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Summary

A beguiling new episode from the universe of His Dark Materials.

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, the stronger Lyra's sense that something is amiss.

©2003 Philip Pullman (P)2003 Random House Audiobooks

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Too short!

Please make the stories longer. I love delving into Lyra's world again it's just such a shame that it was so brief.

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short but sweet

loved this, I am a really big Phillip Pullman fan it was just very short!

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Having "Phillip Pullman" as the author should automatically mean the book is 5 stars.

Phenomenal addition to the Dark Materials trilogy. Beautiful literature, a short but truly wonderful story full of little anecdotes from the Dark Materials universe. Helps enrich and complete the already vast universe.
Narrated by the author himself which brings the magic to life.

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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

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good little children's' story

dramatised version, with separate voices and music. narrated by the author. generally the dramatisation works well. you need to have read one of his dark materials or seen the film golden compass to understand the world in which it's set properly.

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enjoyable 47 mins.

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when Philip Pullman's his dark materials came above harry potter in the bbc's 100 greatest books I decided to listen to it and really enjoyed the experience. this follow up short story reminded me of the journey.
liked Philip Pullman reading his own bookwith the same cast taking part too.

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disappointing

The narration was as entertainkng as usual but thd story was very short and unremarkable.

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another amazing story from Phillip Pullman

another amazing story from Phillip Pullman I love any tales with Lyra involved. I also love it when the book is read by him

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Lovely novella

We were delighted to have another story about Lyra. This is a 45 mom story and is a wonderful tale.

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great as always

very short, but totally engaging and mystical. tough girl back in action is good to hear.

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2 years after

Lyra's Oxford takes place 2 years after the events in His Dark Materials. After saving a daemon belonging to a witch from being attacked by birds, Lyra is tasked by the witch's daemon to find a crazy old alchemist who can save her. Little does Lyra realise that their is more to the story. A great little addition to His Dark Materials and a good quick read.