His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife is the second book in Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy. It tells the story of Lyra, a young girl who travels to another world in search of her missing friend. Along the way, she makes new friends and discovers secrets about her past that will change her life forever. This audiobook features an all-star cast, including Tilda Swinton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and James McAvoy.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for children ages 8 and up. It is a great choice for readers who enjoyed the first book in the series, His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass.
- The audiobook is performed by a talented cast of actors, which brings the story to life
- Lyra’s journey is exciting and full of surprises
- This book contains some important themes that will resonate with young readers
- The ending is a bit abrupt
- It can be dark and violent at times
- Some of the language may be too mature for younger listeners
Learn more about the author
Philip Pullman is the acclaimed author of several books for children and young adults, including The Golden Compass, which was made into a major motion picture. He lives in England.
“Wonderful narration. Perfect for anyone who loves a good story.”
“Really enjoyed this book. The characters are really well developed and the plot is intriguing.”
“The Subtle Knife is an excellent follow-up to the first book in Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. Lyra is a strong and admirable heroine, and I found myself eagerly turning pages to see what happened next. The audiobook version is fantastic, with a star-studded cast that brings the characters to life.”