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La Belle Sauvage
- The Book of Dust, Volume One
- By: Philip Pullman
- Narrated by: Michael Sheen
- Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
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....
- By Emilie on 04-11-17
Excellent story well read
I previously enjoyed reading The Northern Lights trilogy to which this is a sort of prequel.
Michael Sheen does a great job presenting The story. It is dramatic and engaging throughout and the characters are vividly rendered.
- By: John Connolly
- Narrated by: Jeff Harding
- Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
Take his hand and follow him into the darkness....John Connolly, bestselling author of five brilliantly scary mystery novels, now turns his pen to the short story to give us a dozen chilling tales of the supernatural. In this macabre collection, echoing masters of the genre from M R James to Stephen King, Connolly delves into our darkest fears - lost lovers, missing children, subterranean creatures and predatory demons.
- By Squirehaze on 30-03-15
Could not finish this
What disappointed you about Nocturnes?
What will your next listen be?
Another Steig Larson or similar
Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Jeff Harding?
What character would you cut from Nocturnes?
All of them
Any additional comments?
I could not finish this beyond the midway point. The stories were uninteresting, unengaging and underdeveloped and I found the narrators voice grating