Understanding the frustration of living in a 93 year old body is not something I've read about. I also knew nothing about the circus during the 1930s depression. This work of fiction gives great insights into both, in a fabulously entertaining way. The narration was a major enhancement to the story.
Listening to this book in the beginning is boring. Keep on listening though, it is absolutely one of the best books I have listened to. While the murder is gruesome, the characters are unusual and the story line enthralling.
I don't know if the style of writing from the 1800s or the reader's affected British accent was what drove me crazy. I quit listening after the first seven hours.
I have been a voracious reader for more years than I'd like to admit. This is an engrossing story that is read extremely well. Enjoy!
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