There is no way something this tragic could be relayed in all its detail but the way the author maks this a story including back stories and history of similar events really captures a bigger picture. The details, the descriptions of mangled bodies, and the human reaction to such an event is far more than interesting or educational. The amount of research and quality of this book is amazing. If you read anything on human behavior, American or Circus history you need to hear or read this book. The narration is also well done and I can't give this author, narroter or anyon who came in contact with producing this book enough praise. So much goes unsaid, so much history of the circus era becomes forgotten, and this is one piece that really stands out.
Yes, I have. Read and listened, twice, once on a road trip with a friend wanting to share it.
The imagery, humor, characters. Who wouldn't want to imagine the "squirrel people"? I'm inspired I'd like to make my own army.
An adventure to die for! (Imagine... Tim Burton could do wonders with this, plus isn't there already that Disney connection?)
Moore books are the best to turn on while doing a mundane task, suddenly something like a long road trip flys by or cleaning the house turns into fun. I'm about to do just that.
The author's amazing ability to deliver information in such a delightful way.
First person, information delivery, he's delightful.
His performance is alright, but the voice in my head when I originally read the title had a bit more lighthearted humor to it, more excitement. It is a non-fiction science type book, but would have enjoyed a bit more expression in it.
It is pretty much my favorite book, but than again I really like feathers, and for there to be a book that is such a joy on the subject I've read and listened to the whole thing twice.
Ever since I picked up the printed version I kept looking and checking and submitted request for audio version and it came out at a perfect time where I was in a time crunch prepping a presentation and wanted to review the book, it was great. Thank you!
So, there's a disclaimer at the end of this book, pretty much a reminder that it is fiction, but what great fiction it is! The main character is suppose to be too like-able, he's got edge. This is what a good book should be, an adventure, it's own world, great lines that make you laugh out loud and make you comment to yourself how well written those lines are. This book with its vivid detail still makes me cringe thinking about it, and that is a complimant to the book after my macabre interest in horror and gore anything. I picked this up being that it was on sale, and not my usual read, but oh my gosh did it quickly become my favorite book yet!
It's not realistic nor should it be, it's an addicting adventure not for the faint of heart so if you're looking for a book to relax to or somthing warm and fuzzy keep looking... this one with it's epic ending will stick to your bones, and you probably will look at your bones differently after it.
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