It was narrated by a much, much better reader
The first book was set up. It was able to draw on what you already know and advance the story.
She was just, in general, amazing.
More or less
After listening to City of Bones I was excited to get started on City of Ashes. However, I was disappointed that a different narrator was used. I'm still new to the Audio book format but have fallen in love with it. Not only does it allow me to "read" books while spending more time than I would like in my car commuting, most of the narrators I've heard bring an element to the table I would never have experienced reading on my own. Sadly, I didn't feel this was about this particular narrator. This is the 15th book I've listened to and by far the poorest narration. Magnus sounds like Blanch Deveroux from the Golden Girls, Jace sounds like Beavis from Beavis and Butthead and most of the female characters sound the same. I see the same narrator is used for the next installment so I may have to read that one for myself.
I did enjoy the story and while some things are a bit predictable, there were many moments that had me wide mouthed with shock. Looking forward to seeing how the story continues to unwind.
it is fast. moving story you just don't want to put down.
great story. with strong characters.
I really disliked the narrator change from book to book. That made this one take a bit longer to get into. You get used to how the last narrator pronounced the names and inflections and the change made the characters feel different from book to book.
I thought the story in this book was well done. I enjoyed seeing the characters grow and change in their new roles and positions. The only downside that I see to this book was the narrator change, that really bothered me.
2 sittings, I listen to it when I drive home to visit family. It makes the time fly by.
The book is entertaining and good, but the chapters don't on the designated chapter segment in the app. That was a bit frustrating, but other than that, it was great!