Audible has released an exclusive story about characters from the world of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series (Scholastic) on Audible.
The Collectors is set in the senior common room of an Oxford college. Two new characters, Horley and Grinstead, discuss two new works of art that Horley has added to his collection, but neither men know that the two pieces in question are about to be caught in the crossfire of a story that has travelled through time and between worlds.
The story is free to download for Audible members and is narrated by Bill Nighy.
Laurence Howell, Audible’s director of editorial and merchandising, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer our listeners another glimpse into the spellbinding world of the His Dark Materials trilogy. The Collectors is a perfect story for the Christmas season, written by a master of storytelling and narrated by the mellifluous voice of Bill Nighy. We love it and can’t wait to share it with our listeners.”
The books will be made available to Audible non-members in the New Year.
Next year is the 20th anniversary of the first book in His Dark Materials, Northern Lights, and Scholastic is releasing a new set of special edition hardbacks.
The His Dark Materials series has sold 4,374,993 copies and Northern Lights received the Carnegie medal in 1995.