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ISBN13: 9780439554008
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Yonathan, March 2, 2009 (view all comments by Yonathan)
Having recently finished the sixth audiobook in the Harry Potter series, I began my search for the next great audiobook. A colleague suggested that I try Inheart. I rushed to the library and borrowed a copy. I was hooked by the end of the first disc. Not only was the story captivating, but Lynn Redgrave's narration brought the characters to life, giving them each unique and vibrant personalities.

I finished Inkheart and rushed excitedly to the library to continue the story with an audio copy of Inkspell. As the first disc began to play, I had an unpleasant surprise: Lynn Redgrave's voice had changed. As a matter of fact, it wasn't Lynn Redgrave at all!!! Mediocre actor Brendan Fraser was attempting to read to me!

OK, I thought, I'll give him a chance. He's famous. Surely he'll do this tremendous story justice. I was wrong.

Brendan Fraser accomplished one thing: butchering one of the greatest children's books of our day. His interpretations of the characters' voices were, at best, amateurish. He succeeded in destroying the voices of some of the story's most beloved characters (Eleanor, for example).

I am giving this book 4 stars. The story itself should receive 5+ out of 5. The narration, thanks to Brendan Fraser, deserves no more than a 1.

I strongly recommend reading the book. I don't think I'd bother with the audiobook.
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christopher.horne, February 13, 2009 (view all comments by christopher.horne)
After reading The Thief Lord, I was truly hooked by Cornelia Funke's style of writing which led me to Inkheart and Inkspell. This is a very absorbing and deep read. She truly takes you into her world with magical words and imagery.
Many of this book's characters are also characters in the book in their own universe. The characters that come to life for us also come to life in the book. Whatever it is that draws you in, I think you'll be hooked on this book very quickly. Inkspell really does weave a spell around you, and I am really, really looking forward to the next books in this series.
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Shimmerheart, January 3, 2008 (view all comments by Shimmerheart)
This story can take you anywhere. You can feel you're accually there!
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brunettegal418, January 1, 2008 (view all comments by brunettegal418)
This wonderful novel by one of the greatest magical writers Cornelia Funke, brings to life the world of Inkworld. Through her unforgetable cast of characters, vivid, magical places and a gripping storyline, Funke captures her readers forever. This is a must read for anyone who is a fan for not only a great read, but a magical tale that will transport you into the world of deliciously evil and spicy good characters.
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ellewoodsnick, April 24, 2007 (view all comments by ellewoodsnick)
Inkheart and Inkspell are my two favorite books. I have read them over and over again. I would recommend these books to anyone who likes, adventure, fantasy, and a great read. Usually I only love books about horses, but these two books blew away any book I have ever read. I can?t wait until the third one comes out. I will be waiting for it to arrive. If you haven't read these books you don't know what you are missing. They were FANTASTIC!
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Funke, Cornelia
Chicken House
Bell, Anthea
Action & Adventure
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Action & Adventure - General
Fantasy & Magic
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edition Description:
Inkheart Trilogy
Publication Date:
October 2005
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
7.75 x 6 in
Age Level:

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Product details 656 pages Chicken House - English 9780439554008 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

In the hopes of saving Dustfinger from Basta, Farid and Meggie have entered Inkworld by reading themselves into the book Inkheart. Fenoglio who entered Inkworld at the end of the first book, keeps trying to rewrite parts of the story, but he's discovered that the story characters have a life and will of their own. I loved Inkspell. Find out what happens in this second installment of what I hope is a series ('cause I want more)!

"Staff Pick" by ,

A thrilling, page-turning sequel to Inkheart. Beloved characters return, new ones make their triumphant debut, and above all, a love of reading and books permeates each page of action-packed, cliff-hanging adventure.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this spellbinding follow-up to Inkheart, Funke expertly mixes joy, pain, suspense and magic. In the opening chapter, Dustfinger returns to Inkheart, the fantastic novel (within Funke's novel of the same name) from which he was sprung, and his 'devoted' apprentice, Farid, asks Meggie to use her magical reading powers to send him into the story. Meggie, lured by the 'place of marvels and adventures,' goes with him. Her parents soon follow. The omniscient narrator allows readers to jump from the 'real' world to Inkworld, where a war is brewing between Ombra Castle and the evil Adderhead's Castle of Night. Worse, Meggie's father, Mo (aka Silvertongue), is mistaken for a Robin Hood — type figure known as the Bluejay and is to be executed. Readers will race along with Meggie and other Inkheart favorites as the characters try to create a 'happy ending.' Funke again cleverly plays with the power of words: Fenoglio, the author of Inkheart, now lives in the world he created and continues to write new story lines — which play out in often unintended ways (e.g. he bases the Bluejay character on Meggie's father, putting Mo in danger). This is a thick and dark book (the Magpie shoots Mo, nearly killing him, and Basta appears for a final showdown), as well as sophisticated — especially the romance blossoming between Farid and Meggie, and Dustfinger's complicated relationship with Meggie's mother. There is much left to explore; readers will eagerly await the last in the planned trilogy. Ages 8-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "This is an involving story that will draw readers smoothly to its conclusion and leave them waiting for the final volume in this projected trilogy."
"Review" by , "Funke delivers more than enough action, romance, tragedy, villainy and emotion to keep readers turning the pages — and waiting for the sequel the cliffhanger ending promises."
"Synopsis" by , In this sequel to Inkheart, Dustfinger, the fire-eater brought into being from words, has a desperate need to return to the tale. Before long, the reader who brought Dustfinger to life is caught inside the book, too, as the story evolves in ways neither of them imagined.
"Synopsis" by ,
The captivating sequel to INKHEART, the critically acclaimed, international bestseller by Cornelia Funke, an author who is emerging as a truly modern classic writer for children.

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. Distraught, Farid goes in search of Meggie, and before long, both are caught inside the book, too. But the story is threatening to evolve in ways neither of them could ever have imagined.

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