    عندما بدأت هذا الجزء كنت متخوفا من أن اجد أحداث مشابهة للجزئين السابقين..ولكني كنت مخطئاكلب اسود غريب يظهر لهاري وحده يسبب له الفزع، إنه نذير الشؤميبدأ هاري عامه الدراسي بأغرب الاحداث..ويقابله وزير السحر ويقدم إستثناء خاص لهاري غير متوقعمجرم وقات...
  • Delee
    Buddy-read with two of my Great Escape gal pals- Stepheny and Ivonne.[image error]Be on the look out for Stepheny Potthead aka The Book Pusher aka Quick Draw Stepheny aka The Nutty Professor. Last seen running along side the Knight Bus with Harry Potter's invisible cloak. Also Suspected in the kidnapping of fellow Goodreader Jeff and best-selling author Stephen King. Blonde Hair...big green doll eyes, has a frightening maniacal cackle and a tende...
    It's kind of annoying how last two movies were so on point but not this one. :/Slay, girl, slay!Update:I find movie Harry much more likable than book Harry. WAIT!! THIS IS A THING?!?I am so down! THIS JUST MADE MY DAY.
  • Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★
    REVIEW TO COME ON SATURDAY.4.9 stars " Welcome to the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. Just stick out your wand, step on board and we can take you anywhere you want to go. " Harry Potter is a 13 year old boy now. He stays at his uncle's and aunt's house like he usually does for the whole summer. But this year is different, he can not control his anger anymore and he leaves his uncle's and aunt's house. There is al...
  • Aj the Ravenous Reader
    “You think the dead we love ever truly leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble?” *Guess which character said the above quote. (view spoiler)[ Dumbledore, duh! (hide spoiler)]The following isn’t really a review, more like random thoughts while and after reading the magical book:1. Aunt Marge deserved it alright. Lol. 2. I’m against hurting kids but could I make a bloody exception wi...
  • Brad
    I know that many of you out there haven't gotten around to reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Much like Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum, Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch and Lucifer's worldwide bestseller The Holy Bible, you own a copy, it gathers dust, but its never been read. You've been thinking about it, though. You see it there on the shelf and you wonder, "Is this book for me?"The following checklist will tell you all you...
  • P
    “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.” Re-read - Only the Quidditch scenes earned five stars from me. This book is EPIC. Suffice to say that Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the best of the series. The story gets darker and more complex than the previous books. Harry, Ron and Hermiome don't chase the clue this time, they have to find a way to guard their lives from the most horrendous prisoner, Sirius Black. “Harry Potter w...
  • Etnik
    I don't understand why they use time travel in this one,and not in the other books.That would have made things a lot easier.
  • Christy
    The third book in the Harry Potter series is by far the best of the first three. We get introduced to Sirius Black early on in the book, and I have to say, he’s my favorite character to date in the series. Getting more answers about Harry’s parents and past, you can tell this book sets up so many things for future books. Sirius and Remus were the best part of the book for me. I could see where THIS would be the book that hooks so many HP fans...
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
    So I was supposed to buddy read this with BB&B , but then Rickman, so I binge read it in a day, and here we are. Whatever. This is my favorite book in the series. I'll write a full review when I can think about Harry Potter without feeling like I've been sucker punched.
  • (9 3/4) Gerasimos
    Harry Potter changed my life. If I hadn’t read Harry Potter when I did I would not be the same person today. What I am today, in a part is due to Harry. I cannot really say enough to make you understand how much Harry Potter means to me.
  • emma
    this review is now UP at https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co...! it's heavily edited and i'm a lot happier with how this version turned out :D---------------------------------------Review: 4.25/5 starsThis - is my review of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.... It’s a great book - but not without its…problems….D’you get it? It’s because every goddamn sentence of this book contains either a dash or an ellipsis. (That’s one of ...
  • pinkgal
    It was September 1998; the third Harry Potter book had just been released. Pottermania? What's that? It was still unknown except to a vast population of younglings who'd read it... and I fell in love. Oh, how I fell in love. I fell in love with the poor, starved-for-affection, later known to be a twit Harry. I fell in love with the pretentious know-it-all Hermione. I fell in love with the awkward, grew-up-in-his-brother's-shadows Ron... and most ...
  • Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.)
    “You think the dead we loved truly ever leave us? You think that we don't recall them more clearly in times of great trouble?” This has been INCREDIBLE !This is a of those books that is so well written that just want to read it again, I've enjoyed it alot, but I also had some problems when trying to get involved myself with the plot, and even seems a bit tedious in parts , but half onwards goes gradually improving..The way Harry rebels agai...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    5 Expecto Patronum stars! I grew up with Harry Potter. Yes, I am that generation. I was a little bit younger than 11 when the books were released, and when the final book was published I had just graduated high school. I'm also the same age as Daniel Radcliffe and he's only older than me by less than a month. I also have a deathly hallows bumper sticker on my car. So, I think it's safe to say that this series has had a profound effect on me, to t...
  • Kristina Horner
    I'd completely forgotten about some of the details of this book. Also it's killing me how often spells Harry hasn't learned yet would easily solve predicaments they get in!!
  • Luke Taylor
    So what is Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban?Well, let me ask you this. What is a Hippogriff?Hippogriffs are magical animals described as Half horse, half eagle creatures, immensely proud and extremely dangerous.And, conveniently so, such is my metaphor for this book.Longer than the last two, and for good reason, Prisoner of Azkaban simmers with a heightened sense of maturity from the very first word, and throughout the book, Harry is pepp...