Cecil Baldwin, Jamie Bamber, George Blagden, Gareth David-Lloyd, Jordan Gavaris, Stephen Lunsford, David Oyelowo, Andrew Scott, Michael Trevino, Jesse Williams, plus a bonus story read by Seth Numrich & Molly C. Quinn!
Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices can get to know warlock Magnus Bane like never before in this collection of New York Times best-selling tales, on CD for the first time with an exclusive new story.
This collection of 11 short stories illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality, flamboyant style, and sharp wit populate the pages of the #1 New York Times best-selling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.
Originally released one-by-one as e-only short stories by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan, this compilation presents all ten together on CD for the first time and includes a never-before-seen 11th tale.
©2014 Cassandra Claire, LLC. All rights reserved. (P)2013, 2014 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
This book (compilation of short stories), especially the last entry was by far my favorite of all of the series. The levity and complexity if Mr. Bane is explored with through and clever glimpses into his history.
Any fan of the books will love this!
Some narrators are better than others and some stories more enjoyable.. But overall it's a great collection!
Yes, find a better narrator. Have him narrate all the stories. Having different narrators all give there interpretation of Magnus Bane was very disconcerting.
The history it provided.
No, I believe I would have preferred to read it.
I love Cassandra Claire's books. This one had great potential, but the narration ruined it.
I found that they perfectly captured my vision of The high warlock of Brooklyn. I loved the idea to write a book dedicated to just the characters! Magnus Bane will always hold a special place in my heart!
A briliant collection of short stories, chronicling events in the very long life of Warlock Magnus Bane. They are hilarious stories set in the world of Shadowhunters and Downworlders, from Peru, Paris, London and New York. They also fill in some of the history that is not fully revealed in the books series and are an excellent companion to The Infernal Devices and Mortal Instruments. Great to see they are now available as 1 book and includes an extra bonus story of phone messages to Magnus Bane, which is probably the funniest of all the short stories. All the narrators performed brilliantly as well.
The stories were fantastic. The first couple were a bit slow and meandering, but the remainder of them really filled in A LOT of gaps in the Shadow Hunter storyline. Lots and lots of insight there. MOST of the narrators were excellent, however there a one or two that made the stories drag at an excruciatingly painful rate. I almost skipped "Fall of the Hotel Dumort" read by Cecil Baldwin. It's a great story, but horribly narrated. As a stand alone series, the remainder are very good and worth the time and investment.
I loved the different sides of Magnus that you don't really get to see in the Mortal Instruments books. There are different narrators which would have thrown me off if I hadn't read the reviews before the book.
I listen to these short stories over and over because I'm hungry for more of the backstory. There was one story that I didn't like the way it was read but I still listen to it. Magnus Bane is one of my favorite characters from the series.
I liked that we get this insight into my favorite character but not all of the stories were not worth the listen.
Magnus, duh. Because he was great.
It's okay because different voices provide different tones to different times.
No, but I finished within a week
I like this collection
I really wasn't sure how I would like this book, because I wasn't as connected to Magnus Bane as I was the other characters when reading the original series. But I really did and joy the different readers, and getting to know more about the thoughts, feelings, years, relationships, and adventures of Magnus Bane, and I think you will too!
The book starts off slow, but things start to pick up and get exciting. If you're planning to read the whole shadowhunter series, this book gives a lot of information and gives insight to our favorite warlock.
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