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 quite enjoyed the book especially for the first couple of hours. Unfortunately I kept on waiting for something else to happen. The idea certainly had potential but I found it wasn't developed enough. The characters were believable, I only wish the plot lived up to their characterisations.
Basically my review is 'good, but...'
Engaging story that I would recommend to anyone who needs a break from The History of Rome part one to many. The story progresses in well written prose without the suspension of disbelief being overly taxed. The good characters are quite sympathetic while the bad ones are quite despicable.
Linn Redgrave's narration is exceptional. Her voices are easily identifiable with each character and consistent throughout. I thought her good enough to look for other titles with her which are surprisingly few.
This book just developed too slowly for me. There was too many details that drew the story out, distracted from the plot and honestly bored me. I am a "cut to the chase" girl so describing a flower beyond its name is just unnecessary. But if you like the author to make you taste, smell, and feel every detail, give this one a try.
What a wonderful tale that brings to life all the characters. If you enjoyed the Harry Potter series, this is another very enjoyable book.
my son loves to listen to audiobooks while he's reading the book alongside. lynn redgrave's narration is diverse and consistent.
the book is very easily slipped into and you are lured into the sequels. funke has poetry that is missing from the original german
versions into english, too bad as it lends more to the feel of the story. is it just me me or is the word 'incredulous' overused?
no matter, this book is well read and will be well loved.
I think this is a fantastic story!! It is really thrilling and very detailed, you might think you`re at that place facing every chapter with the character.
Listening to this story at night might give you goosebumps!!!
Obsessed Book Fan
This audiobook was fun and interesting. I was pulled into the story very quickly. Funny that is what the story is all about. Intersting and complex characters. Ms. Redgrave did a phenominal job telling this story. Her variety of voices for each character soothes you into believing the characters point of view.
I thought the production was first rate and the cast of characters were very good. The story was paced well and though a bit slow at times it is interesting. By the end I can see where the series is going and I liked the characters! Normally, I would give this 4 stars but because of the rest of the series I'm raising it to 5. I would also recommend Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches and In the Service of Dragons to anyone who like adventurous creative stories like this.
This book satisfies lovers of the Harry Potter series and the Chronicles of Narnia. I loved both Inkheart and Inkspell. They take you into another world and hold you enthralled!
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