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The story is entertaining and the pace is fast enough to keep interest going.
Where to start? hate having two narrators for one thing. The female narrator is pronouncing words differently from the first narrator creating annoyance and confusion. She also doesn't really do voices or inflection well. The male has decided that all the male characters are strict New York accents...which makes sense for Simon, but not for the shadow hunters. They were raised differently and it should be reflected. Not a fan at all of either narrator. Sorry, hate to be mean but.....
No because other than the length, I couldn't have listened to the narrators that long in one sitting.
the narrators of this book were terrible. i had to turn the volume up super high to hear the guy. he kept going quiet then he would talk loud. so annoying. and the girls voice was ike nails down a chalkboard.nothing at all like the other 3 books. they should have kept the narrator the same from those books. she was great! i had to stop listening to this and buy the actual book.
anyone instead of these 2 would have been better. they were horrible. the woman from the first 3 books rocked.
If Molly C. Quinn DIDN'T narrate it.
Something WITHOUT Molly C Quinn.
Ed did yes!! I love how he can make me get lost in the characters. Like the Clockwork series. So passionat. Molly C. Quinn was horrible. She took me out of the fantasy. I had to try and figure out who was talking. All her characters sounded the same. She sounded bored, which in turn made ME bored. She sounded like everything was in question. And she narrated Lost Souls, which I wanted next? I don't think so! There has to be other versions without her somewhere. Maybe iTunes.
I didn't get that far
No more. Molly C. Quinn. Ever.
Like the books, but couldn't get over the new readers. Had to read this one instead of listen
The old readers
I find myself yelling at Molly because she's pronouncing words wrong or different from previous narrators, it's very much like a young child reading a book and during the intimate scenes it's kinda creepy. Please consider a redo, I am not sure I'll be able to finish this one, and yikes I notice her name on other books.
The narrators.... Hands Down the worst thing about this.
I enjoyed the story to this book. Seeing Simon's storyline grow was nice as well as the other characters points of view. I wasn't sure how there was going to be a villain or conflict with this one now that Valentine is gone and I was pulled into the storyline for sure and really like the whole Lillith and Jonathan/Sebastian return, eye for an eye, balance of the force thing. But all that said the narration really detracted from the story. Reading it in book form I loved.
I've listened to all the Mortal Instruments audiobooks and this one was difficult for me. The first books narrator was annoying her voice was borderline valley girl for me it made listening hard to maintain a rhythm to the story. I enjoyed Natalie Moore on book two and three, she had different voices for each character and the flow of the story came out of her well. When I saw there were two narrators for this book I thought, "cool a guy for the guy voices and a girl for the girl voices" but it wasn't like that they changed off every chapter or so and that made listening to the story horrible. Their reading styles were so different and the guys British accent drew from the story. His New York accent for Jace was similar to Rocky and just odd. The female with her childish voice (which never really changed from person to person or storyline) just was hard to listen to and feel engaged into the story like in the past books. Like I said going from the one extreme voice to the other just made this an agonizing listen, very difficult to stay listening through it all.
Love the series.
Although Molly is very articulate, I doNOT feel her voice matches the characters for this book. Its a bit hard to listen to.
Molly didn't pronounce some of the words right. I liked the other lady that read the other books better but other than that it was a great story
Listening to this book was so annoying. The readers are sooo bad they distract from a mediocre story. Can I at least trade my audiobook in for a written version?
I'm not sure. I would like to see if I can read a download written version and enjoy it as much as I enjoyed the first three books of the series/
He: Fakey accents which vacillated between pseudo-Brit and B-movie gangsta. She: Believe it or not, she was worse. High, squeaky voice that could not project emotion or range without being shrill.
Whoever hired them to read should find a new career.
I read and enjoy almost all genres, but spend most of my money following interesting, evolving characters in series.
I can't recommend this audio version, but I may have liked it better if I had read the book.
Story was fine, the narration boring
If the next audiobook is narrated by the same people, then NO! But I do like the series
Wish I hadn't wasted a credit and just read it on my Kindle.
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