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The Night Circus Audiobook

The Night Circus

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Publisher's Summary

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

©2011 Erin Morgenstern (P)2011 Random House

What the Critics Say

"The Night Circus made me happy. Playful and intensely imaginative, Erin Morgenstern has created the circus I have always longed for, and she has populated it with dueling love-struck magicians, precocious kittens, hyper-elegant displays of beauty, and complicated clocks. This is a marvelous book." (Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife)

"Self-assured, entertaining debut that blends genres and crosses continents in quest of magic…. Generous in its vision and fun to read. Likely to be a big book—and, soon, a big movie, with all the franchise trimmings." (Kirkus Reviews)

"Debut author Morgenstern doesn't miss a beat in this smashing tale of greed, fate, and love... a giant, magical story destined for bestsellerdom. This is an electric debut on par with Special Topics in Calamity Physics." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Kathryn Dunston 01-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    What did you love best about The Night Circus?

    What i loved most about this book was everything!! The way she wrote the book is amazing. She puts so much little detail into every scene but none of the boring details. It keeps you wanting to rea more


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Night Circus?

    It's hard to say what was the most memorable moment but the first sentence and the last are the same. I like the way she wrapped up the book. You leave sad because it's over but satisfied about the story.


    What does Jim Dale bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Jim Dale just brought the book to life i guess thats all i can say about him. He did a great job.


    If you could take any character from The Night Circus out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    If i could bring any character out to dinner i would bring the Poppet and Widget or Tsukiko they are silent watchers of the two book and i think their perspective on it all would be cool. Plus they would be interesting people.


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    Ariadne Ippolito 01-18-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Intriguing and magical!"

    This book was so captivating from the start!! Was obsessed with finishing it so I could find out what happened next!! Great storyline and the Great Jim Dale made it even better!

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    Linda 01-14-16
    Linda 01-14-16 Member Since 2010
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    "I want to visit this circus"

    The magic and mystery of the circus was brought to life by this wonderful live story. Jim Dale brings each character to life through his reading. If only there was a circus like the one created by this author

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    Lily Laredo, TX 01-13-16
    Lily Laredo, TX 01-13-16
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    "Over and Over Again"

    I have read and listened to the Audible and its as every time I discover something New. Just Amazing....

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    Cynthia 01-07-16
    Cynthia 01-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Magical!"

    This book took me to places I only dreamt of. If you want to be swept away, I recommend this book.
    Cynthia

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    Bonnie Davis 01-05-16
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    "Wonderful"

    After reading the book 2 times I was anxious to listen to the audio book and it was wonderful! I heard parts that I didn't realize I had read.

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    S. Hickman Kingwood, TX United States 01-03-16
    S. Hickman Kingwood, TX United States 01-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Nothing ever seems to happen"

    The narration was wonderful But the story is so full of descriptions...I felt like I was having the author describe paint dry over and over. OK, in reality, it was food and dresses and oh another circus tent. Some of it was fun, but then I wanted something to actually happen. If it weren't for the narrator I would have quit and skipped to the end about half way through.

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    Kimberly G Gordon 12-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Drips in delicious narrative"

    Beautiful beautiful beautiful. The writing and the narrator are absolutely made for each other. I enjoyed this immensely and could see it in my mind like a movie playing in my head.

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    Dawnebelote 12-30-15
    Dawnebelote 12-30-15
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    "Long and Lacking"

    Performance was great, but the story was long and boring. The characters lacked emotional connections to eavh other. I kept waiting for it to get better, but it never did. Disappointing...

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    Dee Los Angeles, CA, United States 12-29-15
    Dee Los Angeles, CA, United States 12-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "What beautiful story telling"
    Where does The Night Circus rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best audiobooks I've listened to, hands down. It is such beautiful story telling and the narration is fantastic.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved that the story was a *story*. It wasn't focused on magic for magic's sake. The focus was on character, world, and relationship development. I was swept up immediately and never lost it due to forced silly magic.


    Which character – as performed by Jim Dale – was your favorite?

    The clock maker.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I don't know ... but I imagined the lead, if this were a movie, as being casted by Mary from Downton Abbey.


    Any additional comments?

    love love love this story.

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