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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teresadao
Aug 17, 2015

The first book was better, with more of Lyra's world.

The Subtle Knife really offended me because of all the religious references... definitely agree with rene (below).

In addition, darker and less action mostly because of the prescence in "our" world.

redban Apr 07, 2015

Truly a classic trilogy. Even better, it can be enjoyed in adolescence and as an adult, so reading it again as an adult now brings nostalgia AND intrigue (still!). Very few fictions deserve such accolades, this one is a masterpiece!

And I agree, this book does get darker with the introduction of Will. The third book evens things out.

fergusonfan Jul 28, 2014

I enjoyed this more than the Golden Compass. It doesn't have quite as many plot twists as the first book. Lyra and Will are the main characters. Lord Asriel is a minor character in this,as is Mrs. Coulter.

formrfarmr2011 Jul 14, 2014

This is the second book in the series; and much darker than the first. The idea of Dust is intriguing, but I did not enjoy this one as much as The Golden Compass.

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rene1951
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.

iLoveLibraries0_0 Oct 12, 2012

Another entertaining work of fiction from Philip Pullman.

This book goes much deeper into the author's views on Christianity, and Catholicism (not actually named) more specifically. Depending on what your own beleifs are, you might need to pull yourself out of this book for a moment and take a breather before continueing in certain parts.

narutouzumaki485 Jul 21, 2012

great for summer reading

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LaurenAHHH
Jul 01, 2012

This is one of those books that are so good, I wish multiple places, characters, and items in it were real. Great story.

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freeflyer
Apr 30, 2012

This was super great and I loved iy. The story between Lyra and everything around her was amazing and I couldn't get enough of it!

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22950006703433
Oct 30, 2011

I loved this book! I think it might even have been better than the first. I did miss ioerek because he was a very interesting character. Will really made up for that though.

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mishamurali
Aug 04, 2014

"I found folly everywhere, but there were grains of wisdom in every stream of it.”

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