The Museum of Extraordinary Things: A Novel

Written by:
Alice Hoffman

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
February 2014
12 hours 19 minutes
The “spellbinding” (People, 4 stars), New York Times bestseller from the author of The Dovekeepers: an extraordinary novel about an electric and impassioned love affair—“an enchanting love story rich with history and a sense of place” (USA TODAY).

Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the sinister impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a Coney Island freak show that thrills the masses. An exceptional swimmer, Coralie appears as the Mermaid in her father’s “museum,” alongside performers like the Wolfman and the Butterfly Girl. 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 community and his job as a tailor’s apprentice. When Eddie photographs the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, he becomes embroiled in the mystery behind a young woman’s disappearance. And he ignites the heart of Coralie.

Alice Hoffman weaves her trademark magic, romance, and masterful storytelling to unite Coralie and Eddie in a tender and moving story of young love in tumultuous times. The Museum of Extraordinary Things is, “a lavish tale about strange yet sympathetic people” (The New York Times Book Review).
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Melanie B.

I loved this book. As a New Yorker, this book struck my heart in a way I was not expecting it to. Alice Hoffman is an incredible author.

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Lauron P.

A truly magical book. The characters were three dimensional set in one of my favorite historical periods. The 3 different narrators added to the depth of this audiobook. Alice Hoffman at her best.

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Susan Rollenhagen

I thought this book moved a bit slow but overall it was good. Judith Light at times sounds very robotic, other than that she's good. Other narrators were good.

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