Harry, A History Updates: Audio, Events and More


Mar 25, 2009

Posted by Melissa Anelli

There are a few updates on the Harry, A History front!

Firstly, the audio edition was made available this month! It was released by Tantor Media and read by actress Renee Raudman. You can get it in person in a bookstore, or on Amazon here, on iTunes here, on Audible here. You can hear a sample by clicking here (I chose one that has the “voices” for John Noe, Sue Upton and Paul DeGeorge.)

Second, plans are shaping up for the summer and beyond with book events at LeakyCon, Azkatraz, a signing right outside San Francisco on May 3, and an event at BookPeople in Austin, TX, on June 30. I’ll have a lot more info on Harry events soon, as the PotterCast/Remus Lupins/Whomping Willows tour plans firm up. Meanwhile you can keep up to date on events and other news at this facebook page or here on the book’s site. I love visiting schools and libraries, so if you’d like to request an event please contact David Buchalter!

Last but certainly not least, the German edition was previewed recently at the Leipzig Book Fair. You can check out pictures at this page. I hope to have more updates about other editions soon!

Once again – and I feel like I can’t say this enough – thank you all for all the unbelievable support you’ve offered me and the book, and for all your notes, owls, PMs, Facebook messages, e-mails, and snail-mail letters. I’m still slowly working through them but I am reading and appreciating them all. See you soon!

