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Once Upon a Time in the North Audiobook

Once Upon a Time in the North

Another mesmerizing episode from the universe of His Dark Materials set in the far frozen Arctic, including the very first meeting of those two legends and friends Lee Scoresby, the Texan balloonist, and Iorek Byrnison, the armored bear.
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Another mesmerizing episode from the universe of His Dark Materials set in the far frozen Arctic, including the very first meeting of those two legends and friends - Lee Scoresby, the Texan balloonist, and Iorek Byrnison, the armored bear.

©2008 Philip Pullman; (P)2008 Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Pullman is as fine a writer as there is for young people, and this book is a small gem." (Booklist)

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    E. Atkinson 12-08-11
    E. Atkinson 12-08-11 Member Since 2005

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    "Great Fun"

    This was a fun "origin" type story for Yorik and Leif, great background and I enjoyed spending more time with two of my favorite characters.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Boston, MA, United States 11-27-09
    Richard Boston, MA, United States 11-27-09 Member Since 2015
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    "great fun"

    Very good reader...hey, It's the author!!!

    I dug it...and any fan of the trilogy it leads to must listen...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Calhoun 02-09-15
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    "Very enjoyable."

    I loved it. A very easy listen. Couldn't quit listening until it was finished. I love all of these stories. This one made me want more just as the others have.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Isaac Boulder, CO, United States 05-05-16
    Isaac Boulder, CO, United States 05-05-16 Member Since 2012
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    "A worthy addition to 'His Dark Materials'!"

    'Once Upon A Time In The North' needs to be something that every fan of Philip Pullman owns in their library. Engaging and dark!

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    Brenda Lezama Athens, TN United States 05-29-15
    Brenda Lezama Athens, TN United States 05-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Nice to hear them!"

    Very nice short story! Great to hear old characters and their background. You will like if you liked "his dark materials"

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    Mark Carpinteria, CA, USA 11-07-08
    Mark Carpinteria, CA, USA 11-07-08
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    "Prequel without Lyra"

    His Dark Materials is three books: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. Once Upon A Time In The North is a ministory and a prequel about Lyras friend the Texan aeronaut Lee Scoresby. The is NOTHING LIKE the Golden Compass. Lyra is NOT in the story and the story takes place years before the events in His Dark Materials. The often repeated foul language was offputting and unexpected. In the end, I liked the original stories much better. Or try a much better series in the first place like Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches.

    8 of 24 people found this review helpful

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