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City of Fallen Angels take up where City of Glass left off. With Valentine out of the way, Clary thought she and Jace could finally be together--but when someone starts murdering the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine's Circle and leaving their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to destroy the new peace between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, she realizes the past can never be left entirely behind. As the Shadowhunters scramble to find out what's really going on, Jace breaks off all communication with her, refusing to tell her why. Desperate to help him, Clary plunges into solving the mystery, coming ever closer to a secret whose revelation may mend her relationship with Jace--or rip it apart forever. Meanwhile, when Camille Belcourt, the elegant bloodsucker who used to rule New York's vampire clans with an iron fist, returns to the city determined to re-establish her control, a vampire war is born. Only Simon--the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side--can decide the outcome; too bad he's caught up in his own complicated love life and wants nothing to do with Downworld politics! Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.
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Not as good as the first three

What did you like best about City of Fallen Angels? What did you like least?

I liked that Simon stopped being weak. I find the homosexuality uncomfotable. Also as a Christian I dislike the strange doctrine... Lilith was Adam's first wife??? Why do we have to change the Bible to write the story?

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Cut out the constant blow by blow fight scenes. I would like to see the good guys win once in a while. Seriously, what a depressing read.

What didn’t you like about Ed Westwick and Molly C. Quinn ’s performance?

Neither one had much emotion. Molly was considerably worse than Ed. Couldn't tell who was talking half the time as Molly's voice sounded the same for every character. Molly mispronounced words often which was annoying. Since I am listening to the entire series it was jolting to have different accents for characters. Suddenly Camile sounds like a cross between a Russian and a French woman. Ed made Jace sound like Sylvester Stallone in Rocky. Sorry but to me that wasn't cool at all.

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

Probably not.

Any additional comments?

I got sick of the hopelessness of the story and the fact that at the end once again Jace was unable to control himself and the bad guys were in control. So tired of that. I read to be entertained not depressed.

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Earlier narrators were better.

Didn't like these narrators as well as earlier ones. Changed pronunciation of words so they language wasn't as flowing. Overall female narrator did well. Male narrator couldn't seem to decide what accent to give Jace. Cliffhanger ending. I prefer ending a story and leaving some open threads to continue in next story of series.

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Ehhh...

Where does City of Fallen Angels rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Towards the bottom. Partly because I don't like the people narrating it, but also, it's a slow story.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Ed Westwick and Molly C. Quinn ?

Natalie Moore did a much better job narrating the two previous books. Molly was alright, but Ed was very monotone and didn't sound like he was very into narrating it. Listening to him was like listening to a dish washer running.

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Drastic change from first books in series

I loved the first few books in this series which caused me to purchase this one. First of all, the first books were very well written. I do not understand the authors need for GD to be used several times in this book. The series is written about 17-year-olds, and written as young adult fiction. Also, this is the third time the narrator has been changed in this series. The first narrator was terrible so I can understand the first change, but the second was quite good. Overall, the story was not bad, but not up to par with the first books in the series.

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  • Rachel
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, United States
  • 12-28-15

Awful Narrators

Would you try another book from Cassandra Clare and/or Ed Westwick and Molly C. Quinn ?

I would actively avoid book narrated by Ed Westwick and Molly C. Quinn

What was most disappointing about Cassandra Clare’s story?

The whole series has been pretty obvious and the incest thing dragged out too long and was just damn creepy even if it was obvious where the story was going.

What didn’t you like about Ed Westwick and Molly C. Quinn ’s performance?

Terrible accents, Molly was so damn whiny and I really dislike that there is no consistency between narrators on pronunciation. Why aren't there notes on how to pronounce strange/made-up words in these audiobooks? There is a production team listed in the credits, what do they actually do?

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Love the story but not the girl who read

I really really love this story and can't wait to read the next part the only problem I have is that the girl who reads has no expression at all. They really need to redo these two books cause I have a feeling the next one's going to be the same. Ed on the other hand was wonderful

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Narrators lacking

What didn’t you like about Ed Westwick and Molly C. Quinn ’s performance?

Molly Quinn called people and items by the wrong name - For example, the stele was pronounced "steely" and Amatis was not the same as previously used.

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  • Amy
  • MESA, AZ, United States
  • 03-25-14

I love the series & Ed - Can't stand Molly Quinn

I love these books and get so wrapped up in them. I am excited for the continuation of the story and hope the best for all the characters. When Ed Westwick reads it get lost in the story and he is such a perfect voice for these books, but when Molly Quinn reads it is like a violent shock and it always annoys me when she says certian words. It is like she didn't do any research on the books or didn't listen to the previous books before being the reader. I am so not looking forward to book 5 with her the reader.

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Just When You Thought They Could Be Together!

Cassandra Clare has her stories together. She is a wonderful writer and this series has not hit a dull moment yet.

Just when you think Jace and Clary can be together, there is still something holding them apart.

I have read that many people hate the narrators. There are two in this book. It switches from
Ed Westwick (TV Series: Gossip Girl) to Molly C. Quinn (TV Series: Castle). I didn't mind the narrators at all. I liked what both brought to the book. However I can understand people wanting consistency when listening to a series and can get attached to one narrator. If you know this before going into the book, maybe it won't be so bad for you.

It's a great series, I wouldn't miss it!

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  • Jesse
  • CHICAGO, IL, United States
  • 06-14-11

Just okay...

I can't say that i was ever entirely engrossed in this series, I find it to be a bit silly and cliched at times but this installment felt especially lackluster. I especially hate that the female narrator has changed so many times, their prononciations and the energy has changed each time. On the bright side Ed Westwick the male narrarator was amazing!

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