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City of Heavenly Fire: The Mortal Instruments, Book 6 | [Cassandra Clare]

City of Heavenly Fire: The Mortal Instruments, Book 6

Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian - but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance.... Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?
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Publisher's Summary

Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian - but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance....

Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?

©2014 Cassandra Clare (P)2014 Simon & Schuster Audio

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    Lisa LOCKPORT, NY, United States 05-28-14
    Lisa LOCKPORT, NY, United States 05-28-14 Member Since 2012

    Love to read and get lost in my books! I started listening to audio books about a year ago (as I work-out) and love it- keeps me exercising. I then usually buy the good ones and read them all over again.

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    "Disappointing Narration for a beloved series."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Bring back Molly Quinn or Natalie Moore, and Ed Westwick. They nailed it, brought the books to life. I'm sure these narrators would be fabulous in their own series- changing narrators wasn't the best idea.


    What didn’t you like about Jason Dohring and Sophie Turner ’s performance?

    Their accents are off. Sophie is passable but ...Clary is a New Yorker! Where is Jace's sarcasm- the tone is off- sounds lifeless.. I LOVE this series- but new narrators do not do the storyline justice- they even botch the pronunciation of common terms throughout the series. The book is well written. I was looking forward to this for so long :(


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

    The book itself is great!


    Any additional comments?

    Can we re-do the narration with our old narrators?

    36 of 37 people found this review helpful
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    Vanessa Dyson 05-28-14 Member Since 2011
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    "STOP CHANGING NARRATORS"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I am so tired of listening to these books read by different narrators every time!


    34 of 35 people found this review helpful
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    mama san francisco 05-31-14
    mama san francisco 05-31-14 Member Since 2010

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    "Horrible, horrible narrators!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Story was fine. Narrators ruined it.


    What didn’t you like about Jason Dohring and Sophie Turner ’s performance?

    First of all, I never leave reviews but was compelled to do this to spare others from this horrible experience. Just when I thought things couldn't get any worse than Molly Quinn's nasal yet pitchy voice, they hired these two. In fairness to Sophie Turner, she may have a vey thick British accent but she did try to use an American"voice" for the New Yorker characters and made some half-hearted effort to inject some emotion into her reading (though Jace's humor and sarcasm were lost on her). Jason Dohring on the other hand, may be the worst narrator yet! He sounded like he was reading Dr. Seuss to a bunch of 5 year-olds! Really, it was insulting having to listen to him. I wish I didn't waste a credit on this and just read the book myself!


    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Irene Charlotte, NC, United States 05-28-14
    Irene Charlotte, NC, United States 05-28-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Terrible narrators"
    Would you listen to City of Heavenly Fire again? Why?

    I love these books but the narrators have been and are still HORRIBLE!! There are wonderful narrators available. Why can't this publisher hire them?? It sounds like amateurs reading a book out loud.

    I will not listen to any books listing these narrators. Better to read the books!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Interesting concept and story.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jason Dohring and Sophie Turner ?

    ANYONE BUT THE NARRATORS USED FOR THIS SERIES OF THESE BOOKS


    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    foxesoz NSW, Australia 05-29-14
    foxesoz NSW, Australia 05-29-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Great end to the series but appalling narration!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The book is great, a great end to the series.


    What didn’t you like about Jason Dohring and Sophie Turner ’s performance?

    I have loved all of Cassandra Clare's books and have both read them and listened to them. Most of the narratiors have been good and sometimes even great. However, these two narrators are the worst I have heard in a long time especially Jason Dohring.


    Any additional comments?

    Please please please re-record this book maybe with Kate Rudd as one or the narrators.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Nat Coniston, ON, Canada 06-05-14
    Nat Coniston, ON, Canada 06-05-14 Member Since 2013
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    "WORST NARRATORS EVER!!!!"
    What did you love best about City of Heavenly Fire?

    The story was great! Action-packed from beginning to end! The perfect climax to a captivating series.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Different narrators altogether. Sophie Turner was passable, even though she botched the american accent on numerous occasions, but Jason Dohring was aweful! Monotonous, choppy, his phrase intonations were all wrong and he lacks flow and feeling. I found it very difficult to stay focused on the story every time he started reading! What a shame!


    Any additional comments?

    Please re-produce with better narrators!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    S. Fishman West Palm Beach, FL United States 05-29-14
    S. Fishman West Palm Beach, FL United States 05-29-14 Member Since 2001
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    "Terrible Narration"

    Not sure who thought these two narrators would add to this audio book but they were wrong. I think I will need to switch to the Kindle version.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica Kentucky 05-30-14
    Jessica Kentucky 05-30-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Jason Dohring is awful to listen to..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No, Sophie Turner does a good job and is easy to listen to but as soon as Jason Dohring starts reading I lose all interest. His voice is flat and monotone. It's absolutely the worst narration I have heard.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Replace Jason Dohring and the book would of been fine.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Loved it


    Any additional comments?

    I wish they would stop changing the narrator's for every book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Peppard 06-29-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Never hire those narrators again!!!!!!!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I wouldn't wish those voices on anyone. The book was great as always but the voices ruined it.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jason Dohring and Sophie Turner ’s performances?

    Never again.


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

    The book was great. I have no problems with the writing just the voices that made me feel like I was listening to nails on a chalkboard.


    Any additional comments?

    Hello….Not everyone in the book has a british accent. Duh.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    rene san diego, CA, United States 06-24-14
    rene san diego, CA, United States 06-24-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Great story, bad narration"

    Just because someone is an actor does not mean they can narrate a book properly. I wish the series had stuck with the original narrator who was great. I wasn't a fan of the narrators from books 4 and 5, but I got used to the, This one gets more tolerable the more you listen, but as others have said Jason Dohring is pretty monotone. He has a specific pattern of speech fluctuations no matter what is going on. Turner was better at acting out the story, but her accent got in the way for me. The worst part was switching between these two since their styles are so different it accentuated the issue. With that in mind, the story is great and I would recommend, but maybe consider getting the written version instead of audio. When I started listening to it I had wished I had gotten the e-book. Too bad.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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