Beautifully written with twist after twist. Masterfully read... Had to remind ourselves that it was one reader! Written for young adults, but will delight anyone who ever wanted to become part of the fantastic worlds in the books they've read.
My love of books is just as strong as my wanting to write my own I think.
I had seen the movie I thought I would read the book but I did not know they was more then one. So finding this second one was a good thing. I just fall in love with the story more and more and did not like that I could find the same reader as the first book but then after listening to it I fall in love we the voices a lover again. If you like the first book you will love this one as well.
So this book is amazing, even better than Inkheart. The downside is Brandon Fraiser, if you listened to Lynn Redgrave's amazing performance in Inkheart. Brandon take a couple hours to get his character voices and accents to be consistent and they are sooo sooo different that Lynn's voices. He does do better as the book goes on. I am glad a stuck it out, though I almost gave up and downloaded kindle version.
This is a truly captivating story that won't let you walk away easily! Brendan FRASER's skillful reading was a great choice for the producers and drew me in instantly, constantly giving me a mental pictures of the characters from the movie edition of Ink Heart, and kept the characters clear and distinct through the whole book. I wish a second movie could be made of this book, because there's so much to experience. Cornelia Funke is an excellent writer.
I decided to purchase the book and read it rather than continue listening to the jarring and sometimes unintelligible narration of this audiobook. For a book that is literally about people who read so beautifully they pull the characters from the pages, this was a very strange choice in narrator. Sometimes he seems in such a hurry to get the words out when he's doing voices, that you can't even understand what he's saying. I'm definitely disappointed.
The story is wonderful, and I enjoy returning to it even now was an adult. The whole series is very enjoyable.
I throughly enjoyed Brenon Fraizer's reading except for thr sighing at the beginning. Having seen the movie it brought the characters more to life. There were a few plot twists I didn't expect. Can't wait to read Inkdeath to see how everything is tied up. Fenolio does need to straighten up though.
The new narrator was hard to get used to, fortunately either his accents got less exaggerated as the book went or I just got used to it to keep my sanity. His rendition of Eleanor's voice however was completely unforgivable. The story itself was wonderful, a great sequel. I highly recommend