While people say that I should read the Mortal Instruments books before starting this one, I still went in with this as my first book by Cassandra Clare. I would have to say that she did an awesome job of creating the world and explaining it in a way that I didn't think I had to read anything else prior to this book. It might have helped imagining things, but I was still happy with what is going on.
The story is very interesting and it is a great first book of a series that provide much more to happen, much more to seek from the later books. So many important secrets has yet to be discovered and the ending is such an abrupt one (in a good way) that made me want to rush for the second book right away!
With the 3rd person narration of this book, it adds even greater mystery to the characters as we do not know fully of anyone in the book. She has a great cast going on but I would have to say that I am so looking forward to what is behind Will's story. I haven't had a character I like as much as Will Herondale since quite a while.
Great start to a new series, a new author! Can't wait for more :)
I think all audio versions are better then print . So yes. I just loved to have someone read to me as a kid and I still do. I also love that I can be driving in the car, or traveling and have a story (book) to pass the time. So much better then the radio.
I love Cassandra Clare's works. I like the location and era of this book.
Hard to pick just one. It is SO good.
Yes. The story is wonderful and very intriguing. Who is Tessa Gray? What is Tessa Gray? That, plus the shadowhunter universe that Cassandra Clare created with the Mortal Instruments franchise... how not to recommend others?
Tessa. I love Will and Jem too, a lot, but Tessa's POV made me feel like I was her.
Say something about yourself!
Jennifer has a good range of voices. Although her 'enthusiasm' at key points is lacking she is still a very good Reader. I'm hoping that, in future books, she is able to emote the character's emotions better. But overall a good 4 out of 5.
This is an enjoyable book. Since it is 'tagged' as a prequel, I'll look forward to the rest of the series.
I bought this book on a whim, this is not the genre I typically go to for my audiobooks -- The story starts off slowly -- Maybe because I have not read the previous series from this author or because this is not a genre I frequent I was very confused at the beginning and not at all pulled into the story. I was just about to give up and return the book, and then it picked up.... After that my attention was fully held and the story is a good one. The wit and banter had me laughing out loud at several points. The story is beautifully written, and I enjoyed the escape into another world as painted for me by the author.
And then there is the point of the narrator -- I've seen from the other reviews I am not the first to mention it. Bad narration choice. She is not consistent with her emotion, sometimes she is passionate and seems to be into her reading, and other times she seems she is in "off" mode. Also, she frequently messes up on which voice is for which character and I found myself having to rewind after the "so and so said" part of the sentence so that I could follow the story properly. If you are someone that MUST have a great narrator to enjoy an audiobook this is probably not the best choice for you... But if you can tolerate it the story is a great one and the parts where the narrator is doing well are even more enjoyable.
I like Tessa, she's strong, witty and a cool character. Will and Jem are great too and I really enjoy Henry. Henry is funny.
I love her. I how her reading voice, her character voices and how she brings them to life.
I got through it in 6 days
Love this series. Can't wait for Clockwork Prince.
Read. Listen. Review. Repeat.
Interesting. Fantastic. Amazing.
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare blew me away! I had read The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones last year but I was let down after all the hype and I did not continue reading the series. However, one of my co-workers told me that I would LOVE Clockwork Angel because it is not contemporary but historical.
Narrator Jennifer Ehle brings a lovely tone to this book. Not sounding really British or American, her ambiguous voice adds an air of mystery to the story. The different voices that she uses between characters are done well that I don’t find annoying. Her pace and cadence set a wonderful fast paced tone where I wanted to listen to the whole book in one sitting.
I must admit the only reason I chose this book is because it is a prequel to the mortal instruments series and I needed something to do while waiting on book 6 to be released. This first book was a little slow, but books 2 and 3 were amazing. I actually enjoyed this trilogy more than the mortal instrument series.