• The Amber Spyglass (Dramatised)

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Performance
  • Release date: 21-01-05
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (99 ratings)

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 installment, 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 lorek 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.
The Whitbread Book of the Year 2001, The Amber Spyglass is now an exciting BBC Radio 4 full-cast drama starring Terence Stamp, Ray Fearon, Emma Fielding, and Philip Madoc.
(P)2003 BBC Worldwide Ltd
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3 out of 5 stars
By KMSUK on 06-01-14

Good performance but lacking content

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I have read the original book and found this version lacking what I consider important parts of the original story.
Compare it to the film version of a book, always missing some of the story and most of the time a little bit of a let down
Have now purchased the original book in audio to complete my collection instead.
This may be good for my grandchildren to listen to as dramatised tends to hold their interest longer

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1 out of 5 stars
By Paul on 08-12-08

A massive disappointment.

I listened to the first two books in the His Dark Materials series and was transfixed - listening to hour after hour of superb dramatisation and a tightly knit abridging. I downloded The Amber Spyglass expecting an at least as good experience and possibly better because the story was coming to a conclusion.

What. A. Disappointment. It was barely over 2 hours in length with bored people reading boring lines. Huge tracts of story were brushed over in sentences and it seemed like it was a rushe job.

Quick quick lets knock this out in 10 minutes because something more interesting is coming up next. I feel like the whole series has been tainted by the weakness of the treatment of the final book.

Money back please...

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5 out of 5 stars
By marjorie on 18-03-09

the best books i've ever listened to

i've listened to the his dark material books at least 4 time over. anyone who says these books arn't good hasn't read or listened to them.

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