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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (477 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellen Bryson Narrator: Jeff Woodman Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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First-time novelist Ellen Bryson offers listeners this stunning exploration of man's struggle with contentment and the profound uniqueness of the human experience.

Bartholomew works for legendary showman P. T. Barnum as the world's thinnest man. After a decade in the circus, Bartholomew feels his enthusiasm waning, until one evening when a mysterious woman arrives on the scene. Tasked with following her for Barnum, Bartholomew soon embarks on a magical journey of discovery.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Krysia | 2/11/2014

    " This novel was narrated by one of P.T. Barnum's "regular Prodigies." Parts of the plot were quite predictable, but a decent enough summer read. I was hoping that it would be as gripping as Chang and Eng, one of my favorite novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brandi | 1/30/2014

    " While I liked this book, I wish more would have been done with the ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Linda | 1/24/2014

    " I'd have liked it more if I hadn't guessed the ending . I did think it dragged a bit, but was well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chris McClinch | 1/21/2014

    " A frustrating book that I wanted to be better than it was. On the one hand, the central characters--Bartholomew the thin man, Matina the fat lady, and Alley the strongman--are well drawn, and Ms. Bryson clearly did her research in regards to Barnum's museum and the lives of circus freaks. On the other hand, the novel revolves around two big "A-ha" moments that are telegraphed from halfway through, making the novel's resolution feel like an anticlimax. It was a fairly compelling read, but it wasn't the type of novel that makes me say "I've got to read her next book." "

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