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Please Enjoy Daniel Radcliffe Reading You The First Harry Potter Book

Harry Potter fans can have a little audiobook, as a treat. The boy who lived, Daniel Radcliffe himself, has teamed up with a bunch of celebs to read The Philosopher’s Stone, and the whole thing is streaming for free on Spotify.

In times like these, people are turning to the familiar things that bring them joy. For some, it’s rewatching The Office for the tenth time. For others, it’s cooking old family meals. And some people have started reading their favourite books all over again.

But nuts to reading for ourselves! Why should we do that, when there’s a brand new Harry Potter audiobook to bless our ears with.

The readings will be available exclusively on Spotify, or you can watch videos on the Wizarding World website here.

Daniel Radcliffe reads the first chapter, and he’s joined by a stacked cast of celebs including Stephen Fry, David Beckham, Dakota Fanning, Claudia Kim, Noma Dumezweni, and Eddie Redmayne. Love that for us!

The announcement also promised “some very special surprise cameos along the way too.”

The first chapter, ‘The Boy Who Lived’,  is out now, and new chapters will be released each week. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has seventeen chapters, so that should tide us over for a good while.

Needless to say, fans are losing it over the opportunity to hear Harry Potter himself read Harry Potter.

What a time to be alive.

(Lead image: Chapter One: The Boy Who Lived / Wizarding World)