- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 32 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.com Release Date: December 10, 2014
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00S4IJZ60
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The Collectors Audible – Unabridged
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In the story, two academics and art collectors - Horley and Grinstead - are discussing two recent acquisitions by Horley. Horley tells Grinstead about a strange property of the two pieces, one a painting of a young lady, the other a bronze casting of a monkey. Somehow, against all logic, the two apparently unrelated pieces kept ending up together.
To say much more would be a spoiler, but suffice to say that the two art pieces are much more than they appeared to be, and that they had a strange relationship that crossed the boundaries of space and time. I believe that the lady in the painting is a central figure in the "His Dark Materials" trilogy.
It's a strange but intriguing story that may pique a reader's interest in reading the trilogy. Also, I believe these stories were written for young readers, but they're also fine reading for grownups.
I have read "His Dark Materials" twice now, and will very likely read it again. The plot is totally engaging, characters are very well developed, and the reader is led to care about even the less savory among them. The settings are incredibly vivid, the underlying philosophies fascinating and insightful. Highly recommended for any age group above about ten years. Kids will focus on different aspects than adults, but should still "get it", especially on repeat readings.
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