I am usually quite wary of books that "everyone" says a fantastic. I've had too many disappointments with books that the world-at-large thinks are magnificent (Shades of Gray); But Night Circus-well Night Circus is actually as they say,"Magic". Surprise - this time the world was right!
This book weaves a spell around you - by the time that the story is over, the only thing that you want to do is to find this circus and run to it, fast, far and true.
Ah, but timing is everything. . . .
some people like the technical/physics stuff, I don't. This was very technical for me, at the expense of the story.
Not sure. Something more exciting probably.... I've got tons on my wish list.
Mr Rudnicki's voice is low an beautiful, but combined with the slowness of the story, it made me sleepy. He's a good reader, if a bit plodding, I'd be interested in maybe hearing him do a romance?
Just disappointment. The reviews were for the most part glowing. It sparked nothing in me - I tried for a month -nothing- so I gave up.
I think the story had some good ideas. And I'm sure back in 1985, when it first came out, this was a story before it's time. Now? Not so much.
This is a wonderful book - I loved every minute of it. So much so, that I slowed my intake of it to prolong the experience. As soon as I finish writing this, I'm getting the next "Chronicle" just because it is exquisitely fun. I laughed, I cried,I trembled in fear and anxiety; emotionally this was a carnival.
I "read" this book on Audible, and I heartily recommend for everyone to "read" it this way. Why? Because this is a particularly British book, complete with all those Britishy turns of phrases that we Yanks love so much; so to have the book read to you by someone with that accent is positively yummy - just took the book over the top. I will restrain from telling you what the story is about, the plot is too wonderfully twisty - turny for that.
Just get it, read it and enjoy.
Started off okay - and then, Vampire's and Werewolves! I usually stay away from Vampire stories, so I was taken by surprise.Dress them up with religious overtones... still Vampires.
I put the book down..... oy!
This is an average book. The story, while a good idea, becomes contrived and unbelievable; I almost gave up and stopped listening several times. However, the narrator/reader was so superb that I stuck with it. I'm glad that I did, the twist at the end was brilliant! Brought the grade up from a C to a B-.
Yes - I'd like to see how he matures as a writer.
This is an exciting adventure-thriller; plenty of action. Plausible scientific and archaeological theories help the story along as well. Like an action movie with brains.
When the insufferably annoying Dr. was killed. I know it's wrong - but he was such an annoying character.
The story is good, pacing is good - sometimes the dialog seems stilted and simplistic or transitions are sometimes halting. All in all, an above average read. C+ - B-
I usually love Douglas Preston and will continue to seek out his books, however this was not one of his best in my opinion. Tyrannosaur Canyon was an average read - I enjoyed parts of it very much - but I had to make myself finish the book.
the ending seemed ruched and trite. very normal, not what I expect from Mr. Preston.
I think Scott Sowers did a good enough job - again, just good enough. I think the problem may have been the story.
Average book - Douglas Preston has written better.
I enjoyed this book, as did my two daughters. The story was taut and exciting - the characters engaging; Tyler Locke reminded me a lot of Cussler"s Dirk Pitt, but since I love Pitt I don't mind the resemblance if Clive doesn't.
I also enjoyed the twist on Noah's Ark and the flood, strange, yet as plausible as any of the current theories out there.
I found this a perfect summer read - not too light,not too heavy - just right.
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