Once Upon a Time in the North : His Dark Materials

  • by Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by Philip Pullman, Full Cast
  • Series: His Dark Materials
  • 2 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is the mesmerising story of the very first meeting of those two legends and friends, Lee Scoresby, the Texan balloonist, and Iorek Byrnison, the armoured bear. When Lee and his daemon, Hester, land in the Arctic town of Novy Odense, they quickly become embroiled in an out-and-out political brawl. So when Iorek offers to help, Lee is only too happy to accept. Together they take on a slippery politician, his monstrous gas-powered gun and a murderous gunfighter. And so begins a friendship that will continue throughout their lives.This audio edition is performed by Philip Pullman with a full cast and produced by Garrick Hagan.

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Good but too short

Bit disappointed that i used 1 credit for 2 hours worth of entertainment. It was a very good short story but in my opinion ends too quickly and leaves a few more unfinished character developments. I would rather had more of the main story than the strange closing extracts.
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- Paul

Enjoyable story and great narration

We choose this because we have enjoyed Philip Pullman's Northern Light Series and also one of us had read this book previously and enjoyed it.

Its a great audio book with great narration, its really nice having a book which is read by several different people for the characters in the book and is really enjoyable to listen too.

We would happily recommend this book to all and if you liked his Northern Light books then you'll like this as well, as they have several of the same characters in this book.
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- Rosie and Duncan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-04-2008
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks