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
Super disappointed in the narration of this book! Everyone had a British accent. Most characters were from New York or at least somewhere in America. Nothing irks me more than wrong accents for characters (like TV series Reign, they are Scottish and French NOT English). Not happy that it felt like a third of the book was wasted setting up new characters for a new series, write a novella to do that. I was okay with tying the Infernal Devices characters into the story since I had read that series but it really wasn't necessary. The story and ending itself was not too bad, but I didn't feel it was a good as it could have been. The "Chuck" ending sucks and seriously lacked creativity, but at least the epilogue helped redeem it some.
Lose the new characters and story line.
1. Use the same narrators for the whole series. Changing narrators on each book definitely takes you out of it. 2. Use narrators that can use the correct accents for each character. THEY WERE NOT ALL BRITISH!!! I'm not even sure ANY were supposed to be British.
Cried at the ending because it left little to be happy about. The good guys win but at what cost...it seemed no one got a truly happy ending.
I have never heard a worse narration. I'm not even finished the book yet, but I' plugging through because I love the series. The male narrator, Jason Dohring, sounds bored and monotone. He should never be used again for any book. I have heard third graders read with more animation. I hope he has another job because narration is not his forte.
The narrator kept changing from book to book but once I realized what turned me off about the narrator of 'City of Heavenly Fire' I couldn't see the character (Clary) anymore, all i could imagine was Sansa Stark (same actress) sulkily reading the story to me.
I unfortunately would not recommend the audiobook. The naration is so hard to listen to. Sophie Turner's american accent blows Jason Dohring's british accent out of the water. Listening to him takes all the magic, suspense, beauty, and excitement out of this series. I would love to hear more emotion in his voice
The humor, definitely the humor
NO- this is the first time I would NOT recommend an audio book. I usually love audio books, but this is just BAD!
The rest of the series. It's really great. Can't take any more narration though.
Terrible readers. Male voice has no inflection and his attempt at a British accent is just embarrassing. The female is decent, but it's too bad they couldn't get ANY of the previous readers.
Definitely movie worthy.
Don't judge a book by it's HORRIBLE audio. Even the previous books are great in audio form.
Love this series!
Sophie Turner gave a great performance! But I cannot say the same for Jason Dohring. I did not like his story telling.
I love Cassandra Clare's stories. I would not ever listen to Jason Dohring again. Sophie Turner might be ok, but her heavy accent is distracting at times, and it's difficult to change in this book when I was used to another voice from before.
Yes, only if they have read the other books in the series because it was not my favorite of the series.
Jason Dohring has the most deadpan voice for narration. It is not pleasant. Sophie has a heavy natural accent and it's distracting.
I want the entire book series to be continued on the movie track. I'm hoping that the studios will finish the series and not stop with just the first book. I would want the same stars who played in the first movie.
I'm just really disappointed in the change of narrators. I'm finding it difficult to concentrate because their voices get in the way of the story. A good narration makes you forget someone is even reading. I have had to rewind several times because of missing things.
Like many others – I did NOT enjoy listening to the story. The narration was very poor. But, I loved the story itself. It was a little long, but I loved the way it ended – bringing the two story lines together, and setting up the next series in the bargain. I wonder if we will see Clary and Jace in the next one, but if not, I am really looking forward to it.
I liked the way the author had Clary be the hero, when I thought it would be Jace at the beginning of the book. Liked that twist. Also liked Clary meeting Tessa. Another nice twist. Some of the things they said to each other, and which were said by Tessa later make me think she and Clary will interact some more. I would like that.
The narrators were all wrong for these characters. They might be okay for some other story line.
I really like series where the narrator (when good) stays with the series the whole time. You get used to the ‘voice’ they use for major (and sometimes minor) characters. You get used to the way the pronounce words. It drives me crazy when a new narrator pronounces names or words differently than I got used to.
Really poor selection by the PUBLISHER on the narrators used! I don not blame the author! As I understand it, most of they time they have no say.
Army wife, mother of two and member of ZΦB Sorority. I ♥ all geeky goodness. I love a great book..I'll settle for a good book. :-)
Yes. The book provided a hopeful and satisfying ending to the series.
Magnus Bane. He's just a cool dude.
I have not heard them read, but have seen both of them perform. I HATED the previous narrators in this series and these two were a huge step up for me. People seem to complain about the fact that Sopie Turner is British and reads with that accent, but if they were paying attention they'd notice that's she does give the overtly American characters an American English inflection and I found myself satisfied with that. Dohring doesn't make grand sweeping inflections. He's subtle, just as he is in other work. I okay with that, possibly because I am familiar with him and his delivery.
And the saga continues...
Loved it. I think people would get used to these two and they will improve with more work. They should utilize them again.
I am not sure I would recommend the audiobook. I loved the story, but the narration was not my favorite. I don't know why they changed the narrators so much during this series. That was hard for me. I enjoyed Sophie Turner. I think she did a good job, but Jason Dohring was just not good for this story.
I love all the main characters. How could you not.
I did cry a few times during this book. That is all I'm going to say. I don't want to leave any spoilers.
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