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Sep 9, 2019

A window into Philip Pullman’s fantastic universe is the way many listeners first entered the audiobook world. Editor Robin Whitten and host Jo Reed start a week of episodes of AudioFile Favorites—the audiobooks we always recommend. The first in the His Dark Materials trilogy sets the stage with miraculous creatures—daemons, armored bears, and witches—who join 12-year-old Lyra Belacqua in her quest for truth. The multi-actor cast of this audiobook version engages listeners from the opening scenes. THE GOLDEN COMPASS has stayed at the top of our favorites list for more than 20 years!

The BBC/HBO TV adaption “His Dark Materials” arrives later this fall, as does the second audiobook in Pullman’s new series, THE BOOK OF DUST: THE SECRET COMMONWEALTH, narrated by Michael Sheen.

Published by Penguin Random House/Listening Library.

The Golden Compass

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