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Nina

Lufkin, TX, USA | Member Since 2004

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  • Water for Elephants

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13477)
    Performance
    (5884)
    Story
    (5961)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great Narration!!"
    "A Definite Keeper"
    Overall

    I was hooked and captivated from the beginning. The characters were alive with real thoughts and feelings and the narrators were literally in the room with me. It's the first book that I immediately had to reread, and now I have to have a hard copy for my library to read and digest at my leisure. It's the first Sara Gruen book that I've read, but now I have to find her others. What an author!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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