This book came out of nowhere for me. I had not heard of it and felt that I was taking a risk with a credit to download. Boy, am I glad I did. I found it difficult to not listen to it and it was fresh and new and just great!
The narrator, Jim Dale, who breathed some life into an otherwise dull and convoluted story.
Make it a little less complicated, jumping back and forth between the dates. Introduce fewer characters. Having so many characters without confusing a reader is a rare feat.
Of course the whole Harry Potter series. I suppose nothing compares to that one.
I'm a chef and musician. I love to read but I listen to a lot of audio books because they are condusive to a culinary evironnment and pace.
Although i agree Jim Dale is a brilliant performer and I normally like him very much. However with this story there are so many characters that I had to restart the story several times before I could remember who is who doing what. I eventually bought this book on my kindle and read the first part and then after I had got into more of the 'meat' of the story I was able to switch back to the audio version and follow along just fine. I think this is just a better story to be read first and then listened. Then you can enjoy the performance given by Jim Dale and not be confused on all the characters intertwining story lines.
it seemed to be a formula of fantasy images with an ineffective attempt at building suspense. The characters were not developed enough to keep my interest.
No, by this author
Yes he was a good narrator
it was disappointing and angering
A marvelous syfy adventure
No I enjoyed spreading it out to make it last longer
The story was great and it gives you a great picture for every detail. You can practically enter the circus and appreciate everything around you. The narrator does an excellent job bringing the words to life.
A voracious reader with little time to read actual print books, I adore Audible and have been listening to audiobooks regularly for years.
Dark, crisp, alive
I don't think there is a book that compares. The Night Circus is a stand-alone book.
He did a great job for all characters and really brought the book alive.
Poppet! I just find her
This book is very rich in sensory information. The story is built into the scenery and background. If you like short, to-the-point stories, this isn't something you would enjoy. If you want to be able to picture the entire story on the backs of your eyelids, you will love this book!
Absolutely. The intricacies of the story line and seemingly unrelated plot elements need several visits to appreciate the character's journey.
Incredibly imaginative action and plot elements.
The trips through the circus tent itself try one's powers of visualization. The dinners however, would have been wonderous to attend.
The clouds in the tent.
Too good to listen to quickly, it should be savored.
I would recommend this to any fan of fiction or fantasy.
I am a clay sculptor and an art instructor at a community college. I mostly listen to audiobooks while I work in my home studio.
Yes. Jim Dale!
I didn't read the print version, but I think the narrator was the only reason I stuck with the audiobook.
not really. I kept vaguely feeling that I would be happier if I were listening to Jim Dale narrate Harry Potter again.
same as above: I kept vaguely feeling that I would be happier if I were listening to Jim Dale narrate Harry Potter again.
I don't know about a tag line, but the film would certainly be visually stunning
Visually stunning doesn't work for me in audio format. The story wasn't that interesting, but the space probably looked cool. I would rather see this story than listen. It might just be a taste thing. This wasn't mine. I prefer more character development and growth and less visual description. (Is that weird? I am a sculptor--a visual artist.)
The ratio of description to plot and character development was off: so the characters were flat and the pace was slow. Also, the timeline frequently shifts, which I found hard to follow as an audiobook.
The narrator, however, did a wonderful job.