Simply the best full cast read I have ever come across. All three books of this series are outstanding in quality. The storyline is consistently interesting and is varied enough throughout the series to keep the interest high. The gold standard by which all others will be compared.
Philip Pullman narrates his own work here, and is wonderful, but it's the full cast of terrific actors that really gives this audiobook its depth and color. The parallel universe of Lyra Bellaqua's world is brought to life in detail, and the vision of that world is vivid and fully realized. You'll be swept away and you'll want to go North, too.
The narration of this audio book was done with tremendous success. Listening to the actors and actresses during the story was so well done it was almost like listening to wonderful movie. I simply fell in love with the characters and hope that everyone will come to find these stories as entertaining as any they have previously read or listened to. I agree with what critics have said in that I believe this book is just as enchanting as the Harry Potter series.
Well worth the download.
This was a production to invigorate your imagination. After years of corrupting my mind to television and movies, only to realize that desensitized my ability to be imaginative. Thanks to this production I was able to feel like I was 11 years old again. The characters at first took some time to get use to, since other audiobooks are usually limited to just one or maybe two narrators, this had over a dozen and it was refreshing to get to know them all just by voice. Remember, it is just for entertainment and enjoy!
The whining, tinny voices and multiple sound levels of this recording were so horrible, it really distracted from the story. Luckily, the story was strong enough to keep me entertained despite the awful narration.
This audio book represents the high quality production that I think all audio stories should have - multiple and unique voices for the various characters. It's wonderful to listen to this trilogy with the extra effort they made to have multiple talented readers for the various characters. I am halfway through the 3rd book, having listened to them all in order. The story is quite interesting, entertaining and intriguing. The only other series that has done as good a job as this is the Harry Potter series which sadly is not on audible but available on CD and cassette.
Easy listening. Different parts read by different people which listens like a movie. Hated the ending as it leaves it open for a sequel. Yes, I will buy the next book! Very enjoyable.
I was hooked on this book and the story line!
I loved it and was glad to see that audible has the other series of books too!