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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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    "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 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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    "Great story!"

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

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    "Easy Read/Listen."

    I really enjoyed this book. Very descriptive author, and the narrator did a great job. Kind of confusing at first, switching between this person/first person, but in the end it all makes more sense as to why is written the way it is. I would definitely recommend it!

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    "More than just a romance"

    I would have gotten this book for Jim Dale's performance alone, but Erin Morgenstern's novel is well deserving of his talents. Visually stunning and dreamlike, yet with a solid cast of characters, this is a story I'll revisit more than once.

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    Iv listened to this book over and over again. It's magical every time. The story never gets old. Five stars

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    How could it not be a great listen when Jim Dale is the reader! Great story line, good twists and turns. Highly recommend.

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    "Great book"

    I enjoyed this book a lot. While the majority of great writing appeared in the first 3/4 of the book, the ending felt a little rushed and scattered. Still a wonderful read for those who enjoy this genre

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    Had trouble getting into the story, but I kept listening because the narrator is incredible, his voice pretty much made it come alive. It became impossible to stop and at the end, I realized I loved it

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