This book, and this rendition truly deserve the accolades it has received. I can see (or hear) why it is such a "best seller". It is an extremely well written book with the most intricate details carefully inserted. The story flows beautifully between past and present. Highly believable and very well read. I went from sadness to joy as the scenes changed but most definitely ended up very satisfied.
Really enjoyed this audio. The narration was top notch and the story compelling. I really go into this one. Recommended.
Highs and lows -- this plays with your emotions. The author gives us an interesting glimpse into the life of a circus. I loved the crotchety reflections of the "old" Jacob, but enjoyed the story of the "young" Jacob more. The ending was a happy one, which I was concerned about the whole way through the book.
This book is one of the best books I've listened to in a long time. There was not a moment where I was bored. It also had me hooked from the moment I started listening. I honestly can't say enough good about it. The narrator really made the story even more real.
I loved this story. The main character was well developed and it had a few twists that kept me guessing. I even stayed in the car a little longer to see what happened next. And besides, how many stories have you read that take place on a circus train?
This book grabs you right away and doesn't let you go. From the character development to the descriptions of everything having to do with a circus in the 1920's. Fabulous detail, and great plot line. Plus the two readers were perfect- both soundling like they had actually lived this life they are narrating. Simply wonderful.
I am not usually a big fan of historic fiction, but decided to try this one due to the wonderful reviews. I was not disappointed. It was a fabulous well written story. I loved every minute of it. The characters and setting are well detailed and it does not lack in action or plot. I have already recommended it to many friends.
One of the two best audiobooks I've listened to in the last three years. Beautifully written; amazing voice performances. If you love audiobooks, don't pass this one up.
Avid audible listener. Favorite writers: Stephen king, Bryce Courtenay, R. R. Martin Fav narrators: Humphrey bower, Roy Dotrice, Frank Muller, Robin Miles
Loved it. Magical. Great ending. A human story.
This is by far one of the best books I have ever "read" I loved the story, and the readers. It was the first book that everyone in my whole book club loved. We all agreed that the writer wrote in a style that we all identified with. I knew when I read that "the tuba's farted", that this would be a special novel. I learned so much about the circus and the depression era. I recommend this to everyone...