Originally Posted by pwalker8
I suppose that you can buy the Harry Potter audiobooks on Pottermore and gift them, saying the receiver lives in GB. I haven't tried it myself, but it might work. I've listened to the Jim Dale versions a number of times, but have never listened to the Fry version. Jim Dale is very good. I do wonder if this might be a case of the first version that you listen to is the "right" version and the other version sounds off.
Mileage varies, like always. For me Stephen Fry is the best narrator out there, not only for Harry Potter. I wish he would do more audiobooks. He reads his own stuff, of course, and his version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
is great as well.
I have watched Jim Dale reading from the Potter books on Youtube, and while I enjoyed it, it's just not the same (for me).