If it was not for needing to know the story I would just remove this from my device. They made a poor choice in their choice of narrators. Especially the girl. They should have kept the person from the first book.
27 min into the audio and I could not keep my mind on the story. Male narrator reminded me of old TV detective shows with a voice that was boring, sounded dark, moodily depressive and uninterested in reading the book for audio. The first lines of Izzy certainly wasn't the outspoken but intelligent girl from the first 3 books, she was represented as a say anything anywhere no matter why, what or etc. Simon was just a depressed, boring, bland character who didn't resemble the Simon in the first 3 books. I will try reading the ebook to see if there is a story as I cant get past the unimaginative, boring narration of the first 27 mins. I am so disappointed. I don't know if I want to go further with this series or not. I am thinking ....... not.
The book itself is a good story. Very engaging characters. However, Molly C. Quinn's narration was not very good. Her pronunciation was terrible and her attempts at accents were atrocious. Ed Westwick however did a wonderful job.
Why an English actor felt the need to give all the characters tough guy New York accents was just plain weird. And the girl was just insipid in her delivery. Great story, disappointing performance.
I liked the narrator of books 1-3 better. I am not sure why they have 2 for this book, it doesn't really fit. The female voice is a little high for my liking. The story is okay.
I really like the series but I do not like the inconsistency in the narrators and how the characters are portrayed as a result of it. The first book started with the shadow hunters having English scents. In the next book that disappeared.
loved this book as much as the first ones. however the readers were not all that good compared to the ones for the previous books. I wasnt impressed by their tone or what sounded like emotionlessness. especially the male characters voices. they were flat and blah. I hate saying that, sorry, just was unimpressed and disappointed by the flat almost monotoneistic emotionlessness.
I couldn't listen to more than a quarter of this one which is unfortunate. I was really looking forward to more of this story. The crass sexual innuendo between clary and jace was ridiculous. I could have gotten past that but the female narrator was beyond awful. Ed Westwick did a good job.
I hands down love Cassandra Clare, but on a audible alone this is the best one of the series. I wish they had dual narrators for all the books and Ed Westwick is amazing!