Record Details

Catalog Search

Electronic resources

Record details

  • ISBN: 0739345125
  • ISBN: 9780739345122
  • Publisher: [New York] : Listening Library, 2003.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 10:33:05.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by the author and a full cast.
Summary, etc.:
When Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon decide to spy on a presentation her uncle, the commanding Lord Asriel, is making to the elders of Jordan College they have no idea that they will become witnesses to an attempted murder, and even less that they are taking the first steps in a journey that will lead them into danger and adventure unlike anything Lyra's unfettered imagination has conjured up. Though she has been reised at the college in an atmosphere of benign neglect that has allowed her to become a half-wild child of the streets, Lyra soon finds herself apprenticed to the elegant Mrs. Coulter, and in possession of a strange device called the alethiometer, a "golden compass" that reads not true worth, but truth itself. But truth is a precious commodity, and before long Lyra and Pan are running for their lives.
System Details Note:
Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 151669 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Arctic regions > Juvenile fiction.
Children > Juvenile fiction.
Arctic regions > Fiction.
Children > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.

Additional Resources