I loved the first few books in this series which caused me to purchase this one. First of all, the first books were very well written. I do not understand the authors need for GD to be used several times in this book. The series is written about 17-year-olds, and written as young adult fiction. Also, this is the third time the narrator has been changed in this series. The first narrator was terrible so I can understand the first change, but the second was quite good. Overall, the story was not bad, but not up to par with the first books in the series.
Although I like these stories the bad narration was distracting. I became used to Ed Westwick although it took at least half of the book, but Quinn's lack of inflection, pronouncing names and tools differently from previous audio books and total lack of emotion really made me struggle. There really should be better consistency in a series, that should really go with out saying.
Ed W. read the book awesomely!! I loved his voice for Simon and Jace. Molly was hard to listen to after listening to Ed's soothing voice. it was a bit shock to the system. however she did get better towards the end. these two just had too much contrast in there Voices. it would have been better if they complimented versus being polar opposites of each other.
the book itself was a good story, however I think the lead up to what was going on was not as good as her other books. I am still a little lost to the start of who was behind it to who it end up being. I wish she brought more clue to lead you, instead of a last min twist. but maybe I missed something.
however still read/listen. I wish I had a love like Jace and Clary.
I absolutely love this series, it has become my second favorite only to Harry Potter. This book was great just as I thought t would be, but the narration was terrible. Molly C. Quinn was O.K. but Ed Westwick was awful, he mumbled so much half of the time I couldn't understand what he was saying so I had to rewind a lot. Needless to say it took me much longer to finish the book then it should've.
Enjoying these books. I like all the different characters and their side stories.
I like having the two narrators, it breaks up the monotony of listening to the same voice for hours. The female narrator sounds a bit childish, especially after the rich, deep tones of the male narrator, so I don't think this was the best pairing.
This was clearly a money-grab by the author as there is little new of any substance. The female narrator was annoyingly, unnaturally precise in her diction. Ed Westwick did the best he could with the material. I am only finishing this series because it was a gift. Thank goodness I am able to listen at 1.5x speed!!
This book has both a male and female narrator, but the male is often difficult to hear and understand. I'm sure he's trying to sound sullen and dark, but it comes out like mumbling at times. Otherwise, story is fun!
I didn't find the story that interesting. I also didn't buy that Sebastian could control Jace where Lilith could not after the mark was disfigured and just because Jace's blood was in Sebastian. Sebastian was dead, and a partially completed ritual--particularly where that portion of the ritual was merely a vampiric blood draw)--could not have given him consciousness to finish the ritual. The characters were boring and had no flavor. Iean, who cares about Simon's love life? It was far too drawn out for me. And so was the problems between Clary and Jace. Booooo. Sorry but the story was unimpressive.
The male voice over was fabulous but the female voiceover...well she lacks either skill, talent, or both for character switches. I had a very hard time telling who was talking because her voice barely changed.