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City of Fallen Angels Audiobook

City of Fallen Angels: The Mortal Instruments, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

City of Fallen Angels take up where City of Glass left off. With Valentine out of the way, Clary thought she and Jace could finally be together--but when someone starts murdering the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine's Circle and leaving their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to destroy the new peace between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, she realizes the past can never be left entirely behind. As the Shadowhunters scramble to find out what's really going on, Jace breaks off all communication with her, refusing to tell her why. Desperate to help him, Clary plunges into solving the mystery, coming ever closer to a secret whose revelation may mend her relationship with Jace--or rip it apart forever. Meanwhile, when Camille Belcourt, the elegant bloodsucker who used to rule New York's vampire clans with an iron fist, returns to the city determined to re-establish her control, a vampire war is born. Only Simon--the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side--can decide the outcome; too bad he's caught up in his own complicated love life and wants nothing to do with Downworld politics! Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.

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©2011 Cassandra Claire LLC. All rights reserved. (P)2011 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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    Canadian eReader Montreal 04-18-14
    Canadian eReader Montreal 04-18-14 Member Since 2012

    When reviewing books I try to be fair; I appreciate that not everyone will be looking for the same things in a book.

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    "Another great entry into Cassandra Clare's world"

    City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare is the fourth in The Mortal Instruments series of books. The Mortal Instruments is a series of six books, of which five have been already published and divides into two trilogies. City of Fallen Angels kicks off the second half with new threats and new challenges for our protagonists. We start off in a good place – things have been quiet and settled since the events of City of Glass. Clary’s main preoccupation is preparing for her mother’s wedding to long time love Luke and enjoying her relationship with Jace. Naturally, that peace doesn’t last for too long…

    It has been some time since I finished the first half of The Mortal Instruments, but Clare’s writing style and wonderful characters immediately drew me back into the world of Shadowhunters, demons, vampires and warlocks. I adore this world and loved reading more of it – I don’t know why it took me so long to get back to it!

    What I liked

    The worldbuilding – Clare clearly has an excellent grasp of her world. Everything fits together and holds well to its own internal logic.

    The characters. While I still retain a slight preference for the characters in Clare’s other series, The Infernal Devices, I still love reading about Clary, Jace, Simon and the Lightwoods. I particularly enjoyed Simon’s journey in this book and his relationships with Maia and Isabelle. Isabelle’s journey, too became more interesting to me in this book.

    What I didn’t like

    The pacing. I’ve noted slow pacing as an issue for me in several of Clare’s books, and unfortunately City of Fallen Angels is no exception. As I mentioned, it starts off a whole new arc for our characters, and takes a long time to really get moving.

    The narration. I really didn’t enjoy the narration for this book at all – I personally found it rather flat. You may of course feel diff

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    Amazon Customer 04-14-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Moderately fun, but the female voice is grating"
    What did you love best about City of Fallen Angels?

    Plot is pretty good


    Would you recommend City of Fallen Angels to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes- its a fun series


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ed Westwick and Molly C. Quinn ’s performances?

    Ed yes, Molly no- at least not until she grows up a bit and learns to speak in an understandable way. I cringed every time it was her turn to talk.


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

    yes- but I couldn't do that. It did help in traffic though


    Any additional comments?

    There are some obvious and trite parts the story- and the level of teenage angst made me want to break into song and acne. Since this is intended for the teen audiences I guess that makes sense. However, the female voice was very grating and she over pronounced words in the way that insecure teenagers will do. I understand getting into the character, but you still need to be understood. I will avoid her narrations for a while until she gets some growth under her belt.

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    "the narrator is terrible, specially the girl!"
    What didn’t you like about Ed Westwick and Molly C. Quinn ’s performance?

    They are not good! Molly speaks in a monotone. and there is no distinction between the characters...


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    kailene jacksonville, FL, United States 03-10-14
    kailene jacksonville, FL, United States 03-10-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing book once again"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    This was the worst narrated book, they didn't pronounce anything the se way the first three books did and the tones were off suddenly certain characters had accents just a mess. Got two chapters I. And bought the book so I could finish reading it.


    Any additional comments?

    Honestly everything about this book was amazing hut I won't be downloading anymore of the series unless they have the same narrates from the first three doing it.

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    Mark 03-01-14
    Mark 03-01-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Narrators are unacceptable"

    Could not understand Narrators. Had to finish Book by purchasing a hard copy and reading

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    jeanine Boothwyn, Pa, United States 02-24-14
    jeanine Boothwyn, Pa, United States 02-24-14
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    "Story good, narration needs work"
    What did you love best about City of Fallen Angels?

    The story is entertaining and the pace is fast enough to keep interest going.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Where to start? hate having two narrators for one thing. The female narrator is pronouncing words differently from the first narrator creating annoyance and confusion. She also doesn't really do voices or inflection well. The male has decided that all the male characters are strict New York accents...which makes sense for Simon, but not for the shadow hunters. They were raised differently and it should be reflected. Not a fan at all of either narrator. Sorry, hate to be mean but.....


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

    No because other than the length, I couldn't have listened to the narrators that long in one sitting.


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    Anita Wakefield, ma, United States 02-10-14
    Anita Wakefield, ma, United States 02-10-14
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    "The most horrible narration"
    What disappointed you about City of Fallen Angels?

    the narrators of this book were terrible. i had to turn the volume up super high to hear the guy. he kept going quiet then he would talk loud. so annoying. and the girls voice was ike nails down a chalkboard.nothing at all like the other 3 books. they should have kept the narrator the same from those books. she was great! i had to stop listening to this and buy the actual book.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Ed Westwick and Molly C. Quinn ?

    anyone instead of these 2 would have been better. they were horrible. the woman from the first 3 books rocked.


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    Christina Flores-Sanchez 02-05-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Only 3.5 minutes in.... I can't go further"
    What would have made City of Fallen Angels better?

    If Molly C. Quinn DIDN'T narrate it.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something WITHOUT Molly C Quinn.


    Did Ed Westwick and Molly C. Quinn do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Ed did yes!! I love how he can make me get lost in the characters. Like the Clockwork series. So passionat. Molly C. Quinn was horrible. She took me out of the fantasy. I had to try and figure out who was talking. All her characters sounded the same. She sounded bored, which in turn made ME bored. She sounded like everything was in question. And she narrated Lost Souls, which I wanted next? I don't think so! There has to be other versions without her somewhere. Maybe iTunes.


    What character would you cut from City of Fallen Angels?

    I didn't get that far


    Any additional comments?

    No more. Molly C. Quinn. Ever.

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    Erika Charlotte, New Caledonia 01-30-14
    Erika Charlotte, New Caledonia 01-30-14 Member Since 2010
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    "New reader is not great"
    Would you try another book from Cassandra Clare and/or Ed Westwick and Molly C. Quinn ?

    Like the books, but couldn't get over the new readers. Had to read this one instead of listen


    How could the performance have been better?

    The old readers


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    joan Ewa beach, HI, United States 01-30-14
    joan Ewa beach, HI, United States 01-30-14
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    "The narration is hard to get over"
    What three words best describe Ed Westwick and Molly C. Quinn ’s performance?

    I find myself yelling at Molly because she's pronouncing words wrong or different from previous narrators, it's very much like a young child reading a book and during the intimate scenes it's kinda creepy. Please consider a redo, I am not sure I'll be able to finish this one, and yikes I notice her name on other books.


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