Yes. It is very well done.
Will. He has an air of mystery to him and is quite conflicted about love and relationships.
No, but they did an excellent job. I hope they do more narration.
I liked the small sub-plot with Sophie and Gideon becoming close.
A true young adult novel.
It's amazing to me how a good series can become a great one. I like the Infernal Devices so much more than the first one and this book is infinitely better than Clockwork Angel. I gasped several times and actually had to put my hand over my mouth! The only bummer now is the wait for Clockwork Princess.
Like some other reviews, I don't understand the need for the two narrators. I found it sort of confusing and at some points I didn't know who was speaking the dialog. Still, a wonderful listen. Make sure you freshen up with Clockwork Angel first.
I absolutely loved this installment. I had been a big fan of the Mortal Instruments series. Infernal Devices has proved even better! I love the steam punk influence to this familiar story. The mixture of shadow hunters and Victorian manners work really well.
This book really developed the Jem, Tessa, Will triangle. I couldn't settle on who i want her to end up with and i loved every second. Will's backstory is revealed and makes you fall for him even more.
The Narrators really made this story for me!
There is a scene between Will and Tessa towards the end of the book where Ed Westwick deserves some sort of award! I am not sure if it is the words or the way he performed it, but this book has stuck with me the past few days.
Worth a credit! You will not be disappointed.
The pace set by the first book is completely lost here. Plus, the
double narration makes no sense. Ed
Westwick has a lovely voice but his America accent is TERRIBLE. Worse is when he's required to do an American female. There is also no rhyme or reason to when or why he takes over narration.
Even more frustrating is the stupid love triangle, the debate about who should run the institute, blah blah blah ... Am I the only one who remembers the world is about to be overtaken by mechanical automatons? Deal of with your personal s--t later!
Such a mushy, story squandering middle and unless the end is excellent I am asking for my credits back!
Too Strong or Too Weak
I enjoyed the books for what they were. This is more of a Steampunk love story which isn't what I expected. I probably would not have gotten the books if I knew that. HOWEVER, they are very good books and I find myself buying the 3rd in the series as well :-)
I wasn't a fan of the dual-narrators...it wasn't really clear why one narrator did certain sections and another did other sections. The male narrator's voice was too strong and deep for the female characters and the female narrator was too high pitched for the male characters... it just didn't work well.
It resides in the lower ranks only because of the narrators. Ed Westwick sounded bored the entire time and Heather Lind did some voices (the Black Sisters) that were so terrible, I nearly ran off the road while driving. I am sad that such a good book is ruined by bad narrators.
This is the second installment in the trilogy that is the prequel to Mortal Instruments. I enjoyed the story itself very much.
My top two votes would be Phil Gigante or Daniel Sherman.
The battle of good vs. evil continues...
This was a great book! It kept me entertained and on the edge of my seat. I felt the love and pain and fear that the characters felt. Can't wait to find out what happens in the last book! Narration was way better than the first book. Ed Westwick has the most sexy voice!
I've already read & listened to audiobooks for Mortal Instruments & Clockwork Angel and enjoyed them. Understanding that they are directed at a young adult audience & I enjoy that as a change, so yes I will read/listern to another Cassandra Clare book.However I will NOT listen to another audiobook narrated by Heather Lind as she makes all the characters sound whinny & petulant!!
I think all books of a series should try to keep the same narrator throughout whenever possible.
I rather like both books
Just that I liked it if people use their own choice of what they think.
Have to say all the characters did excellent.
Who are my parents?
A story that is made into a movie is only as good as it is made as close to it.. Not changing the characters of how they are n the story as it has happen on other story that became movie.
I'm absolutely torn with this question: Heather Lind's performance is absolutely wonderful. I love her characters, and I love how she portrays them and their emotions.I love Ed Westwick's voice, but find his exclamations and points where the character's yell a bit off. I want to reach out and correct certain scenes, but alas... I can tell there is a difference between Ed's characters, and do think he has a good potential... but compared to the range of emotions I've heard other readers show, combined with voices... I find the performance reaching acceptable.
I will definitely be finishing this series, and moving into the City of Bones.
I have not listened to their other performances, but know I will see Ed again in Book four of the Mortal Instruments.
Will's encounter with the demon that cursed him. The pain, and realization.