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Summary

All three BBC radio dramatisations of the best-selling fantasy trilogy - plus bonus material.

A breathtaking epic spanning multiple worlds, His Dark Materials follows the adventures of Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry, two children catapulted into a life-or-death struggle to save the future of the Cosmos. 

In Northern Lights, 11-year-old Lyra discovers dark forces at work involving kidnapped children and a mysterious substance called 'Dust'. With her shape-shifting daemon, Pantalaimon, she leaves her Oxford college home and embarks on a dangerous journey to the frozen North, aided by armoured bears, Gyptians and a witch-queen.... 

The Subtle Knife sees 12-year-old Will finding an opening into the haunted world of Cittàgazze, where daemon-destroying Spectres roam. There he meets Lyra, and together they acquire the most powerful weapon in all the universes - an object many would kill to possess. 

In The Amber Spyglass, a colossal war is brewing in Heaven, and Lyra and Will have been separated. They must find each other and journey onward - even into the World of the Dead.... 

These thrilling dramatisations feature an all-star cast, including Lulu Popplewell, Terence Stamp, Bill Paterson, Kenneth Cranham and Adrian Scarborough. 

Also included is a bonus documentary, World Book Club, in which Philip Pullman answers readers' questions about Northern Lights

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Disappointed!

I cannot listen to this collection
on audio, and it's not one for the radio either. There are so many things that are happening that I don't know what is going on.
You can only hear the effects, you really need to see them.
I suspect that everyone who listened to this and gave it a 5*,
probably watched these stories
on the television. Plus, the continual whispering is very annoying! Lyra swears to "bloody" much too, especially for a children's book! But good narration Philip Pullman.

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