Random House Audio Listening Library

J.K. Rowling


J. K. (Joanne Kathleen) Rowling was born in the summer of 1965 at Yate General Hospital in England and grew up in Chepstow, Gwent.

Jo left Chepstow for Exeter University, where she earned a French and Classics degree. As a postgraduate she moved to London to work at Amnesty International, doing research into human rights abuses in Francophone Africa. She started writing the Harry Potter series during a Manchester to London King’s Cross train journey, and during the next five years, outlined the plots for each book and began writing the first novel.

Jo then moved to northern Portugal, where she taught English as a foreign language. She married in October 1992 and gave birth to her daughter Jessica in 1993. When her marriage ended, she returned to the UK to live in Edinburgh, where Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone was eventually completed and in 1996 she received an offer of publication. The following summer the world was introduced to Harry Potter.

The Harry Potter series is distributed in over 200 territories and has been translated into 65 languages.


J.K. Rowling Audiobooks

Formats / Abridged / Unabridged / CD / Download

Sort By:
Quick View
Quick View List View


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Written by J.K. Rowling
Read by Jim Dale
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc

Download an excerpt



Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Written by J.K. Rowling
Read by Jim Dale
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc

Download an excerpt



Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Written by J.K. Rowling
Read by Jim Dale
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc

Download an excerpt



Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Written by J.K. Rowling
Read by Jim Dale
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc

Download an excerpt



Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Written by J.K. Rowling
Read by Jim Dale
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc

Download an excerpt



Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Written by J.K. Rowling
Read by Jim Dale
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc

Download an excerpt



Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Written by J.K. Rowling
Read by Jim Dale
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc

Download an excerpt



Harry Potter 1-7 Audio Collection
Written by J.K. Rowling
Read by Jim Dale
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc

Download an excerpt