- Published: Old Greenwich, CT : Listening Library, p1999.
- Year Published: 1999
- Description: 9 sound discs (10 hr., 33 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
- Language: English
- Format: Book on CD
- 0807210498 ;
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Call number: Y BOCD Fiction
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"...narrated by Philip Pullman himself, with the support of some of the finest actors of the London stage."
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From the spires of a steampunk-inflected Oxford to a fortress populated by armored, talking polar bears, Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass certainly doesn't lack an imaginative setting. But the real heart of the story is Lyra Belacqua, an orphan and ward of Oxford University who like everyone else in her world has a daemon, a living manifestation of her own soul. After the simultaneous arrival of her uncle Asriel and a mysterious woman named Mrs. Coulter, Lyra finds herself in the middle of a world of intrigue that involves kidnappings, something called intercision, and a plan to undo the very foundations of her world. She's carried all the way to the Arctic Circle by boat, balloon, and bear, where she discovers that she's had it all wrong--and that she might not be a mere pawn, but the key to saving not just her parallel universe but our own as well. Called "a totally involving, intricately plotted fantasy that will leave readers clamoring for the sequels" by Booklist, The Golden Compass dares to challenge readers' deepest convictions, expand their imaginations, and leave them at turns exhilarated, heartbroken, and ultimately spellbound by this unforgettable book.
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