His Dark Materials

13 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 35,729 ratings

Once Upon a Time in the North Publisher's Summary

Another mesmerizing episode from the universe of His Dark Materials set in the far frozen Arctic, including the very first meeting of those two legends and friends - Lee Scoresby, the Texan balloonist, and Iorek Byrnison, the armored bear.
©2008 Philip Pullman (P)2008 Random House, Inc.
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    • Once Upon a Time in the North

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Philip Pullman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 429
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 355
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 358

    Another mesmerizing episode from the universe of His Dark Materials set in the far frozen Arctic, including the very first meeting of those two legends and friends Lee Scoresby, the Texan balloonist, and Iorek Byrnison, the armored bear.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If you like His Dark Materials....

    • By Ellen on 12-31-17

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Once Upon a Time in the North

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Full Cast, Philip Pullman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    When Lee and his daemon, Hester, land in the Arctic town of Novy Odense, they quickly become embroiled in an out-and-out political brawl. So when Iorek offers to help, Lee is only too happy to accept. Together they take on a slippery politician, his monstrous gas-powered gun and a murderous gunfighter. And so begins a friendship that will continue throughout their lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome short

    • By James on 01-06-15

    Regular price: $15.49

    • The Collectors

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Bill Nighy
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 758
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 697
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 694

    "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
    • Short but sweet

    • By Abel on 01-15-15

    Regular price: $2.12

    • Lyra's Oxford

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, full cast
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 568
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, great reading

    • By Helen Feddema on 03-28-05

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Lyra's Oxford

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, Full Cast
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 2 years after

    • By James on 01-08-15

    Regular price: $8.52

  • Book 0

    • The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage

    • Book of Dust, Volume 1
    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,376
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,074

    Renowned storyteller Philip Pullman returns to the parallel world of Lyra Belacqua and His Dark Materials for a thrilling and epic adventure in which daemons, alethiometers, and the Magisterium all play parts.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disturbing differences from print text

    • By Damon D. Hickey on 10-24-17

    Regular price: $42.00

  • Book 0.5

    • The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth

    • The Book of Dust, Volume 2
    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Lyra Silvertongue's adventures in the North are long over - the windows between the many worlds have been sealed, and her beloved Will is lost to her. She does still have the alethiometer: the truth-telling device given to her by the master of Jordan College, which guided her journey. Lyra doesn't know the full story of the alethiometer, though. Or the role that young Malcolm Polstead played in bringing both the instrument and baby Lyra to Jordan. She's now a 20-year-old undergraduate at St. Sophia's College. But intrigue is swirling around Lyra once more.

    Regular price: $42.00

  • Book 1

    • The Golden Compass

    • His Dark Materials, Book 1
    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, full cast
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,176
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,193

    Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal - including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world. Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want. But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Terrific Book

    • By Arnold C. Macdonald on 01-28-04

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Northern Lights: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 1

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Philip Pullman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply amazing and addictive.

    • By Vinutha on 12-20-17

    Regular price: $21.48

  • Book 2

    • The Subtle Knife

    • His Dark Materials, Book 2
    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, full cast
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,686
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,735
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,743

     

    Lost in a new world, Lyra finds Will - a boy on the run, a murderer - a worthy and welcome ally. For this is a world where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and witches share the skies with troops of angels. Each is searching - Lyra for the meaning of Dark Matter, Will for his missing father - but what they find instead is a deadly secret, a knife of untold power. And neither Lyra nor Will suspects how tightly their lives, their loves, their destinies are bound together...until they are split apart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The second book in a fantastic trilogy!

    • By Geoffrey on 12-03-03

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 2

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, cast
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Subtly brilliant!

    • By James on 01-07-15

    Regular price: $18.33

  • Book 3

    • The Amber Spyglass

    • His Dark Materials, Book 3
    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, full cast
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,188
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,850
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,873

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A worthwhile but somewhat disappointing end

    • By Andrea on 07-29-10

    Regular price: $38.60

    • The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 3

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, cast
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • simply marvelous

    • By missmimi on 07-03-18

    Regular price: $20.99