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The Night Circus

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Erin Morgenstern

Narrated By: Jim Dale

Date: September 2011

Duration: 13 hours 40 minutes

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.

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  • Jenny Thomas

    This was my first audio book and I loved it. I thought the narration was wonderful.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • lana vassallo

    I enjoyed this book! It is so enchanting and magical. The narrator's voice is a perfect fit...he draws you in to the story. I felt like I was there seeing everything for myself. Perfect amount of suspense! The descriptive writing took me to a time and place far away from the everyday!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Judy S

    This one was of the best books I have encountered in a long time. The story is mysterious and enchanting - beautifully written. I think listening was actually an enhanced experience, as the narrator's voice was perfect and made me feel I was truly there, in the night circus. The book has a dreamy, surreal feel to it. The characters are intriguing and there is just enough suspense to keep you wondering "what is going on?" and then "what is going to happen?" While the traditional love story component was a bit ordinary, the book made me contemplate magic and how close it might really be for any of us.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • JAD D.

    A beautiful story that gripped me from the get go. There were a few chapters around the Love story that did drag a bit. Beautifully written and with one of the most talented Narrators. His ability to voice so many great characters brings to life this story. Some where between the playfulness of Wonka's chocolate factory and a Shakespearean masquerade ball the "Night Circus" lives. This story could have easily have received a 5 star vote from me.... but the slow burn doesnt rise to the level i would like as it comes to a close. A wonderful tale that has one foot in magic and fantasy and one in the real world.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Marissa L.

    Such a breathtaking, whimsical, haunting tale. Beautiful and brought to life by an excellent narrator.

  • Yasmini Persaud

    I love Jim Dale as a narrator. He was perfect at projecting the magic in this book. The story line has a start point and then it branches out so far and somehow comes together again in ways that you never expected. I love the unpredictable nature of this story.

  • Anonymous

    This is an absolutely delicious and delightful listen. Brilliant imagery and magical pondering. Highly recommended and narrator Jim Dale is as brilliant as ever!

  • Anonymous

    Intriguing and unique; characters come alive! This novel breaks new ground taking place throughout several decades and centuries by exquisitely describing every detail making me feel as if I were there!

  • Gareth Sanders

    absolutely fabulous tremendously wonderful, brilliant writing, I highly recommend .

  • Andrew W.

    Great book! It feels like a painting with all the rich imagery. Not quite as fleshed out as the author’s other books narrative-wise, but the language is deeply moving and beautiful. Definitely worth the read!

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