I initially tried to listen to this on audio, was very confused, and stopped about a quarter of the way in. After some time, I decided to revisit it in print form. I really did enjoy the story. I'm a sucker for a book about a circus. Add magic to that, and it's even better. I was not a fan of the timeline, though. I found it difficult to follow the chain of events as the story jumped back and forth in time. I do appreciate the importance of all the threads, but it was just hard to follow for me. But I do have to say, the last fourth of the book finally really sucked me in, and it was a thrilling ride to the end.