YES! I already have several times! I love this story- it's a fantastic tale of magic for adults! The descriptions of the Circus, the characters, etc. are amazing- they paint such a magnificent picture for you while still leaving room for your imagination to soar! And Jim Dale is an amazing narrator- he really keeps you engaged in the story. Amazing story + amazing narrator = incredible!
Tough question, because they were all so different and interesting in their own ways! Right now, I'd narrow it down to Bailey. He's an ordinary boy who can believe the extraordinary. He's so genuine- he really exemplifies the pure mind of a child- open to an infinite amount of possibilities and wonders.
Again- really tough question, because there are so many incredible scenes! The character's auditions, various exhibitions of talents, the personal relationships or interactions between various characters...The best I can narrow it down to is this: any scene describing the Circus. It really is magical!
Yes! Normally I listen to audio books while getting ready for the day, or doing menial tasks. With this book, I'd catch myself just sitting, listening, waiting to hear what's next- unable to focus on anything but the story, even while carrying out the simplest of tasks!
LOVE this book!! I highly recommend it!!
The various plotlines of all the character weave together in a tightly woven tapestry. Every scene is filled with mystery, but every scene also moves the plot forward and reveals more about the characters and the world.
I think I liked the moment Celia accidentally takes Marco's umbrella the most. This was Rosvolnikov meeting the inspector, and at the same time it was a hollywood meet cute, with magic. It made for a surge of excitement. What is going to happen now?
The facts are these... I miss Pushing Daisies and he was great on that show. He has an excellent way of explaining the motivations of characters. This book is actually quite a bit like Pushing Daisies in that like with that show, characteres and scenes that at first don't seem to have much to do with each other, end up coming together in a way that afterwards seems inevitable. Jim Dale's warm intonations make even the most complicated of these scenarios understandable and awe inspiring.
I suppose Celia Boen, the "illusionist" A woman with powers of telekinesis who argues with her ghost father over how to run a circus? Come on, beat that!
It's simply amazing that a that book can have so many interesting characters, so many intriguing mysteries, and yet be so well constructed that it resembles one of the fantastic clocks the author describes.
This is only my 2nd audiobook I've listened to. And it ranks 1st.
Who would have though I'd become so enthralled after only seeing the title and cover and reading an excerpt. This was truly an intriguing book. I'm not a circus person per se, but I do love The Night Circus and all their characters.
No I haven't; this is the first.
I don't think this can be made into a movie, because I believe all the little nuances and subleties would be lost in translation.
Yes. It had detail and sub plots.
I wouldn't. The title made me pick it.
I read this amazing book already and couldn't get over how incredibly visual it is. So, once I saw it was available on audio, I knew I had to own it! I have always been a fan of Jim Dale as a narrator (The Harry Potter audio book series) and so I couldn't click the "purchase" button fast enough when I saw he was the narrator of The Night Circus.
It has whimsical and magical tones reminiscent of Harry Potter. There really isn't anything like The Night Circus.
The voices of his characters is phenomenal. I particularly enjoy the voice of Poppet. I couldn't imagine anyone else telling this story.
You will find yourself listening to this over and over again.
The mystery of the circus comes to life, the already rich descriptions of the different acts and shows are amplified by Jim Dale's reading.
This was a great book to listen to on audible. The writing is so poetic that it appealed to all your senses while listening.
Celia was my favorite. The life chosen for her by her father could have taken a different turn; however she turned her talents into a passion for performance.
LOVED Poppitt and Widgit!!
Th culmination of the game.
I so enjoyed this book! I wish it didn't have to end.
I really tried to read listen to this book. It was recommended by the New York Times Book Review and other critics praised it. However, I was easily distracted listening to it. I got about half way through, found myself totally confused about the identity of the characters and started listening from the beginning again. After a few chapters I realized that I did not care about the characters and I thought why am wasting my time listening to this book when I could be listening to another book more to my liking. Perhaps, it would have been better in a book form. I was a little sorry I wasted one on my credits on the book. Perhaps someone else will love the story, but I did not.
better character developement and fewer minor characters.
He was a good reader, but some parts were read too softly to hear well. Perhaps that was my device and not the reader
I loved the story telling experience that the narrator gave. I love magic presented as a real possibility, not just fantacy.
It had a good story line
I enjoyed the description in the bonfire scene. I was able to visualize it.