Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus
By Erin Morgenstern

This is the story of Le Cirque des RĂªves the circus that arrives without warning and is only open at night. We are taken back to the very beginning and how it was created to be the stage for an epic game of magic between Celia Bowen and Marco Alisdair. Both are chosen as children to be the competitors, training from an early age to participate. The game is simple one out does the other with the use of magic, as the story progresses so does the circus each one adding a bit more to it until it is completely something of wonder. The more the characters play the closer they become until ultimately they fall in love with one another, but only one of them can win this game.

This is my first review on an audio book. My first welcome surprise was that it was read by Jim Dale, if you do not know who this is; he is the one who read the Harry Potter audio books. Jim Dale has an amazing way of bringing the characters to life and in this book with so many main characters and elaborate details it was definitely fun to listen to. In this book the details about the circus are so vivid you feel as if you are there and if you do not then you want to see it for yourself; I wouldn’t be surprised to see this one made into a movie.   The story was complex spanning several years and encompassing many different characters into the plot, the author managed to pull it together beautifully. From the love that develops between Celia and Marco to just watching the twins, Poppit and Widget grow along with the circus, I am sure you will continue to be entertained.

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  1. Hi!

    I just finished this book yesterday. I loved it! :) I still have to write my review but I'm not sure I have so much to say about it as I felt it was just that good.

    By the by, I thought Stephen Fry narrated the Harry Potter books? Maybe there are different UK and US HP audiobooks. Personally I prefer Fry's voice. It's like rolling in melted chocolate - hahaha.

    I came across your blog via the Goodreads Making Connections group. I'm a new follower. I'd appreciate it if you'd do the same for me - thanks!

    Rea of Rea's Reading and Reviews

    1. I looked it up and you are right in the U.K. it is Stephen Fry in the U.S. it is Jim Dale, that is pretty neat! Also, I followed you through Networked Blogs :)