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Clockwork Prince

Narrated by: Ed Westwick, Heather Lind
Series: The Infernal Devices, Book 2
Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (481 ratings)

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Summary

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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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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Switching between narrators didn't work

... especially when Heather Linda's performance wasn't great. The plot felt like it was marking time until the 3rd instalment. Still fun though

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clockwork prince another gem

The London institute, Charlotte tiny but so clever and strong, Will beautiful but troubled, Jem dying from a demon induced addiction and Miss Tessa Grey. Wow thankyou Cassandra Clare.

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fantastic

this book was a good one and it pains me to think that i will have to wait to buy the next one. also it makes me sad that there is only one more book left in this interesting series. it has made me enthusiastic about listening to the mortal instruments.

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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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Wonderful story, totally ruined by the narrators.

I have really loved this series each time I've read it and as I loved my audible versions of The Dark Artifices, I thought I would get the audible version of this. I really wish I hadn't. The male narrator almost had me giving up by the end of chapter 1 but then the female one began and I thought she was great... until a character spoke - not sure which one, they all sounded as false and bad as each other. Her accents are even worse than the male narrators. You cannot get any empathy with the characters as they have such ridiculous voices. E.g. Charlotte sounds like an old woman and Henry could have been her sister. Had this been my first experience with Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunters, I wouldn't have finished it and I would never have bought another. (I actually own and love them all, mostly in paperback or on Kindle) Maybe American listeners will not be so put off but for a British listener, this amazing, wonderful story is absolutely ruined by the narrators.

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An addictive read

the narration is a little hard to get behind at first, but i soon got used to it. the story is very compelling. i cannot wait for the next edition.

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Still hooked.

2 down and about to start book 3 really enjoying this series.. Will definitely be in investing in more of Cassandra Clare's books in the future. On a final note I have to say I enjoyed listening to the dual narration style utilised in this book.

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Spoiled by terrible narration

And by the very odd decision to have two narrators alternating at random. Female narrator in particular was a terrible choice and I’ll certainly be avoiding anything read by her in future. Story was ok but clearly a filler.

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Excellent Narration

Ed Westwick is excellent as the voice of Will Harrendale and the story is compelling at times.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 16-07-17

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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  • James
  • 13-06-14

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