The Museum of Extraordinary Things

The Museum of Extraordinary Things

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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From the beloved, bestselling author of The Dovekeepers, a mesmerizing new novel about the electric and impassioned love between two vastly different souls in New York during the volatile first decades of the twentieth century.Coney Island: Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a boardwalk freak show that amazes and stimulates the crowds. An exceptional swimmer, Coralie appears as the Mermaid in her father's "museum, " alongside performers like the Wolfman, the Butterfly Girl, and a one-hundred-year-old turtle. One night Coralie stumbles upon a striking young man photographing moonlit trees in the woods off the Hudson River. The dashing photographer is Eddie Cohen, a Russian immigrant who has run away from his father's Lower East Side Orthodox community and his job as an apprentice tailor. When Eddie captures with his camera the devastation on the streets of New York following the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, he becomes embroiled in the mystery behind a young woman's disappearance. New York itself becomes a riveting character as Hoffman weaves her magic, romance, and masterful storytelling to unite Coralie and Eddie in a sizzling, tender, and moving story of young love in tumultuous times. The Museum of Extraordinary Things is Hoffman at her most spellbinding.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2014.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781442378537
Characteristics: audio file
1 online resource (13 audio files) : digital
Additional Contributors: Light, Judith

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Aug 28, 2015

Great storytelling! I picked up this book on a recommendation - glad I did. The real find for me is actor/reader Judith Light. I'll be looking for other audio books that feature her reading.

Jan 02, 2015

Pretty good. I rather liked the historical content. However, I found the book rather long and torturous. My final impression is that the book isn't worth the length of time that it took to listen to it.

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Mar 24, 2016

smorganmacdonald thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over


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