The Shadow in the North: A Sally Lockhart Mystery: Book Two Audiobook, by Philip Pullman Play Audiobook Sample

The Shadow in the North: A Sally Lockhart Mystery: Book Two Audiobook

The Shadow in the North: A Sally Lockhart Mystery: Book Two Audiobook, by Philip Pullman Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Adjoa Andoh Publisher: Listening Library Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Sally Lockhart Mysteries Release Date: September 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780593559307

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Total Audiobook Chapters:

27

Longest Chapter Length:

49:43 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

05 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

20:22 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

24

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WHEN ONE OF Sally’s clients loses a large sum of money in the unexpected collapse of a British shipping firm, Sally sets out to investigate. But as she delves deeper into the identity of a wealthy and elusive industrialist, she uncovers a plot so diabolical, it could subvert the entire civilized world.

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"It's been a long time since I could say I "devoured" a book as I did this one. I put everything else aside last night to read it and didn't stop until I'd finished it after midnight. While I enjoyed the first book in this series, The Ruby in the Smoke, this book more than overshadows it. Pullman has created a wonderful cast of characters in Sally and her friends. Sally is 22 now and running her own financial consultant business, almost certainly the only woman in 1870s London with such a position. One of her clients has lost her savings in the failure if a shipping company that went belly up under very mysterious circumstances. At the same time Sally's friend Jim helps a magician escape from the clutches of a couple of thugs trying to kill him. What seem like two very different cases slowly intertwine, revealing a diabolical plot with global implications. The author manages to mix in spiritualism, early photography, politics, and armaments, not to mention love, death, and aristocrats facing bankruptcy. While the book is intended for young adults, it's a very mature book. I found the brutality of the villain shocking and Pullman doesn't shrink from putting the violence on the page. This will be a hard one to top."

— Chris (4 out of 5 stars)

The Shadow in the North: A Sally Lockhart Mystery Listener Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " i can't remember if it was this book or the one after it, but this was when i realized (far before i read the amber spyglass, which pretty much destroyed me) that philip pullman can and will kill off characters you love for the sake of the story. god, i admire and fear authors that can do that. "

    — Emily, 2/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A surprisingly decent read - very similar to Caleb Carr's books in that it's a well-paced historical mystery/adventure. Carr throws in more historical detail, but Pullman relates well the sense of struggle faced by a single intelligent woman who owns her own investment firm in 19th century London. "

    — Jeremy, 2/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " randomly picked it up, and after 50 pages put it down again. I liked his dark materials, not this. "

    — Kim, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Comprato sulla scia del primo... delusione "

    — Sara, 2/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another gripping story of Victorian financial adviser and reluctant adventuress Sally Lockhart. It's a darker tale than "The Ruby In the Smoke," with bigger consequences for all involved. Pullman succeeds brilliantly in his desire to write a book that his heroine would want to read. "

    — Joe, 2/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Nothing compared to his dark material. I was a little disappointed with the ending, it was a bit predictable. "

    — Flower, 12/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Young Reader's book. Sally Lockhart mystery series. "

    — Amy, 10/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Enjoyable read. Not anything like the Golden Compass trilogy .. but still fun to read. "

    — Denise, 8/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I've been listening to this trilogy in the car. What a brilliant writer Philip Pullman is! These are wonderful mystery stories centered around the character Sally Lockhart, an independent young woman living in London in the late 1800's. "

    — Wendy, 6/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I don't know why but I couldn't really get into this book. Maybe I'm just not a mystery person. Don't let this review stop you from reading it and making your own opinion though. "

    — Hanna, 5/22/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I enjoyed this second book in the Sally Lockhart series. A mystery story with many twists and turns. Phillip Pullman's characters are distinctive and enjoyable. I will complete the series eventually but do not feel compelled to jump into the next book. "

    — Jan, 7/6/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " It was really good...until some people died...then it was sad. "

    — Rachel, 11/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I loved this book as a middle school student. The central female character is ass kicking! "

    — Laura, 11/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Fantastic! I liked this one better than Ruby in the Smoke. Pullman is the master of twisty plots, character development, and voice (so witty and charming)! This book made me (sincerely, for REAL) laugh and cry out loud. Can't wait to get my hands on the next one. "

    — Yellowinkling, 6/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Much worse than the first part. "

    — Alice, 4/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A quick and entertaining read, which turned out to be unnecessarily dark at some point without moving but rather irritating me. "

    — Jenni, 3/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Yikes! Violence surrounds Sally Lockhart. "

    — Lisbeth, 3/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This trilogy is one of the most detailed historical novels I have ever read. And yet, Pullman is skilled enough to avoid making the historical accuracies seem cumbersome to the modern reader. "

    — Terry, 1/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " More Victorian drama featuring a marvellous cast of characters. "

    — Coren, 12/11/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Egad. Could this be more depressing? "

    — Hilary, 11/24/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Just as atmospheric as "the Ruby in the Smoke" & even darker, yet a very absorbing read & ends with a ray of hope. Sally Lockhart is very inspiring in her refusal to let the mores of her time stop her from living her life the way she wants to. "

    — Brett, 11/17/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " What a fun adventure. The more I read Pullman the more I like his stories. "

    — Bcoghill, 11/6/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Enjoyable read. Not anything like the Golden Compass trilogy .. but still fun to read. "

    — Denise, 10/24/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is a really great series! Sally Lockhart is a terrific heroine! "

    — Bethany, 10/12/2010

About 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, he has won the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in honor of the body of his work.

About Adjoa Andoh

Adjoa Andoh is an Audie Award and Earphones Award–winning narrator and an actress of British film, television, stage, and radio. In 2022, she was awarded the AudioFile Golden Voice Award. She is known on the UK stage for lead roles at the RSC, the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, and the Almeida Theatre, and she is a familiar face on British television. She made her Hollywood debut starring as Nelson Mandela’s chief of staff, Brenda Mazikubo, alongside Morgan Freeman as Mandela in Clint Eastwood’s Invictus.