We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
The Shadow in the North Audiobook

The Shadow in the North

Regular Price:£18.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.5 (351 )
5 star
 (215)
4 star
 (94)
3 star
 (36)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.5 (256 )
5 star
 (159)
4 star
 (67)
3 star
 (21)
2 star
 (8)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.7 (256 )
5 star
 (196)
4 star
 (45)
3 star
 (13)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (2)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Peter SmedstorpSweden 06/04/2011
    Peter SmedstorpSweden 06/04/2011 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "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 05/04/2011
    Lori Dundee, Tayside, United Kingdom 05/04/2011 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "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
  •  
    Úna 19/05/2017
    Úna 19/05/2017 Member Since 2016

    Studying Architecture - I love to lsiten to Audiobooks while I work. Favourite authors include Toni Morrison, Margaret Atwood & Donna Tartt.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    19
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    37
    26
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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 21/03/2017 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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 05/02/2017
    Mum of 3 05/02/2017 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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 19/12/2016
    julie withers 19/12/2016 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  •  
    arkanamundi@aol.com UK 19/11/2016
    arkanamundi@aol.com UK 19/11/2016 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "An emotional rollercoaster"

    I suppose it may be a bit cliched, but this story is exciting. I don't think I've ever cried so much at the death of an animal in literature.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mr. C. Horsfall 01/08/2016 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    58
    24
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "it could have been so much more."

    Anton who narrated this book made it come alive. Fantastic performance. The story was ok, but I felt the ending had so much more to offer. The way the"baddie" explained that he really was a great humanitarian. it could have gone a lot further so one felt "yes, he does have a point". after all, the atom bomb stopped a lot of wars, didn't it?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Aruna Limoli London, EC3M 1DT 29/07/2016
    Aruna Limoli London, EC3M 1DT 29/07/2016 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    15
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "fantastic narration of a fantastic novel"

    I love all of Philip Pullman's novels. Great narration by Anton Lesser. I am starting The Tiger in the Well now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Pughie 23/05/2016
    Pughie 23/05/2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Another great mystery by Pullman."

    I thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns of this story. It made me laugh and cry. Definitely worth listening to and an excellent sequel to The Ruby in the Smoke.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Paul
    Plympton, Australia
    14/11/12
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.