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The Shadow in the North Audiobook

The Shadow in the North

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Publisher's Summary

An elderly lady loses her money on an investment; a conjuror is pursued by thugs; and a clairvoyant mentions the name of the richest man in Europe and his mysterious company. Seemingly unconnected events set Sally Lockhart on the trail of an evil far more awful than she could ever imagine.

This thriller, by the author of The Ruby in the Smoke, evokes its 19th century setting and at the same time remains remarkably contemporary in the originality of its plot and larger-than-life characters. An unabridged reading of Philip Pullman's nerve-shattering thriller.

©2009 Phillip Pullman; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Paul Plympton, Australia 11-14-12
    Paul Plympton, Australia 11-14-12
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    "As good as Book 1"

    I strongly advise you to read Book 1, The ruby in the smoke, first. This sequel will not disappoint you; it's a different story, but just as good. Sally, Jim and Fred are 6 years older, and their relationships and character development are intriguing. Some new characters are also fascinating. As for the story, it's brilliantly written with not a dull moment. Don't be fooled by Audible's blurb; Anton Lesser reads this book too. He could make a shopping list sound interesting, but this is no shopping list.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Lori
    Dundee, Tayside, United Kingdom
    4/5/11
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    "Suspensful"

    A dark and very fast-paced thriller, this book will have the listener gripped from start to finish. Capturing the feel of Victorian London, and the harsh atmosphere of it's underworld. Narrated in fine style by Anton Lesser.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Peter
    SmedstorpSweden
    4/6/11
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    "A really good book"

    This is the 2nd in the series, the first book is called 'The Ruby in the Smoke' is not on audible at the moment. The narrator is really good and the characters engaging, over all a really enjoyable book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • arkanamundi@aol.com
    UK
    11/19/16
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    "An emotional rollercoaster"

    I suppose it may be a bit cliched, but this story is exciting. I don't think I've ever cried so much at the death of an animal in literature.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. C. Horsfall
    8/1/16
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    "it could have been so much more."

    Anton who narrated this book made it come alive. Fantastic performance. The story was ok, but I felt the ending had so much more to offer. The way the"baddie" explained that he really was a great humanitarian. it could have gone a lot further so one felt "yes, he does have a point". after all, the atom bomb stopped a lot of wars, didn't it?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aruna Limoli
    London, EC3M 1DT
    7/29/16
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    "fantastic narration of a fantastic novel"

    I love all of Philip Pullman's novels. Great narration by Anton Lesser. I am starting The Tiger in the Well now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pughie
    5/23/16
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    "Another great mystery by Pullman."

    I thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns of this story. It made me laugh and cry. Definitely worth listening to and an excellent sequel to The Ruby in the Smoke.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • gw
    4/18/16
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    "brilliant for adults"
    Would you listen to The Shadow in the North again? Why?

    I bought this for my children to listen to in the car, but thy went onto their own electronic gadgets so I listened via my headphonesfor the next few days I was worse than my beloved teenagers, on my headphones, listening around the house and garden, looking for extra washing to put out so I could spend the time with Sally, Jim and Fred
    thoroughly recommended
    brilliant narrator


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jaspal
    Solihull, United Kingdom
    7/31/15
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    "Beautifully narrated."

    Aimed at a slightly older ya audience than the preceding story in this series I think. Still good though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Diane F
    Washington, UK
    1/27/15
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    "Well written and performed"

    Met expectations, I remember reading this years ago and half recalled it, but the reality exceeded my recollections in a way that the dark materials series didn't. I remember them as being much better than I found them on re-reading

    Narrator was very good, all voices distinctive. Winds me up with some narrators when they mispronounce the simplest words, not a problem with this guy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nathalie Dottax
    1/26/15
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    "Lovely detective story"

    The story was nice but that acting made it hard for me to emerge myself in the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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