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The His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (Book 1)

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HIS DARK MATERIALS IS NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, JAMES McAVOY, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA!

The modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an “All-Time Greatest Novel” and Newsweek hailed as a “Top 100 Book of All Time.” Philip Pullman takes readers to a world where humans have animal familiars and where parallel universes are within reach.

Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal--including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world.

Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want.

But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other...

A masterwork of storytelling and suspense, Philip Pullman's award-winning The Golden Compass is the first in the His Dark Materials series, which continues with The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.

A #1 New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction
Published in 40 Countries

'Arguably the best juvenile fantasy novel of the past twenty years.' —The Washington Post

'Very grand indeed.' —The New York Times

'Pullman is quite possibly a genius.' —Newsweek

Don't miss Philip Pullman's epic new trilogy set in the world of His Dark Materials!
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  • Tanna G

    I loved the book. The story was excellent. I loved Philip Pullman narrating. Some of the other actors/voices were a bit off-putting, but did not go so far to ruin the book for me. I still would recommend this audio book.

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  • Julie V

    Narration with different people is very good!

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  • Justin S.

    Magnificent book, wonderful narration.

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  • Anders E.

    Extraordinary, captivating story!

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  • Anonymous

    The diverse narrators for different characters are a nice idea, they make the listening very lifelike, however if you cross-referencing with a printed copy, some of the "unimportant" text like ("Lyra said" ...) is left out, so don't get confused :)

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  • Mark H.

    Outstanding narration and a story that sucks you in like only a few modern classics have in the last twenty years. Thoroughly recommend.

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  • Cron

    I love this book, at the start of the beginning , it throws you in the midst of the action! I am now listening to the second book!

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  • Brian M.

    Brilliant, and absolutely the best narration of any book I’ve heard

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  • Christine D.

    Best audio book I have ever listened too. The full cast and narrator are compelling and urge you to continue on and on with the material. Amazing!

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  • Jessica E

    Excellent story and a wonderful cast reading!! Truly a theatrical production!!

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