The Subtle Knife : His Dark Materials

  • von Philip Pullman
  • Sprecher: Philip Pullman, full cast
  • Serie: His Dark Materials
  • 9 Std. 2 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch

Beschreibung

In this stunning sequel to The Golden Compass, the intrepid Lyra finds herself in a shimmering, haunted otherworld, Cittagazze, where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. But she is not without allies: 12-year-old Will Parry, fleeing for his life after taking another's, has also stumbled into this strange new realm.
On a perilous journey from world to world, Lyra and Will uncover a deadly secret: an object of extraordinary and devastating power. And with every step, they move closer to an even greater threat, and the shattering truth of their own destiny.

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"The superb production of this fascinating fantasy epic makes it a heart-thumping listening adventure." (AudioFile)
"The story gallops with ferocious momentum [and] Pullman is devilishly inventive. (The New York Times Book Review)
"More than fulfilling the promise of The Golden Compass, this second volume starts off at a heart-thumping pace and never slows down." (Publishers Weekly)
"A resoundingly successful sequel." (Booklist)

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Würdige Fortsetzung des ersten Teils! Lyra trifft in einer anderen, neuen Welt auf Will, einen Jungen ihres Alters, mit dem sie gemeinsam ihr Abenteuer fortsetzen muss. Viele neue Figuren kommen hinzu, aber auch die alten vertrauten Charaktäre tauchen wieder auf. Die Geschichte wird komplexer und verliert nie an Spannung.
Auch die Inszenierung ist extrem gelungen und ein echtes Hörvergnügen!!
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- aurelia_aurita

Better than the first part!

In the debate people have over sequels versus originals, I had have to chalk one up for the sequel camp. Having just listened to 'The Golden Compass', I wouldn't believe Philip Pullman could top himself! But he does! The second book of the 'Dark Materials' trilogy begins with the introduction of Will Parry. Twelve years old, smart, and fiercely protective of his mother and in self-defense he murders someone. Consequently, this sends him on a wild chase that at its' end finds him face to face with our heroine, Lyra. What happens then, and how their individual quests are related through possibly hundreds of worlds is the main story of 'The Subtle Knife'.
I loved this audio book. I really liked the addition of Will, and the beautiful friendship he and Lyra develop. I thought the action never let up for a second, and had no idea where it was headed. I also loved the focus moving from just Lyra, as it was in the first book, to ample time with all the other various characters. It made them more tangible, more easy to connect with.
The only thing that's misleading about the book is its category: A fairy tale to share with the kids. It's not! Pullman is constantly making you question who's bad and who's good. Pullman as a storyteller and the whole cast of speakers are performing as good as in the first audio book. I can't wait listening to part three! Cause this one ended as a true cliff hanger!
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- cbaumeister

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  • Erscheinungsdatum: 07.11.2003
  • Verlag: Listening Library