Yes! I was enthralled from the very first.
I loved the concept and the beautiful storytelling. My imagination was on high alert and I could visualize the circus coming to life. The only disconcerting part was the narrator also read the Harry Potter books and since I listened to all of them I kept thinking of Dumbldore and Harry. But a minor quibble because he did a beautiful job with these books too.
I believe so - I read this for a book club that I attend, and many of the ;printed version' readers found it difficult to get into and to get your mind around. I found that the audiobook reader made it so easy to visualize what was going on in the book and to whisk you away to a magical place. Loved it!
I really like how the audio sync works with my Kindle.
When I first read the book, I wasn't sure why there were leaps in time, back and forth, but this really builds to the climax of the book--making it more intense than if Morgenstern had followed a traditional timeline.
I own a copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I liked that one well enough to purchase this audio book. It's about the same. Good quality--nice voice.
Can't say without giving anything away.
This is my favorite book from 2011--so good it was worth listening to in 2012. Great story.
Amazing, Funny, Sweet
StarDust: by Neil Gaiman
Its Jim Dale need i say more.
Poppet and because she's so cool
One of the best books i have ever read. and i plan on re-reading it many times in the near future.
I love to walk and run listening to audiobooks
I don't want to say much about the book because its genre will give away a big part of the plot, but suffice to say that the Night Circus is an imaginative exploration of magic and magicians, evokative of times of old. It's on the lighter side, but very enjoyable.
I write a Film and Food blog called Tinsel & Tine (Reel & Dine). However, that doesn't yet pay the bills, what does, is boring, monotonous and tedious. But by the Grace of God, I'm able to entertain myself listening to audiobooks while working.
I don't normally listen to books twice. However, I did so love the odd rhythm of this novel, that if I were to revisit books I would put Night Circus on my re-listen list.
All the scenes involving Celia and Prospero (her father) are engrossing. Their love/hate relationship holds many facets. The reader is always aware the stakes of the "game" are much higher than either Celia or Marco are aware and it's made doubly wicked by the fact that Perspero is so willing to possibly sacrifice his only daughter.
No. It's engrossing, but does not have a traditional narrative, you tend to wantt to enjoy it in smaller sessions.
This book may as well have been written as a screenplay first. It's so easy to imagine it as a film. The colorful characters and the black and white set. I can't wait to see all the clever CGI they'll use to create the magical illusions of Le Cirque des Reves. And also the spectacle of red scarfs and roses against a backdrop of en noir et blanc.
I was a huge fan of Harry Potter (not one of those crazy obsessed fans, but I enjoyed the series) and loved how the series left you wanting to be a part of the story... to live in the magical world of Harry Potter. I purchased The Night Circus in search of that feeling, and the story definitely delivered. The detailed descriptions of the circus made me feel as though I was walking about, checking out the wonders within the tents. I loved it!
One of the most memorable moments of The Night Circus was walking through the Ice Garden. I felt as if I were there and it seemed so beautiful!
I really enjoyed Jim Dale's voice, as it helped give the book the feeling of listening to an old tale, especially since it took place between 1800-1900.
The entire book was about making real magic seem like tricks and illusions to ordinary people. The entire storyline was believable. Until the end where its magically weird ending to the game just didn't feel right...
Probably not. At times it is a little hard to follow and although a clever story, it does not build much suspense and the end is anticlimactic. I enjoyed the listen, and I would mildly endorse others to read or listen, but have limited expectations.
Jim Dale was the perfect narrator for the surreal and poetic style of this book.
The imagery, tastes and smells of this book pulled me into the experience.
Slight silly, mostly mellow, little lady.
I have listened to this book three times now and my enjoyment goes up each time! Erin Morgenstern, with the help of Jim Dale, creates a book that inspires and captures the imagination! This is a must listen!