The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 3 : His Dark Materials

  • by Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by Philip Pullman, cast
  • Series: His Dark Materials
  • 14 hrs and 57 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Costa Book of the Year, 2001.The award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy is a breathtaking epic adventure spanning a multitude of worlds. In The Amber Spyglass, the third and final instalment, read by the author and a full cast, the war between good and evil reaches a shattering conclusion.

Lyra and Will are helped by friends old and new as they continue their perilous journey. The great armoured bear Iorek Byrnison reappears, as does Dr Mary Malone, creator of the amber spyglass. Then there are the tiny, dragonfly-riding Gallivespians, and the wheel-borne Mulefa with their ability to see the mysterious substance Dust.

As childhood slips away from them, Lyra and Will face new dangers - including the daemon-destroying Spectres and a journey into the world of the dead. The pair must play their part in the climax of a war for the future of all worlds.


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Mr Pullman Please Write Book 4!

The final part in the Dark Materials Trilogy and what a finale!

I thought the start of this story was a bit slower than the first two but as the story unfolded all the action and adventure was there and just as good as the previous books.

I didn't want this final instalment to end, yet i couldn't stop listening to it. My emotions were given a battering and i felt shattered when it finished, it was as if i had been there with Lyra and company all along.

I can't recommend this book highly enough but be prepared to become totally immersed in Lyra's world and to feel like a wreck when your adventure ends, in fact you won't want it to end.

Fantastic!!! But please can we have one more book 8-)
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- Paula


Stunningly well read, totally absorbing - this is a brilliant finale.
I agree with the other reviewer in that it is a bit slow to get going, but it does, and then I spent half the time guessing (wrongly) what was going to happen, and the other half engrossed.
I read too fast, and know I would never have gained the understanding and insight I did through listening if I'd just read it. I'd have galloped through it to find out what happens and missed so much.
I recommend this whole heartedly - after 30-plus hours of listening to the whole trilogy I am strugglling to chose my next listen. I want more!
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- Deborah

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-06-2007
  • Publisher: Audible Studios