The thrilling second book in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, read by the author and a full cast.
In this stunning sequel to Northern Lights, the intrepid Lyra Silvertongue and her daemon, Pantalaimon, find themselves in a shimmering, haunted other world – Cittagazze where soul-eating Spectres stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky.
Here she meets twelve-year-old Will Parry, a fugitive from a third universe. Will has found a small window between Cittagazze and Oxford that brings him into this strange new realm.
Will's father, an explorer, disappeared years ago, but recently some odd characters have started asking questions about him, and now, having accidentally killed one of them, Will is wanted by the police.
Armed with the subtle knife, a tool that cuts any material (including that which separates universes) and Lyra's alethiometer, the children set out to find John Parry, with adults of various stripes in desperate pursuit.
©1997 Philip Pullman; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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I would and have recommended this book to friends. but I couldn't recommend this version I found the actors voices to shrill.
I loved when Will slipped through into the new world.
Odd Shrill Posh
I loved the worlds created in these books and that the characters are shades of grey not black and white. I would have preferred this book without the actors.
"Fantastic book, even better performances!"
I listened to this in the car and it conpletely rook my mind off of the totures of traffic and other drivers. such a fantastic book and the voice performers were amazing. Much better than some other audiobooks I have listened to recently.
That was an amazing experience. Characters came to life and the story was amazing. Really enjoyed it. Looking forward to the next book!
The story is incredible, however I found some of the performances slightly overdramatised. My main problem with the audiobook is the music between chapters which was incredibly jarring and totally unnecessary in my view.
In spite of this it's still a great listen and I would overall recommend it- just be prepared for the weird musical interludes!
"Great book, captivating story!"
My only gripe, and it is minor, is that the music sometimes drowns out the end of chapters and sometimes doesn't fit the feeling of the book in the same way as the first book did.
"Still love this"
I listened to these books when I was much younger and loved them then, now I'm 23 and still think they're fantastic. Well worth a listen - very well performed and a great story.
"Music & Americanisms"
The music can be a put off. Very strange music. Considering it is an English author, the use of American terminology, set your teeth on edge.
But as a whole, I loved the book. The reading by the author, the performances all added to a book which has become a firm favourite
Having seen the film of the first book I wanted to know what happened next. Wow. Fantastic story. Moving swiftly on to the final book!
An incredible book. Works on so many levels. My 10 year old son and I loved it.
"amazing and gripping"
I love the trilogy his dark materials. it's my 3rd listening to the entire set inside a year. I hope Philips other works match up to this
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