©2000 Philip Pullman; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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Beautiful, rich and breathes new life and understanding into this classic text. The story itself is amazing enough, but when the meanings really start to leak out in successive experiences it's truly, astounding. It's a template for hope, striving, deep thought, overcoming hatred and prejudice, and backward thinking and the importance of
learning and education. At the end of 2016 we need all these things more than ever.
"Fantastic audio theatre"
Put away your prejudices about 'fantasy' and kids - or 'young adults' - literature. This is imaginative literature for any age - fantastic in the sense of marvellous - probably the best listen for me so far. The author narrates his own work like a loving uncle, who sympathises with the troubles of the world he discovers and the reader's own anguished listening. Dark, yes, but profoundly inspiring, wise and poetic. The performance is a wonderfully extended piece of audio theatre with a full cast of characters all brilliantly realised. I started this book wanting to learn what so gripped my grandchildren, and was equally gripped and amazed myself.
"What a drop in quality"
Loved part one, two was a bit rubbish, but hated this one with a passion. Too many characters, too much heavy handed messaging and too little story. The character of Lyra was turned into a drip. Not impressed.
"gripping and beautifully narrated."
such a masterpiece, my favourite audio book so far. loved listening to this book having first read it in my teens
"Big disappointment after intriguing parts 1 & 2"
Found this final part a frustrating disappointment from around halfway but after investing so much time in parts 1 and 2, it wasn't really possible just to stop listening.
A great listen. I really recommend that you take the time to hear this. Great!
"Excellent, simply excellent."
A great story, a great culmination and a fine end to an excellent trilogy. Brilliantly narrated by the author, and augmented by the cast of voices, the whole trilogy came alive. Happy hours spent. I particular enjoyed the evisceration of religion, but that's just the devil in me.
"His dark materiel is a very appropriate title"
I enjoyed the recording immensely but found it very disturbing and would not recommend it for children
Excellent story and acting that kept me totally gripped. Wonderful worlds and plenty of action .
Brilliant, up at the top. The different characters played by different people, the story all were brilliant
The Stone Man
I have not listened to anymore but the trilogy was great
both, made me smile, when new characters came i got annoyed as i love the old ones but fell in love with the new ones within 2 mins
Strongly recommend it
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