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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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    D. Sorensen 11-15-14
    D. Sorensen 11-15-14 Member Since 2014

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Couldn't get past the narration"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I couldn't finish the listening book. The narration was just too wrong. I really tried to give it a chance, but I just cringed the entire time. I will have to read the book and see if it is any good.


    If you’ve listened to books by Cassandra Clare before, how does this one compare?

    The first several were very well done, and then they started changing up that narrators. BIG Mistake!


    How could the performance have been better?

    They need to have the original narrators back!


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

    possibly.


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    Ruth Jacobson 10-28-14

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    "Good Final Book"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I only listened to this book to finish the series. It seemed a little drawn out. It needs new narrators. I had a hard time finishing it because of it.


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

    Jason had no inflection in his voice. He did get better at the end. The difference of his american accent and Sophie's British accent was distracting.


    Was City of Heavenly Fire worth the listening time?

    Only to finish the series


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Russell 10-26-14
    Russell 10-26-14 Member Since 2014

    I'm a pilot who loves to fly! I've found Audible very useful while I work out and do other activities where I can not hold a book but can listen.

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    "Poor voice acting again."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No I would not due to the poor voice acting.


    Any additional comments?

    Get new voice actors! a good story ruined by the voice acting!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dominika 10-14-14
    Dominika 10-14-14
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    "Great conclusion"
    Would you listen to City of Heavenly Fire again? Why?

    Yes


    What about Jason Dohring and Sophie Turner ’s performance did you like?

    Sophie Turner's performance was excellent. I particularly liked her rendition of Emma. I really like Jason Dohring, but I had a hard time listening to his performance. His voice is too monotone for this type of acting.


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

    I was definitely on the brink of tears at the end because of what happened to Simon. I could relate to the situation because I lost a friend like Simon.


    Any additional comments?

    Great conclusion to the series and I look forward to listening to the new series in 2015

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kellyt 10-06-14
    Kellyt 10-06-14 Member Since 2014
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    "When did the characters become English?"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Couldn't even listen to the book. The characters have different accents and their AWFUL.


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

    They maybe fine in a different story, but why on the 6th book would,you give the main characters an English accents, when they have NEVER had one before. I have listen to every one of these books via audio and watched the movie,


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

    Disappointment..


    Any additional comments?

    When something works don't fix it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mom to boys Reno area 10-05-14
    Mom to boys Reno area 10-05-14 Member Since 2013
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    "The male narrator was terrible!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I loved this series but I was so very dissapointed in the male narrator they chose. He was so flat and emotionless! It severely took away from what should have been a spectacular end of a phenomenal series. I wanted to finish this series yet his lack of inspiration and emotions at times made me want to read it myself versus listen to an audio book. The narrators should make a book come alive yet he was so very flat . Made me so very sad as I was already so invested.


    Did Jason Dohring and Sophie Turner do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Jason Dohring needs to not narrate audio books. I hate to be blunt, but we buy audio books to be drawn into to the characters and the story, not be turned off by them.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Summer C. 10-02-14
    Summer C. 10-02-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Everyone else was right...."
    What disappointed you about City of Heavenly Fire?

    Mostly the narration. I felt the end of the story could have been better as well. Considering the last 5 books have been building up to this, it was rather disappointing. There was also quite a lot of fluff added in for reasons I cannot explain. Characters that seem completely pointless. I don't know if Cassandra Clare brought these characters in with the intention of having them in more books or what, but several characters just seemed pointless and unnecessary. Mostly, however, the narration just ruined the whole book.


    Would you recommend City of Heavenly Fire to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. I would possible recommend the actual book, but certainly not the audiobook. It took me far longer to finish this book than it should have, because I had to keep backing it up. The narration was dull and my mind would wander.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    It is very difficult to adjust to a new narrator, and through the course of this series, they have changed narrators twice. Sophie Turner is a bit difficult for me to listen to, primarily because of her accent (British, I assume). There were several times that I had to back the audio up because I misunderstood something that was said.

    The real problem, however, is Jason Dohring. His narration is flat, dull, and boring. Every time I heard him speak, I felt like I was listening to Ben Stein... ("Bueller.... Bueller..... Bueller..."). It was awful. I will never make that mistake again. Jason Dohring is going to the top of my list of narrators I will not listen to. Bleh...


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

    Simon. He was always a great character, but his story line in this book was really interesting and moving.


    Any additional comments?

    Honestly, just read the book. This audio is awful and I feel as though I have wasted my money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amy newport, WA, United States 08-30-14
    Amy newport, WA, United States 08-30-14 Member Since 2011

    Reading is my passion...but life as a working single mom, listening to books better fits my busy schedule! LOVE Audible!

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    "So disappointed"

    I have followed this series since the beginning. Actually, a number of my friends and I have kept up with the new releases. We all agree -- this book was so disappointing. I couldn't past the first two hours of this book. I have returned it. I wont be following this book series anymore.

    PS - The movie that was released based loosely on the first book - horrid!! Don't watch if you like this book series. It will warp the characters. :-(

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amber Prosnick 08-28-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Stop changing characters!! Please keep original!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I love this story but find it incredibly annoying that each book is read by someone else!


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

    Keep your original cast, you ruin it when you switch narrators from book to book!


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

    None, again books are great, love the entire story, but poor performance has ruined it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly INDIANAPOLIS, IN, United States 08-13-14
    Kelly INDIANAPOLIS, IN, United States 08-13-14

    Can't sit still or stay focused long enough to read a book. Audible is the only way I will give myself the opportunity to enjoy fiction.

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    "I'm DONE with this series. The Narration STINKS!"
    What disappointed you about City of Heavenly Fire?

    Narrators were changed and the voices drag out the most dull and uninteresting plot of the series. Cassandra Clare has lost her fan focus with this book. I will not be purchasing another in this series.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Cassandra Clare again?

    It was painful and time consuming trying to give this book a fair shot. I buy audio books for entertainment and this was so monotonous.


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

    Ed Westwick and Mollie Quinn. Duh!


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

    PAIN, Anger I waisted time on this.
    Plot was not based on relationship and character development which is what all of Clare's fans expected.


    Any additional comments?

    Can I have my credit back? I can't finish this. But I want others to know and give them a chance to spend their credit elsewhere unless they rerecord this book. Still wont change the plot tempo or the lack of further character development. Maybe we know all there is about these characters and now all that is left is painful uninteresting wars and struggles. Snore.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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