The Firework-Maker's Daughter

  • by Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by Nigel Lambert
  • 1 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What Lila wants to be more than anything else in the world is...a Firework-Maker! But firework-making is not just about being able to make Crackle-Dragons and Golden Sneezes. There is also one special secret: every Firework-Maker must make a perilous journey to face the terrifying Fire-Fiend! Not knowing that she needs special protection to survive the Fire-Fiend's flames, Lila sets off alone. Her friends Chulak and Hamlet, the King's white elephants, race after her. But can they reach her in time?


What the Critics Say

"This comical adventure about a girl who longs to follow in her father's footsteps crackles with Pullman's usual flair." (Publishers Weekly)
"Narrator Lambert is a marvelous teller....Delicious entertainment for families highlights Pullman's keen, literate writing." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

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Super children's story full of vibrant colour and character. Delightful. A great performance of it too by the narrator.
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- Artoo


I love Pullman, but this is not his best work. The narrator is clearly a good actor, but trying to do the voice of a young girl when you're a grown man is actually a little creepy and the effect was jarring.
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- Andrew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-09-2005
  • Publisher: Audible Studios