Inkdeath

Narrated by: Allan Corduner
Series: Inkheart, Book 3
Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,029 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Adderhead - his immortality bound in a book by Meggie's father, Mo - has ordered his henchmen to plunder the villages. The peasants' only defense is a band of outlaws led by the Bluejay - Mo's fictitious double, whose identity he has reluctantly adopted. But the Book of Immortality is unraveling, and the Adderhead again fears the White Women of Death. To bring the renegade Bluejay back to repair the book, the Adderhead kidnaps all the children in the kingdom, dooming them to slavery in his silver mines unless Mo surrenders. First Dustfinger, now Mo: Can anyone save this cursed story?
©2008 Cornelia Funke (P)2008 Listening Library

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My most liked fiction book series ever!

im a 39 year old male with 2 children ages 7 and 12 Who is used to books by Stephan King and Dean Koontz but was blown away with this series! It is a GREAT series just simply a great series! I have no problem with My 12 year old reading it but My 7 year old is too young for some of the things that happen in the story, but dont get Me wrong it is not tacky but the part's in question talks a little about a bad king and His Love of torture! But all in all I approve. Note: the book's only bad language in the series is the aunt says d@m* a few times and I think maybe the word sometimes used for butt was used once! Again it is a Great book series, but start with the first book!

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    4 out of 5 stars

Whole lotta Bad Guys

The narrator is superb, once he gets comfortable. My only complaint is about the story: an awful lot of torture, darkness and despair. I almost gave up at one point, not sure I could trust Cornelia Funke. But it did turn and the narrator does such a great job with the Adderhead.

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great book, lousy voices!

The story was as spellbinding to me as the last two, but to not have Brendan Fraser as the narrator was a major disappointment!!! I'm sure Mr. Corduner is good with other works, but he didn't even TRY to match the voices Brendan had established in the previous books. The Black Prince had a high wimpy voice, Fenolio was suddenly changed from New Yorker-ish to Russian, Orpheus went from Southern to British, Roxanne and Brianna went from French to the same general part of the world as Fenolio! Very frustrating. It even made me hate hearing Meggie after a while; she was so whiny and nasally. On the plus side, he did well with Eleanor; she was annoyingly whiny and nasally already! Sigh. Please get Brendan back for any more or at least someone similar!

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    5 out of 5 stars

BEST YET!

I have read all three books in the series, all fabulous. This one was a great ending to a eternally great story. The narratorvoice not as good as the first two but still really good, I hope they will make more like these!!!

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    5 out of 5 stars

Great Narration, but a slow start

I read the first two books in the series (no, you can't skip them) and was nervous about listening to the third based on the bad reviews for the other narrator for Book Two. However, Allan Corduner does a great job. The book starts off slow and really picks up after the first few hours.

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Performance was exceptional!

I fell in love with InkHeart and nearly could not get in to InkSpell due to the change of narrator, but then I finally listened to InkDeath. I think the change of narrator from book 1 to book 2 was a publishing mistake but that change lead to acceptance of this change. 3 books, 3 narrators. Each narrator had exceptional skill and really brought their best to each book. This book wraps up the series beautifully. Each book stands well on its own and any new reader should accept the narrator change mush like the seasons- each having something beautiful.

I have come to love the characters more deeply and enjoyed their thoughts and reactions to their experiences.

Not necessarily a book for children but more a book about children and how much books create their imaginary lives.

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Death

I was charmed by Inkheart and was pleased to find Inkspell an even better read, more involved, more mature perhaps.... In Inkdeath I am having a hard time even recognizing my favorite characters. At first I thought it might just be Corduner's narration.. Everyone sounds ill tempered and whiny or downright mean and nasty. Then I began to realize that, while the narration certainly wasn't helping, the characters sound that way because they are written that way. Not a single character is likeable, not even Meggie or her mother Resa who take turns treating one another with hostile contempt. In the previous books I appreciated Cornelia Funke for not flinching when it came to addressing a certain amount of real violence and suffering in what is generally considered to be children's fiction. I am not a believer in completely glossing over some hard facts about what can happen in the real world or in the imaginary. Inkdeath however is one of the bleakest and cruelest stories I have ever attempted, and is certainly not a children's book. Death and torture is everywhere, and includes the casual deaths of tiny children in very brutal ways. If you don't want your fond memories of the first two books to be forever distorted, stay away from Inkdeath.

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Excellent fantasy!

Well written and well narrated. Enjoyed every minute of it.

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It All Comes Together

This was my favorite of the series. It was much more intense and moving than the others. I really loved it. I had no idea how it would end and each time a problem arose, the solution seemed like exactly what it should be.

Also, the reader did very well, which was a relief after the second book's reader.

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too whiny

I like the series, and this book is much more engaging than the first book. The narrator, however, made the Italian man sound Russian, and many of the characters sounded whiny when they should not.

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