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Publisher's Summary

Jace is now a servant of evil, bound for all eternity to Sebastian. Only a small band of Shadowhunters believe he can be saved. To do this they must defy the Clave. And they must act without Clary. For Clary is playing a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing is not just her own life but Jace's soul. Clary is willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?

©2012 Cassandra Clare LLC (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"The Mortal Instruments series features a rare marriage of extremely intricate, fast-paced plotting with ample digressions into the emotional lives of characters we’ve come to care about deeply ... With a movie in the works, this is an excellent time for new readers to jump on board one of the most enjoyable series in YA. Smart, fun, and epic, these books are addictive for all the right reasons." (Locus)
"The new queen of fantasy." (The Wall Street Journal)

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Amazing story but revolting narration

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The story is so amazing but it has been horrendously ruined by disgusting narration. They overact everything. The woman has a boring voice to listen to but additionally you can hear the static noise in the background. Also the man... seriously? it is revolting to listen to someone swallow their saliva... I almost couldn't finish listening to the story and I grit my teeth while trying to hold back the bile.

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Seriously good

I do not know how Cassandra manages to maintain the suspense through 5 books but she does it and more. She continues to build her characters who evolve and grow in complexity, inhabiting a world that is alive and vibrant and a little weird. Onward to book 6!

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  • Holly
  • 09-04-14

Eloise Oxer has ruined this for me.

What did you like best about City of Lost Souls: Mortal Instruments, Book 5? What did you like least?

Unfortunately I couldn't get more than twenty minutes in. Nothing to do with the writing, I wouldn't have got this far into the series if I didn't enjoy it, but the narrator is so painful to listen to, I'm going to have to wait until a better reading is found.

What was one of the most memorable moments of City of Lost Souls: Mortal Instruments, Book 5?

See above.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Grant was fine, though I preferred the gentleman from the previous book. Eloise on the other hand... Slow speaking, painfully slow. Dreary, stressing words seems more important than the story. The voice was so monotonous, I couldn't follow the story. She seems to breath words to attempt to make it more mysterious where it is just plain irritating. The last word in every sentence is breathed long, frankly weird.

Was City of Lost Souls: Mortal Instruments, Book 5 worth the listening time?

I may keep trying as I want to hear the book, but I certainly will avoid the narrator in future books.

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Other ratings are based on previous books, and expectations for this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-27-17

Loved it


so many different emotions and descriptions make you feel like your with them. Not many dull parts and the book keeps you gripped.

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  • Nina
  • 11-26-17

great

the narrator is amazing and the story is great, my favourite book in the series so far!!

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  • christine gould
  • 10-01-17

Excellent

Can't wait for the next group of books frame Cassandra . Once u start her books u really can't put them down lol x

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  • StaceyF
  • 02-09-17

Appalling narration

The story itself is very good - however listening to it is a form of torture and I'm not sure how I did it. The female narrator is not right for this - I kept thinking that it was an advert for chocolate or perfume with the breathiness of it. Really disappointing as I could not enjoy the story at all.

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  • Justin
  • 12-04-16

Good but tedious in parts

The whole series is amazing and the story has moved on however some of the clary and jace scenes are very tedious and quite boring in parts

Am looking forward to the next part :)

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  • paula
  • 09-19-16

the best book in the series so far!!

very unexpected twist at the end. fantastic!! I can't wait to devour city of heavenly fire!!!

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  • surreywench
  • 06-21-16

Awesome

This series just gets better and better! can't wait to download the next one! it isn't predictable

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-12-16

Fantastic book can't wait to listen to the final

I can't wait to listen to the final chapter absuluity fantastic best storyline jase hero

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  • Jennifer
  • 04-03-16

Very enjoyable

I was a bit worried at first as Eloise Oxer's narration was extremely stiff during the opening lines, but she soon seemed to fall into a comfortable narration and I was able to focus on the story rather than the narration (Grant Cartwright was fine from the start).

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  • Olivia
  • 05-13-17

Couldn't put it down.

Wow. Just wow. I read this book in one sitting. The way it was written was to die for. And the brilliance of two voices just makes the book that much better. Cannot wait for the finale