What a pleasure to spend a little time with my dear Iorek Byrnison again! This is a full cast audio version of the story, full of accents and atmosphere. Lee Scoresby saves the day in his take charge, Texas way, in this tale of corrupt politicians and xenophobia in the wild, wild north. There are some very contemporary (but subtle) digs at oil companies that were fun to encounter. The very best part, of course, was the epilogue, in which we see a glimpse of Lyra Silvertongue and the adult she gets to become. Four instead of five stars because I suspect its appeal is limited to lovers of Pullman’s other work. For me, my heart sings at another adventure with these characters and this very complete other world.