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Inkheart | [Cornelia Funke]

Inkheart

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.
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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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    Valerie Martinsville, IN, United States 02-22-08
    Valerie Martinsville, IN, United States 02-22-08
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    "Enjoyable"

    Well written and narrated. A fun audiobook.

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    04-17-09
    04-17-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Could not deal The Narrator's voice."

    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.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Traci Wilton, CT, United States 10-08-09
    Traci Wilton, CT, United States 10-08-09
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    "yawn"

    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.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Itsiq West Coast, USA 06-06-05
    Itsiq West Coast, USA 06-06-05 Member Since 2004
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    "I was disapointed in this one"

    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.

    3 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    T. R. Todd Post Falls, ID USA 11-06-07
    T. R. Todd Post Falls, ID USA 11-06-07 Member Since 2001

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    "Exelent"

    This is the best book i have ever heard. its like your really there i recomend it!

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