I really enjoyed the book. Great twist on running away with the circus. The ending was a slight disappointment, but I really enjoyed the book up until the last chapter. The 2 views (one of Jacob at age 90 (or 93) and one at the age 23) was brilliantly done. I felt that the elder narrator hit the character on the head. Great listen.
This is a wonderful story of a 90 or maybe 93 year old man looking back on his younger years with the circus.
I am so glad there were two different actors for the main character. The voices for young Jacob and old Jacob were perfect.
This book had me captivated from the first chapter. It reels you with a dramatic prologue and keeps you spellbound for the rest of the story. Two voices are used to protray our prtagonist at different ages, making the transition seemless and enchanting. The story is told with flair and dramatics and the actors give life to each different character. 'Water for Elephants' is a magical circus story, spinning a love story with colourful characters and charasmatic animals. I would recommend this story to young and old, male and female. I loved it!
This wonderful story allowed me to slip back in time and savor the slower pace of what our now hectic life no longer allows.Truly a memorable experience E.J. Vt.
I really enjoyed this book. Both readers, one for the young Jacob and one for the old Jacob, were incredible. I highly recommend this book to all ages.
I was instantly engaged in the characters and the story. I could smell the sawdust and popcorn. It introduced me to a new lifestyle. The ending was a little "off", but not so much to spoil the story.