The combination of period piece and the supernatural was fantastic! All the old World glamour and sophistication mixed in with the occult.
The narrator made one or two of the woman's voices too high pitched. I didn't like it.
Dark and brooding, the story starts off slow but gets moving fairly quickly. If you are looking for an easy but captivating story about demon hunters, vampires, mystical powers and automatons then you've found it. I wouldn't say this is a book for adults, but parents should be aware of some swearing and allusions to sex, prostitution and alcoholism. I didn't particularly like the narrator. I don't think she portrayed the characters in the way they were supposed to be. She portrayed the Dark Sisters excellently, but failed to capture the main characters personalities and emotional states. It was a good story non-the-less, and I am looking forward to my next credit to start on the second book.
The story line was good, I didn't predict EVERYTHING that happened but enough that it wasn't like listening to a roller coaster thriller.
The story was engaging and did a nice job of bringing the reader into Tessa's world
I thought Ms Ehle could have done a better job narrating. Her voice was a little dry and slow for my tastes
Nothing was particularly moving.
The story fits in its genre very nicely and is what I consider a bit of a guilty read - there will be no great knowledge or personal betterment from reading this book but it is fun to pass the time with.
I have loved audio stories since I was a small child. Ehle is an expressive actor and her voice was a great match to the setting and the mix of characters.
I would recommend Clockwork Angel to others. It is a great escape, with enough mix of fantasy and human interactions that you feel free from your own life but still relate to the people and the story.
I liked the moment where Will's control completely slips. Those moments happen so infrequently in life that there is something very personal about it. It was that moment, along with the questions to be answered and fondness of the characters that made me want to hear more. Tessa and Will don't have the same ache of connection despite separation that is established with Clary and Jace in TMI (especially City of Ashes and City of Glass), but they have an intensity that reflect the depth of emotion and connection that Clare can convey to her readers.
Ms. Clare has developed a quite different and interesting paranormal universe nested within our own mundane one, which I enjoyed very much. At the same time she seemed to fall back on fairly standard plot devices and the requisite romantic triangle which gave the story a very predicable arc. So much so, that I started making bets with myself about how things would turn out...and won. Thanks largely to Jennifer Ehle's narration, which was both subtle enough not to feel the accents were contrived and distinctive enough that I knew who was speaking at all times, I was drawn into the world and enjoyed meeting the characters enough that I will definitely listen to the next books in the trilogy.
It ranks up there, I generally like books that have multiple people reading different characters (but those are few and far between), they remind me the old radio programs that used to be popular before TV. But I was pleasantly surprised.
There are a lot of memorable parts but for me one of the more off the wall moments (excluding anything to do with Magnus Bane, who is a very fascinating character) I found the part about how Church the cat came to be interesting. I am still wondering how he makes it across the pond to New York.
She did a very good job with British accent.
Yes it was, that is why I got it. So I can listen to it on my phone while I am at work and not bother everyone around me. I can't wait to get the whole series (and the Mortal Instruments).
I stumbled onto author while I was looking for something at my local library. I found The Mortal Instruments book one and and Infernal Devices book one. I was instantly hooked! I have even got my sister reading them, I get texts all the time asking me what happens next.
I love all kinds of books but don't really read them anymore I would rather listen to them but I will still buy the book if I love it enough to collect it.
It was a wonderful book and I would suggest reading it if you like a good mystery book but also love some action in it.
Defitnitely I love the story. I like how it keeps you guessing on what's going to happen next. I can't wait until clockwork princess comes out.
5 stars on all levels. it might feel like a slow start if you compare it with the MI. But it is genius. Soon you gt sucked into this world and stop wondering who is whom's ancestor. lol Enjoy!
Actually I have not read the print version, so I cannot rate that.
The leading lady of course.
The change in her voice for each character.