The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

Downloadable Audiobook - 2006
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Here is the highly anticipated second installment of Philip Pullman's epic fantasy trilogy, begun with the critically acclaimed The Golden Compass. Lyra and Will, her newfound friend, tumble separately into the strange tropical otherworld of Cittgazze, "the city of magpies, " where adults are curiously absent and children run wild. Here their lives become inextricably entwined when Lyra's alethiometer gives her a simple command: find Will's father. Their search is plagued with obstaclessome familiar and some horribly new and unfathomablebut it eventually brings them closer to Will's father and to the Subtle Knife, a deadly, magical, ancient tool that cuts windows between worlds. Through it all, Will and Lyra find themselves hurtling toward the center of a fierce battle against a force so awesome that leagues of mortals, witches, beasts, and spirits from every world are uniting in fear and anger against it. This breathtaking sequel will leave listeners eager for the third and final volume of His Dark Materials.
Publisher: New York : Listening Library, 2006.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780739350355
Characteristics: sound file (08 hr., 55 min. : 128347 KB) :,digital, MP3 file.
Additional Contributors: Pullman, Philip 1946-
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Mar 31, 2014

The first volume of this trilogy was made into a movie but not this second volume, nor the third. This volume or, presumably, the third volume would be considered sacriligious by most, (I believe) Christian, possibly also Islamic and Jewish Fundemantalists.

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