His Dark Materials
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  • Once Upon a Time in the North | Philip Pullman

    Once Upon a Time in the North

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman, Full Cast
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    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.

    Good but too short

    Bit disappointed that i used 1 credit for 2 hours worth of entertainment. It was a very good short story but in my opinion ends too quickly and leaves..Show More »

    Reviewed on 31 May 2012 by Paul (Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom)
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    La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Michael Sheen
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    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....

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    Northern Lights: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 1 | Philip Pullman

    Northern Lights: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman
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    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.

    One for your Collection!!

    This is fantastic! Pullman is excellent as the narrator and the characters bring the whole story to life. You feel as if you are on the sidelines wa..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 October 2007 by Paula (Bagillt, Clwyd, United Kingdom)
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    The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 2 | Philip Pullman

    The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 2

    • ORIGINAL (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman, cast
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    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.

    Great book... but why the changes?

    I've read 'His Dark Materials' trilogy in print and bought the audiobooks so I could listen and knit at the same time. It's great to hear Pullman's na..Show More »

    Reviewed on 06 January 2008 by Kirsty (Ashurst Wood, West Sussex, United Kingdom)
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    The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials, Book 3 | Philip Pullman

    The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman, full cast
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    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.

    Magical

    I wouldn't have guessed the ending in a million years; what an amazingly beautiful story this is!

    Reviewed on 25 October 2015 by Becci J (cv3 England)
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    The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 3 | Philip Pullman

    The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 3

    • ORIGINAL (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman, cast
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    In The Amber Spyglass, the third and final instalment in His Dark Materials...the war between good and evil reaches a shattering conclusion.

    Mr Pullman Please Write Book 4!

    The final part in the Dark Materials Trilogy and what a finale!

    I thought the start of this story was a bit slower than the first two but..Show More »

    Reviewed on 30 January 2008 by Paula (Bagillt, Clwyd, United Kingdom)
  • Lyra's Oxford | Philip Pullman

    Lyra's Oxford

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman, Full Cast
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    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.

    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

    Reviewed on 01 April 2015 by DH Morris (London, England)
  • The Collectors | Philip Pullman

    The Collectors

    • UNABRIDGED (32 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy
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    "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....

    Wonderful surprise

    Oh! Wow!

    I listened to this as a way to whittle away at the time before an appointment radio programme. I know Pullman's works, though I've n..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 December 2014 by Lou (Reading, United Kingdom)