Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian - but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance....
Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?
©2014 Cassandra Clare (P)2014 Simon & Schuster Audio
I wouldn't wish those voices on anyone. The book was great as always but the voices ruined it.
The book was great. I have no problems with the writing just the voices that made me feel like I was listening to nails on a chalkboard.
Hello….Not everyone in the book has a british accent. Duh.
Yes I would because the book is awesome. This final chapter isn the Mortal Instruments series was exactly what I wanted it to be. Perfect ending!
I love Jason Dohring so much (V Mars fan, here) but his performance was awful. He mispronounced common words I've heard hundreds of times in the other books. His accents were awful and it was generally painful to listen to. This had to have been Dohring's first time reading a book because it was terrible. It very nearly ruined the book. Definitely read, instead of listen, to this book if you have the option.
Sophie Turner was just fine. She has a pretty thick British accent when reading narration, but her American and other accents were great. I probably would have given the book 4 stars if she had narrated the whole time.
Is it too much to ask to have a new narration done?
If they're invested in the series, they'd need no recommendation.
Simon, mainly because he's the most relatable character. He reacts very realistically to his powers, and is very much human even though he's not really human. If you know what I mean. lol
No. Both are terrible. all the characters sounded exactly the same, which made the dialog seem very awkward and silly. Then 2/3 through the book they started giving random characters British accents even though they didn't have them previously in the book. Silly silly silly.
A drab story line that seemed like repetition and fluff in order to rush the book out to make a few more bucks. Could have skipped more than halfway through the book, and still had the same feeling at the end.
Taken her time and put more thought into the plot. Stopped at book 5.
The narrator was awful. I have listened to all of the previous books this was by far the worst. Boring, mundane, (lol) emotionless. I would fire the male narrator. Also the English accent of the female narrator...what was up with that. I get it for the Infernal devices, but this it definitely took away from this reading.
Disappointment in the author and the audio book,
It this tells you anything I quit listening to the audio book after I paid for it, and read the eBook on my wife's kindle. I love audio books, and this is the first time I have ever stopped listening because of the narrator.
I thoroughly enjoyed the story and similar to all her other books I like how parts of it ties in to the Infernal Devices series and sets up the story for the next series.
The narration is AWFUL! I don't understand how Cassandra Clare allows her books to be performed so incredible poorly. And it wasn't just this book where the narration was awful, the previous ones were pretty bad also, but I'd have to say this is the worse one. I am not even done listening to it and am considering giving it up. I read the book so I just don't know if I can finish listening.
yup, but as long as it was not like the CoB movie
To be fair, Sophie Turner was at least bearable but Jason Dohring was just plain awful. I don't like to be so mean with reviews but seriously can't find anything redeemable or good about his performance. His accents are awful (Raphael doesn't even have one!) and it sounds like he prepared by reading the night before he recorded. I felt like I was in 5th grade again and one of my classmates was reading out loud. Someone else compared it to someone reading to a bunch of 3rd graders and I definitely would agree with that analog as well.
Please, Cassandra Clare...for the love of the Angel, pick some decent narrators!!
I really liked the narrator of the Clockwork Princess, Daniel Sherman. Really, anybody else probably would have been better. I have never written a review before, anthing really, but I felt I had to, to convey how bad Jason Dohring is. I imaging him being one of the silent brothers. There is very little inflection in his voice and almost completely lacking emotion. It is like listening to a robot.
Yes, but I just couldn't. The other books in the series, all of them in fact, I have been able to listen to almost non-stop. Jason Dohring was so BORING I just couldn't do it.
Get different narrators. Just because someone is a stage actor that doesn't mean they can do this kind of work. Narrators of audible books need to be able to convey the feeling of an entire scene through their voice inflection and emotion. Stage actors can do this with body language which is not possible on these audio books.
Worst Narrating EVER!!!!
The other books were amazing and I have had this pre-ordered since January. WHY change the narrators on the LAST book when the last four were the same narrators? I have listened to about half of the book in the last two days and I still cannot get into the story with the terrible narrating. SO DISAPPOINTING!!!!
Yes, but I have to keep stepping away from it. Don't even know if I can even listen to it more than once.....
You can bet if Cassandra Clare even listened to the book for at least an hour....she would have known the narrating was not right for this book. With the large audience that listens to books, you would have thought that a little more consideration would have been made when selecting the narrators.
Just because someone is an actor does not mean they can narrate a book properly. I wish the series had stuck with the original narrator who was great. I wasn't a fan of the narrators from books 4 and 5, but I got used to the, This one gets more tolerable the more you listen, but as others have said Jason Dohring is pretty monotone. He has a specific pattern of speech fluctuations no matter what is going on. Turner was better at acting out the story, but her accent got in the way for me. The worst part was switching between these two since their styles are so different it accentuated the issue. With that in mind, the story is great and I would recommend, but maybe consider getting the written version instead of audio. When I started listening to it I had wished I had gotten the e-book. Too bad.
Sophie Turner did a wonderful job narrating. It was difficult for me to get into the parts read by Jason Dohring. His reading was very monotone and the lack of inflection made each character seem the same. You really, really need to pay attention to the words to determine how the characters are feeling. I think I'll need to actually read this book to appreciate it more.
Overall it was a good story with a happy ending. If you like YA novels, this is a good choice.
The narrators were AWFUL! Not sure why they keep changing narrators. I love this series and was really looking forward to this book, so it was most disappointing to have such bad narrators.
I love the storyline of this book and the entire series.
It was weird to have an English accent telling the story that switched to a bad American accent for the dialogue. The accent was also sometimes hard to follow. I'm a big fan of Sophie Turner in Game of Thrones, but I just don't think she was right for this book. The male voice was also too cheery for some of the characters.
In most instances I love listening to a book, however I find myself having a really difficult time with this one. I want to listen because I love this series, but I'm not sure if I can get used to the voices. I may consider buying the book and reading it myself. Really disappointed.
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