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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adam Gidwitz Narrator: Adam Gidwitz Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2016 ISBN: 9780735287372
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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, Ann Marie Lee, Bruce Mann, John H. Mayer, and Arthur Morey

Features medieval music performed by Benjamin Bagby of Sequentia
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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”


  • “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)

  • A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book
  • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016
  • School Library Journal Best Book
  • A 2016 Wall Street Journal Best Book for Children
  • A 2016 Entertainment Weekly Best Book for Middle Graders
  • A Booklist Best Book of 2016
  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • A Kirkus Reviews Pick of Best Books of 2016 for Middle-Graders
  • A People Magazine Best Book of 2016 for Children
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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About the Author
Author Adam Gidwitz

Adam Gidwitz is the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling Grimm trilogy. He spent six years researching and writing The Inquisitor’s Tale, including a year living in Europe.