Recently purchased the audiobook of The Golden Compass, to listen to in prep for The Book of Dust coming out, and was delighted to find that all the speaking parts had been cast, making it very much like a ten-and-a-half-hour Companion Chronicle or Early Adventure. I've checked, and the other two novels and novels are in the same format. Am hoping that the incoming readings of The Book of Dust trilogy follow the same format.
Anyway, yeah, quite good! Anyone else listened to these?
Me. BBC have released (in this full-cast audiobook format) The Northern Lights (or the Golden Compass, as you call it), The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass, as well as the two smaller novellas Lyra's Oxford and Once Upon a Time in the North. It's a nice midway point between single voice audiobooks and abridged dramatisations, though like unabridged audiobooks you need extra time to hear them, you do get the entire text. It's also nice to get Philip Pullman doing the narration between the actors.
There's also a full-cast audiobook of American Gods out there...