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Inkheart Audiobook

Inkheart

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: Inkheart is a magical book about the power of stories, so it's especially appropriate to hear it read by a magical storyteller: Lynn Redgrave. She has a way of wrapping her voice around words that is just riveting. Almost too riveting - if you listen while driving, be sure not to lose yourself in the performance and forget about the road. —Steve Feldberg

Publisher's Summary

Imagine it were possible to bring the characters from a book to life. Not like when you listen to an audiobook with such enchantment that the characters seem to jump off the pages and into your bedroom...but for real. Imagine they could actually climb out of the pages and into our world.

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.

What the Critics Say

"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)

What Members Say

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    Tiger Samarinka 08-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "We get it, they're bad guys"
    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    What a great premise, only to be turned into hours and hours of dreary hopelessness with the badness of the bad guys repeated ad nauseum in their threats of death and pain which they would like to inflict on the stoically brave good guys all the while the plot advances ever so slowly. You could cut the length of the book in half by removing the threats or infliction of violence (on people or animals or books), and then maybe it would be bearable.


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    emma 08-19-15
    emma 08-19-15
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    "I ♡ this book"

    this is a really good book I recommend that you read it and then after u read it watch the movie

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    Katherine M Kilgore, PhD 07-25-15
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    "Scary and fun"

    The magic all readers know, wishing characters could come to life, is realized. The results lead to a world bigger than any I have ever visited before.

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    Katrina Port 07-12-15
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    "Inkheart"

    The start was rather slow but the end was interesting. Overall the story became very captivating.

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    Tess 06-24-15
    Tess 06-24-15 Member Since 2015

    I'm a married, twenty-something bookworm who loves her kindle, her husband, and hot tea. ✝ Festina Lente.

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    "Lovely Escape"
    If you could sum up Inkheart in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting. Interesting. Fun. I loved the premise, the suspense that is so craftily built, and the characters we come to know, love, & hate.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really liked Meggie, but Elinor Loredan was my favorite.


    Which character – as performed by Lynn Redgrave – was your favorite?

    Elinor Loredan.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wanted to, but it was so long!


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this novel. Despite many people saying it was horrible, I really loved the movie. Therefore, needless to say, I adored the book. I can see, however, how this isn't a book for everyone. I would suggest this book to any young-at-heart book lovers, fantasy lovers, and definitely Cornelia Funke fans.

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    S. Thompson Dalton, GA United States 06-12-15
    S. Thompson Dalton, GA United States 06-12-15
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    "Perfect narrator"

    Redgrave's narration let you hear the different characters in a unique voice. Best narration yet on Audible. Story was good - just long and a little hard to follow in an audio book. Chapters didn't correspond correctly so that was very confusing.

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    LibraryLady 06-07-15
    LibraryLady 06-07-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story about the power of the written word"

    I would recommend this book to any fantasy fan age 12 and up. I loved the narration.

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    KM 06-01-15
    KM 06-01-15 Member Since 2011
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    "lovely story, well narrated."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Inkheart to be better than the print version?

    A little slow to start but a great story when it's going.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Even though it is children's story it had enough "bite" in it to make it interesting for adults.


    Any additional comments?

    Narration was excellent.

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    Holly 05-11-15
    Holly 05-11-15 Member Since 2011
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    "very entertaining!"

    The story really pulls you in. I love the literature references. Great performance, too. A lovely listen. I highly reccomend.

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    Marinalfloyd22 04-26-15
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    "Love at first read"

    I read this book years ago and instantly loved it. Now I can listen to it whenever I want. Life is good.

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