His Dark Materials Trilogy : Three BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisations, CD-Audio

His Dark Materials Trilogy : Three BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisations CD-Audio

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A breathtaking epic, the award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy spans a multitude of worlds.

The opening instalment Northern Lights is set in a parallel world like, yet very unlike, our own.

Twelve-year-old Lyra, whose daemon Pantalaimon is part of her very self, is growing up in an ancient, ritual-haunted Oxford.

She becomes involved in a quest to find her father and rescue her friend Roger from evil kidnappers, aided by armoured bears, Gyptians and a witch-queen. The second instalment, The Subtle Knife, introduces us to Will Parry - a young boy with a dangerous mission to fulfil.

When he and Lyra cross paths, they decide to help each other, but the world of Cittagazze is a strange and unsettling place, where deadly soul-eating Spectres roam...The concluding instalment, The Amber Spyglass, brings the saga to a thrilling close.

Lyra and Will are aided by friends old and new as they continue their perilous journey.

As childhood slips away, they face further dangers - including a terrifying voyage to the world of the dead. Mixing science, theology and magic to fantastic and exciting effect, Pullman's gripping trilogy was an international bestseller, and these thrilling full-cast dramatisations bring Philip Pullman's masterpiece to vivid life. 6 CDs. 7 hrs 30 mins.


  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Publisher: BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
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  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9780563529286



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Heard the radio 4 adaptation of the Dark Materials trilogy a couple of winters ago, and it was so good I ordered the CD immediately. Not an easy book to adapt, although generally, I think radio adaptations work better than TV or film, as much is still left to the listener's imagination. The BBC did a fantastic job.