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
If you are coming from the last few books might not be looking forward to this one. Or at least I wasn't. However I was shocked and delighted to see that she found that spark from earlier books that I loved so much! I could not put it down!
Good ending to this storyline. I'm glad it's not over though, at least not entirely.
The narration, however, was once again half excellent and half horrid. Sophie Turner was fantastic. Jason Dohring was stilted, and sounded way too old for the characters. I wish they would have kept Ed Westwick. He and Sophie Turner would have been fab together.
I was confused by the characters accents in this book though. Why did the New York shadow hunters, minus Clary, suddenly have English accents? It's similar to the pronunciation of certain words, like Idris, Maryse, and stele. I think narrator's who take over a series should listen to the previous books so there can be consistency. It took me out of the story sometimes when I heard something said 'wrong', because I was used to hearing it another way.
Overall, really good book and a satisfying conclusion to this part of the shadow hunter's chronicles.
Great lead in to the follow on a story about the LA institute. Clare did a good job of linking in the past books from England.
i love this series its so easy to get into and i cant wait to read her new series and to see and where it will take us next
Dohring's performance was lackluster and Turner's only slightly better
There were a multitude of reactions including laughter, tears, satisfaction and anticipation for the next series
Great and satisfying ending to the series!
Yes - I like her take on contemporary urban fantasy.
Sophie - SANSA!, professional, well-done.
Jason - monotone. (For male narrators on this series, Ed Westwick wins.)
Good end to this series (except the epilogue - a little too rosy for me).
Go listen to any Star Wars book narrated by Marc Thompson, then come back and do the narration of this book all over again. Really, the story is great - I already knew that before buying this, but from the very first second listening to the narration I was immediately disappointed. If it wasn't for my actual appreciation and want to listen to the story I would have returned this long ago. Jason Dohring does absolutely no justice to this book. Sophie Turner's narration although marginally better still did not bring this book to life.
Honestly I'm shocked that this narration even passed.
The very first moment when the narrators spoke, It immediately make me think, "Do I have the right book?"
Put a proper narrator in place, like with the previous books.
I would not recommend if you have time to read the book phyically. Sophie Turner does a good job she has terrific inflection! Jason Dohring is not good at all, his narration is very flat, at times monotone. He does not convey emotions well in the story and cannot do voices well enough to make the character separation easy to follow.I did find if you speed the app to 1.25 to 1.5 speed it did help. I really like the series and the changes in narrator practically every book was frustrating. This was by far the worst. I would read it if I had time.
No. Jason Dohring was monotone and hard to follow.
For the story alone.
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