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The Shadow in the North Audiobook

The Shadow in the North

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Publisher's Summary

An elderly lady loses her money on an investment; a conjuror is pursued by thugs; and a clairvoyant mentions the name of the richest man in Europe and his mysterious company. Seemingly unconnected events set Sally Lockhart on the trail of an evil far more awful than she could ever imagine.

This thriller, by the author of The Ruby in the Smoke, evokes its 19th century setting and at the same time remains remarkably contemporary in the originality of its plot and larger-than-life characters. An unabridged reading of Philip Pullman's nerve-shattering thriller.

©2009 Phillip Pullman; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Paul Plympton, Australia 11-14-12
    Paul Plympton, Australia 11-14-12
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    "As good as Book 1"

    I strongly advise you to read Book 1, The ruby in the smoke, first. This sequel will not disappoint you; it's a different story, but just as good. Sally, Jim and Fred are 6 years older, and their relationships and character development are intriguing. Some new characters are also fascinating. As for the story, it's brilliantly written with not a dull moment. Don't be fooled by Audible's blurb; Anton Lesser reads this book too. He could make a shopping list sound interesting, but this is no shopping list.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Peter
    SmedstorpSweden
    4/6/11
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    "A really good book"

    This is the 2nd in the series, the first book is called 'The Ruby in the Smoke' is not on audible at the moment. The narrator is really good and the characters engaging, over all a really enjoyable book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lori
    Dundee, Tayside, United Kingdom
    4/5/11
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    "Suspensful"

    A dark and very fast-paced thriller, this book will have the listener gripped from start to finish. Capturing the feel of Victorian London, and the harsh atmosphere of it's underworld. Narrated in fine style by Anton Lesser.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Jonny
    9/7/17
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    "Great narration for a good read"

    This book is read fantastically, Anton Lesser is made for storytelling! The story is not as strong as ruby in the smoke but an entertaining plot nonetheless.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • tombanx
    8/10/17
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    "Love Philip Pullman"

    I really love Pullman and the Sally Lockhart books - though it's important to note that this is not narrated by the author, but by Anton Lesser, who is fantastic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ross Bower
    UK
    6/23/17
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    "NARRATOR DID THE BEST HE COULD"
    What would have made The Shadow in the North better?

    A more complicated text and plot.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Philip Pullman again?

    No.


    Have you listened to any of Anton Lesser’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Anton Lesser is a brilliant narrator, which is why I downloaded Phillip Pullman's trilogy. However enticing the narrator the substance of the book was poor.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Shadow in the North?

    This book and series was not for me. Was it written for a teenage audience?


    Any additional comments?

    I struggled to listen to the first in the series, and unfortunately thought downloading the next two would be a good idea. However long I persevered (I love the narrator) these books could not keep my attention. I assume they were written for a much younger, teenage, reader. The quality of writing was juvenile! I wish more than two reviews had picked this up and warned me of the quality of writing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crispin
    Tufnell Park, United Kingdom
    6/9/17
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    "More character and less political correctness"

    I like the first book in the series but this one was a bit too heavy on ensuring the characters were P.C. rather than having credible, rounded, personalities. The arguments between the two lead characters felt staged and did not ring quite true.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Úna
    5/19/17
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    "Brilliant series"
    Would you listen to The Shadow in the North again? Why?

    Yes, I read the books as a teenager and returned to the audiobooks recently. The books are connected but work on their own too. Sally's character is brilliant, what a wonderful strong character she was to grow up with. I love Pullman's attention to detail, it keeps the stories rich time after time.


    What about Anton Lesser’s performance did you like?

    He is a very accomplished actor and performed with skill and subtlety.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I always do both when I listen to these.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    3/21/17
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    "Fantastic!"

    A great novel for a cold winter's day. Although I preferred Pullman's first Sally Lockheart novel, this is still a good story. It exciting, interesting and heartbreaking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mum of 3
    2/5/17
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    "The shadow in the north"

    My name is Pasco grant I am 10 years old and Philip Pullman is my second favourite author this book was all round amazing there is nothing I dislike about it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • julie withers
    12/19/16
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    "BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    I love Phillip Pullmans books (all of them)
    I have read the Sally Lockhart mysterys and i love them !!!
    I would recommend them to early teens (11-14)
    I wish there were some more!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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