avid reader and writer of speculative fiction...
Absolutely loved this audiobook. Deducted 1 star from performance ONLY because recording quality could have been better. Loved Tim Curry's narration, loved the storyline, the pacing and characters were all fantastic.
This is a great series for anyone who loved Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. Written before Harry Potter, Hunger Games, etc, it doesn't have any of the now predictable plot devices author's are using to surf that wave of popularity. Totally original concept and execution.
It's a very grown up, mature story disguised in the costume of a YA fantasy novel. The protagonist is young, but I don't think you could ever be too old to enjoy this story!
I know the movie version of the Golden Compass hardly did the books justice, but I'd still love to see a film series in the works for these books. Could easily be the next Harry Potter.
I only wish I'd listened to this sooner!!!
Yes, I do so all the time.
The story is fantastic and Tim Curry's narration is a perfect match. I've listened to this several times and it hasn't lost its luster.
I greatly enjoyed Tim Curry's performance. This book had an unusual magic structure and excellent story telling and world building. I found the main character to be engaging, I only wish some of the other characters were more so. I look forward to reading more of this series and seeing learning more about this world, the author does not leave you with a cliffhanger but there are definitely some unanswered questions.
Tom curry was just as goods as I expected. Sadly the book was kinds of mediocre. The world was fascinating, but the characters were weak and the plot was filled with deus ex machina.