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Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy Audiobook

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

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Publisher's Summary

Ten Simon Lewis tales read by:

  • Devon Bostick
  • Jack Falahee
  • Luke Pasqualino
  • Nico Mirallegro
  • Chris Wood
  • Ki Hong Lee
  • Torrance Coombs
  • Sam Heughan
  • Keahu Kahuanui
  • Brett Dalton

The New York Times and USA Today best-selling collection of short stories chronicling the adventures of Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter is now available for the first time with an all-star cast of narrators!

Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. The events of City of Heavenly Fire left him stripped of his memories, and Simon isn't sure who he is anymore. So when the Shadowhunter Academy reopens, Simon throws himself into this new world of demon hunting, determined to find himself again. Whomever this new Simon might be.

But the Academy is a Shadowhunter institution, which means it has some problems. Like the fact that non-Shadowhunter students have to live in the basement. At least Simon's trained in weaponry - even if it's only from hours of playing D&D.

Join Simon on his journey to become a Shadowhunter, and learn about the Academy's illustrious history along the way through guest lecturers such as Jace Herondale, Tessa Gray, and Magnus Bane. Written by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman, these moving and hilarious short stories are perfect for the fan who just can't get enough of the Shadowhunters.

Full cast of narrators includes Torrance Coombs, Sam Heughan, Keahu Kahuanui, and Brett Dalton.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2016 Rebecca Wasserman, Maureen Johnson, Sarah Rees Brennan, Cassandra Clare (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

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    Lynn 02-18-17
    Lynn 02-18-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Great narration and story about Shadowhunters"

    I listened to the audio of Shadowhunters. And I don’t know how Cassandra Clare managed it, but she wrangled some seriously famous actors (well, famous to me at least!) to narrate the ten tales. And each narrator brought their own flare and style to the books. Some of my favorites include: Devon Bostick, Luke Pasqualino, Keahu Kahuanui, Brett Dalton, and of course Sam Heughan.
    While I enjoyed all ten tales, I really appreciated how the tales were interconnected, and provided us with both modern Shadowhunter stories as well as historic tales. It’s not practical to review all ten tales; here are some individual reviews. My favorite of the collection was Born to Endless Night, written by Ms. Clare and Ms. Rees Brennan. In this tale, Magnus and Alec decide to adopt a baby warlock. The baby shows up on the doorstep of the academy where Magnus is guest-lecturing. Of the two, Alec takes to adopting the baby first. And let’s just say that Magnus making a bottle for the baby was totally swoony. I don’t really know what this tale had to do with Simon, but I also don’t really care. This was also the tale where I realized I picture the actors from the TV series as the characters.
    Another favorite tale is Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy, also by Ms. Clare and Ms. Rees Breenan. (I think I see a pattern here!) This story is hilarious and all Simon. Who else would pack nothing but funny t-shirts when going off to Idris to learn to be a Shadowhunter. The scene with the girls and talking about when Simon bit Jace had me literally laughing at my desk at work.

    “I might have bitten him. It was more like a tiny nibble.”

    “Was he delicious”, Julie asked? “He looks like he would be delicious.”

    And Izzy staking her claim on Simon? Just as great. Excellent narration by Devon Bostick. And a great start to a compilation book.

    Pale Kings and Princes by Ms. Clare and Ms. Wasserman was one of my least favorite of the collection. This tale focuses on the history of the Blackthorn family, specifically Mark and Helen. Most of which I learned from reading Lady Midnight. This tale emphasized for me the fact that I really should have read the books in publication order. All the questions I had reading Lady Midnight were answered here. It would have made much more sense to have read Shadowhunter Academy first.

    Across the board, I really enjoyed all of the tales. And especially the audio narration. If you appreciate Simon’s sense of humor and are interested in more Shadowhunter history, check out Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lynne Pennamon 01-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Revisiting Beloved Characters"

    I really enjoyed this collection. The stories were wonderful. The only drawback was the narration of the final chapters by Brett Dalton. I found it more difficult to discern which character was speaking and missed hearing the Scottish brogue of George's character that had been consistent until that point. Overall, I loved having more stories involving the Mortal Instruments' characters.

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    ashlyn 08-18-17
    ashlyn 08-18-17 Member Since 2015
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    "I always love these books"

    I really enjoyed reading these books because Simon has always been one of my favorite characters and it was nice for him to have a whole series. However, I gave the story a 4 star because of the ending which I am very upset about and will remain upset for the rest of the day haha. Also I gave the performance a 4 because I didn't like how there was a different reader for each small story, it was a bit confusing. I also wished there had been less readers who had a British accent ( this is not against the readers because I normally love British accents), but I don't think it fit since Simon is from Brooklyn and it's from his perspective. That's just my opinion though, and overall I would definitely recommend this book, especially if you love the rest of the immortal instruments books!

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    Desire 08-04-17
    Desire 08-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "looooved it! "

    I love all the shadow hunter books George was my sister and I favorite character in this one. Very addictive.

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    😍Princess lillia👶 07-07-17
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    "this was so good."

    I loved how the readers of this boon added their own voice in each story. especially the one who did George Scottish accent. In some parts I had to read myself because they missed a few parts or changed a few partsbbut it was overall good. nice read.

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    Stephen Platts 06-27-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I really love this series!"

    I am a huge fan of Cassandra Clare and really liked these stories all working together to tell a story.

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    A 06-22-17
    A 06-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Simon"

    This was such a good book!!! I really liked following Simon's journey to becoming a shadow hunter :)

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    Jen H. Parks Baltimore, MD United States 06-17-17
    Jen H. Parks Baltimore, MD United States 06-17-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Perfect"

    So well done! Wonderful story! I love Simon. He definitely deserved his tale to be told.

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    M. London 06-16-17
    M. London 06-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Emotional Rollercoaster in the Best Way Possible"

    I've always enjoyed Simon's character however after listening to his story, he has quickly become one of my favorite characters. I am usually distracted very easily but Simon (and the others ) kept me on the edge of my seat not wanting to put it down. I laughed and even teared up at times. Very happy I decided to purchase this book.

    Excellent performance by the narrator.

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    Michael Jones 05-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "I don't want the series to end! I love her books!"

    She has such a way of writing that makes you feel like you are the characters. Like you can feel what they feel! I wish the series would never stop and would love to see it revisit the New York institute with all the same characters and their new stories.

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