The Museum of Extraordinary Things

The Museum of Extraordinary Things

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2014
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Mesmerizing and illuminating, Alice Hoffman's The Museum of Extraordinary Things is the story of an electric and impassioned love between two vastly different souls in New York during the volatile first decades of the twentieth century.

Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the sinister impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a Coney Island boardwalk freak show that thrills the masses. 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 taking pictures of 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 a tailor's apprentice. When Eddie photographs the devastation on the streets of New York following the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, he becomes embroiled in the suspicious mystery behind a young woman's disappearance and ignites the heart of Coralie.

With its colorful crowds of bootleggers, heiresses, thugs, and idealists, New York itself becomes a riveting character as Hoffman weaves her trademark 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 Alice Hoffman at her most spellbinding.
Publisher: New York : Audioworks, p2014.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781442367616
Characteristics: 10 compact discs (approximately 11.5 hrs.) :,digital ;,12 cm
audio file, CD audio, rda
digital, optical, 1.4 m. per second, Digital recording

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dbauer1
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.

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JudithE
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 I rather liked the historical content.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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