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Inkheart Audiobook

Inkheart

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: Inkheart is a magical book about the power of stories, so it's especially appropriate to hear it read by a magical storyteller: Lynn Redgrave. She has a way of wrapping her voice around words that is just riveting. Almost too riveting - if you listen while driving, be sure not to lose yourself in the performance and forget about the road. —Steve Feldberg

Publisher's Summary

Imagine it were possible to bring the characters from a book to life. Not like when you listen to an audiobook with such enchantment that the characters seem to jump off the pages and into your bedroom...but for real. Imagine they could actually climb out of the pages and into our world.

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.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Judith LaFontaine, IN, United States 11-13-12
    Judith LaFontaine, IN, United States 11-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "great listen"
    What made the experience of listening to Inkheart the most enjoyable?

    I love the English accent


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Inkheart?

    the most exciting part was when the shadow came


    What about Lynn Redgrave’s performance did you like?

    I think Lynn Redgrave didn't outstanding job


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    Alexandra Berndsen 06-13-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Magical reading for story-lovers"

    It took me a little while to get into this, but once there I thoroughly enjoyed it. I particularly enjoyed the concept of characters from a story being read out of the book into our world.

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    Susana Arenys de Munt, Spain 03-15-12
    Susana Arenys de Munt, Spain 03-15-12
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    "Wonderful Story"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Very ingenious and believable. Although it is a children story it keeps the interest up all the time. Well written and intelligent.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to reading the sequels.

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    Sarah Glazer Sparta, TN 01-19-12
    Sarah Glazer Sparta, TN 01-19-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Creative and Lovely"

    This is a great story for all ages but especially those with a strong sense of whimsy and a deep love of books. There is plenty of action, twists, turns, and creativity. Lynn Redgrave is perfect. Truly a wonderful narration by her and one of the best narrations I have ever had the pleasure of listening to.

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    domenic Belmont, CA, United States 10-27-11
    domenic Belmont, CA, United States 10-27-11 Member Since 2005
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    "Reader makes a great book fantastic"

    I can't think of this story without hearing the voices Lynn Redgrave gave to each character. Inkheart is a wonderful tale with a perfectly awful villain (as villains should be), but the reading makes it one of my all time favorites.

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    Jennifer DAYTON, NV, United States 02-09-11
    Jennifer DAYTON, NV, United States 02-09-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Great listening!!!"

    The first book of this enchanting trilogy is so much fun to listen to. Lynn Redgrave does such a great job bringing the characters to life and gives them such personality. I can't wait to get the second book in the trilogy, Inkspell!!!

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    John Dublin, Ireland 01-23-11
    John Dublin, Ireland 01-23-11

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    "Fun, clever and brilliantly read"

    Good story, excellent narration - definitely worth the time. The story itself is fun and engaging and the characters are well written (Dustfinger in particular). Redgrave did such a good job of this book that I'm sorry to see she didn't narrate Inkspell or Inkdeath.

    My 7yr old is probably a bit young for it yet, but when he's about 9, I intend to buy a print copy and leave it where he's likely to pick it up... :-)

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    Amazon Customer Western USA 12-17-10
    Amazon Customer Western USA 12-17-10
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    "Magnificent Narrator, Forgettable Book"

    Lynn Redgrave's reading was stunning. It's worth getting just to hear her. The book itself simply should have been better. If you want a good modern fantasy on a similar subject, read some Charles de Lint, perhaps "Memory and Dream." I disagree that "Inkheart" would make an excellent children's book simply because it dragged and the characters were forgettable. If you want something wildly imaginative and child friendly, go with something suitable by Neil Gaimon, who is himself an extraordinary reader. I wanted very much to like, and perhaps share, this book from the moment I heard Ms. Redgrave. It saddens me that I did not.

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    Rebecca Raleigh, NC, United States 11-14-10
    Rebecca Raleigh, NC, United States 11-14-10
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    "Great book, amazing narration!"

    I'm a grown-up who likes to check out what my tween nephews are reading, & really enjoyed this book. It's a lovely story, and I love that books are considered special and even magical. What a great message for young readers! This was interesting & funny enough for an adult to enjoy. The narration is stunningly beautiful. Lynn Redgrave's classically-trained voice is just amazing. It was one of my favorite audiobooks ever, simply for the quality of the narration.

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    rob colorado springs, CO, United States 10-29-10
    rob colorado springs, CO, United States 10-29-10
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    "good idea, good start, ok book"

    The writing is very good, the characters are fine but nothing happens for most of the book. It starts of very intresting, but I am about 2hrs from the end and I will finish it because I used a credit on it. The movie wasnt great but it was better than the book.

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