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Inkspell Audiobook
Inkspell
Written by: 
Cornelia Funke
Narrated by: 
Brendan Fraser
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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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    Anna SPOKANE, WA, United States 01-01-14
    Anna SPOKANE, WA, United States 01-01-14
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If I actuly got to listen


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Inkspell?

    I didn't even get to hear it


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I wouldn't know


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I didn't even get to hear the book


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't even get to listen to the book glad I got it for free

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer PORT ORANGE, FL, United States 05-22-13
    Jennifer PORT ORANGE, FL, United States 05-22-13
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    "loved listening"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Inkspell to be better than the print version?

    in this case yes ... Brendon Fraser's interpetation was very enjoyable


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

    This is the first performance I have listened to ... I will be more inclined to select a book if he is the performer, I was totally captivated by his interpetation/performance. He is a wonderful storyteller.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Danby, VT 03-15-13
    Jennifer Danby, VT 03-15-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Brendan Fraser is AMAZING!"
    What made the experience of listening to Inkspell the most enjoyable?

    I struggled through reading Inkheart, and had my doubts about listening to the sequel...but Brendan Fraser is the best reader I have ever listened to. He nails the character's voices and the little nuances of mood and energy. Even the cadence of his voice changes to have an amazing effect. I am just disappointed that he did not read all three books! I will, however, find every audio book he has done and buy it!


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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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 . . .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kat T 07-27-10
    Kat T 07-27-10 Member Since 2010

    Kat

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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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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!)

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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