An audio tour de force
If there's anybody in the English speaking world that hasn't read or, better, listened to J.K. Rowling's latest Harry Potter book, they should do so immediately. Hard as it is to believe, Rowling has not only kept the phenomenon going, she's improved on it. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is bigger and even better than the previous volumes it's as though the author, borrowing a bit from her wisest wizards, has pointed her wand and said, "engorgio!" And voila, another installment in the battle between good and evil, with all the fabulous trappings we've come to expect ingenious characters, original plot, spectacular magic, playful wit, and a breathtaking climax. Jim Dale's performance of all 124 voices is, in a word, magical, and not to be missed.