Do you have an Audible account? I didn’t until recently (does a free trial count?) because Audible was kind enough to send me a copy of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Makers, Mysteries, and Magic! I just saw the movie this weekend so I was even more pumped to listen to this behind the scenes audio.
First off – I saw the movie late Saturday night and although the movie has gotten some negative reviews I actually didn’t think it was that bad. I’ll agree it wasn’t amazing and there are more questions than answers – but honestly anything related to Harry Potter isn’t going to get hate from me. Except The Cursed Child because I really did not care for that story! But anyway, I didn’t think the movie was that bad and it’s movie #2 of 5 so obviously it’s going to bring up more questions and problems and not really solve anything. Also, Jude Law as Dumbledore is fantastic and I never thought I’d think of Dumbledore as good looking or dare I say even hot!
I found the below promo photo from the movie and added the quote from Dumbledore. Swoon.
But on to the main point of this post. Audible sent me Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Makers, Mysteries, and Magic and I have been absolutely loving it. It’s about 5 hours long and I’ve only listened to about 3 hours so far, but it has been so entertaining and informative. I love movies, cinematography, and all that jazz so learning about the background of the characters, wardrobe, sets, wands and much more is fascinating to me. Dan Fogler, who plays Jacob, narrates and is really funny. He makes little jokes throughout and it actually makes me laugh out loud. For example, when he introduces one of the designers and she goes in to detail about what wand they chose for which character and why he makes a comment about how he doesn’t get a wand but maybe someone will let him hold one one day.
I’ve been listening to it in the mornings when I’m getting ready – I set it on my vanity as I do my makeup and in the car driving to/from work mostly. I can’t wait to finish it so I can hear more. Right now I’m on the chapter where they are talking about creating the sets for 1920s Paris.
If you are a lover of the whole Harry Potter universe and you like learning about behind-the-scenes things then I highly recommend getting this audio from Audible!
*This Audible item was sent to me complimentary, but all opinions are my own.*