The audio book itself is from Audible.com
and is more or less a production than an audio book. Instead of being read by a single narrator, the book is presented by a full cast. It is much more enjoyable to listen to than a book being read by one person. It's encoded in the MP3 format at 96 kb/s.
Program Format: Unabridged Publisher: Listening Library, 2004 Length: 48 min.
An exciting new tale set in the world of Philip Pullman's
His Dark Materials saga.
Lyra's Oxford opens in the thrilling comfort and familiarity of Jordan College, where Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon sit on the sun-drenched roof looking out over all of Oxford. But their peace is shattered when a strange bird (a witch's daemon, on its own) tumbles out of the sky. It is Ragi, daemon of Yelena Pazhets, and he seeks a healing elixir from an infamous Oxford alchemist (and rumored man slaughterer) to cure his witch of a strange new disease from the South. Lyra and Pan decide to help and guide him (witches are friends, of course) but the closer their winding walk leads them to the alchemist's house, the stronger Lyra's sense that she's walking into a deadly trap.