Northern Lights: His Dark Materials 1

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Featuring an exclusive bonus interview between the author, Philip Pullman, and His Dark Materials star, Ruth Wilson.

Now a major BBC series

‘Without this child, we shall all die.’

Lyra Belacqua lives half-wild and carefree among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon, Pantalaimon, always by her side.

But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle – a struggle born of stolen children, witch clans and armoured bears.

As she hurtles towards danger in the cold far North, Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: she alone is destined to win, or to lose, the biggest battle imaginable.

Read by Philip Pullman and a full cast of narrators.

© Philip Pullman 1995 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

Critics Review

  • Read by Pullman himself and a full cast including Julian Glover and Stephen Thorne, this is glorious listening.

    Sunday Express

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