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"But the thing is," said Horley, "they didn’t know each other at all. Never heard of each other. It wasn’t about the makers. Only about the works."

On a dark winter's night in 1970, Horley and Grinstead huddle for warmth in the Senior Common Room of a college in Oxford. Conversation turns to the two impressive works of art that Horley has recently added to his collection. What the two men don't know is that these pieces are connected in mysterious and improbable ways; and they are about to be caught in the cross-fire of a story which has travelled time and worlds.

Philip Pullman is one of the most well-loved and admired British authors of the last few decades. He has written numerous novels for both adults and children, most notably the award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy. The Collectors, written exclusively for Audible, serves as a great introduction to this series, while revealing a little something extra to fans of Lyra and her world.

The Collectors is narrated by Bill Nighy, the Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning actor whose work on stage, screen, and radio has included Love Actually, the Pirates of the Caribbean series and a multitude of TV, stage, and radio appearances.

©2014 Philip Pullman (P)2014 Audible, Ltd

Critiques

"Pullman's brief story is a little marvel, and so is Nighy's reading. His narration is so natural, complete with signature Nighy stutters, and his voice so rich and resonant that listeners are immediately ensnared." ( AudioFile)

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  • Michele Kellett
  • 18/02/2015

Henry James, meet Rudyard Kipling

An Oxford common room, a feeble fire: strangers meet over port, a tale is told, a transaction fixed, a dreadful act ensues. This is a classic 19th century horror story, told with Pullman's characteristic wit and grace. The bonus is the tangential glance at a character we grew to know well in The Golden Compass.

Bill Nighy's narration is superb, of course -- but perhaps more "actorly" than quite comprehensible. He falls into near-whispers occasionally: dramatically appropriate but hard to follow on a freeway, with a lot of ambient road noise.

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  • Abel
  • 15/01/2015

Short but sweet

A nice little appetiser to bring you back to the world of His Dark Materials. Not really the best sort of thing to introduce you to the other books, but certainly of interest to those who have read and loved them.

The low score in performance was due to the extremely bad mixing that causes the performer's voice to be nearly inaudible during a good few of the lines of one of the two main characters. I certainly hope it can be updated and fixed to better volume balance, as the performance is excellent otherwise.

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  • AJ
  • 24/01/2015

Perfectly Read

This is a must especially since it's only a couple dollars. I wasn't lucky enough to get it free as some members were. However.... it was well worth it. The only con I can find is it's so short! I could've listened to this story for hours especially read by Bill Nighy! Seriously one of my all-time favorite narrated (& performed) audio books.

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  • Mark Mahar
  • 24/02/2015

Chilling / Thrilling

Where does The Collectors rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I'd say it was in the top percentile, probably at the highest for now.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Collectors?

The ending is the payoff!

Have you listened to any of Bill Nighy’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, never have but I look forward to hearing more from him.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me laugh in parts but more stunned at the ending.

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  • john b pennington
  • 05/02/2015

Anticipating The Book of Dust!

Disturbing backstory for His Dark Materials series. Narration is fabulous I highly recommend The Collectors and all of Pullman's work

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  • Camila
  • 12/02/2015

exceeded what I hoped for! thank you P. Pullman!

I need to listen to it again and 10 more times. well done. More of these would be fantasric before the BoD comes out.

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  • Ethna M. O'Shea
  • 21/11/2015

Bill Nighy is superb!

Strange tale made all the better with the excellent Bill Nighy as narrator!! Give it a listen!

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  • Linda Calhoun
  • 08/02/2015

Really liked it.

Found it very interesting and liked the way that it related back to some of his other material. Was unhappy that it ended so soon. Would have liked to go further into the story.

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  • Nigel Feasey
  • 04/02/2015

An excellent Tail

What did you love best about The Collectors?

There is a lot to love about The Collectors. The story is so well spun and so subtle with little bits of humor and irony.

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  • Christian
  • 30/01/2015

A great listen!

Any additional comments?

A great listen with Bill Nighy as the narrator. Story moves well given its length.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 07/10/2017

wonderful

simply wonderful, both the story and the way bill nighy brings it across. it is pretty short, but still a pleasure to be drawn back into the dark materials universe

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  • Stefan Reik
  • 23/08/2017

Enttäuscht<br />

Nein das war echt sehr enttäuschtend
Das das hör Buch so mies ist. Leider nein