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  • City of Ashes

  • The Mortal Instruments, Book Two
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Natalie Moore
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,007
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,865

Clary Fray just wants her life to go back to normal - but that turns out to be impossible. For one thing, her mother is still in the hospital, in a mysterious coma. For another, she and her brother, Jace, have fallen under a cloud of suspicion now that the Shadowhunter world knows that Valentine is still alive - and that Jace and Clary are his son and daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting

  • By Aaron R. on 03-29-08

More of a good thing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-10

Not much to say, if you like the first one you should like this one. Be sure to read the first book first.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • City of Glass

  • The Mortal Instruments, Book 3
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Natalie Moore
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,234

To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters - never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME!!!

  • By Jennifer A. Peurifoy on 03-21-09

Good continuation of the series.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-10

I really enjoy this series of books. There is a little bit of everything in them and the action continues all though the book.

My only complaint with this book is the exact opposite of what I said above. There are long drawn out times of nothingness, filler if you will. If you can deal with the over description that takes place than this book is excellent.

  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

  • By: Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Narrated by: Scott Holst
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,015
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,291
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,378

While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My friends thought I was crazy.

  • By bluecat1861 on 03-23-10

Great history with a side of vampires.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-10

Simply put, it's like an Abraham Lincoln biography with some vampire hunting thrown in to keep it interesting.

I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in history.

21 of 23 people found this review helpful

  • Under the Dome

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,444

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best Stephen King I've Heard

  • By Scott on 02-10-10

Great idea, good story, long!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-10

This is an awesome idea and I would love to see it made into a movie...maybe. That being said, this is such a long book! There are a few times in the book you will find yourself saying: "normal people would not act/believe/do that in real life". But I guess that can be said for about any Stephen King book.

Bottom line, if you have the time I would go for it.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful