The credit for this great listen really must go in part to the incredible narrators; beautifully voiced. Full of passion, I felt the emotion in his voice so many times it brought tears to my eyes. This is a well written book and an easy read. However as others have noted - quite difficult to listen to if you have a great love and devotion for animals as I do. I have never gone to circus' for that reason so I am not sure why I chose to read this. But it was quite terrific.
Well written, perfectly voiced, creative story line, surprising plot twists, interesting characters, murder, mystery, love story. Everything anyone could be looking for in a book. I just bought 3 for gifts. Kudos to the writer and actors. Incredible presentation and story. The best I've listened to since 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. This should be a classic.
Beautifully concepted audio -- with the young voice and the old voice. I almost couldn't listen to the end because of the sadness I felt -- but the author delighted us with the twists and turns. Loved it.
This book was one of my most favorite reads ever. Wonderful story that moved right along. The ending was ever so clever.
I hope somehow the author reads this so I can say, "Thanks".
This is one of my favorite listens so far. The two narrators go back and forth in time. Usually when this technique is used, I find myself more interested in one story than the other. Not in this book. As the narrators (who are both excellent) tell their story, I am captivated. What makes this book interesting to me is that it took me to the world of the circus, introducing me to characters that were sad, funny and entirely human....even the animals. I highly recommend this book.
I am a big fan of audiobooks, and this is one of the best. It is a terrific story, and the readers were fantastic. I would highly recommend it
I liked the story I thought it was good but it was a little boring at times especially in the beginning. Overall it's a good,easy listen.
I have been an audible listener for several years. This was my favorite book of all and the first review I have done. The story gets you engaged from the very beginning and never lets up. The character development was strong and the narrators were excellent. I could tell which chararacter was speaking just by the narrator's voice. It is a very enjoyable book to listen in the car and many times I found myself just sitting in the garage waiting for a chapter to end. Some parts were predictable but did not detract from the content. There are good and evil people in this story and I found myself cheering for and mad with the respective characters. I look forward to listening more from this author.
This was a truly engaging story. Not a complicated story line, but that's what I liked most about it. I enjoyed the two narrator perspectives, and I thought the narrators were both quite good. I am always seeking a nice long novel that keeps me engaged with the story 100% of the time; it's a rare treat to find one this enjoyable. Highly recommended!
I often 'buy' an audiobook based on other's reviews. This one did not live up to the hype. I liked the narrators, but I couldn't really get engaged with the characters. I'm not sure why this is a best seller.