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3.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 5 3.29 (41 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Pullman Narrator: Philip Pullman, A Full Cast Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The His Dark Materials Series Release Date: October 2003 ISBN: 9780807219980
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***** Just announced! THE BOOK OF DUST, the long-awaited new work from Philip Pullman, set in the world of His Dark Materials, will be published as a work in three parts, with the first volume to arrive in October 2017! *****


Lyra's Oxford is an exciting tale set in the world of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials saga. This collectible hardcover volume includes a short story by Mr. Pullman, plus a fold-out map of Oxford and various "souvenirs" from the past. The book is illustrated throughout with woodcut illustrations by John Lawrence. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Δx Δp ≥ ½ ħ htgkvkkviholmvobsvzighxofyyzmw | 2/20/2014

    " His Dark Material belum kehilangan pesonanya "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 2/19/2014

    " It was interesting to read a story about Lyra set after the ending of his Dark Materials. But, it was really pretty weird, and I think, unless I am missing something, most of the enclosed material was too confusing! I did appreciate the postcard included though that shows a picture of Will and Lyras bench in the botanical garden. *Sigh* "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eleanor | 2/15/2014

    " It's one of those little tie-in books that are so popular these days, and I only rated it low because it's ridiculously expensive for the contents. The contents themselves are good, and an enjoyable addition to the milieu of the series, but it's just not worth the money. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terrie | 2/15/2014

    " I enjoyed reading more about Lyra and her adventures. Although, I wished it was a little longer :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 S Stevens | 2/12/2014

    " A bit of a disappointing add on. Nothing of any interest happens, albeit getting back into Lyra's world is quite fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna Gallishaw | 1/28/2014

    " kind of felt like he ran out of money and needed to get another advance check, so he rushed this over to his publisher. I was disappointed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeff | 1/25/2014

    " A bit disappointing... a let down after the series.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abbey | 1/10/2014

    " A nice continuation of the original story. There isn't very much too it so it's not quite as exquisite as the series but it was a fun quick read and visit to Lyra's world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aleta | 12/27/2013

    " This is a nice little short story about Lyra, set about two years after the events of the _His Dark Materials_ trilogy. It is a short story; don't expect a novel or even a novella. There are a few "extras" in the book as well that are cute, but not enough to make it worth the cover price. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clait | 12/20/2013

    " A great little story about Lyra Silvertongue living in Oxford two years after the events of The Amber Spyglass. It is very enjoyable, but will mostly just make fellow Lyra fans rabid for a longer story. It also clearly lays out new mysteries that can only be answered in a future volume... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 12/20/2013

    " This is a teaser book. Please, Philip, write more! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 12/19/2013

    " It was so nice to read about Lyra again. <3333 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 12/4/2013

    " An absolutely awesome little gem to read - lots of fun little tidbits and info from Lyra's world. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelly Riddle | 10/8/2013

    " What a waste--went in expecting a follow up to the Dark Materials trilogy and was thoroughly disappointed. None of the "magic" that those books had and very little as far as plot. Don't bother. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louizzza | 7/31/2013

    " I love anything to do with his dark materials "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 6/3/2013

    " This book seemed like a mysterious promotion for a forthcoming book in Pullman's His Dark Materials series. As an aesthetic book, it is a wonderful collector's item. I'm still not sure how to connect it to much of anything however. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Lee | 3/20/2013

    " Perfect to read after spending a day poking around Oxford! We went back the next morning and retraced her steps (mostly). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molina | 2/20/2013

    " i really liked this one it makes sense and it answers a lot of those questions you ask your self when you finish a book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie Lalonde | 2/7/2013

    " i really wish there was more on these books, id like to know if she ever gets back to Will. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 1/18/2013

    " A nice, but brief, re-entry into the world of His Dark Materials trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dhaivyd Hilgendorf | 8/9/2012

    " Nice. I like the realia included: maps, postcards, a cruise advertisement, and a page from a travel guide to Oxford. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 6/7/2012

    " I was looking forward to reading this story because I enjoyed the trilogy so much. It was a nice story but it just left me wanting more. I wish it would have been longer, even if just a bit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marissa | 2/25/2012

    " An intriguing story that follows up on the His Dark Materials trilogy. And it's interactive! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 6/24/2011

    " It was fun to re-visit Lyra and spend more time in her world. This is a relatively thin book, and the adventure is much less complex than the original trilogy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela | 5/28/2011

    " Was nice to read more from the 'dark materials' books, but this was very short and seemed rushed. Would be so much better if Pullman had made this in to a more substantial short story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lara | 5/26/2011

    " I liked the story, but it was too short! I wanted Philip Pullman to write 10 more of these books, at least. Or else I'll miss Lyra and Will too much... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marissa | 5/13/2011

    " An intriguing story that follows up on the His Dark Materials trilogy. And it's interactive! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynossa | 4/22/2011

    " Very short, but it was nice to meet Lyra again after years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 3/28/2011

    " Short and sweet. A great little reminder of how much I love these characters and Pullman's storytelling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Izabela | 3/19/2011

    " I really loved this short story of a Lyra mini adventure. I did miss Will, but the book was so quick to read, you didn't really notice his absence and it was almost like you were back reading Northern Lights. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 3/19/2011

    " magical little read :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arthur | 3/18/2011

    " Arthur Nice story. The only downside it was too short. I wish it was longer :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 penny | 3/18/2011

    " A cute little book that isn’t what it seems at first glance. I loved the map of Oxford. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anthony | 3/4/2011

    " Okay but unsatisfying to the novels that make up "his dark materials". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 1/15/2011

    " Loved having some insight to Oxford and Jordan College. Can I have some for Will, as well? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Patricia | 1/14/2011

    " this wasn't even interesting enough to be worth labeling as an individual story. far too short of a book with nothing exciting or interesting. i suppose it is fortunate it was short since it was only a waste of a small amount of time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grayce | 1/12/2011

    " A good short story. It was shorter than I thought it would be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Huong | 1/6/2011

    " I enjoyed the His Dark Materials trilogy so much. I had high hopes for this book but it is too short in my opinion. It's a good story--but it leaves you hanging, probably purposefully. He needs to hurry up and write the Dust book. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andy | 1/3/2011

    " Lyra's Oxford
    01.01.2011

    Not much to say because there's not much material. This fillip of a book is a brief dip back into Pullman's HDM universe. I think I liked recalling those books more than I liked reading this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 1/2/2011

    " This was a nice little story about Lyra and her Oxford. It gives a tantalizing snapshot of her life after The Amber Spyglass. I don't know whether to wish there were more or wish it ended with The Amber Spyglass. But it was sweet, either way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 12/24/2010

    " Not a bad short story, but much too short ... it raises many more questions than it asks. "

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About the Author
Author Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman is the Whitbread Award–winning author of the bestselling His Dark Materials series (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass), as well as the Sally Lockhart trio of Victorian mysteries and other books for young readers. Among his other awards, Pullman won the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in honor of the body of his work. He lives in Oxford, England.