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Pontoon Beach, IL, United States
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  • The Collectors

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Bill Nighy
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 652

"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....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Henry James, meet Rudyard Kipling

  • By Michele Kellett on 02-18-15

Short but sweet

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-15

A nice little appetiser to bring you back to the world of His Dark Materials. Not really the best sort of thing to introduce you to the other books, but certainly of interest to those who have read and loved them.

The low score in performance was due to the extremely bad mixing that causes the performer's voice to be nearly inaudible during a good few of the lines of one of the two main characters. I certainly hope it can be updated and fixed to better volume balance, as the performance is excellent otherwise.

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