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The Tin Princess

Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 11-13
4.5 out of 5 stars (176 ratings)

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Summary

Jim Taylor, Sally's oldest friend, is engaged as bodyguard to a princess. But Crown Princess Adelaide of Razkavia is not what you'd expect. She's the slum-girl Jim has been searching for ever since she vanished 10 years ago. Now her life is in mortal danger, and together they must battle against unknown enemies in a country where no one can be trusted.

This dramatic story of love, loyalty and adventure is the final novel in the quartet. An unabridged reading of Philip Pullman's nerve-shattering thriller.

Please note: new audio narrated by Nigel Anthony is available as of 12th September 2019, due to audio glitches on the previous version.

©2007 Philip Pullman (P)2019 Audible, Ltd.

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Good

This is a great series - not as good as Northern Lights but still enjoyable and with that characteristic Pullman style. Narration was good and I downloaded the whole series. 4 stars because it's not as good as some of his other books but enjoyable nonetheless.

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  • Rhian
  • Chester, United Kingdom
  • 21-10-11

Not as good as his others

I am a huge Philip Pullman fan and think that he is an exceptional author.
However, I'm not sure if it's because I listened to this story so soon after listening to some of his others but I found that I was not as gripped as I have been in the past. It could be the absence of Sally as a major charactor, although I think that Jim is interesting enough to make up for this, but I think that generally the story was just not quite as good as the earlier ones.
Still very exciting and fun and as always with Pullman's work the characters have good depth and he is not afraid to upset his audience. Anton Lesser does an excellent job narrating.

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As thoroughly enjoyable as the first 3

Great story telling, brilliantly narrated. if you've loved the first 3 Sally Lockhart books you will love this too (though Sally only makes guest appearances)

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Continued excellence

A wonderful story, gripping, and so beautifully narrated. Un-put-downable prose for the ears. This slight sideways move within the Lockhart series, to follow the experiences of Jim and Adelaide, was compelling. I highly recommend it.

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Excellent all round

Phillip Pullman is a masterful storyteller and Anton Lesser is the perfect interpreter of his work.

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tin more valuable than gold

A fantastic book. a story about a no one who through unforseen circumstances is given the chance to really show there worth. With moving moments particularly the carrying of the flag. This book is definitely worth the listen.

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Fantastic but...

Wonderful story, fantastic reading and utterly enjoyable.... If not for the fact that half way through the story, the sound quality dropped and it made it difficult to listen to. Thankfully it only persisted for 30 min but it did massively decrease my enjoyment of an otherwise brilliant audiobook.

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Utterly Wonderful!

What did you like most about The Tin Princess?

Anton Lesser's narration of the Sally Lockheart series of stories is just breathtaking. The effortless changes of accent, the consistency within the characters bring to life the superbly written Pullman stories... whose characters you will develop real emotional attachments towards. This story, of the lost little Cockney girl Adelaide is absolutely breathtaking, Jim Taylor who is always an interesting and engaging character takes a lead role in this story of political intrigue in the (fictional) alpine germanic kingdom of Razkavia, Sally only really appearing as a cameo connecting the series. I love how Pullman has allowed time and life to elapse between the stories, it's as though the characters really do have a life of their own, and get on with things when we are not with them... but the time we spend with them is utterly compelling. Mr Lesser has delivered the most perfect reading, i do not think it can ever be bettered. This was the best audiobook i have ever had the privilege to experience.

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  • susanna
  • OKEHAMPTON, United Kingdom
  • 07-04-13

An interesting twist to the Sally Lockhart series

I absolutely loved this book! I wasn't sure I would as it was a total change from the first three of the series that were set in London. The plot also seemed a bit odd when I read the ad blurb. I found it a bit slow to begin with, but as I got into the book, I became gripped. I really wanted Razkavia to exist with all its interesting and eccentric characters, alas, it's fiction. This doesn't take away from the book at all for me. The characters were wonderful. LIke Sally, Adelaide is another woman that offers young women readers (and old as well) a believable model of a courageous, intelligent woman who's not afraid to speak out and who's bright enough to hold her own in the male domain of that era. I loved the sense of loyalty and tradition that Pullman threaded throughout the book. It was a lovely description of a bygone era--fun to think about. The author's talent for description continues in this tale. His description of the places, weather, sounds and smells are all sensuous in a way that just wraps the reader in that time and place. Anton Lesser again gives the characters reality with his masterful reading. I'll listen to it again someday....it was just that enjoyable.

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