This book had me captivated from the first chapter. It reels you with a dramatic prologue and keeps you spellbound for the rest of the story. Two voices are used to protray our prtagonist at different ages, making the transition seemless and enchanting. The story is told with flair and dramatics and the actors give life to each different character. 'Water for Elephants' is a magical circus story, spinning a love story with colourful characters and charasmatic animals. I would recommend this story to young and old, male and female. I loved it!
I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the narrator was none other than one of my favourite characters from 'Law and Order - SVU'; Dr Wong. The narration of this story was clear, impelling and full of energy as BD Wong gave life to each of the characters in this story. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress is a lovely tale, despite being set in the harsh world of the Chinese revolution and re-education of the bourgoise. The characters are witty and endearing and have inspired me to read a number of other classic tales (including the Count of Monte Cristo!). Whilst I wish I could have learnt more about the characters at the story's end, I was not disappointed and enjoyed every minute of this audiobook.
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