Review: The Night Circus (audiobook unabridged) by Erin Morgenstern, narrated by Jim Dale

TheNightCircusThe 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 amazement. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

 

 

What this book lacked in excitement, it made up for in descriptive narrative, but that was not enough to save it .  I found that disappointing. I think a circus setting is magical in an eerie sort of way and the idea of the circus entertainers having the eternal responsibility for it was a quirky twist but it never made it pass the idea stage. The story, sometimes a love story, sometimes a thriller, was more or less just confused.   The descriptions and the Steampunk touch were the highlights of the long slow story.  Okay but not something I would recommend unless you are having trouble sleeping.  Then it might help……But the narrator was great!

 

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