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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

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Cassandra Clare's series brought to life

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

in the top 10, a great listen, loved it

What other book might you compare Clockwork Prince to and why?

Cassandra Clares other series, the immortal instruments.

Which character – as performed by Ed Westwick and Heather Lind – was your favorite?

Got to love Tessa

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

Friendship, loyalty and tradition tested beyond reason.

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Love is messy.

Would you consider the audio edition of Clockwork Prince to be better than the print version?

I still prefer the print version of books, but Clockwork Prince was well narrated and enhances the reading of the print version.

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

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

Any additional comments?

Demon Pox

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  • Jessica
  • 09-20-14

Female narrator not good.

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

Story is good. But you can lose the thread of it when the female narrator is in charge.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

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.

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  • CarrieO
  • 12-14-13

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.

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  • Allie
  • 11-05-17

Cringeworthy narration

Love Cassandra Clare’s books, but I couldn’t finish this one thanks to the appalling female narrator. Are those English accents a joke? They were worse than Dick Van Dyke’s Cockney, and that’s saying something. An hour in, I couldn’t take it any more. As a Brit, I found it unbearable. I couldn’t concentrate on the words, I was cringing so hard. Please, don’t ever let her do this again! It’s sad really, because the male narrator was excellent, although his part was much smaller. I wish he had read it all. I shall have to buy the Kindle edition so I can finish the book. I hope to goodness the last book in the series is read by someone else.

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  • Kay Ferneyhough
  • 08-14-17

Changing narrators

I really liked the book, it's just a real shame they changed the narrator as it really throws the story for me especially when they pronounce names/places etc differently! I've just seen that book three is narrated by yet another person so I'll see how that goes!

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  • Lizzy
  • 08-11-17

such a gripping and well written series

loved it, could stop listening to it. Lots of exciting twists! I am eager to get the next one in the series

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-16-17

READ IN ORDER

Would you listen to Clockwork Prince again? Why?

Yes, quite detailed so you pick up new things when listening again. I also had to listed to the 8 books that are out in the correct order to figure out who was related to whom.

What did you like best about this story?

Strong female character holding her own with the strong males and historically interesting (example the dressing issues faced by women)

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Read in order. There are 3 series of three books, this is from the 1st series.

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  • katie
  • 02-19-17

Better than the first book

The narration of this book is much better than the first in the series. The story, an immediate continuation from the first book, is also better than the first.

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  • Rooney
  • 11-06-16

:D

Ahh absolutely loving this prequel trilogy. Would have been nice to hear more of Westwick narrating, buy brilliant all the same

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  • LAC
  • 06-03-16

amazing

my 1st audio book, but the story was gripping and i totally lost myself when i would put this on. onto the next one i go!

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  • Dani Reviews Things
  • 03-21-16

Romance 100/10, everything else meh

Originally published at DaniReviewsThings.com

In this second book in The Infernal Devices trilogy, the residents of the Institute are challenged to hunt down the Magister, who managed to escape at the end of Clockwork Angel. If they can’t, they’ll need to hand the reins over to Benedict Lightwood, with uncertain consequences. In their hunt, Tess, Jem and Will discover more about themselves and their pasts, with surprising connections popping up. To top it all off, the trio must also figure out their own feelings for each other.

Here’s what I’ve figured out about reading Clare’s books. You don’t read them for the plot. The plot’s ok at best, but honestly, I can barely remember the finer details of it. It was forgettable, and frankly, this holds true for most of the Shadowhunter books. Some are better than others, but she’s not winning plot awards. And I think she’s ok with that …because she knows her audience. She knows that she has us right where she wants us, begging for more.

No, you read Clare’s books for the romance. If you love your love stories, especially with tortured souls and love triangles, then you should read Clare’s books. She is fantastic at breaking hearts and making people swoon.

“I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you.”

In Clockwork Angel, I was very much Team Jem. However, that certainty definitely wavered this time round. The moments of humour and pain and passion between Tess and Jem and Will shine out like constellations against the murkiness of the story, moments that stick with you for days and weeks as you struggle to choose which guy you like best. Or maybe that’s just me? Because I think I’m still Team Jem, but Will – oh, Will – definitely made my heart flutter. MORE THAN FLUTTER. Both made me swoon, made my heart constrict from sympathy, made me squeal in delight. (Yes, SQUEAL.)

“Will has always been the brighter burning star, the one to catch attention — but Jem is a steady flame, unwavering and honest. He could make you happy.”

And it wasn’t just the starring three who had their love drama. There were a few interesting relationships that popped up, and even Charlotte and Henry had a special moment. Oh, those two are adorable!

I will admit the world-building was also rather good, but not on its own. Clare benefits from having multiple series to set the stage for Shadowhunters. That being said, with the help of my own experiences in London and Yorkshire and Wales, I could very easily imagine the scenes in this book. Especially certain scenes on a balcony…

A note on the narration… Two narrators tag-teamed this book, including Ed Westwick. The handoff points didn’t entirely make sense. It would have been a lot better if Ed read all of the male POV chapters and Heather read the female POV chapters, but alas, that was not the case. They seemed to swap at arbitrary scenes instead. Ed was pretty good, better than Heather, I think. Also, he can come read me poetry any day. ;)

Overall? I enjoyed it! Like I said, it’s not winning any plot awards, so you need to let go of your expectations and get swept up on the magical romance ride. It truly is sweet torture.

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  • Kerri Hickman
  • 06-26-17

Another brilliant story

From the beginning of this series it has been one that I needed to listen to every day. it's captivating and beautifully written.

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  • Roslynn
  • 02-01-17

very enticing

The switching off narrators was peculiar ESP considering the was no thread, link to the story, characters, of book layout etc to anticipate or understand why they chose 2 narrators

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