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Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood might fall in love - but first they have a first date. One of 10 adventures in The Bane Chronicles.

When Magnus Bane, warlock, meets Alec Lightwood, Shadowhunter, sparks fly. And what happens on their first date lights a flame....

This stand-alone short story illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality populates the pages of the number-one New York Times best-selling series The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. This story in The Bane Chronicles, The Course of True Love (and First Dates), is written by Cassandra Clare.

©2014 Cassandra Clare (P)2014 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Great story, one narration problem.

The story is great of course, but the narrator gave Magnus a sort of NY/Jersey type accent and it REALLY throws me off.
As for the actual narrative, it's everything one could hope for from a first date between Alec and Magnus. The inherent kindness in Alec's protective nature, the implacable goodness beneath Magnus' facade of flippancy... And of course Claire's sarcastic humor throughout. Apart from Magnus' wierd voice, luckily only used when he deals aloud, David-Lloyd's narration is lovely, I love his light Welsh accent.

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A short, fun, pleasant listen.

Sweet story. I laughed more than I expected. GDL's narration is fantastic. The rapping...my word...

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Too sweet!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Course of True Love (and First Dates) to be better than the print version?

I think each version give different feelings. The print version is sweet, and listening it being read makes the story feels sweeter. They "support" each other. ^^

What did you like best about this story?

Magnus descriptions about Alec, to Jace, and about Magnus feelings and hopes for the "Stupid sexy Shadowhunter" ^^

Have you listened to any of Gareth David-Lloyd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, I haven't. This is the first time, and I quickly like it. Thank you for the great job!

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

Yes, it did. I have a good laugh ^^

Any additional comments?

I love Magnus. I love Alec. I love it when they are together. Stupid couple hahaha<br/>I love the story and I love the narrator. Thanks!

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amazing

it's such an amazing performance and I love to listen to it again and again :) I highly recommend it !

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Malec

Ive listened to this story atleast a dozen times and it always is a great listen. The narrator's voice is perfect for Magnus and holds your attention throughout the story.

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Simply Amazing

I loved it, I love this story, the narrator was amazing. I loved Magnus and Alec it was so adorable and brought on so many feels. (^^)v.

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Great

Enjoyable story. A great way to keep the story alive and provide a new insight to some of our favorite characters.

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Red hot

What did you like best about this story?

You get to see a complete picture of Magnus and Alec. How great they are together.

Have you listened to any of Gareth David-Lloyd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

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good of its kind

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Impressed with the story line and the narration style which impressed me and dug me deep in sory.

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