June is actually Audiobook Month. So today, I today I thought I'd write about an audiobook I've recently listened to (and adored).
Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy since I never really got around to finishing the series after reading The Golden Compass almost two years ago. Mostly this decision came about after listening to Aimee of My Fluttering Heart declare her undying affection for one Will and Lyra during Literary Love.
And while I don't exactly hold with Philip Pullman's views on organized religion and God, Lyra and Will's adventures are nothing short of magical. The worlds they visit and the people/creatures they meet! The armored bear Iorek Byrnison, the aeronaut Lee Scoresby, the witch Serafina Pekkala, the Mulefa, the Gallivespian Chevalier Tialys...too many to count here but each one is characterized beautifully. Lyra and her adventures in The Golden Compass were enjoyable and interesting, the addition of a full cast reading turned this series into something spell-bindingly wondrous.
series reading (listening) order:
~ The Golden Compass or Northern Lights
~ The Subtle Knife
~ The Amber Spyglass