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.
First truly boring Audible book I've purchased. I purchased it on the basis of the Douglas Adams comparison but this doesn't even come close. Don't be fooled.
Definitely not up to Crighton's usual standards. Predictable and naive. I also did not like the reader. He was so bad he was actually distracting at times.
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