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City of Lost Souls: Mortal Instruments, Book 5 | [Cassandra Clare]

City of Lost Souls: Mortal Instruments, Book 5

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.
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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

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    Felicity Kaohsiung, Taiwan 05-29-12
    Felicity Kaohsiung, Taiwan 05-29-12 Member Since 2009

    “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” ― Ernest Hemingway

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    "Clary+Jace+Sebastian = An Amazing Plot!"

    I don’t know about you, but putting the three of them together seems to work extremely well. To be honest, there are some relationships in this book I just don’t really care about, especially Maia and Jordan. They are simply boring and can’t seem to fit into this book at all. But all of this is fine as long as the story of Clary and Jace is still good. And it was. They have one of the most torturing, yet fascinating relationships I’ve ever read. As for Sebastian……I don’t even know where to start. He is possibly the best villain ever created. Charming, intelligent, manipulating, handsome, cunning…….a true mastermind. Overall, I am still a huge fan of The Mortal Instruments and cannot wait for the last installment, City of Heavenly Fire!

    Molly C. Quinn is a total disaster! Why doesn’t Simon & Schuster ever listen to us? She had already ruined City of Fallen angels for me and now this? All the characters sounded the same to me and everything that came out of her mouth was unbearable! Please change the narrator for the next book!

    21 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Jose Ruiz Homestead, FL, United States 05-26-12
    Jose Ruiz Homestead, FL, United States 05-26-12 Member Since 2010

    New to the audiobook thing, but I like it! I'm a huge Stephen King fan... Along with the spy/military type books by Brad Thor, Vince Flynn

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    "Need a new Narrator...."
    Would you try another book from Cassandra Clare and/or Molly C. Quinn?

    I enjoyed the books by Cassandra Clair and I look forward to the next story, but the narrator must be changed. I do not enjoy listen to her, she does not change the voices of the characters in the story. Because of this you often lose sight of which character is speaking. I do not know why Natalie Moore was taken off the series but she should be brought back, or at least someone else with better story telling skills.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Molly C. Quinn’s performances?

    No.


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

    Yes.


    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca denham springs, LA, United States 05-28-12
    Rebecca denham springs, LA, United States 05-28-12
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    "A let down"
    Would you try another book from Cassandra Clare and/or Molly C. Quinn?

    Another book from, Cassandra I am all over but if it is narrator is Molly then I will read instead of listen.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Molly C. Quinn’s performances?

    no, I found her to be very distracting. I had to pay attention so hard to tell the differences in the male and female voices that I honestly cant tell you what really happened in the book.


    Was City of Lost Souls worth the listening time?

    It took me forever to finish listening to it and I still have no clue what happened really. I was too busy trying to figure out who was talking at that moment, I found myself rewinding alot!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Before you buy listen to the sample. It may just be me, I do have some hearing problems but This was the worst I have ever heard before. I love my audio books and love this series and it really does pain me to have to leave a bad review. Im off to the store to buy the actual book and try this again.

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    rebecca 05-28-12
    rebecca 05-28-12 Listener Since 2009
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    Would you try another book from Cassandra Clare and/or Molly C. Quinn?

    Another book from, Cassandra I am all over but if it is narrator is Molly then I will read instead of listen.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Molly C. Quinn’s performances?

    no, I found her to be very distracting. I had to pay attention so hard to tell the differences in the male and female voices that I honestly cant tell you what really happened in the book.


    Was City of Lost Souls worth the listening time?

    It took me forever to finish listening to it and I still have no clue what happened really. I was too busy trying to figure out who was talking at that moment, I found myself rewinding alot!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Before you buy listen to the sample. It may just be me, I do have some hearing problems but This was the worst I have ever heard before. I love my audio books and love this series and it really does pain me to have to leave a bad review. Im off to the store to buy the actual book and try this again.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea Sterling, MA, United States 06-14-12
    Andrea Sterling, MA, United States 06-14-12
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    "Awesome Book!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of City of Lost Souls to be better than the print version?

    Audio books give the reader an in depth look in to the story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of City of Lost Souls?

    Simon's meeting with the Archangel.


    Which character – as performed by Molly C. Quinn – was your favorite?

    Isabell


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Clary used the sword on Jace.


    Any additional comments?

    Love Cassandra Clare!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy United States 05-23-12
    Tracy United States 05-23-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Should have stopped at book 3"

    SPOILER ALERT!

    If I were rating this book separate from the first 3 in the series, I'd probably give it 4 stars. However, it's really difficult to read through 4 books that deal with the same general plot repeatedly - boy and girl love each other but can never be fully together. If there were 6 books involving Clary and Jace ultimately being together in the 6th book, I could handle that. But in the case of this series, it's like books 1-3 were their own series of Clary and Jace trying to be together and ultimately ending up that way after many trials. However, it is really this: after book 3, Clary and Jace are together and are then really can't be together because of other forces. After book 4, Clary and Jace are together and are then really can't be together because of other forces. After book 5, Clary and Jace are together and are then really can't be together because of other forces. It's extremely frustrating and repetitive.

    When this book finally makes it to film, Sony would do good to stop the films after book 3.

    Additionally, I get that the incest was a major factor in book 1, but for it to pop up again in book 5 with a different scenario is excessive.


    The book itself was well written with lots of action, hence 3 stars.

    Narration:
    This narrator isn't horrible. However, I find two aspects of it very frustrating when listening to the book:
    1) Very little differentation between characters: I have a hard time telling the difference between male and female, and then between same-gender characters. I wish there was more differentiation
    2) The narrator reads the book without adding "humanness" to it. For example, she enunciates every. single. word. making the reading a bit choppy and slow. If she could read it how we like to hear things, that would have been more engaging.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa Sarasota, FL, United States 02-06-14
    Melissa Sarasota, FL, United States 02-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "I can't wait for the final book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of City of Lost Souls to be better than the print version?

    I think most audio versions are better. I have always enjoyed it when people read to me.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of City of Lost Souls?

    Clary and Jace spending the day together. I don't want to give to much away.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I have so many. I can't choose just one.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I think I could have.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    T. R. Graves, Author DICKINSON, TX USA 08-09-12
    T. R. Graves, Author DICKINSON, TX USA 08-09-12 Member Since 2012

    T. R. Graves, Author

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    "Back and Better Than Ever"
    Any additional comments?

    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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    A User Pearland, TX, United States 06-19-12
    A User Pearland, TX, United States 06-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved this book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of City of Lost Souls to be better than the print version?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of City of Lost Souls?

    When Jase cut through the binding spell and came to Clary in her room, it was so passionate and sad all at once.


    What about Molly C. Quinn’s performance did you like?

    She was very good at capturing the essence of the book scenes


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When I thought maybe Will had died at Clary's hand when she drove the sword Glorious through his heart.


    Any additional comments?

    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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    T. Rose MO 05-23-12
    T. Rose MO 05-23-12 Member Since 2010

    TVgirl

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    "Love Reading The Series But Listening Not So Much"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    No!


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    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.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Molly C. Quinn’s performances?

    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.


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

    Yes


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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