Narrator: Steve Barnes
Series: Vagabond Circus #3
Published by Self Published on 15 February 2017
Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Source: Author, Submitted
When a threat so brutal it has the force to rip the magic right out of the world takes over Vagabond Circus, everyone seeks refuge away from the big top. Finley knows he has to protect the circus he's grown to love and its people. But to do that he'll have to further scar his soul. Jack is relentless to take back what was stolen from him, but in the process he becomes someone he never expected. And this acrobat, who once stole the hearts of millions, accidentally steals a heart he didn't expect. But it is Titus who is most changed by the events at Vagabond Circus. He's always been the fearful coward, but with a new threat bearing down on his best friend's circus he knows he has to invent the courage to become a new man. Zuma watches from the sidelines as the people she loves grow in an effort to save one of the most important ventures in the world. In this final installment of the Vagabond Circus series, deals will be made, futures tampered with, and everyone's hearts broken. But the question that will keep the troupe of this circus going is precisely the same one that will plague listeners. Can Dr. Dave Raydon's circus be saved? And if it can't, then is everything around it doomed?
©2017 Sarah Noffke (P)2017 Sarah Noffke
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We left ‘Paralyzed‘ with the news that Knight was the new legitimate owner of the Vagabond Circus. In this last book of the series we will find a much darker circus than the one we previously found. Knight’s personality will influence the crew and their acts will invariably change to become more daring, more dangerous and a lot darker. Nobody is happy with these changes, but Knight has always Sebastian and Gwendolyn in tow, which will make an open attack impossible. The artists at Vagabond Circus will affront this hopeless situation with intelligence and many will changes and grow under the circumstances. And they will discover a new secret about Finley.
It is amazing how pleasant Noffke’s books are. Her power resides in greatly developed characters and polished plots. If the previous book felt a transition between the beginning and the end, this one really answered all the open questions and put all the pieces of the puzzle together. It is what I also like from Noffke’s books: everything forms part of a big scheme, and once everything falls into place you realize that there was not any other way in which the story would work better. The end was the one meant to be. I can also say that it almost brought tears to my eyes, and this is because Noffke’s characters matter. They breath, think and have motivations. They were almost my friends for the hours that I listened to the book, and I have to say that I already miss them. One can write very clever plots, but without great characters, a book will have no soul. And this might be why I enjoy Sarah’s books so much, because they have a soul, and they matter.
Steve Barnes did a great job, again, at narrating the book and transmitting the emotions of every character. I also have to say that he is great at making different voices and one always know who is talking, something I appreciate from a narrator. It definitely adds another dimension to the story.
I am very happy to have the opportunity of listening to these series. Whenever I start a series by Sarah Noffke I know that I am in for a good ride. She has made it! Again!