14 August 2017


Michael Sheen says of Philip Pullman's books:

“The His Dark Materials trilogy had a profound effect on me. Rarely have I felt such loss on coming to the end of a story. So, as a reader and a fan, I was hugely excited on hearing that Phillip was returning to the story of Lyra and Dust and challenging the Authority. And, as an actor, it was a true privilege to be asked to record La Belle Sauvage, the first book of this new work. It was genuinely one of the most thrilling and enjoyable experiences I've had as a performer to sit in that darkened recording studio for three magical days and live inside the story of Malcolm and Lyra and their extraordinary journey.”

Author Philip Pullman says:

“I’ve long admired Michael Sheen not only for his astonishing versatility but also for the passion and energy he brings to all his roles. I was delighted to learn that he’d be willing to read the audiobook of La Belle Sauvage, and I’m sure that listeners will be very excited by the result.”

 

  • La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One

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    A rich, imaginative, vividly characterised rite-of-passage tale - Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

    WINNER- AUTHOR OF THE YEAR, BRITISH BOOK AWARDS
    WINNER- UK AUTHOR, NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2018

    A coming of age story like no other . . .

    Philip Pullman's magnificent bestseller is now in paperback, with new additional illustrations.

    Malcolm Polstead's Oxford life has been one of routine, ordinary even.

    He is happiest playing with his daemon, Asta, in their canoe, La Belle Sauvage. But now as the rain builds, the world around Malcolm and Asta it seems is set to become increasingly far from ordinary.

    Finding himself linked to a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua, Malcolm is forced to undertake the challenge of his life and to make a dangerous journey that will change him and Lyra for ever . . .

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