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His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (Book 1) by [Philip Pullman]
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His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (Book 1) Kindle Edition

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His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (Book 1) His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife (Book 2) His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass (Book 3) The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Volume 1) The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth (Volume 2)
Enter the world of His Dark Materials The modern fantasy classic soon to be an HBO original series – HIS DARK MATERIALS! The second book in the HIS DARK MATERIALS series – soon to be an HBO original series! The third book in the HIS DARK MATERIALS series – soon to be an HBO original series! Set in the same world as HIS DARK MATERIALS - meet Lyra before the events of The Golden Compass! Set in the same world as HIS DARK MATERIALS - discover what happened to Lyra after The Amber Spyglass!

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"As always, Pullman is a master at combining impeccable characterizations and seamless plotting, maintaining a crackling pace to create scene upon scene of almost unbearable tension.  This glittering gem will leave readers of all ages eagerly awaiting the next installment of Lyra's adventures."--(starred review), Publishers Weekly


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Phillip Pullman spins a magical tale which will draw in older listeners as well as teens. Natasha Richardson's light, ethereal voice wraps us into the magic like the "daemons," or spirits, that accompany each character. She almost whispers some of the text as young Lyra whispers to her daemon in a setting that is now and other-worldly at the same time. Richardson describes characters and events with a softness that heightens the fantasy while not neglecting the action of the pursuit of evil in the form of kipnappers and unbeatable polar bear warriors. The text is so image-laden with wondrous descriptions, Richardson needs to add little to this compelling storytelling. R.F.W. An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award winner. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • File Size : 45554 KB
  • Publication Date : November 13, 2001
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 368 pages
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers; 1st edition (November 13, 2001)
  • ASIN : B000FC1ICM
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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5.0 out of 5 stars I was super impressed by the magical feeling of turning of every page
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4.0 out of 5 stars The perfect book for a magical realist fan
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