I have only listened to a few of the stories so far, but I wanted to share my enthusiasm! So far, the stories have been delightful, interesting, and haunting and both of the narrators are nice to listen to. I will update my review when I have finished all of it, but there are no other audible reviews for this book and I don't think it's getting the credit or interest it deserves!
Yes! I have listened to this story countless times now. It gets better every time. The writing is lyrical, the characters are engaging, the story is unique, and the narration is, of course, exquisite.
The whole book is filled with magic and wonder. It really takes you to another, much more enchanting place.
He is one of my favorite narrators. If there is anyone who can truly make a story and its characters come to life, it is Jim Dale. I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't adore this narration.
Poppet. She was my favorite character. Everything about her and her brother made me smile. Such vibrant characters!
If you are considering getting this audiobook, just do it. Really. It is a very unique book and is something you will likely listen to more than once, as I have.
While this may not be at the very top of my list, it is certainly up there. It was fun, different, and the kind of story I could listen to again if I didn't have anything new. I thought the narrator did a wonderful job with the characters and the story moved along at a nice pace. It wasn't the kind of book that I couldn't turn off, but I did truly enjoy it.
I liked that it was different from anything else I have listened to or read, and that is quite an achievement! The characters, though flawed, were utterly likable and well-developed. It was a light, easy listen.
Well, gee, I can't really tell without giving a spoiler! There were some excellent scenes scattered throughout, though!
No, I was able to turn this book off when it was time to stop, but I looked forward to it each evening when I normally listen.
This is a really fun book, and if you want something on the lighter side with lots of quirky characters and an unusual, whimsical plot, this one is for you!
If it had more flow to it, and if the characters were more developed.
I am nuts about circus stuff, and I am interested by the steampunk genre, but this really didn't satisfy either for me. I only liked a couple of the characters and found the story very hard to focus on. I kept thinking I must have missed something and went back to listen, but I hadn't.
I think some of the fault may be given to the book here, but it seemed that he was inconsistent in which voices he was using for which part, and to be honest, I wasn't quite sure why he used particular voices much of the time. I wouldn't avoid another book that I wanted to listen to if he narrated it, though. I would give him another chance.
It had potential. It seemed unique and some of the characters were interesting. Maybe a more agressive editor could have helped the author collect this story into something better to read/listen to.
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