Northern Lights: BBC Radio 4 Dramatisation Reviews
Description:ISBN 0563529024 / Author: Philip Pullman / Genre: Children's Books / Sci-Fi & Fantasy / BBC Audiobooks / Philip Pullman's thrilling fantasy comes alive in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. The award-winning "His Dark Materials" trilogy is a breathtaking epic adventure ... more
Northern Lights: BBC Radio 4 Dramatisation ... spanning a multitude of worlds. "Northern Lights", the opening instalment, sees Lyra and her shape-changing daemon embark on a dangerous quest. In Oxford, Lyra learns that children are being kidnapped by the mysterious Gobblers. When her friend Roger vanishes she determines to find him, and is given a powerful alethiometer which can reveal the truth in all things. After discovering that the adults around her are not what they seem, Lyra and Pantalaimon join forces with a band of gyptians.Travelling north they encounter witch-queens and armoured bears, before being captured and taken to Bolvangar - where children are being used in terrible and secret experiments. Gripping, full of suspense and often funny, "Northern Lights" has an all-star cast including Terence Stamp, Emma Fielding, Bill Paterson, Kenneth Cranham and Ray Fearon. It is now a major motion picture, "The Golden Compass", starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig.
Newest Review: ... first thing that got my goat, was the narrator they used to guide us through the story. He is a character who we don't meet ... more
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by - written on 30/04/08, updated on 30/04/08 (Very useful, 223 readings)
His Dark Materials - part 1 (Northern Lights)...made with dodgy materials! (Please note: this is a review of the BBC 4 radio play audio CD. Not the unabridged version read by Phillip Pullman.) I'm a massive, massive fan of Philip Pullman's trilogy 'His Dark Materials'. I've read them countless times and put them amongst my most favourites books of all time. Having listened to the audio CD of Harry Potter, and enjoyed it very much, I thought I would try the audio version of Pullman's books. I wanted to start off with the first book of the series 'Nothern Lights' (well it would be silly to start at the end??). Now, there are two difference ... Read the complete review
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