I listened to it with in a long lazy day, so it kept me entertained while doing house work and what not... well spent.
Yes, I did like the other books in this series but for sure this one has been my least favorite.
The previous narrator was great in my opinion. I get that Jace was supposed to be mopy but the way Ed played him, he was so dry and boring. Also I felt like his accent was going in and out, I found that distracting. Molly was ok... but I didn't feel like she gave much to it.
Sure, if they continue with the movies... but somehow I doubt that it will (I would love that though!)
I found this book boring and not very climatic.
Using different narrators. the narrators don't differentiate voices enough when in dialog so it is hard to realize a conversation is even happening. The voices have an annoying nagging quality
The guy mumbles with his british accent and I could not understand $hit! Then the girl reads with unnatural pauses. Compared to the other book in the series and even other audio book period, these two are not worth listening too!!!
I am going to go to the library and read this book on my own!
This book desperately needed a better set of narrators. I'm not sure what happened to Natalie Moore, who narrated the first three, but someone please find her and shove this Molly Quinn off a cliff before she can ruin another book with a narration that sounds more like she's doing a cold read than a performance.
The male narrator, while not being awful, has exactly one voice for every character, which gets confusing and annoying fast. This book would have been far more enjoyable with a better performance.
Yes, I liked the first three books in this series, but I'm not sure that these are as compelling.
The female's performance was just bad, no variance of voice, it sounded like the narrator was 17 the entire time, not just when reading for a 17 year old. The male narrator was a decent narrator except his accent was jarring. His voices, however needed more differentiation.
This is hard to say, I feel a lot of the story was under developed, but this may be addressed in books 5 and 6. There are numerous sub plots with the minor character all going on and not one of them got enough light of day in this book. If cutting some of one of these stories fleshed out the other I would be fine with that, but there are two more books to hash out this issue.
the story continues but is getting slowed down with too much lack of progress with Clarie & Jace.. get on with it already...The change in narrators was not needed & not as good.. Bring back Natalie Moore.
Not with these narrators.
I did not. Ed is hard to understand & Molly sounds like a valley girl from Ca.
Hope for the end...
Moved on to Allegiant!!!
Yes, the story of this book was wonderful!
I hated the narrators. They were incredibly horrible especially compared with the previous books. The male voice with the British accent was very difficult to understand when the book first began. The female voice was a thousand times worse. She completely mispronounced all of the series specific words... I had to cringe every time I heard her voice. The switch between male & female voices were seemingly at random and did not make any sense in relation to the book. If the story hadn't been so good, I probably would have stopped listening, even though I had paid for the book. I just hope they have changed narrators for the next book because I can't stand any more of these 2.
I've literally just started the book and I can hardly understand a thing the reader is saying because his accent is so thick... I'm from Ohio, I speak English, this reader makes the book very very very hard to listen to. I don't even know if I'll be able to listen to the rest without having to return it... THAT'S how hard it is to understand.
I love the characters, it has nothing to do with the story itself.
I haven't even gotten to Molly's performance, I'm hoping to god she speaks with an American dialect, but I'm loosing all hope for that as the seconds press on. Ed is extremely English, which isn't a bad thing, but when you can't tell what he's saying on your favorite book series... it's bad.
The accent that I can't understand... is disappointing to say the least, I've spend three days listening to these amazing books, and I don't think I'll be able to make it through the fourth... :/
GET A NEW READER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Absolutely NOT. Molly Quinn's voice is so annoying. I really want to know how Cassandra Clare continues this story BUT It literally pains me to listen to this book. If I wasn't already intrigued by the story from the first three books I would just give it up. At least this one is only 13hrs (and Molly only narrates half the time) - The next book in this series is 17 hrs AND is only Molly narrating - God please grant me the serenity to get through it.
My work commute is an hour and 15 minutes each way. Listening to audiobooks has become a way for me to actually enjoy that time. Unfortunately, Molly C Quinn has made me almost dread the drive home.
on a side note, I do like Ed Westwick's voice - but it's not a good match for this book.
I'm a voracious audiobook listener, rarely found without my iPod.
I have really come to love this series! Cassandra Clare has developed a fantastic world of magical creatures with just enough of teen angst to make it engaging. Twilight and Harry Potter fans...YA and fantasy readers...give this series a try. This is the 4th in the Mortal Instruments series, but I read Clockwork Angel before reading City of Fallen Angels. There are references to Jace's ancestors who we meet Clockwork Angel, so it was nice to have met them already. Can't wait for the next book! Keep 'em coming Cassandra Clare!
Ed Westwick should stick to screen acting. His pacing was inconsistent; he needed to enunciate; the mumbling was just ridiculous. I found myself repeatedly having to rewind and listen to sections over again because I couldn't understand him. Although Molly Quinn's narration was pretty spot on, I wish that I would have just read this title instead of listening to it!