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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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    Tony A. Hoyt AuGres MI 09-17-15
    Tony A. Hoyt AuGres MI 09-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book"

    Can't wait to start the next one lots of action didn't want to stop listening!

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    Amanda 09-14-15
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    "Chapters don't line up"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    2 sittings, I listen to it when I drive home to visit family. It makes the time fly by.


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    The book is entertaining and good, but the chapters don't on the designated chapter segment in the app. That was a bit frustrating, but other than that, it was great!

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    Caroline 08-08-15
    Caroline 08-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "worth it"

    good narration. nice pronunciation. I really enjoyed listening to this book. great series to check out

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    Sandy 06-19-15
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    "awesome"

    amazingly interesting and decently kid friendly can wait to hear the next one.!! loved it!!

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    missie baltrusaitis 05-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "overall it was good"

    why didn't Jace have an accent in book 2? He sounded like a man that has been smoking for 20 years

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    Cynthia Castro 05-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Suspenseful"

    Absolutely wonderful book! Kept you hanging and it was very surprising. Definitely five stars for sure :)

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    Jessica 05-25-15
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    "Great sequel!"

    The author led me to feel for the charters as they continue their adventurous lives. The tension was well built well placed and well balanced with intrigue

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    Sarah 05-22-15
    Sarah 05-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved thw story, the reader was not my favourite."

    the reader used a high annoying voice for clary tgat bothered me. other than that it was great.

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    Samantha 05-06-15
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    "Great story. Awful narrator"

    Great story as per usual of Cassandra Claire. But the performance was awful. The voices didn't make sense and neither did the pronunciations of certain words like stele. This made it difficult to follow the story, especially the dialogue.

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    "Another Homerun! !"

    Awesome Series. only thing I didn't like or would change is the narrator. The narrator from book one was better.

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