OWWL@Go has tons of classic books, from Jane Austin to Jack London. Today, though, we want to recommend a modern classic. If, somehow, you have never read the Harry Potter series, wouldn’t this be a great time to do so? OWWL2Go has them, in a variety of languages, in fact, and you can find them in both e-book and audiobook formats.
Here’s a blurb for the first book in the series: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Note that the audiobook is read by British actor Jim Dale, who has won numerous Grammies for his readings, and does a phenomenal job of bringing the hundreds of characters to life.
“Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter ‘H’.”
Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry’s eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!