来源：沪江听写酷 2011-04-26 10:00
《哈利·波特与魔法石》(Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)，是英国女作家J.K.罗琳的《哈利·波特》系列小说的第一部。本系列音频分段选取《哈利·波特与魔法石》的英语原版朗读。朗读者使用的是纯正的英音，喜欢英音的大家都来练习看看吧！
But on the edge of town, drills were driven out of his mind by something else. As he sat in the usual morning traffic jam, he couldn't help noticing that there seemed to be a lot of strangely dressed people about. People in cloaks. Mr. Dursley couldn't bear people who dressed in funny clothes — the getups you saw on young people! He supposed this was some stupid new fashion. He drummed his fingers on the steering wheel and his eyes fell on a huddle of these weirdos standing quite close by. They were whispering excitedly together. Mr. Dursley was enraged to see that a couple of them weren't young at all; why, that man had to be older than he was, and wearing an emerald-green cloak! The nerve of him! But then it struck Mr. Dursley that this was probably some silly stunt — these people were obviously collecting for something… yes, that would be it. The traffic moved on and a few minutes later, Mr. Dursley arrived in the Grunnings car park, his mind back on drills.
就快要到镇上的时候，关于钻机的想法又被其他事情代替了。 像往常一样，杜斯利先生的车被卡在塞车长龙中动弹不得，他不曾注意到好像有很多穿着奇怪的人走来走去。他们都穿着披风。杜斯列先生最看不惯穿得稀奇古怪的人——都是年轻人投酷的玩意！他想这也许是某种新的款式吧。他的手指不耐烦地敲击着方向盘，并目又看了看近处一群衣着古怪的人。他们在兴奋地小声谈论着什么，什斯利突然变得很生气，因为他发现他们并不都是年轻小伙子，其中一个穿着祖母绿披风的人居然比他年纪都大，搞什么鬼！ 但接着杜斯利先生又不生气了，可能这是一出表演吧——这群人很明显在收集某样东西。是的，肯定是这样。车龙开始移动起来，不久，杜斯利先生就到了格朗宁斯工厂停车场。他的注意力又回到钻机上来了。