Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 479 Pages
Publication Date: August 31, 2010
Narrator: Jennifer Ehle
Listening Length: 14 hours and 35 minutes
Audiobook Publisher: Simon & Shuster Audio
In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.
The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them.
I've mentioned before that I love audiobooks. I listen to them all the time! Depending on what I am doing I will listen to a familiar classic, a Shakesperian play, or a young adult adventure. This summer AUDIBLE has done a great job getting readers hooked on new series by selling the first book for a super low price. Even though I previously read the Infernal Devices I thought it might be a great audiobook series and I was right!
Since I assume most of you know the story I am going to focus on why you should listen to the audiobook. First, the narrator is very good with a lovely accent and with interesting differences among the character voices. Second, listening to the story again after having finished this series and the Mortal Instruments series allowed me to think more about the connections across the characters and to pay attention to the subtle details I missed the first time when I was speed reading the book to know what happened next. So for those who love audiobooks I would definitely recommend this book for first time readers or for those who have completed the books.
Posted By: Sheri