Yes! The Narrator was GREAT! The voice of Granny and Puck made the characters extra special to me. I know I wouldn't have felt the same way about them if I had just read the book. I loved the way he would have Puck say, "Old Lady." He delivery was spot on.
All the Sisters Grimm books. We read/listened to them in a week.
The voices! His delivery of the dialog was perfect. I KNOW we wouldn't have gotten as much enjoyment out of the series if we had just read them. I really enjoyed his narration
Both. I was enjoyed this story and these characters so much, I couldn't wait to read the story and get to the next. I was sad when I reached the end of the series. I didn't want to "say goodbye."
Middle ground. Not the worst, but definately not the best
Unfortunately - Book 5. I'm committed now, I am not especially interested in Clary and Jaces' drama, but I would like to see what happens to the other characters - Simon, Magnus, Alec, Izzy, etc.
I could listen to Ed Westwick all day. I loved his voice. He does need to practice a bit on female voices. I was bummed when I read that Molly is narrating Book 5 alone. I think I might have to read Book 5 instead. She isn't horrible, but there is something about her voice that just bugs me a little. In fairness, since the story was annoying me, I had less tolerance.
I did listened to Book 5 a bit this morning, she is getting better - but I think I will read the novel instead.
No. This was my least favorit book of the series. The Clary drama was a little over the top. Some of the comments she says, I think, "come on! They have known each other for BARELY two months! I feel like the author wrapped things up in book 3 (because it was supposed to be a triolgy) and then was pressured to continue on, so she whipped something together. I do like the some of the twists with the sub characters, but she wrote in several references to her other books and added so much melodrama to Clary and Jace, that I found myself rolling my eyes and commenting often while listening. I was going to take a break between this book and the next, I became so disinterested, but decided that I might as well see this series through. I am curious how the other characters fair in this series.
Yes! I trudged through the first book and purchased the 2nd & 3rd books without much enthusiasm. After a few chapters of the second book, I started to lose interest and putt the book back on the shelf, doubting I would pick it up again.
Recently, however, I was in need of a new audio book, so I decided to give the audio version a try. SO much better! Steven brings the Monstrumologist to life in a way that is wittier and more "human" then the character I pictured in my head. He delivers the dialog and banter perfectly.
I now eagerly await the rumored 4th book when last week I was debating if I wanted to finish the 2nd! I will say.... if Steven isn't able to narrate, I don't think I would try the audio version of any new books in the series. He read it so perfectly, I don't think I could listen to the characters being read by anyone else.
It was ok. I was a little shocked at some of the events that took place.
I enjoyed the book as a whole. I listened to about 70% of this book and 50% of the third while doing work around the house during one weeked, so the books run together in my mind. I can't really pick something out of one.
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