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City of Bones Audiobook

City of Bones

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Publisher's Summary

Clary Fray is seeing things: vampires in Brooklyn and werewolves in Manhattan. Irresistably drawn towards a group of sexy demon hunters, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City - and the dangers of forbidden love.

©2007 Cassandra Clare (P)2010 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What the Critics Say

"The Mortal Instruments series is a story world I love to live in. Beautiful." (Stephanie Meyer)

"The story's sensual flavor comes from the wealth of detail: demons with facial piercings, diners serving locusts and honey, pretty gay warlocks, and cameo appearances from other urban fantasies' characters....Lush and fun." (Kirkus Review)

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    Sharon Brisbane, Australia 09-27-13
    Sharon Brisbane, Australia 09-27-13 Member Since 2016

    I am an Australian woman who enjoys reading many different styles of books, from history to sci fi and mystery to poetry.

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    "This deserved 2 1/2 stars"

    This is a novel meant for pre teens. I thought that it would be something like The Hunger Games novels or Harry Potter that would appeal to a wider audience. What I was not expecting was a novel that was poorly written and followed a very similar plot to the Potter books. I am hoping that the next book will be much much better. I am giving the author the benefit of the doubt and am going to buy one more in the sincere hope that the first book was Ms. Clare's "teething" novel and the next one will prove that she can write and use her own imagination. Fingers crossed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shamarie 08-28-13
    Shamarie 08-28-13
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    "Excellent Easy Read"

    Found the story an easy read that kept me on edge and couldn't put it down

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Harold Perth, Australia 08-20-13
    Harold Perth, Australia 08-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Harry Potter meets Twilight"

    The more I listened to this the more I had flashbacks to story elements from Harry Potter and Twilight.
    I feel like the author has taken the plot elements from both those series and melded them together to make this series.

    I think I would have been happier if the Twilight element had been left out.
    I was over the teen angst angle about half way through.

    Having said that ... if you liked Harry Potter and Twilight, this is the series for you !!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Steven
    Watford, United Kingdom
    7/3/13
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    "Do you like Vampires Werewolves and secret society"

    I love all kinds of fantasy books and this one gripped me and found it interesting and captivating, enough to have bought all the books in the series so far... I am sure you will love it as much as I did.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sally
    COVENTRY, United Kingdom
    12/12/13
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    "A little dissapointing"
    Would you try another book written by Cassandra Clare or narrated by Ari Graynor?

    No, I was willing to try the first and then the rest of the serious, but now I wont be purchasing the books in the rest of the series.


    Has City of Bones put you off other books in this genre?

    No, i think it was just a one off.


    What didn’t you like about Ari Graynor’s performance?

    I found her very American and not sure whether the main character was just childish or she just played it childish. Found the American accent very irritating, i will now always preview the audiobooks to check.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Iain Crockett
    Bolton
    4/23/17
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    "creative writing class reject"

    reads like a teenager has been to creative writing class and decided to rehash the few books she has read. Derivitive rubbish. too many similes, too many clichés. first book I could not finish in a long time. If you are over 25 and like to read for pleasure save your money - you will only be dissapointed!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emma Blackery
    3/9/17
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    "Amazing story,"

    I never wanted to stop listening, it was amazing.
    The plot twists were unexpected and made me curious to what would happen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D. Grant
    2/20/17
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    "Poor Narration"
    What disappointed you about City of Bones?

    I could not finish this book, due to the narration. The narrator began to sound like a drone. I could not distinguish between characters.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Cassandra Clare again?

    I may, I could not get into this book and was nothing to do with the story.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ari Graynor’s performances?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Unlike reading a book, audio books depend on the interpretation of the storyteller. Unfortunately this story teller was a bad choice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Arlene Keddie
    2/16/17
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    "Good story - horrible narration."

    Hate the narration - it's horrible. I can't finish listening. The story seems good, and it's been recommended to me by lots of people, but the grating American accent makes listening very difficult. I won't be recommending it to others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MR
    11/27/16
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    "excellent!!!!!"

    Excellent story line with great details, much better then the fill. twists and turns at every step.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Fiona R. McNicol
    stoke-on-trent, england
    10/25/16
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    "i love this series"

    i love this series and Ari Graynor has a soothing voice even if she does remind me of Daria from the 90's comedy animation Daria.
    excellent overall.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amanda
    7/28/16
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    "Too Weird"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I was quite gripped by the first section (Holly Sykes). Halfway through the male recording I realised I was entirely lost by the storyline.


    What could Cassandra Clare have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Nothing, her performance was excellent.


    Which character – as performed by Ari Graynor – was your favourite?

    Another excellent performance.


    Did City of Bones inspire you to do anything?

    I did my best to get into this, but in the end gave up and returned it.


    Any additional comments?

    I would not purchase another book by this author. It was a difficult listen despite the brilliant narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • miss k m fido
    7/19/16
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    "This is a tv series called shadowhunters"

    I bought this and realized 5 minutes in that I've watch this on tv. Under a different name. It's shadowhunters on Netflix. Surely it should be said somewhere before purchase.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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