If you have never before heard of Harry Potter, let me be the first to say, "Welcome to Earth, dear alien friend!" The second book of the series. The movies do not do justice to the books. The English sense of humor is just fantastic. I bought this for me, not my kids, by the way. They have their own copy!
The eagerly anticipated sequel to the astounding smash hit Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is finally here! No need to wait Harry's back for his second year at Hogwarts, where the infamous Chamber of Secrets has been opened for the first time in 50 years. The monster that is unleashed is literally petrifying Hogwarts students (turning them into stone, that is), and who is the primary suspect? Harry Potter himself. Add to this some enormous spiders, a Deathday Party, a ghost named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls' bathroom, and lots and lots of suspense, and you'll soon find yourself engrossed in another terrific tale in which magic does exist and good eventually triumphs over evil
I enjoyed listening to Jim Daly read this book. He's very good at distinguishing voices for the various characters. The story itself isn't one of my favorites of the Harry Potter series, but it's a pleasant listen (I just don't recommend listening to some parts while eating)
Unabridged Read by Jim Dale. Excellent voices. I really enjoyed hearing the story as told by Mr Dale even after already reading it.
A little scarier than the first Harry Potter book. These books just get better and better. Harry is packing for his second year at Hogwarts when an elf named Dobby finds him and warns him that if he returns to Hogwarts he'll be in trouble!!