His Dark Materials

10 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 487 ratings

Once Upon a Time in the North Publisher's Summary

Another mesmerizing episode from the universe of His Dark Materials set in the far frozen Arctic, including the very first meeting of those two legends and friends - Lee Scoresby, the Texan balloonist, and Iorek Byrnison, the armored bear.
©2008 Philip Pullman (P)2008 Random House, Inc.
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    • Once Upon a Time in the North

    • Written by: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Philip Pullman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Another mesmerizing episode from the universe of His Dark Materials set in the far frozen Arctic, including the very first meeting of those two legends and friends Lee Scoresby, the Texan balloonist, and Iorek Byrnison, the armored bear.

    Price: CDN$ 26.37

    • The Collectors

    • Written by: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Bill Nighy
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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    "But the thing is," said Horley, "they didn’t know each other at all. Never heard of each other. It wasn’t about the makers. Only about the works." On a dark winter's night in 1970, Horley and Grinstead huddle for warmth in the Senior Common Room of a college in Oxford. Conversation turns to the two impressive works of art that Horley has recently added to his collection....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply the best

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-09-19

    Price: CDN$ 2.85

    • Lyra's Oxford

    • Written by: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, full cast
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    An exciting new tale set in the world of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials saga. Lyra's Oxford opens in the thrilling comfort and familiarity of Jordan College, where Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon sit on the sun-drenched roof looking out over all of Oxford. But their peace is shattered when a strange bird (a witch's daemon, on its own) tumbles out of the sky. It is Ragi, daemon of Yelena Pazhets.

    Price: CDN$ 17.56

  • Book 0

    • The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage

    • Book of Dust, Volume 1
    • Written by: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    Renowned storyteller Philip Pullman returns to the parallel world of Lyra Belacqua and His Dark Materials for a thrilling and epic adventure in which daemons, alethiometers, and the Magisterium all play parts.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the wait!

    • By Olivia Baudais on 2017-11-08

    Price: CDN$ 56.45

  • Book 0.5

    • The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth

    • The Book of Dust, Volume 2
    • Written by: Philip Pullman
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Lyra Silvertongue's adventures in the North are long over - the windows between the many worlds have been sealed; her beloved Will is lost to her. She does still have the alethiometer: the truth-telling device which guided her journey. Lyra doesn't know the full story of the alethiometer, though. Or the role that young Malcolm Polstead played in bringing both the instrument and baby Lyra to Jordan. She's now a 20-year-old undergraduate at St. Sophia's College. To her, Malcolm is an overly solicitous professor she would prefer to avoid. But intrigue is swirling around Lyra once more.

    Price: CDN$ 52.63

  • Book 1

    • The Golden Compass

    • His Dark Materials, Book 1
    • Written by: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, full cast
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal - including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world. Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want. But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully written and narrated

    • By Jeremy on 2017-10-20

    Price: CDN$ 46.31

  • Book 2

    • The Subtle Knife

    • His Dark Materials, Book 2
    • Written by: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, full cast
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 68
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

     

    Lost in a new world, Lyra finds Will - a boy on the run, a murderer - a worthy and welcome ally. For this is a world where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and witches share the skies with troops of angels. Each is searching - Lyra for the meaning of Dark Matter, Will for his missing father - but what they find instead is a deadly secret, a knife of untold power. And neither Lyra nor Will suspects how tightly their lives, their loves, their destinies are bound together...until they are split apart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing story but the music is a bit weird.

    • By Anonymous User on 2019-02-13

    Price: CDN$ 46.31

    • The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 2

    • Written by: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, cast
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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    The thrilling second book in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, read by the author and a full cast. In this stunning sequel to Northern Lights, the intrepid Lyra Silvertongue and her daemon, Pantalaimon, find themselves in a shimmering, haunted other world – Cittagazze where soul-eating Spectres stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. Here she meets twelve-year-old Will Parry, a fugitive from a third universe.

    Price: CDN$ 24.63

  • Book 3

    • The Amber Spyglass

    • His Dark Materials, Book 3
    • Written by: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, full cast
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Lyra and Will, the two ordinary children whose extraordinary adventures begin in The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife, are in unspeakable danger. With help from Iorek Byrnison the armored bear and two tiny Gallivespian spies, they must journey to a dank and gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic finish

    • By Andrew Lynch on 2019-03-12

    Price: CDN$ 41.81

    • The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 3

    • Written by: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, cast
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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    Here is a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the third book in Philip Pullman's trilogy His Dark Materials. Bringing the saga to a thrilling close, it reintroduces familiar characters such as Lyra, Will, Mrs Coulter, and Dr Mary Malone.

    Price: CDN$ 28.21