Literary graduate and published columnist turned glorified grease monkey.
fantastic story line here. Even though it travels back and forth between past and present, it is easy to follow due to 2 different narrators. Showed an interesting side to being old. Funny ending and very comfortable story line. Characters are well developed and I was very drawn into the book. Great stuff.
I really enjoyed this book. I saw other reviewers liked the book so decided to try it. It was written and narrated beautifully. I really felt like I was part of the circus. The author invites you into the society without ovewhelming you with too much info.
Say something about yourself!
if you like long stories that make you laugh and at the end make you think.. this is it. dont turn from this book get it and enjoy it.. i talked about this story for weeks.
This is a great book, you will not be able to stop listening. The narration is one of the best I have heard so far, having two different voices for the character definitely transport you in time. You can almost feel like you're inside the story.
Who would have thought that a story about a circus could be so intriguing. The character development is strong. The back and forth between the past and present is well done. This is a toroughly enjoyable listen.
This a nice story but not as engaging as some people have said. It is entertaining and has some nice touches on the details of the story. The characters are not as developed as I would like but still the author managed to make me care for the a bit. I don't regret buying it.
I listenned to this book and was loathed to turn if off; it was so absorbing. I was hooked right from the very beginning. Jacob at 90(93) gave me new insight to how the elderly see themselves and the world and made me sad to think of how we treat them. Sara Gruen has to be commended on her sesitivity.
I found myself unable to stop thinking about these characters as I finished this book. I loved the two different narrators for the separate ages of Jacob.
Just a beautiful story.