The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz audiobook

The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog

By Adam Gidwitz
Music performed by Benjamin Bagby
Read by Adam Gidwitz  and a full cast

Penguin Random House, Listening Library
10.38 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780735287372

The bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm takes on medieval times in an exciting and hilarious new adventure about history, religion . . . and farting dragons.   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 bestselling 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, and Arthur Morey Features medieval music performed by Benjamin Bagby of Sequentia

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Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

An Audie Award Finalist for Best Narration

A 2016 Wall Street Journal Best Book for Children

A People Magazine Best Book of 2016 for Children

A 2016 Entertainment Weekly Best Book for Middle Graders

A New York Times Editor’s Choice

A Kirkus Reviews Pick of Best Books of 2016 for Middle-Graders

A Booklist Best Book of 2016

A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016

School Library Journal Best Book

The bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm takes on medieval times in an exciting and hilarious new adventure about history, religion . . . and farting dragons.   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 bestselling 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, and Arthur Morey Features medieval music performed by Benjamin Bagby of Sequentia

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Puckish, learned, serendipitous…[A] sparkling medieval adventure.” Wall Street Journal
“A talented cast enhances a story that combines history, mystery, action, and miracles…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. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Gidwitz strikes literary gold with this mirthful and compulsively readable adventure story…A masterpiece of storytelling that is addictive and engrossing.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A well-researched and rambunctiously entertaining story that has as much to say about the present as it does the past.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Weaves history, excitement, and multiple narrative threads into a taut, inspired adventure.” Booklist (starred review)
“Scatological humor, serious matter, colloquial present-day language, the ideal of diversity and mutual understanding—this has it all.” Horn Book Guide (starred review)
“Gidwitz is on fire here, making medieval history feel fresh and current.” School Library Journal (starred review)

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Adam Gidwitz

Author Bio: Adam Gidwitz

Adam Gidwitz is the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling Grimm trilogy. He spent six years researching and writing his Newbery Honor winner The Inquisitor’s Tale, including a year living in Europe, which became a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. . Adam lives with his family in Brooklyn, NY. Listen to The Inquisitor’s Tale (an Audie Award finalist narrated by Adam Gidwitz and a full cast, with music by Benjamin Bagby), Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back So You Want to be a Jedi?,and The Basque Dragon by Adam on audio from Listening Library. Find Adam online at adamgidwitz.com or @AdamGidwitz.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 10.38
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English