by Sukey HowardJuly, 1999
If the prospect of a car trip with the kids puts your mood on the skids, turn to tapes! A good story can make the time go fast and make the trip a blast. A new full-cast recording of Philip Pullman's modern fantasy classic, The Golden Compass, will keep parents and children wonderfully entertained for almost 11 hours. This first volume of the Dark Materials trilogy takes us into an amazing world of mythic proportions, filled with goblins, witch clans, stolen children, and armored bears. We follow Lyra, our gutsy heroine, and Pan, her loyal daemon, through a rich, twisting tale of adventure and escalating suspense in the cold far north.