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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.
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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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By Vanessa on 01-21-06

Inkspell indeed

I am not sure why this book was rated 1 star by another customer, but I found the book to be a truly enjoyable title. I got lost in this inky world and can't wait for the last book.

Brendan Frasier was a little distracting at first and I don't like his "Elinor" voice, but after a while, I grew to like him. Though, I still prefer Lynn Redgrave's reading of Inkheart.

This is a worthy sequel to Inkheart (Please read that one first, or you will be lost). The translation is excellent and the book sounds as if it were originally written in English rather than German.

A must read for all book lovers who still have that sense of wonder about the worlds between the pages of a book.

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By dms_456 on 01-02-08

Hooked on Inkworld

This is my first time providing feedback on an audiobook, although I've been an avid 'listener' for years now. On the recommendation of Audible, I downloaded Inkheart and thoroughly enjoyed the story and Lynn Redgrave's wonderful narration. I quickly went in search of the sequel, Inkspell, and was a bit disappointed when I heard Brendan Fraser's voice narrating it but was quickly surprised and impressed with his ability to bring the characters to life. This was one of those books that made me look for an excuse to drive somewhere so I could listen to it in the car, and made it really difficult to get out of my car once I got back home!
I was on the edge of my seat at the end of Inkspell, waiting for the whole story to get wrapped up, when I realized, with only 14 minutes left, that this wasn't going to happen and there would be a sequel. I'm disappointed that the sequel isn't available yet, but I'm counting on it being as wonderful as the first two books of the trilogy. This is a wonderful story for adults as well as children, and well worth the time spent listening to the unabridged edition.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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