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    • Northern Lights: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 1

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Philip Pullman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,004
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,885
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,885

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT BRILLIANT

    • By Clair on 16-10-07

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 2

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, cast
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,566
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,817
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,823

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book... but why the changes?

    • By Kirsty on 06-01-08

    Regular price: £17.19

    • La Belle Sauvage

    • The Book of Dust, Volume 1
    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5,797
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,439
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,431

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping Story, Great Narrator

    • By Lorenzo on 21-10-17

    Regular price: £25.99

    • The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 3

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, cast
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,024
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,315
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,309

    In The Amber Spyglass, the third and final instalment in His Dark Materials...the war between good and evil reaches a shattering conclusion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mr Pullman Please Write Book 4!

    • By Paula on 30-01-08

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Grimm Tales for Young and Old

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 291
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 215

    In this enchanting selection of fairy tales, award-winning author Philip Pullman presents his 50 favourite stories from the Brothers Grimm in a 'clear as water' retelling, making them feel fresh and unfamiliar with his dark, distinctive voice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spellbinding

    • By Margy Otter on 06-10-12

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Tiger in the Well

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 712
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 582
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 581

    Sally is 25, and somebody wants to destroy her. She receives divorce papers from a man she has never met, let alone married - yet this trap is so well laid that she is powerless to prove otherwise. When custody of her precious daughter is awarded to this evil stranger, it is the beginning of a terrifying struggle in which Sally will have to fight, with a gun if necessary, for the freedom of her family.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thrills and suspense, Victorian style.

    • By Jean on 29-03-11

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Ruby in the Smoke

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,549
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,356
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,346

    An unabridged reading of Philip Pullman's nerve-shattering thriller, set in the murky streets and opium dens of Old London. When 16-year old Sally's father drowns in suspicious circumstances, she is left to fend for herself in Victorian London. Although she doesn't know it, she is already in terrible danger.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A layered and satisfying listen

    • By Barry on 08-09-16

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Once Upon a Time in the North

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Full Cast, Philip Pullman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable story and great narration

    • By Rosie and Duncan on 08-11-11

    Regular price: £12.00

    • The Shadow in the North

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 968
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 967

    An elderly lady loses her money on an investment; a conjuror is pursued by thugs; and a clairvoyant mentions the name of the richest man in Europe and his mysterious company. Seemingly unconnected events set Sally Lockhart on the trail of an evil far more awful than she could ever imagine. This thriller, by the author of The Ruby in the Smoke, evokes its 19th century setting and at the same time remains remarkably contemporary in the originality of its plot and larger-than-life characters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant series

    • By Úna on 19-05-17

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Daemon Voices

    • Essays on Storytelling
    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Philip Pullman
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    In over 30 essays, written over 20 years, one of the world's great storytellers meditates on the art of storytelling. Warm, engaging and often amusing collection of writing which offers thoughts on a wide variety of topics, including the origin and composition of Philip's own stories, the craft of writing and the storytellers who have meant the most to Philip. The art of storytelling is everywhere present in the essays themselves, in the instantly engaging tone, the vivid imagery and striking phrases, the resonant anecdotes, the humour and learnedness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring, provocative lectures and thoughts.

    • By K. J. Noyes on 10-09-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Subtle Knife (Dramatised)

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    The award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy is a breathtaking epic adventure spanning a multitude of worlds. The second installment, The Subtle Knife, introduces Will Parry, a young boy in search of his long-lost explorer father.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • not the real book

    • By Mr on 13-10-15

    Regular price: £12.00

    • The Collectors

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Bill Nighy
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,791
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,489
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,503

    "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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully dark story engagingly read

    • By Alexander Patterson on 12-09-15

    Regular price: £1.99

    • The Firework-Maker's Daughter

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Nigel Lambert
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    What Lila wants to be more than anything else in the world is...a Firework-Maker! But firework-making is not just about being able to make Crackle-Dragons and Golden Sneezes. There is also one special secret: every Firework-Maker must make a perilous journey to face the terrifying Fire-Fiend! Not knowing that she needs special protection to survive the Fire-Fiend's flames, Lila sets off alone. Her friends Chulak and Hamlet, the King's white elephants, race after her. But can they reach her in time?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • we both loved it!

    • By S. B. Cheney on 30-11-17

    Regular price: £6.49

    • Lyra's Oxford

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, Full Cast
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Too short!

    • By Kindle Customer on 05-04-18

    Regular price: £7.99

    • Northern Lights (Dramatised)

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    The award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy is a breathtaking epic adventure spanning a multitude of worlds. Northern Lights, the opening installment, sees Lyra and her shape-changing daemon embark on a dangerous quest.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant book, shoddy dramatisation

    • By Louise on 26-03-11

    Regular price: £12.00

    • The Amber Spyglass (Dramatised)

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    The award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy is a breathtaking epic adventure spanning a multitude of worlds. In The Amber Spyglass, the third and final installment, the war between good and evil reaches a shattering conclusion.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good performance but lacking content

    • By KMSUK on 06-01-14

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Clockwork

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    A tormented apprentice clock-maker - and a deadly knight in armour. A mechanical prince - and the sinister Dr Kalmenius, who some say is the devil... Wind up these characters, fit them into a story on a cold winter's evening and suddenly life and the story begin to merge - almost like clockwork.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely wonderful

    • By Molly on 17-09-13

    Regular price: £6.79

    • The Amber Spyglass

    • His Dark Materials, Book 3
    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, full cast
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magical

    • By Becci J on 25-10-15

    Regular price: £28.69

    • The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Philip Pullman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    In this ingenious and spellbinding retelling of the life of Jesus, Philip Pullman revisits the most influential story ever told. Charged with mystery, compassion and enormous power, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ throws fresh light on who Jesus was and asks the listener questions that will continue to resonate long after the final page is turned. Above all, this book is about how stories become stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a beautiful tale

    • By E. Marsh on 06-10-10

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Butterfly Tattoo

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Colin Moody
    • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Chris Marshall met the girl he was going to kill on a warm Oxford night in early June...He loved her the moment he first set eyes on her – beautiful, secretive Jenny who rushed headlong into his life. Fate brought her to him, and fate would mercilessly dome between them to drive their innocent affair down a dark road of danger and betrayal. And make Chris discover that truth and trust are not the simple ideals he once believed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bear in mind this is a short story for teenagers

    • By chris on 23-12-10

    Regular price: £20.29

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