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3.15 out of 53.15 out of 53.15 out of 53.15 out of 53.15 out of 5 3.15 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Pullman Narrator: Colin Moody Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2011 ISBN:
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A chance meeting with Jenny at an Oxford party leaves 17-year-old Chris with hope for a summer romance - and no premonition of trouble. Busy with his job and soon in love with Jenny, whose cheerful surface belies the dark uncertainty of her past, Chris misses all the signs of danger. Before he knows it, he's caught in the sinister web of a criminal whose desire for revenge crushes all those who stand in his way.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrea | 2/16/2014

    " This book lacked the rich writing style and imagery, as well as the gripping plot of the His Dark Materials series which I so enjoyed. I was pretty disappointed in this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Piee | 2/14/2014

    " Compared to Pullman's other works, this novel is weak and lacked character depth. The characters didn't grow on me and I didn't feel much empathy for them during the sad moments. The plot didn't engage me and it felt rather flat. The climax of the story was predictable and I was disappointed by the lack of creativity with this story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doofenshmirtz | 2/11/2014

    " Another book by Philip Pullman whose genre doesn't particularly interest me, but whose story is so well-written I didn't mind reading it. The main character, Chris, is surprisingly likable. You have all these boys who may seem tough and obnoxious on the outside, but when you really think about it they're just kids. I empathize with him. Somewhat. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marijn Scholtus | 2/7/2014

    " An entertaining interpretation of a very familiar love story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 1/16/2014

    " I love Pullman's "His Dark Materials," and I really didn't know what to expect from this book. I read it in one sitting and loved it. Heartbreaking. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 1/13/2014

    " This book struck me, ultimately, as convoluted and just sort of ugly. Though I liked the main female character, and her story was at least somewhat engaging, the primary character was just kind of bland. I appreciate a novel that dares to have an unhappy ending, but this one felt more cynical than poignant. "

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

    " The White Mercedes is a slowly unwinding suspense/mystery for young adults. While the plot holes and the brooding pace may frustrate some readers, it's a dark and bleak sort of noir novel that kept me very captivated up until the end. It reminded me very much of a Coen Brothers movie in its mood. Recommended for older teens (there are definitely some more mature parts to this book than one might expect) who prefer the dark and twisted to happily ever after. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ian | 1/7/2014

    " Capturing feelings that are both dark and morally questionable and combined this with a uncompromising climax, this book is a emotional time bomb. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 1/7/2014

    " A very thrilling read and very hard to put down. The pace of the story is fast, which is good in some ways, but bad in others because it felt like the story was over too quickly. It was definitely a good plot-line though, and touched on a few issues Pullman talks about in His Dark Materials regarding innocence, and the getting of wisdom. Overall, an enjoyable read but not life-changing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Grace | 12/7/2013

    " This book wasn't very good. I didn't like it, but then I didn't hate it either. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 12/7/2013

    " Philip Pullman is an amazingly good writer, i think the only reason this story didn't grab me is because it is written in modern times; and time in modern has forfeited romance and mystery. it's just not there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tortla | 12/6/2013

    " Sad. She totally dies at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jobert | 11/20/2013

    " Ang iksi. Tas sobrang bitin. At hindi ko ganun kagusto kung pano sya natapos. Parang nanood lang ako ng isang episode ng isang teleserye. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca May | 11/14/2013

    " Philip Pullman strikes again. Amazing! 5th book I've read of his and I am never disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elise | 11/7/2013

    " Great Pullman plot with all the twist you could hope for. Unpredictable, even when he tells you what will happen in the opening lines. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsty (overflowing library) | 8/16/2013

    " enjoyed this book but not my favourite pullman "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bettie | 5/3/2013

    " something of nothing really "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Corinne | 8/25/2012

    " I picked this book up because I enjoyed the Sally Lockhart series. What a mistake! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 da-wildchildz | 6/28/2012

    " A prosaic offering from Pullman. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 6/1/2012

    " Absolutely devastating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenni | 4/23/2012

    " A very tragic story, about first love, making wrong decisions and death. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kariss | 4/23/2012

    " not the first time I have started a book ... then realized that I saw a movie .. with the opening scenes the same ... lo and behold it was the butterfly tattoo> ... Philip Pullman never ceases to amaze me with his insight ... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorraine | 2/20/2012

    " Excellent, but I warn you: horribly sad. It's got teenage angst alright, but it's completely lost its angst. Which is sadder than pure, hair-tearing, Limp Bizkit-screaming teenage angst. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ananya | 1/7/2012

    " gripping story ! ;-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Flynn | 9/5/2011

    " It's by Phillip Pullman so it can't be bad. This was a fast interesting read. The ending went exactly where the opening line told you it would, all while building believable and likeable characters. Simply one of the best story-tellers out there, even though this particular story was a little thin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carl | 6/28/2011

    " So I think Pullman thinks a lot about good and evil or something...interesting read...wasn't expecting the detailed sex in the middle though >.< "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carl | 4/22/2011

    " So I think Pullman thinks a lot about good and evil or something...interesting read...wasn't expecting the detailed sex in the middle though >.< "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 6/28/2010

    " Philip Pullman strikes again. Amazing! 5th book I've read of his and I am never disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kariss | 3/27/2010

    " not the first time I have started a book ... then realized that I saw a movie .. with the opening scenes the same ... lo and behold it was the butterfly tattoo</> ... Philip Pullman never ceases to amaze me with his insight ... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Corinne | 8/10/2009

    " I picked this book up because I enjoyed the Sally Lockhart series. What a mistake! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marijn | 3/11/2009

    " An entertaining interpretation of a very familiar love story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda | 2/3/2009

    " This book was really weird. And the ending was not good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisbeth | 5/6/2008

    " Being that this is Pullman, who wrote His Dark Materials and so forth, I was slightly disappointed, but the ending is just unsettling enough to lift the story above the ordinary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 4/20/2007

    " Philip Pullman writes really adult books under the guise of YA books. This one is one of them. It has sex and violence, and love, and is very dark. I really like it, though nowhere near as good as his His Dark Materials trilogy. Still, a quick, good read with a great ending. "

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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.