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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
  • 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
  • KittyB
    Leeds
    6/26/16
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    "Fantastic Fantasy!"
    What other book might you compare City of Bones to, and why?

    The book reminded me of Suzanne Collin's Hunger Games and Victoria Appleyard's Red Queen. Like City of Bones, these books have a strong female heroine who, at first, is unaware of who she is and the abilities she holds. City of Bones does differ as it is set in New York city not in a fantasy world. However, New York city is not as we know it, there is a whole shadow realm to it. Also, like The Hunger Games and Red Queen there is an element of romance in The City of Bones too.


    Have you listened to any of Ari Graynor’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to her performances before but her narration of City of Bones was excellent. So much so I'm a little worried about the second in the series not having her brilliant narration. (I haven't listened to the second one yet so I can not draw a comparison!)


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    City of Bones was made into a film in 2013 but I haven't seen it. Throughout the book I enjoyed the different personalities of the characters. It would be interesting to see if that actually did come through on screen.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book! I would probably describe it as urban fantasy since it takes place in New York. I'm looking forward to reading (hearing!) more of the books in the series. CIary Fray is a teenager who lives with her mum in New York. One evening at a club with her best friend Simon she comes across a group of shadow hunters. The shadow hunters who are a part of the shadow realm can not be seen by Simon but only by Clary. What follows is an fantastic fast-paced adventure as Clary tries to find out who she is and who her family actually are. I can happily say I am well and truly hooked after the first one! If you love fantasy this is definitely worth a listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer
    Buckinghamshire, UK
    3/12/16
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    "Grew on me"

    I found the story a little hard to get into at the beginning. But eventually, the story picked up and I found myself invested in the characters and wanting to keep listening. By the end, I was hooked and had to immediately download the next book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Xaxonz
    2/26/16
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    "A captivating start to the series"

    I found that "City of Bones" was a very good listen. The story had me from the off, the characters and how their back stories were gradually chipped away at, through the book, was really good.

    The plot twists, while relatively predictable, brought welcome changes in direction to the story.

    Looking forward to listening to Book 2 - City of Ashes

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    2/23/16
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    "good book"

    loved the book and story, did not enjoy the actress reading the book. her accent was irritating and she pronounced a lot of words incorrectly ( in my opinion)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    2/23/16
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    "love the story can't wait to read the rest"
    If you could sum up City of Bones in three words, what would they be?

    adventure, suspense, romance


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the main characters, because they are understandable character


    Have you listened to any of Ari Graynor’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    no


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when she realise the truth on things, and the romance that blossoms


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jules
    1/22/16
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    "Excellent"

    Great start to a series, can't wait to start the next book. The narrator is good and the story holds your attention.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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