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.
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!
Book kept me on edge, wanting more and more, really liking the characters, thinking about them when I wasn't reading. This means a book has touched you. When you find yourself thinking of them and waiting until you read them again....it's good!
When Will gets what he needs and fails miserable at what he wants.
Should have stuck w reader from 1st book.
It engulfed me. That is READING it.
Sad to say I was disappointed in the reading of it. May I would not have been other than someone else read book 1. HEAR ME PLEASE AUTHORS...if you have a series of books, keep the same reader...PLEASE! I like to read and listen to the books. I loved hearing the first book more than I read it. I got use to her voice, I liked how she did the voices. I was excited to "hear" the 2nd book. WO....to my shock....it wasn't her. The woman I've grown to listen to. The one I've associated the characters with. The voices I'm use to hearing. Hearing these voices I was in SHOCK! Not that they were bad per say, but I had already grown to like the reader from book 1 and her voices. Now I have to start ALL over again. I was taken back w Sophie's voice....she's sounded as if she was this pitiful servant! In book 1, she had a leg to stand on!
I ended up reading more of book 2 than to listen. It made me cringe hearing it. I just could not get use to it. I didn't like the switch between man/woman in it....didn't! I want to hear the SAME reader on all the books unless that person does an awful job. Reader from book 1 did voices and flowed into the characters, bringing them to life for me. I was jarred hearing book 2 and didn't want to listen.
I've just downloaded book 3. Oh My...it's yet ANOTHER reader! WHY? I have my doubts now. I didn't like the read of book 2 and now not hopeful of 3. How much money are these books to not "really" like?
If authors read this...PLEASE for the sake of your audience, keep the same reader. It's HARD to get use to hearing the "voices" of the characters over and over again w different accents and tone. It takes so long to re-program what you've just heard for 8 hours into something else. Disappointing...it really is.
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.
This audibook used two narrators, one male and one female. The female reader was OK, though I found a few of her voices over exaggerated. My bigger concerns was that there was no logic to the two narrators. They seemed to switch at random. You never knew who would be reading the upcoming chapter. As they each had slightly different takes on some of the characters, it required a slight mind shift each time the narrator changed. This is passable on LibriVox, but on Audible it seems like a lack of attention to detail on the director's part.
I did not care for the first book in the series but I pushed on because my students assured me this one was better. This story is better. It's an interesting world with good characters. I would have liked the story much more if there was not a teenage girl angsting over another love triangle. I rolled my eyes through those parts and enjoyed the rest of the story. I do not plan to complete the series, however. I want to know how it all turns out but it does not seem worth investing the time in the reading. I'll take a summary of the events and move on to something different.
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.
If you finished the Mortal Instrument Series, and you're wanting to read more...this is just for you. The first book is a little slow, but I grew to love these characters, and it is awesome how you see how some of the characters tie into the Mortal Instrument Series, like brother Zachariah and Magnus Bane.
I hated her voice she did for Jessimine and Gabriel, but overall it was good.
oh yea for friends who want to start a good series this is the one to start. It's sad but interesting and keeps you entertained, no boring moments.
The way the love stories start blooming out. The action.
William and Jem for Ed and Tessa and Sophie for Heather I really like their voices the best .
gosh there are too many something from William for sure!
Happiness is a good book!
I liked Clockwork Angel, I LOVED Clockwork Prince. The story, the characters the whole thing. The narrator is perfect. The flow of the story is right on. I can't wait to listen to the 3rd
I didnt like Ed westwick as a narrator. I love the story abd the series but they should have stck with the narrator from the last book. Its like putting diffrent actors in a sequel.