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The Night Circus

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Erin Morgenstern

Narrated By: Jim Dale

Publisher: Random House UK

Date: September 2011

Duration: 13 hours 40 minutes

Summary:

In 1886, a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation. Open only at night, constructed entirely in black and white, Le Cirque des Rêves delights all who wander its circular paths and warm themselves at its bonfire.
Although there are acrobats, fortune-tellers and contortionists, the Circus of Dreams is no conventional spectacle. Some tents contain clouds, some ice. The circus seems almost to cast a spell over its aficionados, who call themselves the rêveurs - the dreamers. At the heart of the story is the tangled relationship between two young magicians, Celia, the enchanter's daughter, and Marco, the sorcerer's apprentice. At the behest of their shadowy masters, they find themselves locked in a deadly contest, forced to test the very limits of the imagination, and of their love...
A fabulous, fin-de-siècle feast for the senses and a life-affirming love story, The Night Circus is a captivating novel that will make the real world seem fantastical and a fantasy world real.
The Starless Sea, the magical second novel from the author of the The Night Circus, is available for pre-order now

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  • Jenny Thomas

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

    1 of 1 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.

  • Craig S.

    I had to struggle a little with this one. It was ok. I don't want to be to hard on the book. Jim Dale did an excellent job with it. Thats one of the reasons I stayed with it. It was a little hard to get into.

  • Lauren A.

    Everything about this book was perfection. I will miss it terribly. It's been a few days since I have finished this and I am unable to listen to any other books... Everything else falls short... It has simply ruined me for other books.. Hopefully I'll get over it.

  • CHelsea C

    This book was very interesting! I was always wanting to go one more chapter because it was so addicting

  • Lorin A

    I absolutely lave everything about this book. It kept me intrigued from the moment I started listening to the very end.

  • Rose Peralta

    Loved it! At first i was confused by all the jumping around with years and dates, but I caught on pretty quickly. Loved the characters and the narrator. I wish it didn't end lol

  • Cynthia Brannon

    I was transported by this book. The skilful and delicate writing took my imagination to wonderful places. I visualised the different tents and performers and felt as though I had been placed in their alternate world. If you cannot visualise or like to listen to books while doing ten other things, you won't get it. Don't try. But, if you are ready for a fabulous adventure, jump in. It does what a great book should do for you. I gave the book 5 stars but held back one for the narrator. He did many of the voices well but made even the young characters sound old. I had to rewind more than a few times becuse I was confused about who was speaking. Overall, a great experience.

  • Samira Alvarez

    Even though I semi enjoyed the narrator's voice the book was boring. Too much details but not enough action going on. Listening to this was seriously a drag. I'm most definitely returning this book. Don't waste money on this.

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