Twelve-year-old Lyra, whose daemon Pantalaimon is part of her very self, is growing up in an ancient, ritual-haunted Oxford. She must rescue her friend Roger from evil kidnappers. In our world, Will has his own dangerous task to fulfil.
A box set containing the BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of Philip Pullman's three books The Amber Spyglass, Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, set in a world which is like, yet very unlike, our own.The trilogy, which mixes science, theology and magic to fantastic and exciting effect, details Lyra's quest to find her missing friend Will and her mission to uncover the secret of Dust.
"I'm delighted that His Dark Materials is being done on the radio. I've always loved radio drama - it can move from the epic to the intimate in a moment. The sweep of the whole thing seems to have been very well maintained; and the cast is great, especially the two leads, Lulu and Daniel. The makers have used all the resources of my favourite medium to create a vivid and atmospheric production." -- Philip Pullman BBC press release "The impressive cast includes Terence Stamp and Ray Fearon. Lulu Popplewell as Lyra is consistently strong" -- Kim Bunce The Observer
Format: Audio CD
Published: January 2003
Publisher: BBC Audio A Division Of Random House
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 13.0 x 14.6 x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Type: Unabridged