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The Amber Spyglass

His Dark Materials, Book 3
Série : His Dark Materials, Volume 3
Durée : 14 h et 53 min
Catégories : Anglais - Kids, Ages 8-10
4.5 out of 5 stars (28 notations)

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Lyra and Will, the two ordinary children whose extraordinary adventures begin in The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife, are in unspeakable danger. With help from Iorek Byrnison the armored bear and two tiny Gallivespian spies, they must journey to a dank and gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone.

All the while, Dr. Mary Malone builds a magnificent amber spyglass. An assassin hunts her down. And Lord Asriel, with troops of shining angels, fights his mighty rebellion, a battle of strange allies and shocking sacrifice.

As war rages and dust drains from the sky, the fate of the living, and the dead, finally comes to depend on two children and the simple truth of one simple story. The Amber Spyglass reveals that story, bringing Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials to an astonishing conclusion.

Listen to the rest of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series.
©2000 Philip Pullman (P)2001 Random House, Inc.

Critiques

"Absorbing...Like Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling, [Pullman] invents a world filled with strange divinations and wordplays." (Newsweek)
"A literary masterpiece...[that] caps the most magnificent fantasy series since The Lord of the Rings and puts Harry Potter to shame...A page-turning story that builds to a powerful finish." (Oregonian)
"As the rich tale unfolds, Pullman's voice, elegant with a hint of both whisper and rasp, thoroughly enthralls, sounding by turns forceful and tender. The talented, extensive cast gives a dynamic, nearly flawless performance." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Global
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  • Jim
  • 16/03/2005

Sophisticated and Thought Provoking!

Just when you thought this series of books couldn't get any more fantastic, the author steps up to an entirely new level, introducing characters and concepts that are admittedly pretty advanced for youngsters (although my 7 and 11 year olds absolutely love these books). For early teens, it is a perfect introduction to philosophical and ethical ideas that require some serious thought. The nature of religion versus dogma, the concept of self, the idea of power of self-sacrifice, the portrayal of multiple realities, all are explored in new and fascinating ways.

The audio production of the entire series is top-notch and riveting, and has resulted in my driving around the block many times just to get to the end of the next chapter.

Contrary to claims that this book is anti-religion - it is more a criticism of political authority, ignorance, and power. This is not the God of our world - this is an alternate universe. The church in this story is a repressive political entity that relies on fear and intimidation.

It is frightening to see how many people fear these books and wish to ban them rather than to see them as a starting point for discussion of ideas (do not underestimate your children and their ability to comprehend these ideas). These books do not challenge anyone's faith - it really points out the the pitfalls of blind faith versus the true power of actual deeds. Pulling these books out of libraries as some wish to do would be a tragedy, and it seems to reflect more of a lack of faith in one's own beliefs than anything else.

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  • Andrea
  • 29/07/2010

A worthwhile but somewhat disappointing end

Pullman continues to add complex twists and turns to his final novel in this trilogy, do not miss the first two before you listen to this one! I enjoyed this final novel, but there were MANY more characters than usual, and though I enjoyed the complexities of them, there seemed like too many to all be properly developed. The religious (or arguably anti-religious) overtones become much more of a focus here, which I did not like even though I am not religious. Though it is still very suspenseful and full of adventure, twists and unpredictable turns like the other two novels I walked away feeling a little disappointed. Perhaps that is because this believable fantasy trilogy is now done.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Anita
  • 23/09/2009

an exceptional story that's had bad press

Forget the political reviews of this series as an atheist anthem. This is simply a wonderful story with rich characters, fantastic worlds and heartwarming themes about friendship and loyalty. The full cast reading is worth every penny-a must listen!

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Hawk
  • 29/02/2008

Imaginatioon People

Since when did imagination go by the way of a fallen leaf from the big tree? I have heard so much of how bad this series seems to be but as a Pastor I have heard nothing but happiness and excitement from what comes out of this story. Nobody says anywhere in these books that you have to beleive what you hear. The fun of these types of books is to bring you out of such a hard way of living and go into a world that just takes your mind off your own worries. Love the books and gosh - there are only three in the series. I look forward to more.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Geoffrey
  • 03/12/2003

A great finish to a fabulous trilogy!

His Dark Materials ends with this book (although there is a follow-up, _Lyra's Oxford_, which includes a short story, a map of Lyra's Oxford, and some other materials), the longest of the three.

The various storylines are tied up nicely, though some may not care for how things are left with the two main characters. Despite this, I loved it - this book and the series - and would love for additional stories from Pullman about the characters and places he's brought to life in these books (as he did with the above-mentioned book).

Great books for children or adults of all ages!

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  • T.T.
  • 02/03/2009

More of the same

I found Golden Compass to be very fresh and interesting writing. It got a bit boring in Subtle Knife, although still bearable. I could not manage to find energy to listen for the second part of The Amber Spyglass. The story kept spreading far and wide and countless new characters, monsters, worlds and magic items kept popping up, whilst very little space for story and characters were left. If you enjoy authors flow of fantasy there is plenty of it. If you want to know who are Will and Lyra, what they think and feel and how they change, there is very little to look for.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Yuan M. Kao
  • 01/02/2009

Disappointing End

After the first two books, I was a little disappointed with the third. The ending was somewhat anti-climatic and a little too theological for my taste. It would have been more appropriate if this book ended three-quarters of the way through.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Wendy
  • 29/03/2009

great

after the first two books its hard not to fall in love with the ending of this one, even though its sad, you know it has to happen.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Daniel McAfee
  • 07/01/2008

Pretty Disappointing

The story just doesn't hold together. The creativity and imagination, which was high in the fist book of the trilogy, disappears.

