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Inkspell | [Cornelia Funke]

Inkspell

Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of Inkheart, the book whose characters became real. 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 world of his past.
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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)

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    Jennifer 02-28-11
    Jennifer 02-28-11 Member Since 2008
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    "silky voice"

    OK, I read the other reviews and was sad to read that people didn't enjoy Brendon Frazier's interpretation. His voice is silky. I personally didn't agree with some of his accents (Finolio sounds like some one who is from Brooklyn/East coast and shouldn't he be from Italy?) but loved how into it Brendon got into it. The way he read this is like listening to the character Mo reading this--the characters came alive for me.

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    Linda Rogue River, OR, United States 12-23-10
    Linda Rogue River, OR, United States 12-23-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story, fantastic narration"

    I think Brendan Frazer did such a great job on all of the characters (and there are a lot) in this audiobook that they came to life for me. It's as if story was performend by a troop of readers. Each character has a unique tone, accent and cadence to his speech.The series is well written and draws you into the story so complety that when this book ended I was caught short. I so wanted to hear what was going to happen to Dustfinger, the BlueJay, Meggie and Fareed that as soon as I got home today, I purchased InkDeath. I am, however, very disappointed that there is another narrator for this final book. I'm sure it will be good, but . . .

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    Kat T 07-27-10
    Kat T 07-27-10 Member Since 2010

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    "Great book, bad reading"

    I love Brendan Fraser, I REALLY do. But the first time I heard him squeak Elenor's voice, then speeding Meggie's voice up until some of the words are almost unintelligible I about cried. The reader of the first book was SO wonderful, and while I think Brendan is a GREAT actor...reading books, especially with women speaking, is NOT his cup of tea. Sadly once I finish listening to this I won't be listening to it again. Every time her squeals Elenor's words like she's some demonic harpy I cringe.

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    Patricia stamford, NY, USA 04-16-10
    Patricia stamford, NY, USA 04-16-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Great Trilogy"

    I wish there was a fourth book! I don't want this story to end. All 3 books in this trilogy were nicely written. The third book was my favorite. I couldn't stop listening.

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    linda 04-02-10
    linda 04-02-10
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    "Naration excellent"

    When I read the reviews regarding the narrator I just had to put in my 2cents worth. As I started listening to this book with my kids, I thought Brendan is too quiet, too difficult to listen to. As he got into the story and started to give characters personality through voice I really started enjoying the book so much. I looked forward to each opportunity I had to listen to more. I enjoyed the narration thoroughly!

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    Javier Alvaro Obregon, DFMexico 02-02-10
    Javier Alvaro Obregon, DFMexico 02-02-10 Member Since 2004
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    "Dreadful narration"

    I listened to the first book with my daughter, we both enjoyed the story and the narrator. In this second book, the narration is truly bad. It is important to tell your narrators that they are "reading", not dramatizing a play. Some changes in accent, volume and intonation are fine, and even help the reader, but full dramatization is dreadful.

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    Joni West Yarmouth, MA, USA 07-21-09
    Joni West Yarmouth, MA, USA 07-21-09
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    "Bummer"

    I really liked Inkheart and got lost in the story. Sadly Inkspell wasn't as enchanting. While the story may be okay, Brendan Fraser's narration left a lot to be desired. His voice for Fengolio, who if you read the first book was an Italian grandpapa is insane! Brendan's adaptation for Fengolio sounded like a New York cab driver rather than an Italian accent. I was irritated by the shouting, horrible accents and narration. I forced myself to listen to it until about chapter 4 and then gave up! (Sorry Brendan..I still think you are nice to look at, just no more voices please!)

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    Linda 02-07-08
    Linda 02-07-08

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    "Spell Binding"

    I have always enjoyed the idea of magic, secret places and spells and with Inkheart, everything comes together to be totally entertaining and refreshingly imaginative. The characters are wonderfully creative and the storyline is both surprising and addictive and I found myself sitting in the driveway, engine running just listening as the story unfolded. The narrator, Lynn Redgrave was superb with her delightful and creative dipiction of the characters and I felt this added a great deal to the story that just reading it myself would not have offered. I'm a fan and have purchased Inkspell and look forward to it as well.

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    Janet Los Alamos, NM, USA 08-19-06
    Janet Los Alamos, NM, USA 08-19-06
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    "Not just for teens/young adults"

    As others have said, Inkspell is even better than Inkheart, which I thought was great. The story of Dustfinger is very compelling for adult readers, in fact adults will appreciate it even more than the teen audience this has been marketted to. I think that it is a shame that this book is put into the Grade 6-8 category where it will be ignored by many. Both books, but especially this one, are classic stories about not only young Meggie, but about her father, mother, Dustfinger, Roxanne, and on and on. It is enjoyable for mature tweeners, teens, and us 40-somethings. I am sending both books as a gift to my parents.
    I cannot wait for the next book. I will put Funke at the top of my favorite authors list.
    Brandon Fraser is one of the best readers I have listened to, as well. I hope that he will narrate the next Inkworld book. His voice for Elinor fits as does his voice for Orpheus.
    Yes, the ending was a bit of a suprise, but, I won't say it was a shock or disappointing. Don't forget that there is another book on the way. I have a feeling that things will be resolved in a satisfing way. I am, by the way, listening to it again.

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    Misty Portland, OR, USA 06-30-06
    Misty Portland, OR, USA 06-30-06
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    "Better Than the First One!"

    This sequel is terrific! And Brennan Fraser is doing the voices, and he's a terrific reader. (Apparently Cornelia Funke loves him and wants him to be Moe in the upcoming movie!) If you were turned off by some gaps in the first book, they are explained in this one. This time we all get to experience Inkheart's scenary and it's more than I had imagined. Great read; you're sure to love it. Although, it might be a little scary for those under 9. Perfect for a family going across the country, no doubt! I listened to it on my move from AZ to OR.

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