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City of Bones Audiobook

City of Bones

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Publisher's Summary

Clary Fray is seeing things: vampires in Brooklyn and werewolves in Manhattan. Irresistably drawn towards a group of sexy demon hunters, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City - and the dangers of forbidden love.

©2007 Cassandra Clare (P)2010 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What the Critics Say

"The Mortal Instruments series is a story world I love to live in. Beautiful." (Stephanie Meyer)

"The story's sensual flavor comes from the wealth of detail: demons with facial piercings, diners serving locusts and honey, pretty gay warlocks, and cameo appearances from other urban fantasies' characters....Lush and fun." (Kirkus Review)

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    Sharon Brisbane, Australia 09-27-13
    Sharon Brisbane, Australia 09-27-13 Member Since 2016

    I am an Australian woman who enjoys reading many different styles of books, from history to sci fi and mystery to poetry.

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    "This deserved 2 1/2 stars"

    This is a novel meant for pre teens. I thought that it would be something like The Hunger Games novels or Harry Potter that would appeal to a wider audience. What I was not expecting was a novel that was poorly written and followed a very similar plot to the Potter books. I am hoping that the next book will be much much better. I am giving the author the benefit of the doubt and am going to buy one more in the sincere hope that the first book was Ms. Clare's "teething" novel and the next one will prove that she can write and use her own imagination. Fingers crossed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shamarie 08-28-13
    Shamarie 08-28-13
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    "Excellent Easy Read"

    Found the story an easy read that kept me on edge and couldn't put it down

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Harold Perth, Australia 08-20-13
    Harold Perth, Australia 08-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Harry Potter meets Twilight"

    The more I listened to this the more I had flashbacks to story elements from Harry Potter and Twilight.
    I feel like the author has taken the plot elements from both those series and melded them together to make this series.

    I think I would have been happier if the Twilight element had been left out.
    I was over the teen angst angle about half way through.

    Having said that ... if you liked Harry Potter and Twilight, this is the series for you !!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Voor
    UK
    7/6/15
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    "Great story, awful narration"
    What disappointed you about City of Bones?

    The narrator is awful. I couldn't tell the what character was who. The narration of the male characters was terrible. I've ended up buying the books and reading them. Don't think I could bear to listen to them.


    How could the performance have been better?

    A narrator who could do the male and female characters.


    What character would you cut from City of Bones?

    None, I like all the characters, in fact I'd like more expansion on the secondary characters.


    Any additional comments?

    I've since read the first 5 books and love them. I know I'm not the target audience but that does not matter. As a adult, I thought the books were excellent. Proper character development and world building that was very impressive.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sally
    COVENTRY, United Kingdom
    12/12/13
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    "A little dissapointing"
    Would you try another book written by Cassandra Clare or narrated by Ari Graynor?

    No, I was willing to try the first and then the rest of the serious, but now I wont be purchasing the books in the rest of the series.


    Has City of Bones put you off other books in this genre?

    No, i think it was just a one off.


    What didn’t you like about Ari Graynor’s performance?

    I found her very American and not sure whether the main character was just childish or she just played it childish. Found the American accent very irritating, i will now always preview the audiobooks to check.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ali motherwell
    7/26/17
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    "fascinating"

    I loved the book and listening to it in audible just brought it all to life

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • katie
    7/21/17
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    "good book"

    this book was good, but didn't like it as much as others done by Cassandra Clare, also I wasn't keen on the voice of the women narrating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ali
    7/21/17
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    "Good story bad narrator"

    I stuck with this audiobook because the story interested me but I found the narrative hard to listen to. She got better as the story went on but in some places I couldn't tell which character she was supposed to be. I've downloaded the second audio book on the series though because it is read by a different narrator so hopefully will give the story the narrative that it needs. The story in general is worth sticking with and I look forward to seeing where these books go.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • suepete
    7/19/17
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    "Teen book"

    I couldn't get through it and became a chore but it probably is ment for a younger audience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • laura
    7/18/17
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    "fantastic"

    absolutely loved this book and the series exactly what I wanted to listen too it is magical and descriptive and fits all the needs for someone wanting adventure and mystical happenings all in a book/audio book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cynthia CLEMENT
    7/15/17
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    "Good story but not great narrator"

    Nothing too original in the story but still nicely written. Could use a better narrator though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    6/11/17
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    "Such an awful narrator."

    I like the story and all the characters but I definitely prefer to read the books instead of listening as the narrator is terrible. She doesn't do a great job, especially being different people is a problem. They all sound the same. It's hard to know sometimes who is speaking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • RIPREV09
    N-Yorks, England
    5/24/17
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    "Encapturing"

    Events constant and intense. Had me hooked quickly. Well read and an incredible story.
    I found it very easy to fall in love with certain characters including Simon. His nerdness is very relatable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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