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Inkspell

Written by: Cornelia Funke
Narrated by: Brendan Fraser
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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)

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Fabulous

What a wonderful novel. It's difficult to stop listening.
Brendan did an outstanding job narrating this audiobook. I felt like I was part of the story. The characters are brought to life by his voice and make the reading so much more exciting!
Inkdeath is next. I hope the next narrator is just as good as Brendan.

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Wonderful story spoiled a little by a poor reading

Truly wonderful series. Lynn Redgrave was perfect for reading... I wish she was able to do all three. I love Brendan Fraser, but someone should have told him he can't read well. It's awful. There's no choice if you want to listen to the full series but the constant superfluous accompanying sound effects are really annoying. We all know what a fairy sounds like. During the read a fairy starts chattering angrily... and Brendan actually makes an angry chattering sound. Good lord.

As often with a good book, I don't want this one to end, but I'll be glad it when it does so I won't have to listen to badly done voices and sound effects.

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Its an amazing book.

Such a great book, but I would have preferred someone else besides Brenden Fraiser reading. I enjoyed the woman who read the first book so much more.

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refreshing new thoughts

love the concept. This trilogy is a great blend of dark, and daydream. I wish all books had the same narration but this gave me knew respect for Brandon Fraser. I find him amusing but this was art. Cornelia Funke is great.

please don't watch the movie

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Brendan Fraser carries this

This book has middle book syndrome: it tears apart the nice ending that Inkheart left with and leaves you hanging so you have to delve into the third book or be left on a cliffhanger. For the length of this book, not enough happens to satisfy me and I found myself getting bored. The only thing that held my attention was the amazing performance given by Brendan Fraser. I wish he narrated more books, because he does an amazing job at it.

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More Brendan Fraser!

Brendan Fraser is an excellent audiobook reader, and I wish he had lots more books I could listen to. He is dynamic and engaging, and does voices. 10/10, would recommend.

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