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Publisher's Summary

The best-selling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm takes on medieval times in an exciting and hilarious new adventure about history, religion, and farting dragons. 
It's 1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children: William, an oblate on a mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions. They are accompanied by Jeanne's loyal greyhound, Gwenforte...recently brought back from the dead. 
As the narrator collects their tales, the story of these three unlikely allies begins to come together. Their adventures take them on a chase through France to escape prejudice and persecution and save precious and holy texts from being burned. They're taken captive by knights, sit alongside a king, and save the land from a farting dragon. And as their quest drives them forward to a final showdown at Mont Saint-Michel, all will come to question if these children can perform the miracles of saints. 
Beloved best-selling author Adam Gidwitz makes his long-awaited return with his first new world since his hilarious and critically acclaimed Grimm series. Filled with Adam's trademark style and humor, The Inquisitor's Tale is bold storytelling that's richly researched and adventure packed. 
Read by Vikas Adam, Mark Bramhall, Jonathan Cowley, Kimberly Farr, Adam Gidwitz, Ann Marie Lee, Bruce Mann, John H. Mayer, Benjamin Bagby, and Arthur Morey. 
Features medieval music performed by Benjamin Bagby of Sequentia. 
Public Domain (P)2016 Listening Library
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Critic Reviews

"A talented cast enhances a story that combines history, mystery, action, and miracles.... The 10 narrators evocatively portray the characters while adding drama to the cumulative tale of three gifted young heroes.... The narrators use accents to suggest class, with each contributing to an overall tone that is conversational, lively, and engrossing. Together, the narrators enhance the stories as they stress the interplay of humor and darkness, prejudices and beliefs, legend and truth." (AudioFile)    
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5 out of 5 stars
By Corey Hulen on 03-11-17

Engaging story, great voice acting, wonderful addition to our family study of medieval Europe!

So glad we chose this book to listen to as we traveled across country! Engaging, thoughtful, funny at times; The Inquisitor's Tale is a perfect addition to our study of medieval Europe. I especially loved the prologue from the author giving insight into the historical accuracy of some of the details in the book, as well as the rendition of The Tale of Hildebrand. Well done!

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5 out of 5 stars
By jlarson on 02-03-17

Passionate Storytelling

Adam did a marvelous job with this. His rich knowledge of medieval history, his boldness of speaking about hard questions that often have misunderstood answers, and his ability to write about three wonderful children who are so relatable for us all when it comes to finding that "specialness" inside of us. Huge props to this powerful story.

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