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  • The Night Circus

  • By: Erin Morgenstern
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Magic Arrives Without Warning

  • By Paul Snook on 15-05-16

Wonderful story but ruined by choice of narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-16

Would you try another book written by Erin Morgenstern or narrated by Jim Dale?

I am hoping Erin Morgenstern will write another book! I will read it though, not listen...

What did you like best about this story?

A wonderful, magical story that draws you in and keeps you there until long after you've finished the book. I read this book a few years ago and was tempted by the audible version as I had loved it so much.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator's voice unfortunately is too "old" and gravelly. It suits the two older characters in the book but not the main characters who are young. I actually gave up on the audio-book about half way though and read my paperback instead. It took me a while to get the narrator's voice out of my head but once I had I enjoyed it much more!

If this book were a film would you go see it?

Definitely!

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