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City of Ashes Audiobook

City of Ashes: The Mortal Instruments, Book Two

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Publisher's Summary

Clary Fray just wants her life to go back to normal - but that turns out to be impossible. For one thing, her mother is still in the hospital, in a mysterious coma. For another, she and her brother, Jace, have fallen under a cloud of suspicion now that the Shadowhunter world knows that Valentine is still alive - and that Jace and Clary are his son and daughter. Not to mention that someone in New York is killing Downworlders and draining their blood, creating a climate of suspicion that sends Downworld Manhattan to the brink of civil war.

When the Silent Brothers are murdered and the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Sword of Souls, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor is dispatched from Idris to investigate. She clearly harbors a personal grudge against Jace, and she drives a wedge between him and his adoptive family. When Clary's romance with her best friend, Simon, starts to heat up, Jace feels abandoned. But has he, as the Inquisitor accuses, joined up with his father?

Then Simon is turned into a vampire and kidnapped by Valentine, who intends to sacrifice him as part of a bloody ritual that will make the Mortal Instruments his own forever. Jace knows he needs to save Simon's life, for Clary's sake. But what if he's too late? What if Valentine has already made the Mortal Instruments his own?

©2008 Cassandra Claire, LLC; (P)2008 Simon and Schuster, Inc.

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    Amazon Customer 01-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Just amazing"

    Loved it. It is an amazing book series that I suggest any person who likes supernatural type books to read.

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    Kimberly Comi 12-18-15
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    I really love that they didn't change the narrator on this she's very very good and the story was fantastic

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    Karalee 12-02-15
    Karalee 12-02-15 Member Since 2015

    Really just a beginner, interested in sci-fi, general fiction such as YA, monarchical history, and bios.

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    "Not as captivating as hoped"

    I read this book out of context from the rest of the series. The story itself isn't as captivating as I had hoped, so by itself it wasn't that great, but maybe would be better having read on from the first book.

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    Stephanie 11-28-15
    Stephanie 11-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    Where does City of Ashes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The story itself is well written


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I don't like that every book has a different narrator. The voices aren't consistent


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    Hannah 11-03-15
    Hannah 11-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Almost great"

    This was a reread for me. Enjoyed the narrator except for a few of her voices, her Magnus voice in particular was a struggle. Overall, a good audiobook for being stuck in traffic.

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    Megan 10-26-15
    Megan 10-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    I almost felt like I was watching a movie if I close my eyes I can picture everything

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    Jenn 10-13-15
    Jenn 10-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Better than the first one"
    What made the experience of listening to City of Ashes the most enjoyable?

    It was narrated by a much, much better reader


    What did you like best about this story?

    The first book was set up. It was able to draw on what you already know and advance the story.


    What about Natalie Moore’s performance did you like?

    She was just, in general, amazing.


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

    More or less


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    Donna Akins Brown 10-04-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story told poorly"

    After listening to City of Bones I was excited to get started on City of Ashes. However, I was disappointed that a different narrator was used. I'm still new to the Audio book format but have fallen in love with it. Not only does it allow me to "read" books while spending more time than I would like in my car commuting, most of the narrators I've heard bring an element to the table I would never have experienced reading on my own. Sadly, I didn't feel this was about this particular narrator. This is the 15th book I've listened to and by far the poorest narration. Magnus sounds like Blanch Deveroux from the Golden Girls, Jace sounds like Beavis from Beavis and Butthead and most of the female characters sound the same. I see the same narrator is used for the next installment so I may have to read that one for myself.
    I did enjoy the story and while some things are a bit predictable, there were many moments that had me wide mouthed with shock. Looking forward to seeing how the story continues to unwind.

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    Penny VANSANT, VIRGINIA, United States 09-26-15
    Penny VANSANT, VIRGINIA, United States 09-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "fast moving. can't put it down"

    it is fast. moving story you just don't want to put down.
    great story. with strong characters.

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    Monica Capito 09-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "The Mortal instruments book 2 was great! I"

    I loved the book, so full of action, drama, comedy and emotions. I can't wait to get book3!

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