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
Go listen to any Star Wars book narrated by Marc Thompson, then come back and do the narration of this book all over again. Really, the story is great - I already knew that before buying this, but from the very first second listening to the narration I was immediately disappointed. If it wasn't for my actual appreciation and want to listen to the story I would have returned this long ago. Jason Dohring does absolutely no justice to this book. Sophie Turner's narration although marginally better still did not bring this book to life.
Honestly I'm shocked that this narration even passed.
The very first moment when the narrators spoke, It immediately make me think, "Do I have the right book?"
Put a proper narrator in place, like with the previous books.
I would not recommend if you have time to read the book phyically. Sophie Turner does a good job she has terrific inflection! Jason Dohring is not good at all, his narration is very flat, at times monotone. He does not convey emotions well in the story and cannot do voices well enough to make the character separation easy to follow.I did find if you speed the app to 1.25 to 1.5 speed it did help. I really like the series and the changes in narrator practically every book was frustrating. This was by far the worst. I would read it if I had time.
No. Jason Dohring was monotone and hard to follow.
For the story alone.
Say something about yourself!
I couldn't finish the listening book. The narration was just too wrong. I really tried to give it a chance, but I just cringed the entire time. I will have to read the book and see if it is any good.
The first several were very well done, and then they started changing up that narrators. BIG Mistake!
They need to have the original narrators back!
I only listened to this book to finish the series. It seemed a little drawn out. It needs new narrators. I had a hard time finishing it because of it.
Jason had no inflection in his voice. He did get better at the end. The difference of his american accent and Sophie's British accent was distracting.
Only to finish the series
I'm a pilot who loves to fly! I've found Audible very useful while I work out and do other activities where I can not hold a book but can listen.
No I would not due to the poor voice acting.
Get new voice actors! a good story ruined by the voice acting!
Sophie Turner's performance was excellent. I particularly liked her rendition of Emma. I really like Jason Dohring, but I had a hard time listening to his performance. His voice is too monotone for this type of acting.
I was definitely on the brink of tears at the end because of what happened to Simon. I could relate to the situation because I lost a friend like Simon.
Great conclusion to the series and I look forward to listening to the new series in 2015
Couldn't even listen to the book. The characters have different accents and their AWFUL.
They maybe fine in a different story, but why on the 6th book would,you give the main characters an English accents, when they have NEVER had one before. I have listen to every one of these books via audio and watched the movie,
When something works don't fix it!
I loved this series but I was so very dissapointed in the male narrator they chose. He was so flat and emotionless! It severely took away from what should have been a spectacular end of a phenomenal series. I wanted to finish this series yet his lack of inspiration and emotions at times made me want to read it myself versus listen to an audio book. The narrators should make a book come alive yet he was so very flat . Made me so very sad as I was already so invested.
Jason Dohring needs to not narrate audio books. I hate to be blunt, but we buy audio books to be drawn into to the characters and the story, not be turned off by them.
Mostly the narration. I felt the end of the story could have been better as well. Considering the last 5 books have been building up to this, it was rather disappointing. There was also quite a lot of fluff added in for reasons I cannot explain. Characters that seem completely pointless. I don't know if Cassandra Clare brought these characters in with the intention of having them in more books or what, but several characters just seemed pointless and unnecessary. Mostly, however, the narration just ruined the whole book.
No. I would possible recommend the actual book, but certainly not the audiobook. It took me far longer to finish this book than it should have, because I had to keep backing it up. The narration was dull and my mind would wander.
It is very difficult to adjust to a new narrator, and through the course of this series, they have changed narrators twice. Sophie Turner is a bit difficult for me to listen to, primarily because of her accent (British, I assume). There were several times that I had to back the audio up because I misunderstood something that was said.
The real problem, however, is Jason Dohring. His narration is flat, dull, and boring. Every time I heard him speak, I felt like I was listening to Ben Stein... ("Bueller.... Bueller..... Bueller..."). It was awful. I will never make that mistake again. Jason Dohring is going to the top of my list of narrators I will not listen to. Bleh...
Simon. He was always a great character, but his story line in this book was really interesting and moving.
Honestly, just read the book. This audio is awful and I feel as though I have wasted my money.
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