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 am a 40 something year old female that still loves young adult fiction.
I love Cassandra Clare's writing. She really gets the reader involved and creates a world in which you can loose youself. I am totally lost in this story. Days after I read this I am still caught up in it. This is the continuation of the story of Tessa, Will and Jem. In this book you learn why Will is such a cold hearted rake. You get a little closer to learning what Tessa is and your heart opens up to Jem. The plot surrounding them thickens and you will have a whole year of painful waiting to discover the outcome. This is truly a Shakespaerian tragedy in the making. I highly recommend this book and series.
... and love. The story is wonderful and the author is fantastic. What will happen with the love triangle? I can not wait to find out. I hate to have to wait. I feel like I am in London. I feel the characters emotions. My heart feels for Tessa it is amazing to hear everything she has been through and still has a goodness to her. The protectiveness of characters for the people they love and consider family....
I do agree that the consistency of the narrators can be improved.
I am reading the series despite the rather romance-y story. The author does a good job of developing characters and suspense. She makes likable people and a rich environment. What is sad about this edition is the readers who can't even keep the voice for each character straight so you sometimes miss who is actually speaking and get surprised when someone says something that doesn't fit the voice you hear.
I enjoy audio books but a bad reader can ruin a story.
Say something about yourself!
This is a great store and continuation from the first book.
However, having two Readers is not enhancing the story or
Both Readers are Marvelous.
But the Listener needs to 'keep track' of the characters through
the voices which, obviously, are not the same.
IF Ed read the Male parts solely and Heather the female parts solely
and one was the main narrator, I believe I would have enjoyed that better.
It's tough to rate their performance because each reader deserves a 5 star.
Yes, I love Clare's writing, and the narration was fabulous.
Will Herondale. Although I love Jem I still feel that true love should win out.
Sometimes. I enjoyed the 1st book more, and I found that the story didn't advance fast enough.
This book took me on a sort of emotional roller coaster, and I loved it.
Will Herondale confessing to Tessa and Bridget singing Irish Ballads, secretly throwing in little jabbing remarks.
Will's confession was rich and heart wrenching and I crave to hear it again. Heather Lind somehow managed an Irish accent while singing surprisingly well. It was very pleasant.
A sad love triangle has never been so filled with love for each other
Somehow I confused Ed Westwicks voice with that of a narrator for Bram Stoker's Dracula. Particularly that of Renfield, the mental patient. I thought they were one and the same narrator.
For the most part it was good, but when Heather Lind sang Bridgetts ballads it was like nails on a chalk board.. it was so bad I actually had to pull my headphones off until she was done.
Magnus. Always Magnus.
Ed Weswick is always wonderful to listen to. Heather Lind was good for the most part for the exception of course of the above signing.
Yes, because it is a great story and the narrators are amazing.
Too many to choose but Will's confession to Tessa.
Both Will's confession and Jem's confession to Tessa
The whole book really.
I love the narrators and I love the series. Can't wait to start Clockwork Princess
I loved that Ed Westwick was reading since it is a nice change.
Ed Westwick as Will Herondale.
"Most people only find one great love."
I really loved this series.