Then imagine if those characters brought their world into ours.
This is the story of young Meggie, who lives a quiet life alone with her father Mo, a bookbinder, until one cruel night when Mo reads aloud from Inkheart, and an evil ruler named Capricorn escapes the boundaries of fiction and lands in their living room. Suddenly, Meggie is smack in the middle of the kind of adventure she has only read about in books.
Somehow, Meggie and Mo must learn to harness the magic that conjured up this nightmare. Somehow they must change the course of the story that has changed their lives forever.
This is Inkheart, a timeless tale about books, about imagination, about life.
©2003 Cornelia Funke; (P)2003 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, a division of Random House, Inc.
"Heart-stopping language that impels the reader....a true feast for anyone who has ever been lost in a book." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Will delight not just fantasy fans, but all readers who like an exciting plot with larger-than-life characters." (School Library Journal)
I only listened to this book for about 4 minutes. The Narrator : Lynn Redgrave's voice is so irritating to me I had to stop. I really wanted to listen... I guess I will have to wait for the movie to come out on DVD.
As a middle school teacher I am exposed to a lot of YA literature, some of which I really enjoy. This book, however, was not one of them. There was a lot of superficial violence which I suppose was to try and build suspense but, really, the book just kept dragging on. Eventually, I just gave up and stopped listening.
This audiobook is definitely geared to younger readers. It starts out with a fascinating premise and then turns it into a dry story focusing more on wandering around in the hills than any real occurance with the power to bring caracters from books to life. The villain in the book is billed as a horrible, horrible person that does terrible things, but in actual practice feels like he has been muzzled (probably since this is geared towards younger readers). He just doesn't act like a horrible, horrible villain that would inspire the terror that the other characters seem to have of him. Overall, I would say that this book was dry, boring, and generic.
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