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If you enjoyed Northern Lights then you will enjoy this one just as much. A compelling listen. Great characters. Very well narrated. Excellent!
"Profound, beautifully voiced and magical"
I loved the His Dark Materials series when I read them (and re-read them) in print format, but was a little wary of listening to them. When I needed something I could cope with whilst ill, however, I figured it was a good option.
After I'd downloaded it and started to listen, I was invaded by my 2-year-old, and we both ended up curled up, listening intently, for a good hour before he trundled off to his grandparents. It's so very rare to find a narrator who really reads it as intended, and having Philip Pullman himself reading (and he really is an excellent reader) was a huge treat. Better than that, the cast is an exceptional collection of vocal talents who made it easy to picture the characters.
It was so much less disappointing than trying to watch The Golden Compass...
I'd recommend it to anyone without any reserve at all. Fantastic, gripping story and a beautifully made audiobook.
I have listened to all three parts of this trilogy. I loved part one but each successive part has not been anywhere near as good. The last part was very slow and diappointing.
"Poor ending to a good series"
I had to force myself to finish listening to this book. I had really enjoyed the first book, and the second was ok but this was a real let down. It just seemed to drag on and on, as well as losing it's way at several points and it just didn't work for me. Shame as the series had started out with so much promise. The reading was very well performed but this just couldn't rescue it from sinking.
"Faithful representation of my imagination"
Brilliant. Great performances. The sound effects and music were really complementary to the staging. Excellent
"The Amber Spyglass"
The Amber Spyglass is a thrilling story that will find your heart and make you cry.
I enjoyed this so much that I was annoyed and sad at the same time when it finished!
I hope you love it as much as I did.
By Lucie Lardner
"The end of a great journey"
Probably not. I loved the story but i dont often re-read/listen
The end. As the last book in the trilogy of course it must come to an end. But it feels more like a beginning and I hope there are more books one day!
There's something quite special about hearing the author read the book.
I thought the rest of the cast were great. Some of the voice acting was a bit over the top for me, but it is aged at a younger audience who might enjoy that more then me!
I am new to Audible and find 'hearing' books much more immersive.
A fun series and I just cant get over having a book read to me by its author. It adds a depth to the experience of what is already a fun and interesting series
"Significantly Magical ..."
His Dark Materials are by far the 3 most important books I've ever read. I've read &listened many, many times.
A truly remarkable and original story - absolutely gripping. The cast really brings the whole piece to life.
Now want another 3 volumes!
"Fantastic close to a great series"
I have read the novels before but when I was much younger, so log ago I had forgotten the ending. I really enjoyed the narration of this series and found I couldn't guess what was coming next which made it extremely enjoyable and exciting. Pullman writes beautifully and the characterisation really brings the book to life.
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