The Golden Compass audio book - flash required

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Golden Compass Movie Trailer

The first in a trilogy of - The Dark Materials

  1. The Golden Compass,
  2. The Subtle Knife, &
  3. The Amber Spyglass

It is an epic fantasy with witches, talking bear kings and a daemon for each person in animal form representing the inner self or souls. Pullman begins his story in Oxford England at a time when England was supreme, starting the industrial revolution, politically powerful government, church, and educational center of the world. Within this setting Lyra is coming of age; expanding her explorations into the organizations that vie to rule the world - government and religion. How people can be good and evil, how they conduct themselves, make choices and what should be her role in her life and death.