The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass

Downloadable Audiobook - 2006
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When Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon decide to spy on a presentation her uncle, the commanding Lord Asriel, is making to the elders of Jordan College they have no idea that they will become witnesses to an attempted murderand even less that they are taking the first steps in a journey that will lead them into danger and adventure unlike anything Lyra's unfettered imagination has conjured up. Though she has been reised at the college in an atmosphere of benign neglect that has allowed her to become a half-wild child of the streets, Lyra soon finds herself apprenticed to the elegant Mrs. Coulterand in possession of a strange device called the alethiometer, a "golden compass" that reads not true worth, but truth itself. But truth is a precious commodity, and before long Lyra and Pan are running for their lives, the object of an obsessive hunt by mysterious forces who have been stealing children for dark purposes that no one understands. Lyra will need all her street-learned wiles if she and Pan are to survive. An international sensation from the moment it was published, The Golden Compass comes to spectacular new life in this unabridged recording, narrated by Philip Pullman himself, with the support of some of the finest actors of the London stage."
Publisher: New York : Listening Library, 2006.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780739345122
Characteristics: sound file (10 hr., 33 min. : 151671 KB) :,digital, MP3 file.
Additional Contributors: Pullman, Philip 1946-
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BostonPL_LauraB Sep 24, 2017

This was a fun novel, if a bit dark for kids, and worked really well as an audiobook - it's pretty much a full-cast for the audiobook (or what seemed to be). I'll be continuing the series, but not rushing to the next.

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LaPhenixa
Nov 22, 2013

I loved the audiodrama! The cast was amazing, and the story--though, Lyra was a little bit too clever at times (I wish she'd have struggled a bit more to piece things together)--was exciting and engaging!

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danielestes
Oct 24, 2012

Pullman's world building is undoubtedly original and imaginative, but the characters in this story are so uninteresting that not once did I care about any of them. Actually, that's not completely true. The boy who was severed from his daemon and eventually died--I forget his name--that one broke my heart.The story did pick up a little towards the end even though it was a slog getting there. I may continue on with the series some day, but for now I'm giving it a rest.

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jdatwell
May 09, 2012

great book loved it alot. more intense then i would have thought.
can't wait to read the next book and find out what happens to lyria and her demon.

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freeflyer
Apr 30, 2012

I loved this book and this whole entire series. It's just so different, it's a brand new world and I just couldn't get enough of it!

epltina Apr 30, 2012

Great audio book narrated by the author. Loved that each of the characters had their own unique voice. It kept me engaged from start to end. If you like audiobooks you'll like this one.

RenGrrl May 02, 2011

The book that started all the controversy. A great read!

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freeflyer
Apr 30, 2012

freeflyer thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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