59 Responses to Harry, A History Updates: Audio, Events and More

Avatar Imagesupergirlinfrance says: Yay know i can listen even if i do have the bookAvatar Imagestevenk12468 says: I have a copy of the book. I haven't started reading it yet, though. Everyone tells me it's amazing!Avatar Imagegreenfire says: It is so amazing! and you need to go read it right now! I am not one much for audio books, but I got so excited just listening to the preview up there. That book makes me beyond happy. It is amazing to just go back and relive some of the most exciting times in my life. I just realized that this October is my ten year Potter anniversary. I am going to reread the whole series. Avatar ImageBradyboy says: The German copy looks nice! I like the cover better than the USA one! Avatar ImageFlittwick says: I am so Glad that the bool is now available in audio, I just havent mastered the "spell" to make book read to me. I look forward to receiving the audio even tho I have the book ! Bigg Huggs Mellissa FlittwickAvatar ImageLoveStory2209 says: hehe! the reader sounds so cool!!!!!!! :D :D i love it!!!Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: I am happy for you Melissa and the reader sounds so good. i love it!Avatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: The audio book sounds really cool but there is something very odd about hearing Melissa talking in first person with someone else's voice. When I read the paper copy, I heard it in Melissa's voice. =)Avatar Imageelaphantluv34 says: Ooo! I love the reader. I wanna buy it, but I already have the book.... my mom won't let me. :(Avatar ImageBookworm Jen says: I have the audiobook, and that's exactly what I've been thinking as I listen to it, *Noble Birth*. It was also extremely odd to hear Jo's foreward read with an American accent, LOL. :) Looking forward to seeing you at LeakyCon, *Melissa*!Avatar ImageDobbyandWinky says: I want the audio book!Avatar Imagenddulac says: I'm looking forward to getting a copy of the Audio book. (Too many long drives to be without something of quality of which to listen.) Also, looking forward to the May 3 event in concord and Azkatraz in the summer. I wish I could make it to LeakyCon, but it just ain't gonna happen :( (So I choose to focus on the events I do get to make it to! :) )Avatar Imagealanayvonne says: Squeee! so exciting!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: The book is fantastic and I am contemplating buying the audio version as well!Avatar ImageJustSuperMione says: Audiobook is HUGE! Mel your amazing and we're all so proud that your out there doing this and getting out the message that to be a fan isn't to be a mad person. Thank you for that... Yay hoping your sucess will just grow and grow... Avatar ImageIssaBissa says: Congrats on all of your success! Your book is awesome!!!!Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: Cool. . . . I can try out the audiobook. . . :)Avatar Imageweasleyalltheway says: i don't know, her voice just kinda annoys me...too bad you couldn't get jim dale! lol.Avatar Imageweasleyalltheway says: i LOVED the book though! LOVED LOVED LOVED IT!Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: Okay so I'm now going to go away and consider the significance that I sat here listening to the audio book and knew what words were coming next. I didnt read the book *that* much ... reallyreallyAvatar ImageChrissyPuff says: Congrats Melissa on having your book become and audio book! I am super proud of all you have accomplished and I cant wait to see what else you have in store for us:)Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: Wow that's so cool!Avatar Imagephantomdave79 says: LOL! I love the German cover too. Very sharp looking.Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: That's great news! :)Avatar Imagepenguin1124 says: awesomeness! I love the book so much!Avatar ImageLunabelle7 says: Congrats, Melissa! And an "international edition,too! That's wonderful. :)Avatar ImageLunabelle7 says: I'm listening to the selection on the post right now...that's amazing, Melissa (your prose sounds even better\more effecting when read aloud). Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: Yay!Avatar ImageBrad Ausrotas says: The voice for Sue is pretty much SPOT ON. That's awesome.Avatar Imagescarletti1 says: ooh goodie! I can see you in Austin! How exciting!Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: I love this book!! Congrats Melissa! Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: yay! i'll try itAvatar ImageGlowstick says: This book has got to be a seminal work in the detail given to protecting the Potter series during a time line which encompassed many years. I really enjoyed listening to its audio version.Avatar Imagefbv807 says: Mel I can't believe that there's an audiobook too! So great to listen to that first chapter… got me all excited all over again, just like the first time I read your book, and just like that day in January 07 when the events in it actually happened to me. What an incredible feeling of excitement you are able to convey!!Avatar Imageravensmith says: Awesome for Melissa. I still prefer reading books on my own though!Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: I liked the book. I'm sure many people will love the audiobook. Avatar Imagekamidee says: OMG! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh! I'm so getting this RIGHT NOW! The actress sounds great, its funny hearing her do John XD Congrats Melissa! XOXOAvatar Imagelumosshimmy says: Congrats, Melissa! It's wonderful that your book has taken off in such huge ways!Avatar Imagethegoodbella says: I like her portrayal of John's voice.Avatar ImageMelissa Anelli says: Thanks so much guys! I'm so thrilled to hear you're enjoying the audiobook and I'm SO very excited about all the events that are coming together for summer. I hope to see you soon!Avatar Imageprincessginevra says: go read it!!! it's so funny! Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Cool. I hope you can sign my copy at Azkatraz. Will you be doing it each day or just one of the days? And where is the signing that's near SF?Avatar ImageKara000 says: Now you know you have made itAvatar ImageAveryfan says: So weird to hear a different voice describing your story! Especially having listened to it "as it happened" via Pottercast.. Her voice kinda reminds me of NPR's Terry Gross, which conjures up all kinds of strange images in my head... Now where's the German audio verson!Avatar ImageA Chocolate Frog says: This is all so cool Melissa!! Congratulations again and again!!Avatar Imageeilonwy28 says: This is great! I love the woman reading it.Avatar Imageomgitslouise says: It feels weird to hear real people's voices read out by someone else, but I quite like it. Congratulations Melissa! :]Avatar Imageraven_puff says: Squee! the audio book sounds really cool! I own the book, and I am almost finished it!! (darn English class, keeping me from my reading!)Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: Yay!Avatar ImageKayWeasley says: I loved this book. Although, I think I might have enjoyed the audio version more if Melissa was the voice behind it. I'm so used to hearing her on Pottercast, it's odd to hear someone reading her words. Now if only there was a book signing in the Seattle area. I swear it feels like nothing Potter related every comes to Washington.Avatar ImageHeathera says: I'm not sure if I like the voice--but I'm pretty sure that's just because it's not Melissa, whose voice I could hear very clearly as I read it:)Avatar ImageAnnie says: yay! I think i prefer it in book form, because I can actually visualize Melissa saying stuff in my head, and I prefer reading to audio when it's a book. But, still, AWESOME!!! Congrats on doing so well with Harry, A History Melissa! Audiobook is pretty big I think!Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: Congrats!!!!Avatar ImageBadallona says: Yes. Quite enjoyable.Avatar ImageEmily Erland says: My favorite audio clip of the book is still Melissa's reading from Terminus... hearing her tell the story of the first night/day of the beginning of the end was one of the highlights of that week for me. Being in that room at that reading made me realize how this series has brought so many strangers together - how everyone in that room was aware of how stressful and emotional that moment was, because we'd all been following this together, via websites, podcasts, blogs, e-mail, etc. Thanks again Melissa, for capturing this moment in our collective history, as well as Harry's.Avatar Imagesnapealicious says: I want the audiobook.Avatar Imagerhadamenthes says: Can't wait to see you in San Francisco in May!!Avatar ImageLeander21 says: the audio book is really good. i bought it and i cant stop listening to it lolAvatar Imagecopimione says: will the book available in Indonesia or at least South East Asia? *desperately hoping's face*

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