Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander

I was watching the movie and realized I hadn’t read this book. So after I finished watching the film, I quickly found the audiobook and started to listen. 

The book itself is a Hogwart’s textbook on magical beasts found throughout the world. It’s full of information that in the movie, Newt was working on gathering. 

The audiobook is narrated by Eddie Redmayne. Since I went from watching him on my television to listening to him, it really was like Newt was there, reading aloud to me. I could distinctly picture Newt’s excitement as he talks about his favorite subject. The beastly sound effects were pretty great as well. It was all-around, a wonderful listening experience. 

A lovely way to jump back into this magical universe. 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (original screenplay) by J.K. Rowling

Ah, I loved this! It’s the movie’s screenplay and oh my it’s just as magical. I didn’t think it would translate as well, but it did! See, this is what I wish Cursed Child would have been. Sigh. 

It’s fairly quick to get through this book. And as I read along, I could instantly recall the movie. It was like watching the film all over again. 

Fingers crossed the screenplay for The Crimes of Grindelwald comes out soon!

* Yesterday was Veteran’s Day! Thank a service member. Remember their sacrifices…

20 thoughts on “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  1. I have seen the movie and I absolutely adored it. Fantastic Beasts has been in my tbr for quite a while.

    I’m just thankful that I didn’t try Cursed Child. (My friend warned me before hand)

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  2. I didn’t know the audiobook was narrated by Eddie Redmayne! That is super cool ❤ I read the book and liked it a lot! I haven't read the screenplay because I thought it would be lame compared to the movie but I might have to give it a try now! Great review ❤

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  3. I always wondered if I’d ever really be interested in the “fantastic beasts” spin-off but it sounds like it was a really fun read! I hear that the screenplay for the crimes of grindelwald is coming out soon, so you can look forward to that! I definitely want to read that because the character is really fascinating because of how mysterious, cunning and intelligent he came across. A history of Dumbledore would be interesting as well and hopefully one day we’ll all get a History of Magic which really should be written! History + magic? Yes, please!

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  4. I’ve never actually read the books but all my friends tell me that they are really good and that if you enjoyed Harry Potter you are bound to like these books too I just guess I’ve been too lazy haha 🙂

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