As many others have commented. It’s slower and less captivating than the night circus. The narration is a little dull as well. Not my favorite.
Loved this book! It’s kind of out there but in the very best way. Unique and beautifully written. I will be reading this one again. The narration was perfect. It can be hard to mentally switch between characters and scenes when listening to an audiobook but I could argue that this narration may make the audio of this book better than the paper version.
Absolutely horrible. Like all the other comments, I loved the Night Circus. I survived 3 hours of this book--and I forced myself to listen that long because I kept thinking (hoping) it would improve. It didn't. No substance, stagnant, and an example of a book that I think was published as-is only because the Night Circus was so good, and the publisher thought folks would buy this one too. Very disappointing. Even the little plot that does exist is boring and feels flat. So are the characters.
Nothing wrong with the narration, but no narrator could make this book sound better.
I read Erin's Night Circus. Like most other reviewers, I agree it was better, but the starless sea had its own charm and magic. The never ending intertwining of stories and characters. It was magical but at the same time philosophical. It was sad, but at the same time one of the happiest books I have read. Probably a little bit too long, as some mention, but the ending collects the whole story, that it is worth to listen to the end.
terrible. The Night Circus is one of my favorite all time books so i was excited for this one- but i couldn’t even get through the whole book. very disappointing
Oh my gosh, what a massive waste of time! This book goes on and on. So many details that ultimately don’t matter. I felt like the author was just making up the story as she went along.
Fantastically magical! While I liked her first book more so, I would not pass on this one. A true storyteller. I hope to meet her someday just to see the amazing wonderment in her eyes
I absolutely adore this book, so many twist and turns. These stories/ This story kept me engaged every step of the way. Erin has an amazing imagination and I'm so glad she shared it with the world.