The Ringmaster's Wife
Thomas Nelson (June 2016)
by Kristy Cambron
Five Stars *****
By Carrie Fancett Pagels
Brings the Magic to Life!I purchased my audiobook copy on Audible.com. I've been wanting to listen to this story for a long time! Since the release, though, in 2016 I've had a bunch of my own books under contract to write and get in on deadline, so I was really glad to finally get to this story in my queue to listen to when I finally got a chance to catch up! Whew, I just turned in my last contracted story (about to go over my editor's revisions this next week) and so I'd listened to this wonderful audiobook while cleaning around my house.
Wonderful story (a double treat as you get two stories for one -- although its a dual timeline both stories are basically historical/nostaglic era). Both storylines were wonderful. I loved hearing Kristy's version of Mable's story. I'd read about her in the past and had wondered what her life must have been like married to one of the Ringling brothers. And Rosamund's storyline was also very engaging.
Bibliotherapy: Strong faith elements. Overcoming poverty. Overcoming parental expectations. Overcoming physical limitations. Coping with medical impairments. This was chock-a-block full of bibliotherapy aspects!
This audiobook had the triumvirate in spades, and twice -- Story, Characterization, and Voice perfect for the story. The narrator was really good, although she mispronounced a number of words and not because they were in English or Irish voice, either. I didn't find it particularly drew me out of the story, though, because Amy Rubinate was perfect for narration of this story.
I'm about to undergo cataract surgery soon and I'll really be relying upon more audiobooks during my recovery. You can bet on the fact that I'll definitely be ordering more of Kristy Cambron's books to listen to!
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