Love and lies can corrupt even the purest heart....
In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, while her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will - the wall he has built around himself is crumbling.
As their search for the truth leads the three friends into peril, Tessa's heart is increasingly torn, especially when one of their own betrays them.
©2011 Cassandra Clare (P)2011 Simon and Schuster
I enjoy reading fantasy, crime and mystery thrillers, as well as historical novels.
I still prefer the print version of books, but Clockwork Prince was well narrated and enhances the reading of the print version.
Warlocks, demons, curses, angels and automatons and oh yeah, a love triangle and demon pox.
"Female narrator not good."
Story is good. But you can lose the thread of it when the female narrator is in charge.
The female narrator ruined the book for me. Her voice for the pure narration is fine but her interpretation of "posh" English accents was incredibly distracting and annoying. I only struggled through to the end because it is the second story in a trilogy and I checked that the narrator was different in the final book. Ed Westwick was excellent but sadly there was not enough of him.
"Infernal Devices Book 3"
I have really enjoyed all of the Cassandra Clare Books, starting with City of Bones several years ago. I have however much preferred the Infernal Devices series to the Mortal Instruments one. Somehow the characters seem more believable and well rounded, whether its because Ms Clares writing has become more mature over time or whether the characters themselves are more mature in this series, being set in the region of a century or so before Mortal Instruments, and there is a lot less of the modern teen angst I'm not sure, but the characters deal well with their love triangle and the story is beautifully told; I shed a tear at several points during the story. I have only 'read' this book in its audio format, and I was extremely impressed with the narrators of the last two books in the series, especially Ed Westwick who really brought out the emotion in the story. I just wish that these two narrators had read the first book in this series, the only one of the three that I have physically sat down to read in paper format, was spoiled for me by poor narration by Jennifer Ehle. I had expected much better of her narration skills after her performance of Elizabeth Bennet! However, this was a fantastic end to the trilogy and I was really sorry to say goodbye to a group of characters that I felt really close to and fond of. I would certainly recommend these books to lovers of paranormal fantasy fiction, and although it is aimed more at older teen readers, as a more mature reader I have found the story very satisfying.
"An enjoyable easy listen - apart from the singing"
I do enjoy this series, however a bit like the last one as soon it is done I struggle to remember much about the plot. It's an easy, uncomplicated story and some of the "twists" well....I listen to this while driving so it suits, not sure if it would hold my interest much elsewhere.
Ed Westwick was excellent - hence the four stars. However if I was rating purely on Heather Lind I would give 2 stars and that would be generous. Her British / English accents are just awful. And don't get me started on the singing. It's dire. And sadly there seems to be quite a lot of it. I would have enjoyed this a lot more if Ed Westwick had done the whole thing.
"Great Audio Book"
This is a book I've read several times, it is a fantasy world I'd love to live in. Good versus evil with a great and epic romance and kick ass moments. A must read for sure.
Oh there are so many moments, I love the fighting scenes and the romantic scenes it is is hard to pin point a moment in such an amazing book.
I didn't particular like that Ed and Heather were taking turns narrating it, It would have been great if Ed was narrating the male voices and Heather the female ones instead of taking turns throughout the chapters, but I loved the listening and I cried just the same and I thought it was great but I'd definitely would have prefer listening to them together, the experience would have been even better.
"On to Book 3!"
Absolutely! Its a very exciting series.
How it unfolds.
They definitely bring alive each character.
Absolutely! with every spare minute I had!
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