The characters and story lines are inconsistent and at times downright boring. The story line involving the Amber Spyglass itself is painfully boring and seems to be more of an Orson Scott Card ripoff of the Piggies from Card's Ender series.

Lastly, the ending is a total let down when the anticipated temptation is not played up as it was built up throughout the story.

At times I just wanted to turn it off, but hung in there only because I listened to the first two and wanted to see how it ended.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Teresa
  • 20/01/2008

Disappointing after the first two

I loved the first two books of the series. I couldn't put them down, in fact. I felt the same way with the third book until about halfway through, when it began to drag. The ending was completely anticlimactic and smarmy. Towards the end, the story became disjointed, and several questions were left unanswered. It seemed as though the author was scrambling to make things up at the last minute to make the story cohesive, but failed miserably. Such a disappointment.

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  • aurelia_aurita
  • 04/05/2006

Tolles Finale der Trilogie

Ich kann nur sagen: Hört euch die Trilogie an, sie ist jede Minute Eurer Zeit wert. Eine so gelungene Lesung habe ich selten gehört und auch die Geschichte lässt an Spannung und Emotionen nicht missen :-)

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  • Katya
  • 21/04/2016

Unexpectedly mature and sad

Story deep, dark and heartbreaking! A pity they have cancelled the movie, I'd love to see it!

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  • cbaumeister
  • 25/03/2007

After two great parts a let down.

'The Amber Spyglass' is the third and last book in Phillip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' trilogy. It is good, but not nearly as engaging as the previous two books in the series, 'The Golden Compass' and 'The Subtle Knife'. I must say that I didn't love 'The Amber Spyglass', but I'm glad I listen to this audio book.

The books in 'His Dark Materials' are the kind of books that make you happy to listen to. They are full of magic, interesting characters and weird events. In a nutshell, they make you dream and awake your imagination. Additionally you have come so far with the first and second part that you definitely want to know how the story ends.

From my point of view, that is extremely important, and that is the reason why I recommend 'The Amber Spyglass', even though I only give it 3 stars. Truth to be told, the real value of this book is not to be found as a standalone, but rather as the conclusion of an outstanding trilogy that is already a classic.

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  • Enyo
  • 29/05/2018

Most fascinating & beautiful finale of the Series

The story culminates and comes to what feels like a beautiful end/conclusion. I never got bored during the story and sometimes even stepped back a few phrases/sentences or even a chapter since I really wanted to understand what was going on in the sometimes fast-paced course of events (who knows the series, can probably imagine, that events will occur in a much denser frequency in this finale of the series). The cast and well distinguishable voices of the characters help a lot keeping an overview in these scenarios and is – just as in the previous parts and in my humble opinion, of course – very skilled in conveying the emotions of the protagonists. I’ll most definitely listen to the series a few more times since it’s altogether one of the most beautifully written stories – including a plausible approach to the Mystery, that “Consciousness” still represents to Science, as much as “Dark Matter” and “Dark Energy” does. And the idea of forming such an – as I would intuitively call it – “Epic” around it, makes it an even more exciting field to me now. Well, whatever we will find out about the Mysteries in a later time, the “Gedankenexperiment” (thought experiment) of these novels will certainly be one of the most intriguing approaches to this topic, that no one can at this point approach with the slightest glimpse of certainty. And yet, the imaginations, that Mr. Pullman presents in his series, are astonishingly fascinating and even feel plausibly woven with the current scientific facts. And the way, the novels also interconnect science with religious mythology/belief, are also part of their fascinating attraction to me. All in all, I can 100% recommend this novel (series) for everyone with the slightest philosophical inclination, regardless if from the theological or scientific community.

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  • Audiophil
  • 01/11/2015

Einer der wenigen Autoren die auch toll lesen

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

Ich habe die Trilogie "His Dark Materials" mehrfach gehört und immer wieder aufs Neue genossen.

Dass ich ein Hörbuch mehrfach hören kommt nur sehr selten vor, und nur wenn irgendetwas aussergewöhnlich ist.

In diesem Fall passt alles: Der Sprecher, obwohl auch Autor, spricht sehr angenehm und professionell und ist auch für non-native Speaker absolut gut verständlich. Die Sprache ist klar und deutlich, so dass auch der Englisch-Lerneffekt nicht zu kurz kommt. Er hat eine sehr warme Stimme, welche die Liebenswürdigkeit der Charaktere unterstreicht

Und das Wichtigste ist natürlich die Geschichte: Ich liebe phantasievolle Erzählungen, die einen in eine andere Welt entführen. Und im Gegensatz zum Herrn der Ringe kommen hier keine Längen, wo man am liebsten vorspulen würde.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Sebastian
  • 02/09/2015

very nice Triology

especially the voices of the full cast are great.
enjoied it very much, hope the movies follow some time...

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • johpas
  • 08/06/2010

OK, aber kein Anschluss an den 1. u. 2. Part

Das dritte Buch hat mir leider nicht mehr so gut gefallen. Die Geschichte spitzt sich zu früh zu, rennt von einem Höhepunkt zum nächsten. Und das Ende war wirklich unbefriedigend. Es ist kein schlechtes Buch, aber mit der Erwartung aus den ersten beiden Teilen fällt dieses doch ab.

Es ist gut gelesen, obwohl sich ein paar Stimmen ändern, was ich für eine Trilogie unvorteilhaft finde.

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