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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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  • City of Fallen Angels

  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Ed Westwick, Molly C. Quinn
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398

Simon Lewis is having some trouble adjusting to his new life as a vampire, especially now that he hardly sees his best friend Clary, who is caught up in training to be a Shadowhunter - and spending time with her new boyfriend, Jace. Simon decides he needs a break and heads out of the city - only to discover that sinister events are following him. Realising that the war they thought they’d won might not yet be over, Simon has to call on his Shadowhunter friends to save the day - if they can put their own splintering relationships on hold long enough to rise to the challenge….

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Leslie on 08-07-11

Wonderful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-11

I love The Mortal Instruments and for the most part because of the complex relationships between the main characters. This is the 4th book in the saga and kind of starts of the second part of the story and maybe I wondered if it would captivate me as much as the first 3 books did.

Well I can say it does and I thoroughly enjoyed it, as with the other books I love Cassie's storyline and hope with all my heart if and when the film does come out it will do it justice, though as with most films of the book, they don't.

If you haven't read any of the Mortal Instruments get hold of City of Bones now, you won't regret it. It has it all, Demons and Angels, Vampires and Werewolves, Love and Romance. If you have read the first 3 books, City of Fallen Angels will leave you crying out for the as yet incomplete 5th book, City of Lost Souls.

Get into the Mortal Instruments now!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Wolfbreed

  • By: S. A. Swann
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

When a monk inadvertently discovers a lair of werewolf young, he unleashes what will become the Church’s most powerful and secret weapon. The werewolves are clandestinely raised by the Teutonic Order to serve as instruments of God against pagan unbelievers. Trained to slip into villages cloaked in human form, they are all but unstoppable. Only one, called Lilly, has cunningly fled her brutal master.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Touching and Compelling Reading

  • By Leslie on 09-06-11

Touching and Compelling Reading

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-11

I wasn't too sure if I would like this book and it is not a traditional werewolf story. From the first chapter I was gripped, the combination of medieval prejudices, barbaric cruelty and heartfelt sadness make it a very moving story. The contrast between beast and human is demonstrated brilliantly. What it means to love someone is also examined in the love for a cruel master and the love for her saviour and protector, but would he love her if he knew the truth.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • City of Bones

  • Mortal Instruments, Book 1
  • By: Cassandra Clare
  • Narrated by: Ari Graynor
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 936
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 792
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 791

Clary Fray is seeing things: vampires in Brooklyn and werewolves in Manhattan. Irresistably drawn towards a group of sexy demon hunters, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City - and the dangers of forbidden love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • cracking read

  • By Lisa on 27-05-10

Excellent Fantasy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-06-10

I was looking for another saga based in a fantasy world that had a good mix of a story to tell but with intricate and complex relationships. With some similarities with series like Twilight and Wicked Lovely, this one has its own imaginative tale that weaves a story of magic and dark fantasy with the everyday feelings and emotions in the relationships of it's characters. Right to the very end it leaves you trying to guess what will happen, not only with the central plot but also between its two main characters Clary and Jace. I won't spoil that ending for you but it leaves you hungry for the next in the series...come on Audible don't keep us waiting City of Ashes PLEASE...

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Host

  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 22 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too-vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive

  • By indigodreamer on 14-11-11

Wonderful Story - Totally Absorbing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-10

I really enjoyed the Twilight Saga so I was keen to try Stephanie's The Host, not expecting it to be as absorbing at Twilight, but it is much better than all of them.

The Host is intense from the first chapter to the last. It makes you think and wonder constantly and don't expect to not need a box of tissues by your side as this is a very emotional story. I am not going to tell you what goes on in the story, only that it is a roller-coaster ride.

I totally recommend this lengthy book, if you enjoy stories you really get into, like intense story lines and don't mind having wet eyes from time to time...get the Host.