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Clockwork Angels

The Infernal Devices, Book 1
Narrated by: Jennifer Ehle
Series: The Infernal Devices, Book 1
Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
Categories: Teens, Ages 11-13
4.5 out of 5 stars (74 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos. Magic is dangerous – but love is more dangerous still.

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa’s power for his own. Clockwork Angel, Book 1 in The Infernal Devices series. A prequel to the best-selling Mortal Instruments series.

©2010 Cassandra Claire LLC. (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Compulsively readable ... Packed with battles, romantic entanglements, and tantalizing foreshadowing, this will have readers clamoring for the next installment." ( Booklist)

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Not very impressed with the story line

Story could have been better. Not really interesting and some parts dragged. However, I really admired how Will n Jem liked each other but they were completely different. Also, though Tessa was considered prescious, I never really understood why ?

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I love this series.

It had me not wanting to put it down. I loved Jems character the most.

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Lovely performance. Great plot.

I loved the story. Perhaps some characters overdid it but good nonetheless. Plot was interesting too.

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What a tangle.

Where does Clockwork Angels rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a good listen and compliments the book well.

What about Jennifer Ehle’s performance did you like?

She reads the character's well.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Warlocks, demons, angels, automatons and oh yeah a love triangle.

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  • Linda
  • Newstead, Australia
  • 12-05-11

Brilliant Story

What did you love best about Clockwork Angels?

This is a fantastic story that is easy to get lost in.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Clockwork Angels?

The relationships and fights are well balanced and both are equally interesting

Which character – as performed by Jennifer Ehle – was your favorite?

She has done a brilliant job with all the characters.

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  • katrina
  • 04-05-18

This is a fantastic series<br />

This book is fantastic and I am enjoying it even more than the mortal instruments. If you love books you can really identify with Tessa as a person and I find the narrative very amusing.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-10-17

Awful Narration

A good story, especially if you like the shadowhunter books; but the narrator was irritating especially with her English accents, her Yorkshire one is terrible. Totally ruined it for me.

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  • ASandNS
  • 10-25-15

Great book (for "young" readers). Awful narration!

Two stars because of narrator. Great story. Very gripping. It's a"young " read .... I loved it (I'm only 54). Fast moving story. Despite vampires, werewolves and warlocks it wasn't hackneyed. What saves it is the strength of the characters and how much the reader is engaged in their hopes and fears, and their adventures are gripping and full of danger. my only criticism is that I got bored with the continual deliberate sexual tension between the characters which came across as contrived and unlikely.
The narration of both this book and the second in the series, however, is shocking. The female narrators are both shrill with dreadful accents. Awful. Thankfully if you can endure the first two, the third in the series is wonderfully read.

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  • mushpotato
  • 11-12-17

Great book

loved it. listened to the mortal instruments first and it was really nice to know what happened before the other series

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  • Anya Cullen
  • 11-23-17

I don't like

I didn't like the way somethings where changed or left out of the Audible, for instance Wills parents! in the book, Chapter 20, Jem tells Tessa the his parents like hers and jessie's are dead, (Wills Might As Well Be) a reference to his parents not being Dead. but in the Audible Jem says that his Jessie and Wills parents are all dead, this is just not simply ture.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-02-19

A good book

I’ve been in love with Cassandra Clare’s writing for some time now and I’m just getting around to these books. The book itself was very good there were some parts that bored me but I have a low attention spand so that’s on me. The lady reading this was a delight and made the book extremely enjoyable

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  • Mrs. Julia Dickson
  • 04-28-19

Cassandra Clare books

Absolutely loved this. Her books about shadow hunters and demons are brilliant. Great plots and lots of twists and turns.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-26-19

awesome

book couldn't stop listening to it one I started.
in my opinion the storyline is better than Cassandra Clare's other series

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-22-19

really good

loved it… very well narrated. with voices and accents giving the feel of being there with the characters.

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  • Mr. Darren Smith
  • 11-24-18

enjoyed the story

enjoyed the story in book form and audible will read more of the story in the next issue

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  • Kerri Hickman
  • 05-28-17

loved it from the first word to the last!

Narrator couldn't have read it better. Enthralled from start to finish! Looking forward to the next chapter in this series!

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  • Kim Lovell
  • 06-09-19

Repetitive

I felt like I had read this book before. Very similar to the other shadow hunter books. I don’t really like the narrator. I found I had to speed up the book or I would get sleepy. Lol
Good book for young adults.

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  • Ngaio Mcgee
  • 09-30-18

hated, how do I exchange

I don't know if it's because I was over the series, if it was the way it was read or the story was inferior to the other ones, but I just couldn't stay with the story so I kept having to replay. Gave up in the end. Can't see how to exchange it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-08-18

Amazing

Loveable characters , and brilliant story. I felt completely absorbed in the story and the characters struggles



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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-16-18

Good book but

One of my favourite books from my favourite author, it’s a shame that some of the words were pronounced wrong, and don’t even get me started in Gabriel’s voice, where did the lisp come from?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-10-17

Couldn't stop listening!

Absolutely brilliant! Clare's talent takes you into a whole other world, only to be encouraged by the great voice talent. I've read this book before, but listening to it added a whole new depth to characters I hadn't explored before.