Excellent narration with a captivating plot... I highly recommend this story. The two narrators do a wonderful job. The story is very well written. Don't miss this book!
I loved this book. The storys told around circus life from long ago just added to the drama of young love and how it can beat evil.
I was hooked and captivated from the beginning. The characters were alive with real thoughts and feelings and the narrators were literally in the room with me. It's the first book that I immediately had to reread, and now I have to have a hard copy for my library to read and digest at my leisure. It's the first Sara Gruen book that I've read, but now I have to find her others. What an author!
the book was good until you realize that 3/4 of a way into the book it is sophie's choice in a different package. relation ship characteristics are the same. the narration is good, i like it when books choose different actors for different characters. Good but NOT great
I find a reason to laugh everyday!
I do not understand all the five stars. I couldn't disagree more. This amateur effort is nowhere near a classic. The plot is thin and the characters woefully undeveloped. At times it read like a cheap bodice ripper (romance novel). The author repeatedly required suspension of disbelief which this reader could not do. Bright spot: the old Jacob narrator was good and old Jacob's story was enjoyable. But this could not carry the book. I struggled to read the whole thing, and unfortunately I shouldn't have bothered.
I didn’t find this to be a great adventure book. It’s kind of a weird circus romance story. It’s not bad but not what I enjoy. Good reminder that I don’t want to grow old and feeble.
Disappointing. #1 novel on Audible in 2006?! I'd categorize it a "cheap dime novel", as we used to refer to books cranked out by authors who stooped to adding sordid events with the hope of attracting more readers. Every other chapter in this book has some unnecessary titillating account with cheap sexual descriptions.
I barely made it though the first four chapters of the book before I just couldn't listen to it anymore. I'm disappointed as I had heard it was a good book. For one, the language is too offensive for me to continue listening to. Another reason is that there is a disgusting scene described with a circus prostitute. Need I say more? I wish someone had warned me in a review before I spent the money and time downloading it. So if you don't watch R rated movies and even get offended at some PG-13 rated movies, then this book isn't for you either and you won't have to waste your time or money.