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Publisher's Summary

Cecil Baldwin, Jamie Bamber, George Blagden, Gareth David-Lloyd, Jordan Gavaris, Stephen Lunsford, David Oyelowo, Andrew Scott, Michael Trevino, Jesse Williams, plus a bonus story read by Seth Numrich & Molly C. Quinn!

Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices can get to know warlock Magnus Bane like never before in this collection of New York Times best-selling tales, on CD for the first time with an exclusive new story.

This collection of 11 short stories illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality, flamboyant style, and sharp wit populate the pages of the #1 New York Times best-selling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.

Originally released one-by-one as e-only short stories by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan, this compilation presents all ten together on CD for the first time and includes a never-before-seen 11th tale.

©2014 Cassandra Claire, LLC. All rights reserved. (P)2013, 2014 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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I have never laughed so hard!

This book (compilation of short stories), especially the last entry was by far my favorite of all of the series. The levity and complexity if Mr. Bane is explored with through and clever glimpses into his history.
Any fan of the books will love this!
Some narrators are better than others and some stories more enjoyable.. But overall it's a great collection!

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Great sleeping pill.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Yes, find a better narrator. Have him narrate all the stories. Having different narrators all give there interpretation of Magnus Bane was very disconcerting.

What did you like best about this story?

The history it provided.

Would you be willing to try another one of Various’s performances?

NO

Was The Bane Chronicles worth the listening time?

No, I believe I would have preferred to read it.

Any additional comments?

I love Cassandra Claire's books. This one had great potential, but the narration ruined it.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Short Stories Devout Fans Will Appreciate

This contains several short stories that brilliantly flesh out the gaps in Cassandra Clare's books. If you love the Mortal Instruments AND The Infernal Devices, then you'll appreciate most of the short stories, but be prepared for some of them (especially early on) to sound like bad fan fiction.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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A brilliant collection

A briliant collection of short stories, chronicling events in the very long life of Warlock Magnus Bane. They are hilarious stories set in the world of Shadowhunters and Downworlders, from Peru, Paris, London and New York. They also fill in some of the history that is not fully revealed in the books series and are an excellent companion to The Infernal Devices and Mortal Instruments. Great to see they are now available as 1 book and includes an extra bonus story of phone messages to Magnus Bane, which is probably the funniest of all the short stories. All the narrators performed brilliantly as well.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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A lovely book!

I found that they perfectly captured my vision of The high warlock of Brooklyn. I loved the idea to write a book dedicated to just the characters! Magnus Bane will always hold a special place in my heart!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Second Time Around

Each time I listen to this book , I always learn something new.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great Stories

The stories were fantastic. The first couple were a bit slow and meandering, but the remainder of them really filled in A LOT of gaps in the Shadow Hunter storyline. Lots and lots of insight there. MOST of the narrators were excellent, however there a one or two that made the stories drag at an excruciatingly painful rate. I almost skipped "Fall of the Hotel Dumort" read by Cecil Baldwin. It's a great story, but horribly narrated. As a stand alone series, the remainder are very good and worth the time and investment.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Absolutely Fabulous

This is one of the best books I have read in a while. It had me laughing out loud at nearly every story. This is a perfect interlude to slip between any pf the Shadowhunter series. Cannot recommend it enough other than I wish there had been more.

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More Magnus Please!

I can't get enough of Magnus Bane! This character is strong, hilarious, loveable, and down right EXTRA. I loved every moment of it. Even with the various narrators, Magnus Bane always shown through. I am eagerly awaiting the upcoming series centered around him.

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great book

wish the stories were in chronological order but such good insight into Magnus' life. also would've liked one consistent reader.