Acting as a prequel to the hugely successful His Dark Materials saga, La Belle Sauvage is a perfect entry point for new listeners. I know this because I am one.
The narrative helps to teach readers old and new about the complex world Pullman has created and hints at the richness that has yet to be discovered.
We follow the tale with its young protagonist Malcolm and his relationship with the baby Lyra.
This is a fantastically well crafted story and the narration by Michael Sheen is a huge dollop of Icing on an already tasty treat.
Narrated by: Michael Sheen
Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
Series: His Dark Materials, Book 0
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks