This is a fantastic dramatization of the book. I heard this on tape and wanted to buy the cds from audible, they didn't have it at that time so I bou..Show More »ght the other version - a big mistake! This version is superior in every way. The author Philip Pullman is a brilliant narrator and the characters are great too especially Lyra. I cannot recommend this highly enough. For adult and older children, you will not want it to end! Can we have the next 2 cds soon!! I can,t wait.
I've read 'His Dark Materials' trilogy in print and bought the audiobooks so I could listen and knit at the same time. It's great to hear Pullman's na..Show More »rration and the voice actors playing the characters are really good.
Just one complaint: why the Americanisations? Pullman did not write 'sidewalk' and 'traffic circle', he wrote 'pavement' and 'roundabout'. A minor but very annoying point.
I think there it could have Gina less lovey dovey towards the end but that aside, fantastic trilogy. Would recommend to anyone into fantasy, Harry Pot..Show More »ter, LoTR, and terry pratchett type books.
The final part in the Dark Materials Trilogy and what a finale!
I thought the start of this story was a bit slower than the first two but..Show More » as the story unfolded all the action and adventure was there and just as good as the previous books.
I didn't want this final instalment to end, yet i couldn't stop listening to it. My emotions were given a battering and i felt shattered when it finished, it was as if i had been there with Lyra and company all along.
I can't recommend this book highly enough but be prepared to become totally immersed in Lyra's world and to feel like a wreck when your adventure ends, in fact you won't want it to end.
Fantastic!!! But please can we have one more book 8-)
dramatised version, with separate voices and music. narrated by the author. generally the dramatisation works well. you need to have read one of his d..Show More »ark materials or seen the film golden compass to understand the world in which it's set properly.
I listened to this as a way to whittle away at the time before an appointment radio programme. I know Pullman's works, though I've n..Show More »ot read them for a while (I must remedy that in the near future), and I lurve Bill Nighy.
When the pennies dropped into place it was a real 'oh!' moment, and I stopped knitting and started grinning (it's okay, no-one was watching...).
A thoroughly enjoyable read, and I'll be listening to it again and again.
Thank you Audible, this was an extremely pleasant treat!