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Daniel Radcliffe Just Narrated The First Chapter Of "Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone" And It's Such A Gift

"Chapter One: The Boy Who Lived."

One of the projects I've taken on during this time of social distancing is that I have started to reread the Harry Potter books, and TBH it has been ~magical~.

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And apparently I'm not the only one who has turned to these books right now because the Wizarding World has just launched "Harry Potter At Home."

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The new series will feature several celebrities reading chapters of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (or Sorcerer's Stone) over the coming weeks.

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Some of the celebs announced already include Eddie Redmayne, Stephen Fry, David Beckham, Dakota Fanning, Claudia Kim, and Noma Dumezweni.

Well, to kick things off with "Chapter One: The Boy Who Lived" was none other than Daniel Radcliffe.

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Here's a little side-by-side of Daniel in the first movie in 2001 and reading this chapter in 2020 because I can't help myself.

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Daniel brilliantly began and it was amazing to hear him utter J.K. Rowling's memorable first line.

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Honestly, there is just something so comforting and nostalgic about hearing him read.

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And, here is Dan saying the last line of this chapter because it's one of my absolute favorite moments and it truly kicks off our adventure.

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Also, while Daniel was reading, adorable fan art from people around the world was included to enhance his narration even more.

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Basically, I am super emotional over hearing Daniel aka Harry Potter himself read this beloved first chapter and I can't wait to see who else pops up during this project.

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Apparently there will be "some very special surprise cameos along the way too," so I am already freaking out.

You can watch Daniel read the entire first chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone here. And, you can listen to it on Spotify.

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