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Clockwork Angel

The Infernal Devices Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Jennifer Ehle
Series: The Infernal Devices, Book 1
Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (67 ratings)

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Summary

Love is the most dangerous magic of all....

Something terrifying is waiting for Tessa Gray in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Tessa seeks refuge with the Shadowhunters, a band of warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons. Tessa finds herself fascinated by and torn between two best friends....

First in the best-selling prequel series to The Mortal Instruments, set in Victorian London.

©2010 Cassandra Clare (P)2010 Simon & Schuster

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Unbelievably bad accents from the narrator.

Firstly I'll say I love the Infernal Devices (and all the Shadowhunter stories) and have read them as Kindle books. This time I thought I'd try the audio. The only reason I haven't returned this one is that I've checked ahead and the next two books have different narrators. According to Wikipedia this narrator, while born in the US, has a British mother, but I can hardly believe it. Her British accents are truly terrible. Henry is made so plummy sounding as to be a complete parody of a Victoria gentleman, and don't even get me started on Mortmain. I'm assuming she's attempting some kind of Yorkshire accent, although it veers from vague Yorkshire to sometime Scottish to just plain odd. Honestly, for a book where the majority of the characters are English, more effort could have been made to find a suitable narrator. While I recommend this story, I do not recommend this recording.

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Great story - dreadful narrator- disappointing

For shadowhunter fans this pre-story clips along but the reader is dismal : all the voices are minimally different to each other and the pace drags. Reading it yourself would be worth the extra effort. A great shame and redoing the audio books for this whole set with a single good narrator would be worth the investment.

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Captured from the very beginning

I really enjoyed this book and I'm about to start book two. The story and characters were very interesting to me and I enjoyed the subtle nods to "The Mortal Instruments ". Unlike some other reviews of this book,I really enjoyed the narrators style and interpretation of the story as a whole.

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Great story. The reader wasn't 100% great, but ok

Great story. The reader wasn't 100% great, but she made me get lost in the story