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Daemon Voices

By: Philip Pullman
Narrated by: Philip Pullman, Simon Mason
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Publisher's summary

From the internationally best-selling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, a spellbinding journey into the secrets of his art - the narratives that have shaped his vision, his experience of writing, and the keys to mastering the art of storytelling.

One of the most highly acclaimed and best-selling authors of our time now gives us a book that charts the history of his own enchantment with story - from his own books to those of Blake, Milton, Dickens, and the Brothers Grimm, among others - and delves into the role of story in education, religion, and science. At once personal and wide-ranging, Daemon Voices is both a revelation of the writing mind and the methods of a great contemporary master and a fascinating exploration of storytelling itself.

©2018 Philip Pullman (P)2018 Random House Audio

Critic reviews

"These essays cast a spell.... To read them is to be invigorated by the company of a joyfully wide-ranging, endlessly curious and imaginative mind...a delightful jaunt...." (The New York Times Book Review)

"A splendid collection...literary insights that will enrich and inspire." (The Wall Street Journal)


“Few contemporary writers of imaginative fiction are able to explore large ethical and moral issues authoritatively, accommodating both intellect and emotion.... Pullman achieves this without abandoning personal responsibility.... This wide-ranging excursion maintains impressive coherence and is bound to satisfy devoted Pullman readers curious about his illuminating observations and why the appetite for - and value of - fiction is universal, from fire-lit cave to seminar room.” (Library Journal)

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