Die unendliche Geschichte (The Neverending Story)

A mysterious book fascinates young Bastian: The Neverending Story. Full of enthusiasm, he takes part in the adventures of its hero Atreyu and in his dangerous mission: He is supposed to save the dreamland Fantastica and its sovereign the Childlike Empress. Soon, however, Bastian must realise that he is more than an uninvolved spectator. And then he finds himself suddenly in Fantastica …
The adventure of his life starts: “Do what you want” is written on the medallion that symbolises limitless power in Fantastica. But what the sentence means Bastian will learn only when it is almost too late. Because his real mission is not to rule Fantastica but to find his way out of it. But how do you leave a realm that has no borders?
With his immortal masterpiece Michael Ende has conquered the hearts of young readers – and those young at heart – all over the world. A fairytale novel for children and adults which up to this day has lost none of its fascination or unrivalled success.


  • Unabridged reading
  • Narrator: Gert Heidenreich
  • Length: 906 min.
  • Year of publication: 2019
  • Publisher: Silberfisch

Other Editions

  • Die unendliche Geschichte
    Unabridged reading by Gert Heidenreich, 906 min., edition with retro cover, Silberfisch 2013.
  • Die unendliche Geschichte
    Unabridged reading by Gert Heidenreich, 926 min., Osterwold 2014.
    Bonus material: the author on his work in original recordings.