Author: Erin Morgenstern
Genre: Adult Fiction, Fantasy
Publication Date: September 13, 2011
ISBN-13 Book: 9780385534635
Publisher Audio CD: Random House Audio
ISBN CD: 9780307938909
Source: I checked out the audio from my local library. I purchased a copy of the book for my personal collection. This is my honest review!
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“The circus arrives without warning.” So begins a novel like no other. Two young illusionists are pitted against each other in a battle of skill that has far reaching consequences. Both a love story and a tale of magic, this book will leave you wanting more.
Let me start by saying that there is no way this review will do the book justice. I have fallen in love with this novel, and can’t seem to find adequate words to describe it. I want to applaud the author for her originality. This novel is unique and intriguing. It was like nothing I had ever read before, and when I turned that last page I wanted more. Given the originality of the novel, I think I must learn to live with disappointment and the fact that The Night Circus has ruined me for other novels.
It is the mysterious challenge that propels the action of the novel, but the circus itself that keeps you turning the pages. I found myself wanting to believe in that magical circus and find myself in that place of imagination. I just wanted to go there and stay in that magic forever.
The audio version of The Night Circus is produced by Random House Audio and read by Jim Dale who is probably best known for his narration of the Harry Potter audiobooks. Dale is a superb narrator and probably one of the bests in the industry. I think I could listen to him narrate the phone book, he is so good. It comes as no surprise then that the audio version of The Night Circus would be so remarkable. It is a great way to read this wonderful novel.
Overall, The Night Circus is a story of imagination, love, and determination. The Night Circus will take you places you have never been before and to places you will never want to leave.
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