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 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.

    Enjoyable story and great narration

    We choose this because we have enjoyed Philip Pullman's Northern Light Series and also one of us had read this book previously and enjoyed it.
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    Reviewed on 08 November 2011 by Rosie and Duncan (Scotland, UK.)
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    The Book of Dust

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    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By To Be Announced
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    Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent new novel, set 10 years before Northern Lights and featuring his much-loved character Lyra Belacqua.

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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.

    BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT BRILLIANT

    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 »

    Reviewed on 16 October 2007 by Clair (londonUnited Kingdom)
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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.

    Great book... but why the changes?

    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 »

    Reviewed on 06 January 2008 by Kirsty (Ashurst Wood, West Sussex, United Kingdom)
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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
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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.

    Fanastic

    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 »

    Reviewed on 18 June 2015 by Anonymous ()
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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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    In The Amber Spyglass, the third and final instalment in His Dark Materials...the war between good and evil reaches a shattering conclusion.

    Mr Pullman Please Write Book 4!

    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 »

    Reviewed on 30 January 2008 by Paula (Bagillt, Clwyd, United Kingdom)
  • 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.

    A great listen!

    Absolutely love Phillip Pullman and a great narrator. Shame it is one short story in Lyra's universe. Hopefully the Book Of Dust will be out soon

    Reviewed on 01 April 2015 by DH Morris (London, England)
  • 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....

    Wonderful surprise

    Oh! Wow!

    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 »

    Reviewed on 22 December 2014 by Lou (Reading, United Kingdom)