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For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort.

Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well. And the Azkaban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, "He's at Hogwarts . . . he's at Hogwarts."

Harry Potter isn't safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst.

Paperback, 448 pages
Published on October 1, 2001 by Scholastic Paperbacks
ISBN-10: 0439136369
ISBN-13: 9780439136365
480 Book Reviews
  • coachella
    coachella2 months
    I chose to read this book because I loved the first two
    • 32156kk
      32156kk3 months55 stars
      WONDERFUL!
      • angelachang
        angelachang3 months55 stars
        Harry Potter is so brave! he saved his godfather and defeated the dementors, he also saved Hagrid's creature Buckbeak. But I could not believe that he blew up his aunt, even if he is very angry, he shouldn't do magic outside the school especially to hurt someone who protects him from Voldemort.
        • sparklecorn
          sparklecorn7 days55 stars
          Remember he can't control that whenever he gets mad or sad he does magic without knowing it at first anyways I love this book
        • bookfan123
          bookfan1234 months55 stars
          The Harry Potter books have been full of 5-star suspense, and for it to continue- and become even better- is certainly an achievement authors can dream about but J.K. Rowling has snatched out of thin air. For starters, Harry thinks he's an outcast after accidentally blowing up his aunt, but that's the least unexpected thing in this book, which probably says a lot. When Harry Potter come into Hogwarts for the third time, he has defeated Voldemort 3 times. Which is the lucky number. But will his luck stretch... considering the brand new problem the author brings in...the Prisoner of Azkaban. Sirius blacks is convicted of killing 12 Muggles (non-wizards) and 1 wizard, and is held in Azkaban with dementors, which suck the good thoughts out of you. Breaking out of the prison is hard, but that's just what Sirius Black does. One thing is clear: He is after Harry Potter, the destroyer of his master and him. This time, Harry's not that lucky...
          • emeralddragon17
            emeralddragon174 months55 stars
            Harry blows Aunt Marge, Lupin is a wolf the rat's a man, a prisoner is at large, they use time travel to save the Prisoner of Askaban who just turns out to be Harry's Godfather I don't get it either... btw I heard this song on Youtube you can listen to the beginning and end of this on youtube.
            • steel111star
              steel111star4 months55 stars
              omg like this is the best book ever made i rly wanna share my experience with u guys so pls read it this book is the best book on earth
              • blui
                blui4 months
                This book is really really really really really great and is probably my favorite, not only in the Hary Potter series but my favorite book EVER! I love the twists in the plot at the end. Hogwarts forever!
                • dolphinqueen18
                  dolphinqueen185 months55 stars
                  This is my favorite HP book. Dementors are looking for Sirius Black, who escaped Azkaban... What will happen? Wait to find out!!!! It's my favorite book, and I love it. But read one and two before you read this because It will make more sense.
                  • bookapple
                    bookapple5 months55 stars
                    This book is absolutely splendid. Harry,Ron and Hermione are back with their 3rd year at Hogwarts, while the criminal Sirius Black has escaped from jail and is out on the loose. Read the book to see the thrilling adventures of Harry and his friends and what connection Sirius and Harry have!
                    • lumber_mouse
                      lumber_mouse6 months55 stars
                      I love the way the story slowly reveals who Sirius Black actually is and why he was imprisoned. Complex characters are so interesting and it's so important that every criminal has a story!