This is one of my favorite books and it's certainly my favorite audiobook as well. Not only is the narration great but the characters have their own voices! It's like watching a play unfold inside your mind. Truly amazing. It's riveting from beginning to end; you will get lost in Pullman's amazing vision.
Out of the 48 books ive bought on Audible, this is the only one that i haven't finished. It was a bit to complex of a book with many characters and storylines. It was hard to follow for someone who listens a couple hours at a time. I re-listened to several sections and still chose not to finish it eventhough i KNOW that it is a good story.
I am so glad I started this series. It's absolutely wonderful and I can't stop listening to the wonderful cast. Highly recommended for ages 10 & up.
I read His Dark Materials years ago and decided to listen to it this time. It was just as enjoyable. The cast was great. All of the voices fit perfectly with the voices I imagined while reading.
I had never read His Dark Materials growing up, and in getting my first taste as an adult, I thought the book was genius. I really enjoyed The Golden Compass more than the next two, but as a whole story together, I could not stop listening. I ended up finishing the series within a week. Even if the story were dull (which is not the case), the performance would have kept me interested. There are different voices for each character, which keeps thing livens up the story to the fullest extent. Bravo.
I was drawn to the series over the controversy surrounding it, but frankly I don't see what all the fuss is about. Granted, this might come up in future books, but if you don't like those kinds of themes, then don't read, and let the rest of us enjoy these wonderful books. Now that I've taken care of that I can talk about this book; from talking polar bear knights to flying cowboys, it's clear this author has a lot of imagination and originality. It might seem odd to somehow Lyra handles some of these situations so maturely, but still retains a certain youthful wonder, but as someone who is both gifted and learning disabled, I felt a certain ability to relate (rather like Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game striking a cord with gifted kids). I especially enjoyed how the Mr. Pullman envisions the exotic landscapes and the people's that inhabit them, and his renaming of familiar places and things with unfamiliar terms (though perhaps a glossary would be useful, but thankfully Wikipedia helps with that somewhat). All in all a wonderful and truly imaginative work, I can't wait to read more, and I would encourage those who scoff off these books to dare to give them a try, you might just enjoy them!
Can't get enough of this story
Not one thing, the whole story So much better than the movie
The lost boy is such a sad chapter. Cry every time I hear it.
Listen to this every day. Can't get enough if it. Best purchase ever
I really like the story; it's engaging, colorful, and speaks to all ages.
Lyra. She's very inquisitive and mature without being precocious.
Not Pullman's books, but many others.
This audio book is like listening to a radio play. It keeps your interest and never drags down. Highly recommend.
Great story! Engaging, unpredictable yet not unbelievable. The characters are memorable and can easily be related to. The narration cast does a fabulous job for the most part. I flew through this novel... couldn't stop listening.
It was good and interesting. It kept me engaged through the whole listen. The setting of the story was probably the most interesting part.
The background and variety of charactors.
Unique Classic Fantasy
The narration is fast paced and somewhat unusual. Once you get used to it, the narration works well. It was an entertaining story. I was not disappointed.