The Secret Commonwealth<br> by Philip Pullman audiobook

The Secret Commonwealth
: The Book of Dust, Volume 2

By Philip Pullman
Read by Michael Sheen

Listening Library (Audio) 9780553510669

The Book of Dust Series: Book 2

19.73 Hours Unabridged
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"It's a stunning achievement, this universe Pullman has created and continues to build on." --The New York Times Return to the parallel world of His Dark Materials in the second volume of Philip Pullman's new bestselling masterwork The Book of Dust, and discover what comes next for Lyra, "one of fantasy's most indelible heroines." (The New York Times Magazine) Lyra Silvertongue's adventures in the North are long over--the windows between the many worlds have been sealed, and her beloved Will is lost to her. She does still have the alethiometer: the truth-telling device given to her by the master of Jordan College, which guided her journey. Lyra doesn't know the full story of the alethiometer, though. Or the role that young Malcolm Polstead played in bringing both the instrument and baby Lyra to Jordan. She's now a twenty-year-old undergraduate at St. Sophia's College. To her, Malcolm is Dr. Polstead, an overly solicitous professor she would prefer to avoid. But intrigue is swirling around Lyra once more. Her daemon Pantalaimon is witness to a brutal murder, and the dying man entrusts them with secrets that carry echoes from their past. They learn of a city haunted by daemons, of a desert said to hold the secret of Dust. Powerful forces are about to throw Lyra and Malcolm together once again. And the dangers they face will challenge everything they thought they knew about the world, and about themselves. PRAISE FOR THE BOOK OF DUST: LA BELLE SAUVAGE "Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen year wait: The Book of Dust is one of them." --The Washington Post "Reading this novel is like standing in a room in which suddenly all of the windows have blown open at once." --Slate HIS DARK MATERIALS IS SOON TO BE AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, JAMES McAVOY, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA!

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Summary

Summary

A Parade Magazine Pick of Best Audiobooks for Fall

"It's a stunning achievement, this universe Pullman has created and continues to build on." --The New York Times

Return to the parallel world of His Dark Materials in the second volume of Philip Pullman's new bestselling masterwork The Book of Dust, and discover what comes next for Lyra, "one of fantasy's most indelible heroines." (The New York Times Magazine)


Lyra Silvertongue's adventures in the North are long over--the windows between the many worlds have been sealed, and her beloved Will is lost to her. She does still have the alethiometer: the truth-telling device given to her by the master of Jordan College, which guided her journey.

Lyra doesn't know the full story of the alethiometer, though. Or the role that young Malcolm Polstead played in bringing both the instrument and baby Lyra to Jordan. She's now a twenty-year-old undergraduate at St. Sophia's College. To her, Malcolm is Dr. Polstead, an overly solicitous professor she would prefer to avoid.

But intrigue is swirling around Lyra once more. Her daemon Pantalaimon is witness to a brutal murder, and the dying man entrusts them with secrets that carry echoes from their past. They learn of a city haunted by daemons, of a desert said to hold the secret of Dust.

Powerful forces are about to throw Lyra and Malcolm together once again. And the dangers they face will challenge everything they thought they knew about the world, and about themselves.

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK OF DUST: LA BELLE SAUVAGE

"Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen year wait: The Book of Dust is one of them." --The Washington Post

"Reading this novel is like standing in a room in which suddenly all of the windows have blown open at once." --Slate

HIS DARK MATERIALS IS SOON TO BE AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, JAMES McAVOY, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Read by British actor Michael Sheen, who also narrated the first novel in the series, the audiobook follows the further adventures of Lyra as she finds herself in a new mystery and uncovers more secrets about her world.” Parade (audio review)

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Author Bio: Philip Pullman

Author Bio: Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman is the Whitbread Award–winning author of the bestselling His Dark Materials series—The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass—as well as the Sally Lockhart trio of Victorian mysteries and other books for young readers. Among his other awards, he has won the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in honor of the body of his work.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 19.73
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English