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City of Ashes Audiobook

City of Ashes: The Mortal Instruments, Book Two

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.
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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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    What made the experience of listening to City of Ashes the most enjoyable?

    The plot itself is what kept me on edge.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This one is an emotional roller-coaster. Its hard to tell where they are going to go next. But the is a good one.


    What three words best describe Natalie Moore’s voice?

    Consistent, kind of bland, and unappealling


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

    No, I needed to take a break from the narrator. The characters voices she used started to sound the same and made it hard to differentiate.


    Any additional comments?

    I like the narrator from the first book better!!!

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    it is really weird to have a brother sister romance in a book. but u can't put it down until u know why

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    I'm so heartbroken by some of the storyline but I loved it! Great performance as well from reader - good job!

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    "Holy crap, the narrator's voice is nasal."

    I had to purposefully muffle my phone's speakers to be able to stand it.

    Also, her Mexican accent sounds like a bad Dracula.

    The story was good though. I just wish this book had been narrated by Mae Whitman (who narrated the new edition of the City of Bones audiobook).

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    I wasn't very pleased with the cheesiness of the narration compared to the first book. It made it feel very childish at times.

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    i resolutely loved this book. i will most likely listen to this one again before i download the next in the series.

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    Good beginning, great ending! I'm ready for the next book in the series of books.

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    "You will se a whole new world after this"

    It is a total listenable book. But listen to the first book, after that will your world never be the same. That is what I felt after starting the serie. Hope you will see the joy in the serie alsp.

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    Haven't read a book in years and now that I've given audiobooks a shot I just can't get enough. #addicted

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    The story is entertaining, cleverly written and well performed. Great friendships, battles, scary creatures and intrigue. There is building of great, long term friendship and relationships. A good vacation book.

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