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.
I be enjoyed all the books thus far but they chose clashing voices. The males is a nice, soft, husky voice while the females is a high-pitched, borderline annoying voice. I often had to lower the volume when the women spoke & found myself concentrating more on how she articulated than on the actual story. While I found the males voice easy to get into the story. I also noticed that there were a few pronunciation differences in a few names & how ppl were portrayed by both ppl.
Cassandra Clare yes the narrators no, why do they insist in trading off and they are rather anoyying to listen to. the past narrator was good i suggest giving her a call her voice for jase and simon was way better then the male and she was great
the switching narration was bad enough but i just hatted how they spoke and the emotion in their voices was way off
of course luckly i know there is
I really enjoyed the first 3 books and was really looking forward to this one until I heard the different readers. I just can't get fully involved in the book because the readers keep changing and I don't like the way either of them read. I like the storyline though. I have thought more than once of getting the book from the library instead of continuing with this one.
I can't stand the female voice. It is driving me crazy I almost don't want to finish the book because of her she is terrible. I would rather have the male voice read the whole entire book that her, maybe she's good for reading children's books but not this.