His Dark Materials
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  • 1
    The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials, Book 1 | Philip Pullman

    The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman, full cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5503)
    Performance
    (1952)
    Story
    (1979)

    When Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon decide to spy on a presentation her uncle, the commanding Lord Asriel, is making to the elders of Jordan College they have no idea that they will become witnesses to an attempted murder, and even less that they are taking the first steps in a journey that will lead them into danger and adventure unlike anything Lyra's unfettered imagination has conjured up.

    A Terrific Book

    My entire family has gotten hooked on this book, to the extent that we look for reasons to get in the car and drive with it. I was so enthralled that..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 28 2004 by Arnold (South Freeport, ME, United States)
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    Northern Lights: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 1 | Philip Pullman

    Northern Lights: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    This is the first book in the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Award-winning trilogy His Dark Materials, from Philip Pullman. Set in a parallel world very similar to our own, Northern Lights tells the compelling story of 12-year-old Lyra's quest to rescue her friend and find her father, aided by her daemon, an armoured bear, and a witch-queen.

    Exceptional

    Fantastic book worked well in the audible format. Good acting and lovely narration from Pullman. Thoroughly enjoyed it and was better than anticipated..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 13 2015 by NATALIE LANGLEY ()
  • 2
    The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials, Book 2 | Philip Pullman

    The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman, full cast
    Overall
    (4029)
    Performance
    (1405)
    Story
    (1426)

    In this stunning sequel to The Golden Compass, the intrepid Lyra finds herself in a shimmering, haunted otherworld, Cittagazze, where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. But she is not without allies: 12-year-old Will Parry, fleeing for his life after taking another's, has also stumbled into this strange new realm.

    The second book in a fantastic trilogy!

    His Dark Materials, of which this is the second book, is a terrific fantasy. While aimed at younger readers, the series holds up brilliantly for adul..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 03 2003 by Geoffrey (Boulder, CO, USA)
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    The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 2 | Philip Pullman

    The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 2

    • ORIGINAL (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman, cast
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    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.

    Subtly brilliant!

    The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman is a subtle brilliant listen. Lyra meets Will Parry in an alternate Oxford. They join forces together and discove..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 07 2015 by no ()
  • 3
    The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials, Book 3 | Philip Pullman

    The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman, full cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3289)
    Performance
    (1242)
    Story
    (1261)

    Lyra and Will, the two ordinary children whose extraordinary adventures begin in The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife, are in unspeakable danger. With help from Iorek Byrnison the armored bear and two tiny Gallivespian spies, they must journey to a dank and gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone.

    an exceptional story that's had bad press

    Forget the political reviews of this series as an atheist anthem. This is simply a wonderful story with rich characters, fantastic worlds and heartwar..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 23 2009 by Anita (LaPorte, Colombia)
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    The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 3 | Philip Pullman

    The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 3

    • ORIGINAL (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman, cast
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    Here is a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the third book in Philip Pullman's trilogy His Dark Materials. Bringing the saga to a thrilling close, it reintroduces familiar characters such as Lyra, Will, Mrs Coulter, and Dr Mary Malone.

    Fabulous story for all ages.

    Great production of all three books. Sad to finish this complex but thrilling trilogy. Highly recommend for all ages. Thanks

    Reviewed on January 16 2015 by Jenifer ()
  • Lyra's Oxford | Philip Pullman

    Lyra's Oxford

    • UNABRIDGED (48 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman, full cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (331)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (118)

    An exciting new tale set in the world of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials saga. Lyra's Oxford opens in the thrilling comfort and familiarity of Jordan College, where Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon sit on the sun-drenched roof looking out over all of Oxford. But their peace is shattered when a strange bird (a witch's daemon, on its own) tumbles out of the sky. It is Ragi, daemon of Yelena Pazhets.

    Great story, great reading

    If you loved the His Dark Materials trilogy, you'll love this story, which continues some of the threads in the trilogy. It takes place after the tri..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 28 2005 by Helen Feddema (Kerhonkson, NY USA)
  • Lyra's Oxford | Philip Pullman

    Lyra's Oxford

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman, Full Cast
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Lyra's Oxford opens two years after the conclusion of Philip Pullman's The Amber Spyglass in the comfort and familiarity of Jordan College, where Lyra and her daemon, Pantalaimon, sit on the sun-drenched roof looking out over all of Oxford. But their peace is shattered when a strange bird - a witch's daemon, on it's own - tumbles out of the sky, in search of a healing elixer to cure his witch of a strange new disease. Lyra and Pan decided to help - witches are friends, of course - but the closer their winding walk leads them towards the infamous Oxford alchemist.

    2 years after

    Lyra's Oxford takes place 2 years after the events in His Dark Materials. After saving a daemon belonging to a witch from being attacked by birds, L..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 08 2015 by no ()
  • The Collectors | Philip Pullman

    The Collectors

    • UNABRIDGED (32 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy
    Overall
    (152)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (139)

    "But the thing is," said Horley, "they didn’t know each other at all. Never heard of each other. It wasn’t about the makers. Only about the works." On a dark winter's night in 1970, Horley and Grinstead huddle for warmth in the Senior Common Room of a college in Oxford. Conversation turns to the two impressive works of art that Horley has recently added to his collection....

    Henry James, meet Rudyard Kipling

    An Oxford common room, a feeble fire: strangers meet over port, a tale is told, a transaction fixed, a dreadful act ensues. This is a classic 19th cen..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 18 2015 by Michele (SEATTLE, WA, United States)