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Summary

Bloomsbury presents Pan's Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke, read by Thom Rivera.

The Sunday Times and New York Times best seller.

This enthralling novel, inspired by the 2006 film, illustrates that fantasy is the sharpest tool to explore the terrors and miracles of the human heart

You shouldn't come in here. You could get lost. It has happened before. I'll tell you the story one day, if you want to hear it. 

In fairy tales, there are men and there are wolves, there are beasts and dead parents, there are girls and forests. 

Ofelia knows all this, like any young woman with a head full of stories. And she sees right away what the Capitán is, in his immaculate uniform, boots and gloves, smiling: a wolf.

But nothing can prepare her for the fevered reality of the Capitán’s eerie house, in the midst of a dense forest which conceals many things: half-remembered stories of lost babies; renegade resistance fighters hiding from the army; a labyrinth; beasts and fairies.

There is no one to keep Ofelia safe as the labyrinth beckons her into her own story, where the monstrous and the human are inextricable, where myths pulse with living blood....

©2019 Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke (P)2019 HarperCollins USA

Critic reviews

"Funke’s sensitive expansion of Del Toro’s dark fantasy is a delight." (Guardian)

"More than just a film spin off, this is a beautiful companion piece and a reminder of the importance of Del Toro’s initial vision." (Observer)

"A work of consummate love and passion, one that needs to be revered for its unmistakable brilliance...This novelisation not only lives up to impossibly high expectations but incredibly adds to the darkest of magical fairytales." (Starburst)

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Great story

I loved the film so I thought I would listen to the book, I loved it as well, it added to the movie giving backstories to each characters. Definitely worth listening too.

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The movie was a delight but this, with its beautiful delivery and intricately woven detail and emotion, is just so perfect.

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recommend

I love the movie and loved the book just as much. Even if you've not seen the movie I recommend the book and let your imagination take you on a magical journey.

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One of my favourite books and even films

Amazing story, narrator was superb. Nothing more to be said. Simply Stunning all round.

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if you've seen the film you don't need to buy this book, it doesn't add anything new or interesting to the story apart from a couple of semi interesting fairy tales that are few and far between

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Beautiful and dark as fairytales are meant to be. Atmospheric, it drew me into its lyrical prose, I smelt it and felt it. The question now, is how will this be topped? What is next?