I should have paid more attention during the beginning. But I finished it and I'm glad I did. True readers will appreciate the storyline despite the moderate pace and shallow character development. An enjoyable read and worth rhe credit.
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I loved The Night Circus! The story was breathtaking and kept me completely enraptured! The characters, the plot, the writing....everything was absolutely wonderful!
And the audiobook was perfection! Jim Dale did an amazing job reading the story. He complemented it in an astounding way and managed to make The Night Circus even more magical!
I highly recommend this book and I think that the audiobook was amazing!
Hi there! My name is Jen! One of my New Years Resolutions is to read more! I'll try to review all I can!
From the first word to the last, I found myself falling more and more in love with The Night Circus. The characters were easy to befriend and the Circus itself was terribly addicting.
Jim Dale is a pleasure to listen to, as always, bringing life and emotion to every character inside this story, making it feel real.
I gave this story four stars as I found it thrilling, mysterious, and something I just couldn't stop listening to. The descriptions were perfect, neither too much not too little (all those negative reviews for being too descriptive have never read the Gormenghast series--of which, dust is given a two page description). Morgenstern gives this story a life of its own, writing it in a way that makes the images magically appear before you without much trying.
I cannot wait for the theatrical performance and plan to be the first one in line for that!
A delightful listen! Great twists and turns. A truly magical story. It was fun not knowing all the details and written in a way that was so entertaining not knowing did not bother you.
I am currently in the second run through of this audiobook. I thought I must have missed something the first time, but right now I don't even think I can finish this. It is, in a word, "blah". I bought the book because 1) Jim Dale is, of course, Jim Dale -- and that is magical in and of itself. 2) There was all this grand hype associated with the book and positive this and that, and I figured, okay, well, gotta get it! 3)The actual premise was tantalizing.
Truth is, none of it panned out! I think there is a conspiracy going on, something like payola, to have so many critics give bad books such great ratings. The killer for me is that the book is out there in a free downloadable PDF. This means that the book sucks, if, after one year, it's farmed out like that. So...I got bit again. But I got the book on sale.
If you want to know the plot of this book, look on Wikipedia. Trouble is, they couldn't figure it out, either. I am licking my wounds on this one.
Jim Dale is brilliant, and I could not believe some of the depth this story contained. Engaging of a senses and cultivated every essence of a persons imagination. Lovely.
Having read this before I was uncertain how it might be to listen to it. However the reading was superb and it was a joy to revisit The Night Circus this way.
No - because once was enough . This book was so good until the end. I felt like it just ended and I missed something. I rewound the last 6 chapters to see if I missed one. It was incredible until the end.
First one to listen to by Erin.
The reader is excellent. I would listen to more of him with joy.
I liked all of the characters - each one was unique and interesting.
I wish the author would go back and redo the end. This would be a great movie!