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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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"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
Auteur(s) : ragueneau le 16/08/2017

Great story!

What a great historical novel for kids! My girls (6 and 9) really loved it.
My eldest almost couldn't keep listening because of the prononciation of Jeanne... my girls are Franco-American, and are really tolerant of Americanized names, but they hated ( so did I for that matter) the way the female interpreter pronounced the name. We would have preferred the anglicized Joan or even JAN ( it is pronounced ZHANNE) the way it was done in an exaggerated way with a French J but then followed through with the EXCLUSIVELY MALE prononciation of ZHAWN nearly spoilt it for my children.
As true history buffs, the author did a fabulous job of giving children a window onto what the Middle Ages might have felt like to a group of youngsters. I really loved the way the author tackled heavy issues such as racism and discrimination in such an accessible thought provoking way. Really wonderful writing!

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