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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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    "Wonderful book!"

    Wonderful book and reading! Highly recommend. Will keep you spell bound. Could not wait until I could listen to it.

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    I thoroughly enjoyed this book, eagerly anticipating the moment I could continue listening and frowning when interrupted by someone from the everyday world.

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    Sami 06-02-15
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    "Great story and reading"

    Loved it. The narrator did a great job with the characters and voices.

    The story is one of my favorites, easy to get lost in the world of la cirque de reves.

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    Lucky Pez North Carolina 05-30-15
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    "A marvelous imaginative tale"

    With its dark and light edges this book felt like walking in a dream. The way it wove in and out of the characters story and your own was magical. I enjoyed every moment and the narration, as always Mr. Dale was more than I could ever ask for.

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    Synisterchyck 05-28-15

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    Would you listen to The Night Circus again? Why?

    I would listen to this story again because I hated leaving this world at the end of the book.


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    Amazon Customer Oregon Coast 05-27-15
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    Loved the story and the way it wove around the characters. the attention to details made me feel as if I was there.

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    "A perfectly balance red wine"

    Ladies and gentlemen, Erin Morgenstern.
    Ladies and gentlemen, Jim Dale.

    Together they have created the richest, most intricate bottle of wine I have been fortunate enough to drink in a very, very long time.

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    "A page turner read by one of my favorite narrators."

    A good story with wonderful descriptions fostering clear visions of the characters and the landscape they are set in.

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    "pure magic "

    An amazing performance which should be listened to again and again, always fresh! Jim Dale makes magic come alive....

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    Loved this magical story and wonderful narration but had trouble following the choppy timeline.

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