I really enjoyed reading the books orginally but couldn;t find my copy of this one so downloaded the audiobook. I don't usually like full cast recordings but this one is excellent. The voices are believalbe and distinct enough that it adds to the story. I really liked that the narrator is Phillip Pullman, it helps to keep the feel and atmosphere of the book. The story is fantastic and compelling and it ends the trilogy well, I was impressed with the ending although it made me cry! The audio adds to the story and is a brilliant way to enjoy this book.
I would recommend this audiobook to any fans of Phillip Pullman.
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.
Single mum to 7yr old boy just getting interested in books. I mainly read & listen to young adult books with the odd adult thrown in.
If you enjoyed Northern Lights then you will enjoy this one just as much. A compelling listen. Great characters. Very well narrated. Excellent!
I have listened to all three parts of this trilogy. I loved part one but each successive part has not been anywhere near as good. The last part was very slow and diappointing.
I have read the novels before but when I was much younger, so log ago I had forgotten the ending. I really enjoyed the narration of this series and found I couldn't guess what was coming next which made it extremely enjoyable and exciting. Pullman writes beautifully and the characterisation really brings the book to life.
I read His Dark Materials about ten year ago and fell in love with the trilogy. This particular audiobook presentation is just gorgeous - Phillip Pullman is a wonderful narrator and the different character voices, portrayed by a range of actors, enhance the story beautifully. I can't recommend the trilogy highly enough.
This series is just one of the best out there, and was such a big part of my childhood. The books just get better and better!