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

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

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016
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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, Bruce Mann, Ann Marie, John H. Mayer, and Arthur MoreyFeatures medieval music performed by Benjamin Bagby of SequentiaFrom the Compact Disc edition.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Listening Library, [2016]
New York : Listening Library (Audio), 2016
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780735287372
0735287376
Branch Call Number: eAudio
Characteristics: audio file
digital
1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 22 min., 58 sec.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Bagby, Benjamin

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Funkelizk Apr 21, 2017

This spectacular book does so much with history and social issues, but still is a perfect children's novel. It is adventurous and magical without being untrue to the feeling of the time. The main characters resonate so well with the reader, that it is difficult to choose a favorite. Religion is a... Read More »


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Funkelizk Apr 21, 2017

This spectacular book does so much with history and social issues, but still is a perfect children's novel. It is adventurous and magical without being untrue to the feeling of the time. The main characters resonate so well with the reader, that it is difficult to choose a favorite. Religion is a major theme of the book, naturally as it is set in such a turbulent religious time, yet it does not stop these children from being who they -naturally- are. Their story is quite a thrill to go along with! Listening to the book, as I did, helped me to not stumble over the French names, but instead get pulled with ease into the setting.

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The main narrator was not named for most of the book, but it should come as no surprise to someone who kept the title in mind and what that may mean for the children. Completely forgot about the title until his identity was known!

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