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Publisher's Summary

Inside you'll listen to:

  • A cinematic tutorial on why the best friend (Simon) always loses out to the bad boy (Jace)
  • The benefits (no, really!) of incest...at least in literature
  • What we can read between the lines of Alec and Magnus’ European vacation
  • The importance of friendship, art, humor, and rebellion

And more, from the virtues of Downworlders to the naughty side of Shadowhunting. Number-one New York Times best-selling author Cassandra Clare created the Mortal Instruments in 2004 with City of Bones (Simon & Schuster, 2007). Since then, the series has grown to five books, with a sixth due in 2014, and been joined by two spinoff trilogies and an upcoming film starring Jamie Campbell Power and Lily Collins.

Featuring stories by Holly Black, Kendare Blake, Gwenda Bond, Sarah Rees Brennan, Rachel Caine, Sarah Cross, Kami Garcia, Michelle Hodkin, Kelly Link, Kate Milford, Diana Peterfreund, Sara Ryan, Scott Tracey, and Robin Wasserman.

©2013 BenBella Books, Inc. (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Should have read the description first

I received an alert from audible informing me that another book had been released by one of my favorite authors. I purchased the book without a second thought only to find that it was more like a study of the history of this genre and a look into the inspiration for the Mortal Instruments series. Not what I wanted and really sorry I bought it.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Not what Expected but Good

I really like the different author's essay perspective. it has a lot of character and interesting insight.

Good listen

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I adore this collection!

This amalgamation of essays is truly amazing and so endearing! Each one touches ona vastly different topic, yet they all tie in so perfectly. All revolving around the plot, characters and sheer brilliance of the Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series!

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HUGE waste of time!

Super boring. I really wish I had not spent money on this. for me it was a huge waste of time.
When I bought this I was expecting more info about the characters not a college like lecture.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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great book tells alot

What did you love best about Shadowhunters and Downworlders?

it was helpful to read this book it opened my eyes to the shadow world .

What was one of the most memorable moments of Shadowhunters and Downworlders?

when Clair makes the binding rune

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

well intimated and good voice

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

it made me cry tears of joy

Any additional comments?

loved this book

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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A great analysis

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I recommend this book to fans of, and those who are interested in an analysis of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

The narrators did a great job of getting the point of view of the authors across to the reader. I also enjoyed the fact that there were multiple narrators for this book.

Any additional comments?

The book is sold at a good price and worth it. I bought this to complete my Cassandra Clare collection. I don't usually enjoy analyses of books but this was an enjoyable insight into the shadowhunter and downworlder stories.

3 of 10 people found this review helpful

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can't what Shadowhunters 2

can't wait to read book 2 can't wait to finish the series the end

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  • Tippy
  • 07-07-14

Dreadful not worth the money

What would have made Shadowhunters and Downworlders better?

Some real insight<br/>I have really enjoyed the books and thought it would be interesting to get a bit more background - this book did not deliver

What was most disappointing about Cassandra Clare (editor)’s story?

School type essays - nothing new revealed, just others thoughts on the book

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Narration excellent - best bit

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No

Any additional comments?

Total waste of money - audible has produced better freebies e.g interviews with the author than this

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Moypr
  • 03-01-15

Very Disappointed

What would have made Shadowhunters and Downworlders better?

I have totally enjoyed all Cassandra Clare's books of the Mortal Instruments and have all of them but this Shadow Hunters was not what i was expecting when i purchased it with one of my audible credits i feel rather cheated with it the whole book is like a documentary about how Cassandra put together the whole series of books of the Mortal Instruments I was looking forward to a follow up to the last book and now all i feel is disappointed with the Author and i fail to understand the need to write this book if i wanted to know more about ruins and tattoo's i would Google it

What was most disappointing about Cassandra Clare (editor)’s story?

I said it all above there was no need to do this book any one of her reader could have Googled the information if they had wanted to know certain things a waste of time and money and i feel disappointed by it

How could the performance have been better?

Cassandra did not have to waste her time writing it her time would have been much better spent writing another follow up to the Mortal Instruments which i truelly enjoyed every one of them

What character would you cut from Shadowhunters and Downworlders?

None

Any additional comments?

Disappointed

2 of 3 people found this review helpful