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The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 3 Radio/TV Program

The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 3

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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.

©2000 Philip Pullman; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Aidan Kent
    9/26/08
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    "Excellent"

    Having watched and enjoyed the movie 'The Golden Compass' I heard many friends who had read the original books and expressed how much better they were than the film. I didn't realise how right they were! Fantastically written and brilliantly read by Mr Pullman himself this audiobook was truly a joy. The actors were all of the highest standard and the whole thing left me enraptured from start to finish. Top notch.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Slowest Bookworm
    Stockport, UK
    9/23/08
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    "Amber Spyglass"

    If you enjoyed Northern Lights then you will enjoy this one just as much. A compelling listen. Great characters. Very well narrated. Excellent!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cold Hard Lodgic
    UK
    4/13/13
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    "Profound, beautifully voiced and magical"

    I loved the His Dark Materials series when I read them (and re-read them) in print format, but was a little wary of listening to them. When I needed something I could cope with whilst ill, however, I figured it was a good option.



    After I'd downloaded it and started to listen, I was invaded by my 2-year-old, and we both ended up curled up, listening intently, for a good hour before he trundled off to his grandparents. It's so very rare to find a narrator who really reads it as intended, and having Philip Pullman himself reading (and he really is an excellent reader) was a huge treat. Better than that, the cast is an exceptional collection of vocal talents who made it easy to picture the characters.



    It was so much less disappointing than trying to watch The Golden Compass...



    I'd recommend it to anyone without any reserve at all. Fantastic, gripping story and a beautifully made audiobook.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Brendan
    West Ealing, London, United Kingdom
    4/9/11
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    "Poor ending to a good series"

    I had to force myself to finish listening to this book. I had really enjoyed the first book, and the second was ok but this was a real let down. It just seemed to drag on and on, as well as losing it's way at several points and it just didn't work for me. Shame as the series had started out with so much promise. The reading was very well performed but this just couldn't rescue it from sinking.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Ryan Wooster
    5/17/17
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    "Absolutely worth it"

    Loved them
    Was sad to say goodbye to very well written characters.
    Complete fantasy and a little too religious at times

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Moriarty
    5/9/17
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    "Fantastic."

    Had heard the His Dark Materials trilogy was good. Have listened to all three in this series and loved every minute. Very good!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chanele
    4/17/17
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    "Incredible stories."

    My favorite trilogy of books. So enchanting and special. Loved everyone's voices and felt a real connection between them all.

    Can't wait for the new story to arrive!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr Tait Pollack
    4/10/17
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    "Amazing! Best audio book I've ever listened to."

    Cannot recommend highly enough. Philip Pullman is a genius and I really enjoyed this trilogy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • K. L. Sturgess
    uk
    4/3/17
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    "all three"

    Brilliant taking the listener to several worlds meeting wonderful characters who feel like friends. Total escapism.... completely captivating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vivienne F
    2/28/17
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    "My least favourite of the trilogy"
    Any additional comments?

    I had been completely entranced by the first 2 books in this trilogy and couldn't wait to catch up with the adventures of Lyra and Will. Firstly, I was surprised that Will's voice had broken, as he seemed a little young for this, but I guessed this was just because the actor's voice had broken. As the narration on this book (like the first 2) is superb, I could live with this, but it did give the impression that Will was much older that he should have been, and maybe this is what spoiled the end of the book for me.
    Now I won't give away the story by delving into it - if you have read the other 2, you will already know the style. Of course it was gripping, exciting, nerve-wracking, at times very dark, brilliant... but in the last quarter of the book, I began to enjoy it less. Is it just me, or did anyone else find the character developments uncomfortable listening? Just a little bit 'not quite right'? I can't say any more without giving away really earthshattering aspects of the plot, and I don't have any issue with how Will and Lyra's story ended - that sort of made sense - I just didn't like what happened before the end, and it left a bad taste in my mouth.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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