The visuals the author manages to create are truly stunning. It is so easy to imagine Karou's world, and so easy to get attached to all of the characters. They are developed very well, and the storyline is absolutely fascinating.
The narrator can really make or break an audiobook, and Khristine Hvam really brings the novel to the next level. Her voice is perfect for the novel, and an example of how adding an accent to your reading can compliment the story. Very well done.
The book itself was good, interesting characters and plotlines. It ties in well to Cassandra Clare's other series, the Mortal Instruments.
As a narrator, if you cannot do an accent well, please do not try. The English accent was not very good, and this was emphasized by the transition from American to English accents. Also, changing your voice for different characters can be good (see Jim Dale), but in this case it really took away from the story. When the narrator read in her regular voice, she was good, but the shrill shrieks and "deep" voices used for some of the characters was extremely distracting. Prononciation also was not consistent throughout the novel.
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