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!
This story is very good and I love the characters and the world that Cassandra Clare has created. The HUGE downside is that the narrators sound bored with what they are reading, and while Ed Westwick at least does different voices for each character, Molly C. Quinn didn't bother. Quinn's narrator sound exactly like all her characters and there is no difference between the character voices at all, which makes it really confusing when there are large patches of dialog between characters.
Mae Whitman, who narrated the first of the series, I think was the best narrator that has been used for the series.
Westwick was great once I got used to the accent. Quinn was terrible. Had to replay her bits more often than I would have liked just to figure out who was talking. Definitely can't have mental lapses when listening to her. She doesn't vary the character voices.
Another critique likely a problem with all audible - when one reader has established pronunciation of people's names, places and mythical things, why can't your readers do a little listening to that baseline and keep it consistent rather than arrogantly doing the "I know the CORECT way to pronounce that thing or person that the author created". It's annoying and confusing moving from book to book taking several chapters to figure out they are saying the same name that was referenced in a prior story. Having not seen the word in print is it "Stelle" as in "stellay"or "Steely" as in "Steely"? (To name one example)
I love all the supernatural love stories. Vampires stories are my favorites.
Less descriptions of stuff around them. I fast forwarded through mos of the book. as soon as it started describing a room or the trees or someones face I have heard more than once I hit the Fast forward 30 secs till it was over and dang if sometimes it was almost 3 mins of describing a hall way or something. But the plot was good enough for me to keep listening.
Love the story. Easy to get lost in. The female readers performance was great. I was distracted a little bit by the male reader. This is a great book, I've been sucked into it. On to the next I go.
Cassandra Clare, yes. I do not like the two narrating this book.
I love the story itself. I've read the books several times.
I like the one who narrated the first 3. She did a much better job and held my attention better.
I really hope the next two are not narrated by the same people.
I love the book. But I CANNOT stand the two who are reading the book! I prefer if there is a series that the same voice actor reads the WHOLE SERIES! So far it's a different reader every book!
Can't wait for the next book! This one is a horrifying shocking adventure into the shadow world. Clary and Jace are finally together but go through heart shuddering highs and lows. Narration could have been better though.