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City of Heavenly Fire

Mortal Instruments, Book 6
Length: 23 hrs and 53 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (379 ratings)
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Summary

Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. When one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim have ever known is revealed, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Simon, and Alec must flee - even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned. Love will be sacrificed and lives lost in the thrilling and long-awaited final installment of the best-selling and acclaimed Mortal Instruments.

©2014 Cassandra Claire LLC. (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic reviews

"Hugely anticipated." ( The Bookseller)
"The Mortal Instruments series is a story world that I love to live in. Beautiful." (Stephenie Meyer)

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A little too much information but well written

I think this book had a little more information than needed. I am sure Cassandra Clare had in mind the sequel already in her mind, and probably that is the reason of the introduction of new characters. But in my opinion, that is pointless when talking about the last book in one series.
Anyway, a part from the new characters, this book finishes every story ever started and it flows very fasts.
Also really enjoyed the narration with enthusiasm, which is always a plus for audiobooks.

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Good story ruined by a crap narrator. Again.

Loved the book, shame it had to end, but baffled as to why Oxer was used again. Found myself groaning and covering my ears every time she comes on. When you switch narrators at least ask that they learn the pronociations of names etc from the previous books, and can pronounce the words, domestic and foreign, required. Perhaps the recording of this book was rushed and not checked properly for mistakes, who knows.

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Brilliant

absolutely loved It, the ending was great and led you to read the prequel trilogy with just a few unanswered questions!!

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Book6 city of heavenly fire loved it

A rollercoaster ride into this fantastical world of good and evil heroes and demons where shadow hunters have protected mundanes single handedly until an evil force matured with such strength that down worlders were required to unite in order to triumph.

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The whole series is addictive

You going to be hooked. Love the fact there's no Thomas Hardy like preamble to ruin it

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Better than book five but not saying much.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The second set of three books in this series is nothing like as good as the first three. There is endless repetition. I have returned book 5 which seemed a complete waste of time. I listened to this book 6 just to get to the end of the story. It would have been much better to reduce these three books to 2.

What will your next listen be?

I will try the next series and see if I stick with them.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narration was pretty poor.

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

None that I could see.

Any additional comments?

None

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Loved all the characters in all the books


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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TMI is life!

Loved this series, great but savage ending, gonna miss the characters! ♡ Can't wait to read the Infernal Devices next :) Cassandra Clare will always be one of my favourite authors.

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Romantic fantasy

If you liked the Twilight Saga you will love this series and it is much much better!

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There are no words for how good this is!

Loved it, such an amazing journey.... make sure you have tissues handy. I think I felt nearly even human emotion at some point... just... you have to read these books.

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  • Paolo
  • 11-04-18

It was good but could have been great

For all those that read Grant Cartright butchered this audio book, please note that he didnt do a tereible job. He just didnt put on a performance equivalent to that which was in book 5.

But its not just that. The audio technician or editor didnt do a great job either as you can hear each narator swallow, lip smack among other unusual sounds u dont expect to hear with a quality audio book. Noises that are distracting and break immersion when listening via headphones.

So is this worth listening to?
Yes
Is it entertaining?
Yes
Could the performance been better?
Yes.

Enjoy.

- Schpindoctor

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-07-15

love love love!!!

I love all Cassandra Clare's books. I can never put them down!! And can't wait for more books from her!!! <3

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  • Hannah
  • 15-09-14

Remarkably beautiful and bbitter sweet.

Anything I write does not do justice to the months spent reading the world Cassandra has created through the inferno devices and Immortal instruments. I never knew what to expect when pressing the play button on Clockwork Angel and again for City of Bones. Completely blown away and pleasantly surprised each time. A huge bar has been set and it’ll be difficult to find a new series that can measure up. I’ll miss the Harendales, Lightwoods, Fairchilds, Simon and Magness plus the many who played a part in such an stunning read…, well definitely not Sebastian. That dude creeps me out and gave me nightmares. For every truly good comes the deeply evil. It’s kinda sad and bitter sweet to say goodbye. Goes to show how great of an author Cassandra is to create such characters yu come to love, hate and be irritated by. I laughed, cried, nearly punched the player and cheered over and over. Brilliant night time reading! Looking forwad to Emma’s story in the upcoming series The Dark Artifices. Yeah!!!

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  • emily
  • 08-05-17

Amazing!

I loved the Shadow World!! And all of the couples. Clace Sizzy Malec etc... but the girl was creepy

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