The New York Times best-selling Mortal Instruments continues - and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary, and Simon.
Can the lost be reclaimed? What price is too high to pay for love? Who can be trusted when sin and salvation collide?
Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.
©2012 Cassandra Claire, LLC. (P)2012 Simon & Schuster
I don't know who chose the male narrator for this, but he was truly awful. The story is great and being the resolution of a long time series was greatly anticipated. To do this to the performance was a crime. I loved the story, hated how it was told.
T. R. Graves, Author
Clary, Jace, and Simon are back and better than ever in City of Lost Souls. Sebastian does a great job at replacing Valentine and manipulating Jace...much to Clary's dismay. Clary is as headstrong and committed as she's ever been...much to Simon - and her mother's - dismay.
Truly, I loved City of Lost Souls and felt as if I'd been transported back to the day when I first read City of Bones and immediately deemed it one of my favorite books of all time. It is that good.
As always, I am enviously amazed at the way Cassandra Clare uses her talents to draw us into every one of the character's trials, tribulations, and emotions (love, hate, fear, and insecurities). She has a masterful way of making you feel like you have a stake in each of their challenges.
In City of Lost Souls, love... blood... betrayal... revenge definitely collide and every lover of paranormal/fantasy will want to take part. If you haven't begun this series, you should. If you've read every other book in the series except this one, you should right that wrong immediately. You will not be disappointed.
T. R. Graves, Author
Warriors of the Cross
Guardians of the Cross
Enemies of the Cross
Dark Angels of the Cross
of all the narrators in this series, this one was probably my least favorite as she did not do as many accents adn different voices, but other than that, she did a fine job.
When Jase cut through the binding spell and came to Clary in her room, it was so passionate and sad all at once.
She was very good at capturing the essence of the book scenes
When I thought maybe Will had died at Clary's hand when she drove the sword Glorious through his heart.
I loved this book, it was my favorite of all 5 so far....the journey with these characters has been amazing and I cant wait for the last book and the movie!
I like that there is connections to her other series, Infernal Device, but if you don't read them you still in the story it is just a little extra for fans. I like that she switch the narrative to different characters and not just get one characters view.
She would only change her voice for some characters and they were usually minor characters. For the majority of the characters they all sound the the same.
The story was pretty good but all of the audio books, besides the first one, should be scrapped & re-recorded with new narrators! I think I would have enjoyed the series much more if I didn't have to fight the disgust for the narration.
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Cassandra Clare yes. Molly Quinn NO!
This narrator is so friggen boring. She put me to sleep. Most of the time I could not tell who was talking. How about changing up the voices of the characters!?! Put some emotion into your quiet lil voice.
I love Cassandra Clare's books but this narrator is terrible. Sorry...dont mean to sound rude but I wasted a credit!
Yes, the listening time was well spent. The plot moved along well and characters were further developed.
The plot twists of characters constantly getting life-ending injuries and then coming back to life, over and over again, is tiring. I understand that magic is involved, but the plot stops seeming believable if you can never really write off a character.
She has no depth of performance. All the characters sound the same and the supernatural characters all sound hokey and forced. And she mispronounces characters' names and technical terms in the Mortal Instruments world in different ways from book to book. It is painful to listen to.
Yes, if not for the performer.
Bring back the reader from the second and third books!!
Fantasy and romance junkie!
Yes, so much ground is covered in this book. My mind still feels like I missed something.
I think the narrator for this book isn't as good as the person that did the first novel. She struggles with voice differentiation on the main characters.
The ending just made me flatly frustrated.....each novel the author lets you think the main characters get to be together....ah, but yet again NO! and the last book doesn't even come out until Sept. 2014! Disappointing.
Out of all of the books in the series. I would say this one by far has more almost erotica in it. I would caution parents of younger teens on this one. Read it first before you let your teen venture into this book.
No, I would not listen to it again. I purposely purchased the hardback so that I could appreciate the story. Molly should stick to acting badly instead of reading badly.
Molly Quinn made all of the characters seem flat and lifeless. The only true change she ever made in her voice was if she was speaking for someone with a foreign accent.
Molly Quinn completely ruined this book and the last. I had no way to connect with this book emotionally because her narration is so poor.
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