Atmende Buecher

In March 2016, Cornelia and Eduardo Garcia, owner of the Hamburg sound studio "German Wahnsinn", co-founded the audiobook label "Atmende Bücher" to publish all of Cornelia's future stories.

As Cornelia's readers have known at least since "Inkheart", she has always had a passion for the sound of words. So of course it was only a small step from there to the dream of transforming her words into sounding books herself.

Since her reading tour for "Reckless", Cornelia had known that Eduardo García and German Wahnsinn are the perfect partners for this. When she stepped on stage for the first time to music by German Wahnsinn, it was as if someone had tailored the most wonderful acoustic garments for her words — a fantastic feeling! Together with Eduardo García, the owner of the sound studio German Wahnsinn, she started her own audio book publishing company "Atmende Buecher" in spring 2016.

The following audiobooks and audio dramas have been published by Atmende Buecher:

Das Labyrinth des Fauns

Pan's Labyrinth

This dramatized reading is a lavishly produced 3D audio book with a captivating soundtrack of music and sound design. Narrator Tom Vogt, known as the German voice of Colin Firth, Clive Owen and Laurence Fishburne among others, reads the dramatic story with gripping accuracy and brilliant flexibility. Taking turns, Cornelia herself tells of the labyrinth's dark past. Staged in full-length 3D sound for the first time, listeners are guided through the story as if they were part of the action themselves.

Read by: Tom Vogt und Cornelia · Unabridged audiobook: 423 minutes · Music, sounddesign, production & direction: German Wahnsinn · Special thanks to Javier Navarrete for giving us permission to rearrange and use his masterpiece »Mercedes’ Lullaby«. Guest musicians: Cello: Fidi Steinbeck, Vocals: Pia Davila

Palast aus Glas Eine Reise durch die Spiegelwelt

In eight new stories, Rainer Strecker takes us into the world behind the mirrors. We accompany Jacob on his search for a witch's comb, experience how Celeste becomes a shape-shifter in the vixen's dress, meet the sculptor Rodin and travel behind the mirror to London, Madrid, Stockholm, and Hamburg.

Read by: Rainer Strecker · Unabridged audiobook: 234 minutes · Music, sounddesign, production & direction: German Wahnsinn · Guest musicians: Martin Bentz, Micky Berg, Florian Buba, Lasse Eilers, Philipp Feit, Eduardo García, Berglind Hatje, Moritz P.G. Katz, Ralf Lippmann, Roman Rossbach,Sandro Friedrich, Tobias Günnemann and Adam ZolynskiMusic, sounddesign, production & direction: German Wahnsinn

Die Wilden Hühner. Audio Drama. Book 1

Atmende Bücher has published an audio drama series of "Die Wilden Hühner", Cornelia's books about Germany's probably best-known girl gang. A modern and elaborate production, including a music album with somgs performed by German artists such as Antje Schumaker, Lina Maly, Fidi Steinbeck & Ebow.

Voice actors: Anne Moll, Chloe Lee Constantin, Malin Steffen, Leonie Landa, Alexandra Kurzeja, Alicia Warns, Lino Kelian, Daniel Kirchberger, Lino Böttcher, Florian Marissal, Elga Schütz, Verena Wolfien, Christine Kutschera, Martin Sabel, Jan Hasenfuß · Audiodrama: 89 minutes · Die Wilden Hühner Hits (music album): 19 minutes · Music, sounddesign, production & direction: German Wahnsinn Amazon

Drachenreiter 3 Der Fluch der Aurelia

Rising from the sea, it will bring either darkness or light to whoever it first encounters. It’s a race against time to protect it, for if the Aurelia is hurt, all fabulous creatures will vanish from Earth. In the end though, it may take the arrival of the original silver dragon, Firedrake, to help save them all. The third book in the bestselling Dragon Rider series, lovingly turned into an audio adventure above and below water.

Read by: Rainer Strecker · Unabridged audiobook: ca. 662 minutes · Music, sounddesign, production & direction: German Wahnsinn · Daxophone: (Aurelia's chant): Philipp Feit

Die Wilden Hühner. Audio Drama. Book 2

A weeklong class trip to the sea, Charlie, Freya, Melanie and Trudie just can’t wait. If only the Pygmies weren’t going as well! The four boys are always trying to best the girls with one of their stupid pranks. But the scary laughter in the hall at night and the mysterious footprints in the room – for once the boys don’t seem to have anything to do with it. Maybe it is true after all what the people of the island say about the ghost of the old beach bandit Jap Lornsen? And just like that, the Wild Chicks are right back into another adventure!

The second iteration of the cult series by Cornelia, for the first time as a full-cast audio book!! Lovingly staged and with an exclusive soundtrack of cinematic music and modern pop songs.

Voice actors: Anne Moll (narrator), Chloe Lee Constantin, Malin Steffen, Leonie Landa, Alexandra Kurzeja, Alicia Warns, Lino Kelian, Daniel Kirchberger, Lino Böttcher, Florian Marissal, Christine Kutschera, Nora El Shafie, Paulina Krischker, Max Leisegang Audiodrama: 93 minutes · · Music, sounddesign, production & direction: German Wahnsinn Amazon

Reckless 4 Auf Silberner Fährte

Reckless 4 — The Silver Tracks

Jacob and Fox may not have found Jacob’s brother Will, but they have found something even more unexpected in the Mirrorworld: happiness. Just as they give up the search to enjoy their new life together, Will appears.

