His Dark Materials
Books in series5
UNABRIDGED
(4.3 based on 405 ratings)
  • 1
    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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (92)
    Story
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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.

    Excellent voice acting

    This is a fantastic quality audiobook with an excellent voice cast. It's such a great series! The audio quality is fantastic. I ended up getting the o..Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 May 2015 by Clare ()
  • 2
    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
    Overall
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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.

    Gripping from start to finish!

    This dramatised narration really enhances an already compelling story. Lots of adventure & plot twists. My 13yo & 9yo enjoyed it immensely!

    Reviewed on 22 March 2016 by Mary ()
  • 3
    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
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    Here is a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the third book in Philip Pullman's trilogy His Dark Materials. Bringing the saga to a thrilling close, it reintroduces familiar characters such as Lyra, Will, Mrs Coulter, and Dr Mary Malone.

    Beautiful and sad.

    Amazing acting, beautiful story. This book has broken my heart, but it wouldn't have without such graceful and pulling acting and production.

    Reviewed on 29 November 2016 by Minde ()
  • 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.

    Like a postcard!

    I adored this short add-on to the Northern Lights adventures. A lovely assurance that Lyra and Pan remained adventurous and true for the devoted reade..Show More »

    Reviewed on 23 February 2016 by Katrina ()
  • The Collectors | Philip Pullman

    The Collectors

    • UNABRIDGED (32 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy
    Overall
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    Performance
    (159)
    Story
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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....

    Quirky little story

    didn't get it. listened to most of it twice. Very realistic reading without clear distinction between character voices. didn't really get or believe ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 14 March 2015 by GarethB (New Zealand)