His Dark Materials
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  • Once Upon a Time in the North | Philip Pullman

    Once Upon a Time in the North

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman
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    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.

    Great Fun

    This was a fun "origin" type story for Yorik and Leif, great background and I enjoyed spending more time with two of my favorite characters.

    Reviewed on December 08 2011 by E. Atkinson (CA United States)
  • Once Upon a Time in the North | Philip Pullman

    Once Upon a Time in the North

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman, Full Cast
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    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.

    Awesome short

    Once Upon a Time in the North is an awesome short about Lee Scoresby's visit to a small town in the Arctic, where he meets Iorek Byrnison for the firs..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 06 2015 by James ()
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    La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust: Volume One | Philip Pullman

    La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust: Volume One

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Michael Sheen
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    Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust series. Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them - a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua....

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    The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage: Book of Dust, Volume 1 | Philip Pullman

    The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage: Book of Dust, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Michael Sheen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Hoping for improvement in the next books.

    It's a very weird book with weird structure, and it gets way too surreal at just the wrong time. Definitely not as impressive as the previous trilogy...Show More »

    Reviewed on October 24 2017 by April Peter ()
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    The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials, Book 1 | Philip Pullman

    The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman, full cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon decide to spy on a presentation her uncle, the commanding Lord Asriel, is making to the elders of Jordan College they have no idea that they will become witnesses to an attempted murder, and even less that they are taking the first steps in a journey that will lead them into danger and adventure unlike anything Lyra's unfettered imagination has conjured up.

    A True Classic.

    This is a true classic for both children and adults . Well written, exciting , and thought-provoking! The Audible edition is performed well, you can e..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 23 2017 by Paul (FAYETTEVILLE, NEW YORK, United States)
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    Northern Lights: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 1 | Philip Pullman

    Northern Lights: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman
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    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.

    Great reading of a great book

    When you listen to an audio book of your favourite childhood work there is a very reasonable fear that the performance will not meet your expectations..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 14 2017 by Amazon Customer ()
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    The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials, Book 2 | Philip Pullman

    The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman, full cast
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    In this stunning sequel to The Golden Compass, the intrepid Lyra finds herself in a shimmering, haunted otherworld, Cittagazze, where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. But she is not without allies: 12-year-old Will Parry, fleeing for his life after taking another's, has also stumbled into this strange new realm.

    The second book in a fantastic trilogy!

    His Dark Materials, of which this is the second book, is a terrific fantasy. While aimed at younger readers, the series holds up brilliantly for adul..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 03 2003 by Geoffrey (Boulder, CO, USA)
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    The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 2 | Philip Pullman

    The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 2

    • ORIGINAL (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman, cast
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    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.

    Subtly brilliant!

    The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman is a subtle brilliant listen. Lyra meets Will Parry in an alternate Oxford. They join forces together and discove..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 07 2015 by James ()
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    The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials, Book 3 | Philip Pullman

    The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman, full cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    an exceptional story that's had bad press

    Forget the political reviews of this series as an atheist anthem. This is simply a wonderful story with rich characters, fantastic worlds and heartwar..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 23 2009 by Anita (LaPorte, Colombia)
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    The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 3 | Philip Pullman

    The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 3

    • ORIGINAL (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman, cast
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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.

    Fabulous story for all ages.

    Great production of all three books. Sad to finish this complex but thrilling trilogy. Highly recommend for all ages. Thanks

    Reviewed on January 16 2015 by Jenifer ()
  • Lyra's Oxford | Philip Pullman

    Lyra's Oxford

    • UNABRIDGED (48 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman, full cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Great story, great reading

    If you loved the His Dark Materials trilogy, you'll love this story, which continues some of the threads in the trilogy. It takes place after the tri..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 28 2005 by Helen Feddema (Kerhonkson, NY USA)
  • Lyra's Oxford | Philip Pullman

    Lyra's Oxford

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman, Full Cast
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    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.

    2 years after

    Lyra's Oxford takes place 2 years after the events in His Dark Materials. After saving a daemon belonging to a witch from being attacked by birds, L..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 08 2015 by James ()
  • The Collectors | Philip Pullman

    The Collectors

    • UNABRIDGED (32 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy
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    "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....

    Henry James, meet Rudyard Kipling

    An Oxford common room, a feeble fire: strangers meet over port, a tale is told, a transaction fixed, a dreadful act ensues. This is a classic 19th cen..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 18 2015 by Michele Kellett (Seattle, WA United States)