Yes, I bought a Danish audiobook! This afternoon, I was just obsessed with the idea of getting a Danish book. I was searching up Eventyr og Historier by Hans Christian Andersen but decided to leave that for another day (year) because I couldn’t find something with an audiobook. But it’s definitely a book that I hope to read in Danish one day, if I continue to keep up with the journey 🙂
Danish pronunciation is tricky, so I wanted audio with transcript (i.e. audiobook), which I can follow and get used to the sounds. So… I ended up googling for Harry Potter in Danish hahaha.
I spent the afternoon obsessing over whether I should get the physical copy, and where I should get the audiobook. I found a great site that actually has short audio clips of the start to Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in many languages. It’s so cool that I got distracted and started listening to different clips, including languages which I probably never heard spoken. It’s funny how I’ve never really thought of getting Harry Potter in Korean, Japanese or Thai.
In any case, after much deliberation, I decided to get the kindle version of Book 1: Harry Potter og De Vises Sten. There’s really no point in owning a physical book at this point, and it’s easier for me to have the ebook instead. I had to be careful to make sure that I’m getting the Danish edition because the Swedish and Norwegian titles look very similar.
I’m not a huge fan of audiobooks in my native tongues, because I much prefer to read and enjoy the story in my own voice (in my head) and speed. That might change in the future, but at this point, I barely listen to English/Mandarin audiobooks. Hence, I was rather surprised to find that a lot of audiobooks are subscription-based services, which I have not much use for. So I decided to get the audiobook from Google Play. It’s not cheap, but I would rather pay for it, rather than having to consistently pay a monthly fee for a service I don’t use.
For those who are keen on getting Harry Potter in the target language(s), Pottermore Publishing has a comprehensive list with purchase links.
Yay, so now I have 9hrs of audio on the go. The good thing about getting Harry Potter in Danish is that I’ve read the English source so many times that I can remember a lot of it, and it’s easy to figure out what’s what hahaha. Will take any excuse to read more Harry Potter (: