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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)

What Members Say

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    RUTH E PARKER 03-25-15 Listener Since 2004
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    "Amazing!"

    A great read. Good story. I am looking forward to the next book inthe series.

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    James 01-25-15
    James 01-25-15
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    "Characters come alive"

    The characters come alive when reading Inkheart out loud. Forefinger is a fire eating performer who tricks with fire are brilliant. Maggie and Mo read the characters to life, and Dustfingers Marten Gwin. Lynn Redgrave delivered a brilliant performance of Inkheart. The book is absolutely brilliant. Cornelia Funke is one of the better children's authors around. The Chronicles of Narnia by C S Lewis was absolutely pathetic compared to the Inkheart trilogy.

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    Anthony Joseph 01-20-15
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    "Wow! Lynn Redgrave is outstanding!"
    What did you love best about Inkheart?

    Redgrave is so good you forget only one person is narrating. She brings to life this wonderfully written story. I carpool 6 boys (ages 8 - 13) to school and each of them was entranced. We are sad Ms. Redgrave did not narrate the following audio books in this series.


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    S. Wiedman 09-23-14
    S. Wiedman 09-23-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Good story, but slow"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The story had so much detail that it got hard to listen to.


    Have you listened to any of Lynn Redgrave’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Could you see Inkheart being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes, but it already was.


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    Annette Liberty, UT, United States 03-09-14
    Annette Liberty, UT, United States 03-09-14 Member Since 2016
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    "This was a pleasure!"
    If you could sum up Inkheart in three words, what would they be?

    Intriguing, captivating, thrilling


    What other book might you compare Inkheart to and why?

    ??


    Which character – as performed by Lynn Redgrave – was your favorite?

    All the characters were fantastic! I couldn't pick out a favorite. Lynn Redgrave was "spot on" for each character, but I think I could probably listen to her narrate the phone book!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was captivated by the story and couldn't wait to see what adventure would befall them next.


    Any additional comments?

    Lynn Redgrave is fabulous as a narrator. I hope she does more readings. I really enjoyed this book and hope that the sequels are just as good. I wouldn't recommended to very young people, the bad guys are REALLY bad.

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    Shannon High Point, NC, United States 07-21-13
    Shannon High Point, NC, United States 07-21-13 Member Since 2011
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    "I will return to this story again!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I recommend this story to everyone whether young or old because all the characters and all that goes on in this splendid story, there is something somewhere that I believe anyone and everyone could identify themselves.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Oh what an unfair question! I love them all, except Capricorn but we aren't meant to like him and that is good and well. Eleanor brought forth a lot of humor to me and so I will have to choose her as my favorite.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene had to been... I can't say with out giving a spoiler ... Oh maybe I can without giving up too much... I like the dungeon scene and that's all I wil say.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Many scenes, many moments... I absolutely LOVE this story.


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    robert 06-25-13
    robert 06-25-13 Member Since 2016
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    "I enjoyed this book. Lynn Redgrave great narrator!"
    If you could sum up Inkheart in three words, what would they be?

    An enjoyable listen.


    Have you listened to any of Lynn Redgrave’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. Lynn Redgrave is wonderful. I had to return the next book in series, ink spell, because the narrator was awful. I will have to read Inkspell and then listen to Inkdeath. Allen Courdener narrates and he was wonderful in The Book Thief!


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyable for all ages.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julie LEONARD, TX, United States 06-15-13
    Julie LEONARD, TX, United States 06-15-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Great story that draws you in immediately."
    Any additional comments?

    The detail in this story is so explicit that you feel you are there in the story. Very well done.

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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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