Wow! What a story! It was fascinating for all of us (although maybe a little over the head of the youngest listener). Lynn Redgrave is an incredible narrator. I guess that is the award-winning actress thing! This one is a winner.
This book keeps moving until the very end. it is an exciting listen--the characters are believeable and attach themselves to the reader. Although the ending is a bit disappointing, I would recommend this to pre-teens and adults who like realstic fantasy.
Inkheart is an absolute wonderful story, read by a wonderful reader. Based on what the story is about, they couldn't have done a better job picking a narrator. I enjoyed Inkheart very much and looked forward to when I would be able to listen some more.
The book helped my 10-year-old easily stay awake through several long drives. The story was captivating and interesting. The language was a bit rough at points but I suppose could be explained because it was the "bad guys" using that language. All in all, a good listen - good enough that I've purchased the sequel for more long drives.
Wow. I was recommended this book by a seventh grade student of mine at the beginning of the school year, and I'm sorry to say I delayed in reading it until the end! This book is fast-paced and fun. There are lots of twists and turns, but enough fore-shadowing to help the reader predict the events. The characters are well developed and the voice is quite entertaining. The reader's voice is well practiced and enjoyable to listen to! The idea that a person with a good enough voice can read aloud characters right out of the story is just creepy to listen to aloud! I dare you to!
This book was great for the entire family. It is captivating, enchanting and down right entertaining. Put it on speakers and spend time together as a family listening!
This book is engrossing and very entertaining. I highly recommend getting it. To list whats good about this book would take to long, so I'll just list it's one fault. There is a point in the middle of the book, where the charactors make an amazingly stupid or perhaps naive choice. It is so stupid that it's impossible to believe this is how the charactors would act, it really angered me the author chose to have the charactors do it.
In this book, the father can read outloud so beautifully that books can come to life. If anyone could do that in real life, Lynn Redgrave would be among their number. She is superb in reading this book. Though ostensibly a children's book, there is enough meat here for adults. The book is never cloying nor does it talk down to its readers. 'Inkheart' is really excellent listening experience.