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City of Heavenly Fire Audiobook

City of Heavenly Fire: The Mortal Instruments, Book 6

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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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    Laura Peppard 06-29-14 Member Since 2016
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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.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    klaa 06-23-14
    klaa 06-23-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Painful narration for a spellbinding book"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes I would because the book is awesome. This final chapter isn the Mortal Instruments series was exactly what I wanted it to be. Perfect ending!


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

    I love Jason Dohring so much (V Mars fan, here) but his performance was awful. He mispronounced common words I've heard hundreds of times in the other books. His accents were awful and it was generally painful to listen to. This had to have been Dohring's first time reading a book because it was terrible. It very nearly ruined the book. Definitely read, instead of listen, to this book if you have the option.

    Sophie Turner was just fine. She has a pretty thick British accent when reading narration, but her American and other accents were great. I probably would have given the book 4 stars if she had narrated the whole time.


    Any additional comments?

    Is it too much to ask to have a new narration done?

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan Wichita, KS, United States 06-23-14
    Ryan Wichita, KS, United States 06-23-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Good story, unskilled narrators."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If they're invested in the series, they'd need no recommendation.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Simon, mainly because he's the most relatable character. He reacts very realistically to his powers, and is very much human even though he's not really human. If you know what I mean. lol


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

    No. Both are terrible. all the characters sounded exactly the same, which made the dialog seem very awkward and silly. Then 2/3 through the book they started giving random characters British accents even though they didn't have them previously in the book. Silly silly silly.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    James 06-18-14
    James 06-18-14
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    "Narrators ruined a mediocre book."
    What disappointed you about City of Heavenly Fire?

    A drab story line that seemed like repetition and fluff in order to rush the book out to make a few more bucks. Could have skipped more than halfway through the book, and still had the same feeling at the end.


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

    Taken her time and put more thought into the plot. Stopped at book 5.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was awful. I have listened to all of the previous books this was by far the worst. Boring, mundane, (lol) emotionless. I would fire the male narrator. Also the English accent of the female narrator...what was up with that. I get it for the Infernal devices, but this it definitely took away from this reading.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment in the author and the audio book,


    Any additional comments?

    It this tells you anything I quit listening to the audio book after I paid for it, and read the eBook on my wife's kindle. I love audio books, and this is the first time I have ever stopped listening because of the narrator.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sara Laguna Woods, CA, United States 06-13-14
    Sara Laguna Woods, CA, United States 06-13-14 Member Since 2015
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    "NARRATION = HORRIBLE"
    What did you like best about City of Heavenly Fire? What did you like least?

    I thoroughly enjoyed the story and similar to all her other books I like how parts of it ties in to the Infernal Devices series and sets up the story for the next series.
    HOWEVER....
    The narration is AWFUL! I don't understand how Cassandra Clare allows her books to be performed so incredible poorly. And it wasn't just this book where the narration was awful, the previous ones were pretty bad also, but I'd have to say this is the worse one. I am not even done listening to it and am considering giving it up. I read the book so I just don't know if I can finish listening.


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

    Anyone.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    yup, but as long as it was not like the CoB movie


    Any additional comments?

    To be fair, Sophie Turner was at least bearable but Jason Dohring was just plain awful. I don't like to be so mean with reviews but seriously can't find anything redeemable or good about his performance. His accents are awful (Raphael doesn't even have one!) and it sounds like he prepared by reading the night before he recorded. I felt like I was in 5th grade again and one of my classmates was reading out loud. Someone else compared it to someone reading to a bunch of 3rd graders and I definitely would agree with that analog as well.
    Please, Cassandra Clare...for the love of the Angel, pick some decent narrators!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-28-14 Member Since 2009
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    "I wish the whole book had been read by Ms. Turner."
    Any additional comments?

    Sophie Turner did a wonderful job narrating. It was difficult for me to get into the parts read by Jason Dohring. His reading was very monotone and the lack of inflection made each character seem the same. You really, really need to pay attention to the words to determine how the characters are feeling. I think I'll need to actually read this book to appreciate it more.
    Overall it was a good story with a happy ending. If you like YA novels, this is a good choice.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Arianne Lau 06-26-14
    Arianne Lau 06-26-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Horrible Narrators!!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narrators were AWFUL! Not sure why they keep changing narrators. I love this series and was really looking forward to this book, so it was most disappointing to have such bad narrators.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the storyline of this book and the entire series.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    It was weird to have an English accent telling the story that switched to a bad American accent for the dialogue. The accent was also sometimes hard to follow. I'm a big fan of Sophie Turner in Game of Thrones, but I just don't think she was right for this book. The male voice was also too cheery for some of the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    In most instances I love listening to a book, however I find myself having a really difficult time with this one. I want to listen because I love this series, but I'm not sure if I can get used to the voices. I may consider buying the book and reading it myself. Really disappointed.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda DECATUR, GA, United States 06-19-14
    Amanda DECATUR, GA, United States 06-19-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Disappointed by the narration..."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I've read and/or listened to the other 5 (or 8 depending how you look at it) books in this series and have enjoyed most of the narrators, but these two really disappointed me. The narration often distracted me and I think I enjoyed the story less because of it. I probably should have abandoned the audio book and picked up a hard copy.


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

    No


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Possibly.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Julie San Francisco, CA 06-15-14
    Julie San Francisco, CA 06-15-14 Member Since 2006
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    "British? Did readers listen to any past books?"
    Would you try another book from Cassandra Clare and/or Jason Dohring and Sophie Turner ?

    No more


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Take away the random new characters I don't care about. Also, the pacing was a bit odd.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Why suddenly everyone has a Brittish accent is a frustrating mystery. Make the readers have American accents! This isn't rocket science, folks.


    Do you think City of Heavenly Fire needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. Let this be the end


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the series, but found the end anticlimactic and I had a hard time ignoring the suddenly British voices. Also, I had no interest in the suddenly new characters I didn't care about who took up too much time in the story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    J Pen san diego 06-11-14
    J Pen san diego 06-11-14 Member Since 2016

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    "Wow. Horrible narration!!!! So disappointed."
    How could the performance have been better?

    Girl narrator too fast, mumbles,trails off at the end of every sentence. Unbearable. Couldn't listen to the book. I will have to read it.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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