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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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    Amazon Customer New Bedford, MA, US 08-01-14
    Amazon Customer New Bedford, MA, US 08-01-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Female Narration KILLED IT"
    How could the performance have been better?

    The performance by Ed Westwick was... the best of the series so far. I could tell the difference in his characters in just a few words, the narration was interesting and spot on, I want to pay this man OUT OF MY POCKET to narrate the rest of the series. Molly C. Quinn's performance WAS THE WORST of the series. AND THAT'S SAYING SOMETHING... I mean, did you hear the Mae Whitman narration? Seriously. Her poor narration and dictation of voices was made almost a thousand times worst by pairing it with Westwick's. Why do they keep switching narrators for EVERY BOOK FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. Why toy with my emotions so? I know Westwick and Quinn won't last, and I'm happy AND sad about it! MY EMOTIONS. In conclusion though, did Quinn win a fan contest or something? Hire a professional next time, seriously guys.


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    steven sparks, NV, United States 07-28-14
    steven sparks, NV, United States 07-28-14 Member Since 2007
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    "the narrators which are different"
    Would you try another book from Cassandra Clare and/or Ed Westwick and Molly C. Quinn ?

    I would get another book from Cassandra but not if it was read by either Ed or Molly they completely ruined the story for me if I had not enjoyed the first few books in this series I would have returned this one.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    poor job giving each character their own voice and did not pronounce some of the characters name the same way they were pronounced in previous books.


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    Cylly Mommy Utah 07-27-14
    Cylly Mommy Utah 07-27-14

    Mother. Artistic. Dreamer. Loves fiercely.

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    "A Bit Dragging"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I feel like this series tethers back and forth between a really epic segment in the storyline to a painfully boring portion that unfortunately cannot go ignored due to its key elements to the story. There was less action and more pity party of the tragic love story between Clary & Jace. Satisfying for any romantics out there but lacking for those who want a little more than romantic drama.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Despite how slow City of Fallen Angels develops, there are still key events that take place crucial in leading up to City of Lost Souls and in character development. There's definitely less humor delved in the story and tinge of more serious and dark aspects taking place.


    What three words best describe Ed Westwick and Molly C. Quinn ’s voice?

    Ed Westwick's performance is astounding. He does a fantastic job differentiating the voices of different characters that set them apart from one another. Molly C. Quinn, however, made City of Fallen Angels difficult to listen through. In the beginning she starts off with a more monotonous feel that only slightly improves towards the end of the story.


    Could you see City of Fallen Angels being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I definitely think Mortal Instruments can fare off well as a television series.


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    Kim D. Brazoria, TX, United States 07-21-14
    Kim D. Brazoria, TX, United States 07-21-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Terrible audio"

    This book definitely has the feel of pushing a series further than the original storyline.
    It was good, it just didn't flow as smoothly as the previous 3 books.

    What didn't help is that I've been listening to the series on Audible.com and for whatever reason they changed the narrators on this book and they were horrible! The guy sounds like a 30 year old British man for Simon and a knock off Sylvester Stallone for Jace! The woman sounded like a whiny 12 year old that is trying way to hard to enunciate each word for Clary. It was really quite ridiculous.

    Back to the book though, There was a lot going on in this one. There are several different story lines beginning to form with each of the characters and I expect the rest of the series to be very busy. City of Fallen Angels was more of an emotional downer. Everyone seems to be heart broken and self punishing. Jace was super annoying in this one for me; I mean, you didn't learn in the first 3 books that if there is something wrong you should say something instead of trying stay away from Clary to protect her... sigh. This book was extremely frustrating at times and I had to walk away for a while; far from the previous books where I had to make myself turn it off for bed. There are a few action sequences, mostly drama, and a few scenes that seem pointless - perhaps they'll make more sense in a future book.

