This is a good end to an amazing series. I won't spoil the ending, but it is within keeping of the rest of the series- no other ending would have been as true to the characters. I strongly recommend this series to everyone- even if you don't like it, it makes you think which is never a bad thing.
my husband is not easy to please when it comes to audio books. i bought this series and he couldnt put it down!!! there is soo much in the story that it keeps you thinking about it after the story ends. my entire family listened to this entire series and we still discuss the book. it is a great story. great for teens and adults.
These type of productions are not my favorite. It gives the impression of a television show or movie and not a book.
It also has some anti christian undertones which is a turn off for me.
However, it was entertaining enough for me to listen to all 3 of the trilogy. It reminds of a B rate Narnia story.
I really enjoyed book one and two; the third book was lacking. I didn't not care for the ending I felt his views on relgion were the main focus. It was definitely lunch box let down.
I couldn't finish this book, I found it to be offensive and it gave me the creeps! If you have any belief in God, no matter which name you give him, this book is not for you. Although it's fiction, the underlining theme is that there is no God, only a deceitful angel that's a liar who botched things up very badly since the beginning of life. I don't believe this is a book for children. It teaches that evil,lying and murder are OK. I've listened to many, many books and this is the first one that crossed the line of moral and religious decency. The first book was entertaining but looking back it seems only to be the bait for the other 2 books. I didn't care what happened to the main characters even after finishing the first 2 books. I wouldn't recommend this trilogy to anyone with a religious faith except an atheist. Perhaps it should have some sort of warning that if Satinism offends you, skip this book!
This is definitely not a children's series and those that make comparisons to Harry Potter are mistaken. Clearly this is the antithesis to C.S. Lewis' Narnia books. It is blatantly anti-God, anti-church (of any kind) and the sad part is that Mr. Pullman doesn't actually seem to comprehend the theology he so unabashedly despises. The story is engaging, but parents beware, this is a book with an agenda. It's a treatise dressed up like a story and with a rather mean spirit at its heart.
The series was well written but a childrens book it was not. Call me the authority if you like but if you are looking for a good childrens book stick to Potter. Hard to get into details without spoilers but in the end, lets just say I would not want my 12 year old doing what this one was over in the Muleffa fields.