I only experienced the audio edition but I am sure that the performance makes listening better for me.
That the author was able to make me suspend belief to this extent.
Hard to say
Wind up for a great ride.
I just picked this one up on a lark. I was not sure I could make it through something so outside my normal genres but I enjoyed the ride.
I am addicted to Audible! I spend many hours listening while knitting or bonding over a great story with my family.
I was surprised that I enjoyed this book as much as I did. The pace seemed slow, however, I never found it to be dull. The story unfolded nicely and was easy for me to visualize because of the vivid descriptions. The characters were intricate and eventually a love triangle unfolded that is dealt with more heavily in the following book, "The Clockwork Prince". I really enjoyed the London setting and the British accent that the narrator adopted for several of the characters. I was greatly disappointed when I found that she did not perform the second book in the series, and found that this abrupt transition disrupted the overall feel of the story. I don't believe the third book is available through Audible yet but I hope that when it is, they utilize the talents of Jennifer Ehle.
Yes. Like most of Clare's books, you won't find much original in the plots, but the characters and dialogue sparkle. They are witty and enjoyable. Listening to her books is always a fun place to escape.
Jennifer Ehle's narration makes this one something special. More than the written words would have been.
Her interpretation of the dialogue is wonderful and inspired. I laughed out loud very often. Her Will and Magnus were spot on. Her Jem sympathetic. Loved listening to her. Listened more than once back to back just because I enjoyed her reading so much. I wish I could read aloud like her.
I have listened to all of Clare's books. This is my favorite. Not necessarily because of the plot, though I do like the Infernal Devices novels more than I like The Mortal Instruments, but really, it was the narration that nailed this one for me.
Yes, yes, yes.
If you enjoy UF or Steampunk, I think it one is worth your time. It clips along and the characters are a lot of fun. There is nothing new here in terms of completely original plot or characters, but still a very fun ride.
I loved the characters and the story.
I loved her voice. Really liked how she switched from British to American accents without making the American sound like an idiot.
Engaging and well written - a fun ride for all who love a good story.
The book wasnt what I thought it would be and I actually enjoyed reading something that surprised me.
I got the title of this book from my subscription to entertainment weekly....I was extremely skeptical, but found this book to be very interesting. I enjoyed it very much and hope to read the second in the series........
i absolutely love love love this book, the idea, the time period, the characters i was so impressed by the authors writing, and it has a huge plot twist at the end i am def. a fan!
I am a fan of the Immortal Instruments series and was not disappointed with this book. I gave it 4 stars because the start was a bit slow. I can't wait until the next book. Good narration.
So well written and enough twist and turns to keep you intrested. there was never a part of the book I wanted to skim, I was hooked every min and can't wait until the next one comes out. Clare has made another fan with this one, I just downloaded another of her novels.