    Overall it was an okay read. I'm sure it would have been much better had I not been picturing Sylvester Stallone reading the book into a microphone. lol

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    Amazon Customer 07-11-14 Member Since 2016
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    "The narrators for this book are HIDEOUS"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Better narrators and just one narrator.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    horribly they were bad


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I love the series anyway but wish that I had read it myself


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    Shawn Frederick, MD, United States 07-08-14
    Shawn Frederick, MD, United States 07-08-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Molly C Quinn ruined this for me"
    What disappointed you about City of Fallen Angels?

    I could not even get through this book because of how terrible the female narrator is!!! I am not sure why they switched from the narrator of the 1st 3 books but this girl is awful!! I have removed the remaining 2 books from my queue because I couldn't bare to listen to her anymore.


    How could the performance have been better?

    They should have stayed with the girl from the 1st 3 books. I could have gotten used to the male, but the female was terrible!!


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from City of Fallen Angels?

    Didn't finish because I couldn't handle the female narrator.


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    Wendy 06-30-14
    Wendy 06-30-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Reader is so bad I wish I hadn't started the set.."
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator is so bad it is distracting. I could almost hear someone whispering in her ear and telling her to enunciate. She most of the time speaks in a very casual and relaxed way, dropping consonants and joining words the way we do in casual conversation. This would not be so bad except that is clashes with the style of the writing. Despite the fact that the main characters are teenagers (or ancient immortals who look like teenagers) the writing style is rather formal. Casual conversational reading I could get past, except that she delivers the entire book in a slightly whiney deadpan and every so often, she will over-enunciate a word which is ALWAYS jarring and weird. She is awful, awful, awful as a reader. If the series was not so good, I would never have listened to her.


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

    Despite the reader, who was, as I have mentioned AWFUL, I really enjoyed this book and the entire series. The writer has done a wonderful job of creating a believable world and mostly staying true to the sets of magic laws she has created. The characters are interesting and the story is excellent. I listen to it every available minute, even though I have heard it through several times. Again, this is a real testament to the writer as I HATE the sound of the readers voice so much, I am sure it would drive me insane if I could not manage to get past it and into the story.


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    Betsy Pittsburgh, PA, United States 05-30-14
    Betsy Pittsburgh, PA, United States 05-30-14 Member Since 2008
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    Where does City of Fallen Angels rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love the story. Its always interesting where the series will take you next.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like how the characters are unhappy but they are not.


    What didn’t you like about Ed Westwick and Molly C. Quinn ’s performance?

    The performances are awful. The woman, Molly Quinn has no inflection in her voice and the characters sound lifeless and boring. Mae Whitman and Natalie Moore did a great job with the first three installments bringing all of the characters to life. Ed Westwick keeps going from his Australian accent to American accents. Totally inconsistent and he makes SImon sound like Tony Manero from Saturday Night Fever. Molly Quinn sounds nervous and not natural at all. With both of these actors you can barely distinquish between the characters they are voicng.My cat Jasper could do a better job.


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

    Always when Clary and Jayce are together.


    Any additional comments?

    I think this book needs to be re-recorded. The to me took a nose dive when Ed Westwick and Molly C Quinn became involved. It's hard now to listen to it. I am also disappointed that Molly C Quinn is narrating the next book. Even though I bought it I think I am going to buy a copy of the next installment and actually read it. I don't think I could listen to much more of her.

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    roberta wellman 05-24-14 Member Since 2011
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    "the narration was horrible, terrible"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No, narration ruined the book, listened to five min, couldn't take any more


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    couldnt understand some of the time, accent, male


    Any additional comments?

    now i have to read this book instead of listen to it. who in there right mind changed the narrator to male

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    Stacy FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, United States 05-13-14
    Stacy FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, United States 05-13-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Female narrator doesn't work."
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I'm not sure if it's just that she is different from the narrator from books 2 &3, but the voice for Clary is too young and her cadence and flow is distracting. She makes pauses in the middle of a sentence that don't belong there.


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