Once Upon a Time in the North

  • by Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by Philip Pullman
  • 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Another mesmerizing episode from the universe of His Dark Materials set in the far frozen Arctic, including the very first meeting of those two legends and friends - Lee Scoresby, the Texan balloonist, and Iorek Byrnison, the armored bear.


What the Critics Say

"Pullman is as fine a writer as there is for young people, and this book is a small gem." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

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Prequel without Lyra

His Dark Materials is three books: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. Once Upon A Time In The North is a ministory and a prequel about Lyras friend the Texan aeronaut Lee Scoresby. The is NOTHING LIKE the Golden Compass. Lyra is NOT in the story and the story takes place years before the events in His Dark Materials. The often repeated foul language was offputting and unexpected. In the end, I liked the original stories much better. Or try a much better series in the first place like Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches.
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- Mark

Great Fun

This was a fun "origin" type story for Yorik and Leif, great background and I enjoyed spending more time with two of my favorite characters.
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- E. Atkinson "xdaedalusx"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-29-2008
  • Publisher: Listening Library