I was not sure what this was about when I purchased it - but so glad I did... It is a little Harry Potterish - with the Magical Circus - and the characters are very well developed. I was hooked from early on never wanted to shut down the recording. Can't wait for her next book..
The narrator was tiresome. There were many characters, but little difference between the voices. The narrator was also over-dramatic, breathless and borint.
Breathless, boring, unimaginative
THe book promised a lot, but delivered little. It has much pretense of dark, star crossed lovers. However, the relationship is not well developed and becomes tedious. Most of the other characters are just there to populate the story, and are not compelling in themselves. Although it deals with magic, it has little excitement. It labors on to create a plot line that should be wonderful and surprising, but it's not. Overall, a disapointing read.
The narration was wonderful. But I felt that the characters needed to be people that have a heart or that I could relate to or empathize with in some way. The story is fragmented and didn't flow or make sense. The storyline jumped around--it was confusing on who did what and when and why. The imagry was interesting and unique, but seemed to not be relevant to the story. The ending seemed like the author was getting tired of writing the book and just wanted to get it done with a lot of words put in to make it a certain length.
Perhaps the abridged version.
Yes - he always does a very good job with putting excitement and urgency and feeling in the story.
The clock maker.
I am not sure that I would read/listen to another story by Erin Morgenstern. The story was too long and quite depressing. However, I give points for the highly creative world created in the story. I was listening half the time to hear about the fabulous circus which the characters lived in
Mr. Dale's narration was lovely.
I listened, got confused, listened more. The book was ok, but not as great as described. I love Jim Dale, and even he didn't mesmerize me.
This is a puzzler. How did it get published? How did it get such "rave reviews" from readers? Why would anyone want to make this into a movie? I feel like I was duped by the hype over this book. It was like reading an endless intro to something that never happened. It's just devoid of any substance. After a while, it was just annoying. I listened for about 5 hours, then pulled the plug. Was my first wasted credit in 2 + years.
No - Too weird for me
Stop reading before it was over
Be aware that this falls into the fantasy genre
Mixed media artist, drummer, and Audible listener - 863 titles and counting!
Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere and American Gods - beautiful imagery and alternate reality with one foot in the here and now and one in the now and then.
Yes, and I pretty much did, over a two-day period
I look forward to this author's next audio book!
This story was fabulous. I loved the characters. I absolutely would listen to it again I did not want it to end I really hope their is a second story picking up with the twins where this story left off.
This book truly is in a category by its self. I could loosely compare it to the magic and wonder evoked by the first Harry Potter but at the same time it is so much more.
Absolutely! I would drive the long way to and from work to get a little extra listening time.