03 April 2018

The Ringmaster's Wife by Kristy Cambron -- Audiobook Review


The Ringmaster's Wife
Thomas Nelson (June 2016)
by Kristy Cambron

Five Stars *****

Audiobook Review
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!

GIVEAWAY: Box of books by various Christian authors.  Leave a comment for a chance to win the box of books!


22 comments:

  1. The Ringmaster's Wife is a fantastic book. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. The Ringmaster's Wife was a great listen, Melanie!

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  2. I really need to start getting into audio.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. I highly recommend audiobooks Mary Preston!

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  3. I only have 2 books in audio format. I think it will take me a while to get used to that format. I’d also like to be able to read along, but haven’t figured that one out yet. I have heard that lots of people see TONS better right after cataract surgery. Blessings for a successful outcome.
    perrianne(DOT)askew(AT]me(DOT)com
    Perrianne
    Perrianne

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    1. Thanks for your prayers, Perrianne! I'm looking forward to seeing much much better after cataract surgery!

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  4. For some reason my first comment did not post. I'll try again.
    I have this book waiting to be read on my Kindle. I need to get to it. It sounds very good.

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    1. Thank you Andrea! I love sharing notes with you on audiobooks!

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  5. I used to listen to books on tape but haven't done so in a long time. I read a lot and post reviews on all books that I read. fishingjanATaolDOTcom

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    1. The Ringmaster's Wife was a great read -- I think either way in paper or audio It would be good Jan!

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  6. I loved this book and now am interested to hear it next! I haven't done an audio book in a long time!

    alander87(AT)allcom(DOT)net

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  7. I love Kristy Cambron’s books. I haven’t tried any audiobooks yet though. Thinking audiobooks may come in handy when I start running again....
    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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  8. Audiobooks aren't really my thing, but a BOX of books is right up my alley! ;) LOL!

    Many Blessings, Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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  9. I haven't read The Ringmaster's Wife yet, but Kristy Cambron's Hidden Masterpiece 2 book series is excellant! Check it out, Carrie! I think you would really enjoy it! Thanks for the opportunity of this giveaway! ~Alison Boss

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  10. this sounds like a great book. i would love to read about The Ringmasters Wife and how she fit into that life. Am praying for your surgery.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  11. I love Audiobooks for when i am crafting. Makes time go by faster. :)

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  12. Great review! Kristy is one of my MUST read authors! CARRIE, I'm covering you with prayer! (((((HUGS)))))

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    1. Thanks so much, Caryl! You're my winner of the box of books on this review of Kristy Cambron's lovely audiobook! Congrats!

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  13. Great review, Carrie. This book sound a like something I would greatly enjoy! Praying in advance for your surgery, Carrie. Thanks for the giveaway.
    bettimace at gmail dot com

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  14. I’m praying for your surgery, Carrie. I’ve wanted to read this and have it on my wish list. Thank you for the chance. Hugs

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  15. I loved this book in print! I bet it would be wonderful as an audible! Hope your recovery goes well! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. I've heard this book was good, I've not had the chance to read it yet! Great review, thanks for sharing it & for the giveaway chance for a box of books!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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