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Inkspell Audiobook

Inkspell

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Publisher's Summary

Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of Inkheart, the book whose characters came to life and changed her life forever.

But for Dustfinger, the fire-eater brought into being from words, the need to return to the tale has become desperate. When he finds a crooked storyteller with the ability to read him back, Dustfinger leaves behind his young apprentice Farid and plunges into the medieval inkscape once more.

Distraught, Farid goes in search of Meggie, and before long, both are caught inside the book, too. There they meet Inkheart's author, Fenoglio, now living within his own story. But the tale is much changed, and threatening to evolve in ways none of them would ever have imagined. Will Meggie, Farid, and Fenoglio manage to write the wrongs of a charmed world? Or is their story on the brink of a very bad ending?

©2005 Cornelia Funke; (P)2005 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • 2006 Book Sense Book of the Year, Children's Literature

"Readers who enjoyed Funke's Inkheart are in for a treat with this sequel." (Booklist)

What Members Say

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    Katelyn el mirage, AZ, USA 05-16-09
    Katelyn el mirage, AZ, USA 05-16-09
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    "As magical as the first!"

    This is a decent sequel to Inkheart. I love some of the characters, particularly Dustfinger and Farid. The magical world Cornelia creates is so picturesque! I urge any fan of the first book to give this one a shot, it is well worth the price. Brendan Fraser is perfect as the narrator and his depth of feeling in his words brought me to tears many times. I hope to hear more novels read by him.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Kensington, CT, USA 03-28-09
    Barbara Kensington, CT, USA 03-28-09 Member Since 2005
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    "Narration that brings you THERE"

    I have been listening to audiobooks for several years now, and I have never heard a book so excellently rendered at this one by Brendan Fraser. The trilogy centers around the ability of certain people to read so well that they can literally bring a world to life. For me, Fraser did that. The book itself is well written with intriguing flawed characters and a relentless pace. I was disappointed that, unlike Inkheart, the first book of the series, Inkspell did not have a satisfying conclusion that left an opening for a future book; it's just a pause before the next. That's about my only gripe...other than the fact that Inkdeath has a different narrator. To me, Fraser is the voice of the Inkworld.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robin Cleveland, TX, United States 03-11-09
    Robin Cleveland, TX, United States 03-11-09 Member Since 2012
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    "great narrator"

    The series was smartly written with good description detail. The narrator was awesome. I have listened to several and I enjoy that I get to hear very distinct voices for each character and also the sounds like laughing, sighing, snoring, and chewing. I would recommend letting him read more often.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Judy Kalsipell, MT, United States 02-11-09
    Judy Kalsipell, MT, United States 02-11-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Inkspell( Unabrided)"

    This is a captivating sory and the roll from Inkheart to Inkspell was well done. It keeps your imagination active.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Melinda San Rafael, CA, United States 11-16-08
    Melinda San Rafael, CA, United States 11-16-08
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    "Sample before downloading."

    I understand the dismay of many listeners. Lynn Redgrave was impeccable. Brendan Fraser is anything but restrained. For some people, this was aggravating but lucky me, I enjoy his performance. While I'm disappointed in the director and producer for not taking the time to correct his missteps, I was able to recover my listening experience each time. In the end, must conclude the whole story would be better served by a full cast (as in GOLDEN COMPASS) vs. the punishing work of all those characters falling to one actor. Worth the listen, for me. And I would gladly hear other Brendan Fraser work. And I am saving up points to get the next volume, which reader sounds terrific too.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gini Victoira, British Columbia, Canada 08-27-08
    Gini Victoira, British Columbia, Canada 08-27-08 Member Since 2011
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    "Yes, no, yes?"

    I loved the first book and couldn't wait to hear the second until they changed the narrator. Although I like Brendan Fraser as an actor some of his character voices were hard to listen to especially after hearing the first book. I find myself repeating the lines differently in my head almost to soften the dislike of the way in which he said them. It almost seems like he didn't read the book before he narrated it. I still love the story and would love it more if he left out the characters accents.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Metuchen, NJ, USA 06-30-08
    Richard Metuchen, NJ, USA 06-30-08
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    "Great "read""

    I looked forward to listening every chance I got. Fraser had slight inconsistencies in character voices but I can easily forgive that given his enthusiasm for the reading. The wide range of choices for the character voices, although a bit odd, made them interesting. I am reading Inkheart now - in book form. I would love to hear Redgrave's reading of the book, but I can't wait for this month's point.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sherry Londonderry, NH, United States 11-23-07
    Sherry Londonderry, NH, United States 11-23-07 Member Since 2004

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    "Great Narration"

    This book was a real treat. Brenden Frazer's narration was the best of many great Audible voices: more of a performance than just a reading. I loved Lynn Redgrave's voice in Inkheart, but was not troubled in the least by the change of narrators. Frazer brought this wonderful fantasy to life in a voice worthy of being called 'Silvertongue'. Bravo.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Shiro Neko 02-07-06
    Shiro Neko 02-07-06

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    "Hypnotizing"

    I have listened to many audiobooks and I have to say Brendan Fraser did a fantastic job. He used a different voice for each character and it helped to make this version of the "Inkworld" come alive for me. He used Scottish, Irish, Russian, German, Tennessee accents to help me picture the character already described very beautifully by Cornelia Funke. I also listened to "Inkheart" but didn't like Lynn Redgrave's interpretation of the characters nearly as much nearly as much. I think Brendan's voice communicated everything the author intended.
    I agree with another reviewer that this book translated flawlessly in English. I highly recommend this book and "Inkheart".

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 04-12-09
    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 04-12-09 Member Since 2016

    I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel.

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    "Mixed thoughts, enjoyable story"

    I had some mixed feelings about the narration. At first it really bothered me. As I listened more, I really was dragged into the story. Since the primary part of the audio is the storyline I tried to focus on what the characters were actually doing. As the story progressed I came to really enjoy the narration. I think the problem with this narration is it follows Lynn Redgrave. It is really hard to change from a woman to a man narrator when the characters stay the same.

    I am looking forward to InkDeath. It should help us wrap up a great story/series.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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