HIS DARK MATERIALS IS NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, JAMES McAVOY, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA!
The modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an “All-Time Greatest Novel” and Newsweek hailed as a “Top 100 Book of All Time.” Philip Pullman takes readers to a world where humans have animal familiars and where parallel universes are within reach.
Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal--including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world.
Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want.
But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other...
A masterwork of storytelling and suspense, Philip Pullman's award-winning The Golden Compass is the first in the His Dark Materials series, which continues with The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.
A #1 New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction
Published in 40 Countries
"Arguably the best juvenile fantasy novel of the past twenty years." —The Washington Post
"Very grand indeed." —The New York Times
"Pullman is quite possibly a genius." —Newsweek
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APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Dive into your new fantasy obsession with the first book in Philip Pullman’s immersive His Dark Materials trilogy. Lyra is an orphan. She’s being raised by the caring scholars at Jordan College, and she also has her daemon, Pantalaimon, a shape-shifting animal who’s a representation of her own soul. When Lyra hears that youngsters like her are being abducted for mysterious experiments, she heads into the frozen North on a fearless rescue mission. Pullman’s world-building is, in a word, amazing, full of wondrous creatures and secret artifacts. We loved how a full cast of narrators turn this adventure into a cinematic experience. Thanks to the perfectly deployed sound effects and incidental music, we smelled the icy air as Lyra raced on an airship to the lands of the armored bears and could feel the earth shake as she battled witches over the frozen tundra. If you want to be fully transported, this immersive audiobook’s for you.
Great Book! Very entertaining and captivating. I wanted to give this book five stars, but due to the price being too high, I had to take a star off...
This is $10 in the American iTunes store
Yeah. This is $10 in the American iTunes store. I hear it's good. But it's not "charge Canadians $17 more" good...
Starts off slow as all of the context is established, but then builds up to a very entertaining tale, with a surprising amount of depth. Definitely more a young adult book than a kid's book. Unlike some audiobooks where you have only a single person reading the text, this is performed by "the author and a full cast", so it is more like a radio play (without sound effects). I was a bit dubious about audiobooks, but I have found them invaluable for passing the time on a long airplane flight.