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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-05-18

The story builds and builds

The story builds and builds throughout and the characters are fully fleshed out in an engaging way. The book is definitely a middle book with little offer of a conclusion to events and many questions unanswered. The performance wasnt the best and sometimes lacked effort and imagination towards the characters. All in all a very good read with i had time to read the book myself as the performance did let it down slightly

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  • Jonathan Cullen
  • 12-11-17

Tessa and jim

I like the book but Tessa to me, it feels like she is with jim not out of love but out of Duty or honour

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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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  • 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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