Don't miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, soon to be a major motion picture, in theaters August 2013.
Danger intensifies for the Shadowhunters as the New York Times best-selling Infernal Devices trilogy comes to a close.
If the only way to save the world was to destroy what you loved most, would you do it?
The clock is ticking. Everyone must choose.
Passion. Power. Secrets. Enchantment.
Danger closes in around the Shadowhunters in the final installment of the best-selling Infernal Devices trilogy.
©2013 Cassandra Clare (P)2013 Simon & Schuster Audio
The voice actor's accents help really paint the picture in your mind. I think Ed Westwick did a better job with Will but Daniel Sherman does the perfect Jem voice. But there is a lot of chinese and welsh in this novel and the narration helps with that.
I can't compare it to anything else. It stands out to be a novel on its on.
Jem because he actually makes him sound strong and manly. Other actors always made him sound weak and fragile.
And Woosley Scott. I never really like this character before but Daniel's narration helped me connect with him more.
There were so many moments that pulled my heart strings. Anytime Will and Jem were together really seemed to be the most emotional for me. There is a love triangle in this novel but not in a sense of a girl has to choose between two boys. Tessa, Will and Jem all genuinely love one another enough to sacrafice themselves for the happiness of the other. That is a quality of the novel that I think makes it shine.
I would read this novel with the audio book. It is good to go back and listen after you have read the novel because Daniel does a good job. His pacing is a little slow for me to follow along with but that is why I just sit and listen. Trust me, if you are the type of person that enjoys listening to characters come alive, this will be a great purchase.
Just a book fool.
But, I find my heart divided.
In the name of all things Holy I do not even know where to start…
I was beyond excited to finally have the last installment of this series. I regret to say that for the majority of this book I was greatly dissapointed. It wasn't bad per say but very slow, sad, and extremely dramatic (not the good kind of drama either.) However, I had a feeling that I had to hold on. That, like the characters in this book, the end would justify the pain it took to get there. I was right. I WAS RIGHT!!!!
Fans of this series I don't think you will be disappointed with the conclusion. Heck you might not be disappointed at all. This book raised so many questions about death, life, and love. Keeping me pondering the three long after the last sentence. This series, I think has much more depth then its sister The Mortal Instruments. At the end Infernal Devices is a triumph and I am ever glad to know it.
There was no lack of tears on my part so watch out for that one. If you are a cryer you should probably save the end for someplace other then work (my mistake.)
Oh, and Will you are by far my favorite. Ever.
After looking forward to this book for ages, I feel completely let down. Boring and redundant would be my best description. It didn't feel like it was even written by the same author.
On top of that, I wasn't crazy about the narrator. He did an OK job with the accents, but Tessa sounded rote and mechanical. I literally fell asleep TWICE during the first couple of chapters.
I honestly could not wait to get to the ending, which seemed to take an unnecessary amount of time. The "I love that one, but I also love the other one" line got really boring!
The first two books were very enjoyable but this installment falls way short of expectation.
Having finished listening to the third book, I'd go back to listen to the series again. Heartache and victory were keenly felt in the third installment.
I love when Tessa took on the form of the angel to defeat Mortmaine (is that spelled correctly? I listened and never read the book). I also loved that Tessa was able to have her second love as well.
Mr. Sharman made each character come alive and made them each individual. His voice was very interesting. Very pleasant to listen to.
Currently it is 4:00am. I'd put my earbuds in my ears to listen until I fell asleep. I had to finish to see what's happened next.
Having listened to this series, I want to start the mortal instruments again. One question. Wouldn't it have been A nice reward if Tessa, having freed the angel's spirit burned the demon half of allowing her to become a shadow hunter? But then I guess she'd not been immortal. Anyway, this book tied up the loose ends. I'm a sucker for happy endings.
Yes, if they like accents, period pieces and fantasy.
Good, she does a good job with the accents. Pretty easy to tell people apart.
Yes, except toward the last hour or two. It was too drawn out.
This one is considerably heavier and darker than the first two in the series. Anyone who has read the first two had to know this book was going to rip our hearts out. However, it is well-written, well-read and rewards you for your suffering in the end. Worth every tear.
The Clockwork Princess ties the story up in a neat bow. It ends better than one would have hoped for when reading book 1 and 2. The characters seem even more real in Clockwork Princess than they previously have. Had me on the edge of my seat, and made me cry more than once.
The narrator was great. For the first time I felt all the voices were right, especially Will's. C.Clare's obvious love of words and poetry come out more in this book than the others I think.
I must admit Will is my favorite. How could you not love him?
He got Will and Cecily's Welch voices just right.
I do not want to give anything away, but I was a bit scared to listen to this last one for fear of what C. Clare would do with theres characters - I need not have been worried. I thought this was the most romantic of the 3, which I personally loved......but I did wonder what happened to Bridgette??
Happiness is a good book!
This was a beautifully written, expertly read book. I have NEVER loved a books characters so much nor have I enjoyed ALL of a books narration. This book is poetry, it's fun, it's heart felt and heart breaking. All 3 books were wonderful but this one holds a place in my heart forever. Loved it!!!
I'm a big fan of Cassandra Clare and I love the Mortal Instrument Series. While I like that series better than the Infernal Devices series ... this series is awesome too. It was slow to get into at first, but worth it. I loved the narrator on the third book.
The epilogue. Loved it.
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