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Download The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials, Book 1 Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials, Book 1 (Unabridged), by Philip Pullman
4.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 5 4.28 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Pullman Narrator: Philip Pullman and full cas Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon decide to spy on a presentation her uncle, the commanding Lord Asriel, is making to the elders of Jordan College they have no idea that they will become witnesses to an attempted murder, and even less that they are taking the first steps in a journey that will lead them into danger and adventure unlike anything Lyra's unfettered imagination has conjured up.

Though she has been raised at the college in an atmosphere of benign neglect that has allowed her to become a half-wild child of the streets, Lyra soon finds herself apprenticed to the elegant Mrs. Coulter, and in possession of a strange device called the alethiometer, a golden compass that reads not true worth, but truth itself.

But truth is a precious commodity, and before long Lyra and Pan are running for their lives, the object of an obsessive hunt by mysterious forces who have been stealing children for dark purposes that no one understands. Lyra will need all her street-learned wiles if she and Pan are to survive.

An international sensation from the moment it was published, The Golden Compass comes to spectacular new life in this unabridged recording, narrated by Philip Pullman himself, with the support of some of the finest actors of the London stage.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Daniel Reading | 5/20/2011

    " A good follow up to Northern Lights which introduces a new character called Will. The one problem I had with this book was that I found Wills father a bit convenient when it came to plot details. Plus I found Lyra's parents a bit to special for their own good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sarah | 5/17/2011

    " Read this series! So amazing! This second book is extremely dark. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Clint | 5/12/2011

    " Better than book one and I hear the third is even better...can't wait. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Duck | 5/11/2011

    " More His Dark Materials. This one is also fine, but lacks panserbjørne, and focuses too much on Will, who is less awesome than Lyra. The witches are great, but a lot of the plot is a little too convenient for my taste. On to the next one soon! "

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