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Inkspell

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Cornelia Funke

Narrated By: Brendan Fraser

Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)

Date: April 2006

Duration: 18 hours 50 minutes

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 original tale has become desperate. When he finds a crooked storyteller with the magical 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 have ever 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?


From the Compact Disc edition.

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  • m s

    Great trilogy! Narrator does a good job of distinguishing the different character.

  • ashley holbrook

    I enjoyed the book, however I felt as if it was off to a slow start and dragged the reader along for long periods before it got to the interesting parts. By the end of the book I was interested again. But overall, we enjoyed the book.

  • paige sibley

    I was disappointed when I realized Lynn Redgrave was replaced by Brendan Frazier. Frazier's whispering and screeching had me adjusting the volume almost every time a new character started speaking. I guess Ms Redgrave is a tough act to follow.

  • Tina Folsom

    I absolutely loved Brendan Fraser's reading of this story. It had been a long time since I had read and seen Inkheart. Wasn't sure I would like a sequel. But this was wonderful and though I had planned to only listen during my long commutes to work...I brought it in the house and put on my headphones and escaped into the book.

  • Anonymous

    For this whole series, the kids really liked them and had me get the whole series to listen to. However, I felt they were a bit depressing. Everything always goes wrong! I like books that let you escape into a happy place...this was more of a scary place. But like I said...the kids got into it and liked the whole series.

  • Holly

    I really enjoyed the Inkheart trilogy! I thought this book in the series tended to be a lot more serious than the first. The characters are well rounded and easy to follow. Some of the story was a bit predictable, but all in all, a good read.

  • ReneeN

    Good story but the reading by Brendan Fraser is overly dramatic.

  • Anonymous

    Brendan Fraser is a fantastic reader! He got so into the story and characters that I was mesmerized. It bothered me at times when the characters were whispering in the story, so he did too. I had to adjust the volume. The story itself was great but the end ... wasn't. I'm impatiently waiting for Inkdeath. I wish he was the reader for that book.

  • Anonymous

    After Inkheart, I was left with a yearning to see how the rest of the trilogy unfolded. Unfortunately, I came to anticipate playing each CD in this set about as much as one anticipates drinking a glass of metamucil. Ms. Redgrave's animated narration was replaced by a seemingly-disinterested Brendan Frasier. I found it very difficult to follow the story with his narration style, and actually sent the second set of CD's back after finishing the first disc. What a disappointment! I wasted the equivalent of two audiobook shipments on this story. i am going to go ahead and cancel my Inkdeath order now, as well.

  • Anonymous

    The good news is that the story itself is as great as the first, and my kids and I look forward to the next. The bad news is that although Brendan Fraser was wonderful reading Funke's novel Dragon Rider, it's difficult to go from one narrator to another no matter how good the narrator is, so Fraser's performance, though on its own was probably great, was disappointing after we'd gotten used to Lynn Redgrave's character voices. Boo on the choice to change narrators.