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you need to put in more voice carecters its boring to here the same people all the time! + there not the same age of the caecters! but its OK for now....
Worst possible narrators. The male voice has an unexplained (and unnecessary) accent, the female voice is either yelling hysterically or whispering sensually.
The book is OK, but it's hard to enjoy it with these two.
I have to agree with other reviewers-- I did not like the narrators. I understand that they were trying to be "hip" by using famous young actors, but they sadly didn't do the story justice. Ed Westwick is British, so all of his chapters were read in a British accent even though the story takes place in New York. No sense of excitement in either narrator, and words were mispronounced, or at least pronounced differently than they had been in prior books and it was jarring. Very hard to tell different characters apart. Pretty much one "girl voice" and one "boy voice" for each narrator.
The story, however, was still strong enough to hold my attention, but I wish they had used a different narrator. If you're a fan of the series, this is better than not having an audiobook, but if you're able I would recommend reading a physical copy.
I haven't read the print version.
It's so different from most books I've read. It's got Shadow Hunters who are human but with special powers. It also has vampires, werewolves, worlocks, wizards and demons. There is also a romance storyline that adds a lot to the mix and mysterious happenings.
I love the main girl, Clarey. And I also really like her best friend Simon who...oh, I guess I shouldn't say what special thing happens to Simon. It might give away something. And I'm also attracted to the gay worlock whose name excapes me at the moment. Oh, there are so many very interesting charactors in these books!! Oh, and I really like Isabel, she's glamorous, tough and kookie!
It's a book I never wanted to finish because it was so good. But it WAS very hard to put down. I'm glad there are many books in the series!!
Check out the Mortal Instruments series if you like young adult fiction and lots of action and mysterious stuff.
So So narration
I enjoyed the book. However Mr. Westwick and Ms. Quinn could not seem to keep the pronunciations of places and things together. They each pronounced places and objects of the story differently which I felt really detracted from the story.
This would have been enjoyable if it weren't for Molly C. Quinn, the female narrator. She's got a high pitched whiny voice that has no depth, or emotional range.
Molly took any enjoyment out of this book.
Ed Westwick, the male narrator, was decent. Though going between his (British?) accent into a New York accent can be a bit rough to get used to, he was certainly leagues better at narrating than Molly.
The story is brilliant as always. Cassandra Clare is an extraordinary author, and I really can't wait to read all of the mortal instruments series. However, the narrators for City of Fallen Angels are unbelievably horrible. In fact, if I could think of a worse word to describe how bad they are, I’d use it. The woman is bad enough but the guy seems to lack feeling of any kind for the story or the characters. I wish they had stuck with Natalie Moore, I liked her; she made the story come to life.
Some scenes makes me laugh and there are some moments
That is very touching that it made me cry.
Never trust anyone who doesn't enjoy reading.
It's a nice change from the current YA vampire series. While I do love those series, it is very nice to have a change with such a great storyline.
Ed Westwick was very good. I love his narration. Sorry to say that I don't care for Molly C. Quinn's narration all that much.
Can't wait for the movies!
Most deffinatly not. Because of the Narrators
First the male. Why do Jayce and Simon, two east coast US teens, have a British inner monologue? Didn't make much sense. He was at least better than the women, or maybe i should say 12 year old. I find it hard to believe she's much older than that. My real issue is she would pronounce certain things from this world incorrectly. Did she and the producers not listen to the first 3 books? Maybe they pronounced them wrong in the first three but it would have made more sense to stick with those. It was driving me nuts.
I listened to the first 4 but with this women continuing forward I guess I will be reading them instead.
Honestly, I have more than 80 audible books. I have never once complained about performance until this. I'm also not opposed to change since I had no problem when they changed the narrator between book 1 & 2.
I'd like to stress my issue is with performance, not the book itself. That was just as good as ever.
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