But now Jacob isn’t sure he can trust his own brother. Travelling with Jacob and Fox’s deadly enemies, Will is on his way to Nihon, beautiful land of sea serpents and samurai, talking forests and magnificent foxes, in pursuit of another magical Mirror. The pair can only follow.

If they are fortunate, what they find could save them. If they are not, they will find painful truths, terrible risks and a greater danger than they could ever have imagined.

Read by: Rainer Strecker · Unabridged audiobook: 685 minutes · Music, sounddesign, production & direction: German Wahnsinn · Guest musicians: Nicolai Kopka, Moritz P.G. Katz, Philipp Feit, Eduardo García

Dragon Rider 2 The Griffin's Feather

From the Norwegian forest to the wild jungle of Indonesia: In the sequel to Dragon Rider, Marc Thompson is the voice of Ben, Barnabas and Firedrake. He takes our ears and minds on a unique journey, effortlessly transforming his voice from the deep rumble of a troll to the lisp of a tiny homunculus. Cornelia Funke introduces her story with an emotional preface and speaks the part of Guinever and Vita Greenbloom, Ben’s sister and mother.

Read by: Marc Thompson and Cornelia · Unabridged audiobook: 574 minutes · Music, sounddesign, production & direction: German Wahnsinn · Featuring: Lute / Theorbe: Rolf Lislevand, Violin / Viola: Stefan Pintev, Cello: Boris Matchinm, Transverseflute: Leandro Saint-Hill, Vocals: Benedikt Ruchay

Drachenreiter Die Vulkan-Mission

Dragon Rider — The Volcano Mission (spin-off audio drama)

The organisation for the protection of all mythical creatures has a new mission! All over the world, fantastic creatures seem to be disappearing without a trace. Dragon rider Ben and his sister Guinever are very worried and brownie Sorrel senses that something has also happened to her dragon Lung. When a photomeleon shows up and reports his own kidnapping, a scouting team is formed immediately: Sorrel, the homunculus Twigleg, and Lola Greytail, the aviatrix rat, set off for Iceland, where they make a terrible discovery in the depths of a seething volcano. It soon becomes clear that this mission will not stop at scouting ...

An exciting adventure and an unexpected encounter lie ahead for the three little heroes, to whom Cornelia dedicates a radio play of their own for the first time — with fantastic musical accompaniment.

Voice actors: Samuel Weiss, Hans Peter Hallwachs, Bjarne Mädel, Kathrin Angerer, Gala Othero Winter, Stefan Brönneke, Henning May, Rainer Strecker, Gordon Piedesack, Achim Buch, Moritz P.G.Katz, Mirko Thiele, Björn Meyer, Uta Dänekamp, Cornelia Funke. · · Audiodrama: 90 minutes Music, sounddesign, production & direction: German Wahnsinn

Die Wilden Hühner. Audio Drama. Book 3

The Wild Chicks girls are in a state of alarm. Charlie has declared a ‘Code Fox’! In the secret code of the gang, that means worst possible danger, in this case it is even a matter of life and death. Charlie’s Grandmother wants to have all of the hens killed and butchered! The five girls can’t allow this of course and plan a highly risky rescue mission. But how can they kidnap 15 loudly clucking chickens without Grandma Slättberg noticing? And finally – where to put all the animals? Maybe they should – just this once – ask the boys from the Pygmies for help?

The third adventure of the Wild Chicks, now as a newly produced, full-cast Audiobook.

Voice actors: Anne Moll (narrator), Chloe Lee Constantin, Malin Steffen, Leonie Landa, Alexandra Kurzeja, Alicia Warns, Lino Kelian, Daniel Kirchberger, Lino Böttcher, Florian Marissal, Verena Wolfien, Elga Schütz, Christine Kutschera, Arne Gedigk, Theo Deterts, Mirko Thiele, Hauke Schmidt Audiodrama: 135 minutes · · Music, sounddesign, production & direction: German Wahnsinn Amazon

Das grüne Königreich (The Green Kingdom)

The new novel by Cornelia Funke & Tammi Hartung about the magical world of plants as a cinematic reading

Who would have thought that a metropolis like New York could be home to so many plants? Reader Malin Steffen accompanies us with a keen lightness on Caspia's journey of discovery through Brooklyn. Now and then interrupted by Rosalinde’s mysterious letters and tricky riddles, read by Alicia Luz Warns, whose passion for nature and child-like enthusiasm is contagious. Accompanied by a magical musical score, the reader-duo takes us along on a very special adventure.

Authors: Cornelia Funke & Tammi Hartung · Read by: Malin Steffen & Alicia Luz Warns · Unabridged audiobook: 252 minutes · Available for download and stream · Direction: Christoph Hellmich & Julia Meier · Music: Steffen Lohrey · Production: German Wahnsinn · Cover-Illustration & -Design: ©Franziska Blinde Currently only available in German

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