I could kick myself for waiting so long to listen to this. This is one of the best audible books I've listened to. Great book! Can't wait for the movie.
If you want to try out an audio book this one is great. The narrators really bring the story alive. Can't wait for the movie to come out. I really loved the ending.
I enjoyed the younger life the best until the very end when I decided I liked the older portion, too. It's nice to "take a trip" when you read a book. This one took me to a colorful circus.
I thought this book was very good. And both readers were rigth for their age in his ilfe. I've heard it will be a movie so I'll watch for it in the coming year.
I found the beginning a little hard to get into, but once i had listened to it a while the characters really began to develop and the story had me hooked. Great Book!
Just get it, I swear you will be entertained. The naration is spot on, and the charaters are as well drawn as it gets.
Gruen did an absolute amazing job with the imagery in her novel Water for Elephants. The circus is a colorful and exciting spectacle, and she was able to capture the beauty of it. On the other hand, in the midst of the excitement she painted a darker picture of the underlying world that puts that whole show together. From the dark characters, to the animals, and even to the conditions in which they live, Gruen captured all of this in both beautiful and grotesque imagery. Fantastic read, highly recommend to anyone who appreciates attention to detail and a good story.