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City of Fallen Angels

The Mortal Instruments, Book 4
Série : The Mortal Instruments, Volume 4
Durée : 12 h et 39 min
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City of Fallen Angels take up where City of Glass left off. With Valentine out of the way, Clary thought she and Jace could finally be together--but when someone starts murdering the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine's Circle and leaving their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to destroy the new peace between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, she realizes the past can never be left entirely behind. As the Shadowhunters scramble to find out what's really going on, Jace breaks off all communication with her, refusing to tell her why. Desperate to help him, Clary plunges into solving the mystery, coming ever closer to a secret whose revelation may mend her relationship with Jace--or rip it apart forever. Meanwhile, when Camille Belcourt, the elegant bloodsucker who used to rule New York's vampire clans with an iron fist, returns to the city determined to re-establish her control, a vampire war is born. Only Simon--the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side--can decide the outcome; too bad he's caught up in his own complicated love life and wants nothing to do with Downworld politics! Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.
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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Melissa
  • 06/04/2011

The narrators!

I don't know what they were thinking using an awful British guy to reason Simon's story. Hello! Simon is not British! You can't understand half of what the guy says. The female narrator is just as bad. Doesn't she know how to do any voices besides a little girls? Jeez she doesn't even change tones from Clarey to Jace. I've listed to tons of audiobooks but these narrators have to be two of the worse.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Bibliophile Mom
  • 08/04/2011

WARNING: HORRIBLE NARRATORS

I was so excited for this book, but my excitement turned to disappointment when I heard the first narrator. Did anyone listen to this before it was released?? Obviously not. The voice the male narrator uses for Simon sounds sounds like a cross between a Brit with a sore throat and Marlon Brando in the Godfather. And the female sounds like a third grader giving an oral book report.

If I were not so busy, I would have just given up on this production, bought the hard copy, and read this AWESOME book the old-fashioned way.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Snow*Bear
  • 28/08/2013

HATE that female reader!

Any additional comments?

I just CANNOT get past that female reader to get through even three chapters of this book! Pretty bad when she pronounces stele as STEELY! Bring back the original reader! She was excellent! This one sucks!! I'm sorry I ever wasted a credit on this book! I can't listen to her!!! UGH!

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  • D
  • 09/04/2011

Great Content - Horrible Narrators

I'm always sad when the narrator is changed mid series. You get used to the way the characters sound and know who is who. The switch here was doubling upsetting because the new narrators have no talent for audiobook narration. Ed sounds bored most of the time and Molly sounds like she is working so hard to enunciate each syllable. The worst part, however, was that Ed makes Jace sound like Sylvester Stallone in Rocky. It made me want to stop listening despite my love for the series.

The book content was great - I'm so glad Cassandra decided on doing another trilogy!

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Jose Ruiz
  • 10/04/2011

Good store....Bad narrator

I don't know why the narrator was changed, but famous on the screen does not make them good at narrating. Ed's accent did not go with the character nor did he bring them to life. Molly used the same voice for every character and could not even pronounce most of the names in the store. I was really disappointed in the book mostly due to the narrators. I really hope the next book will go back to the prior narrator. If it's not broken don't mess with it.

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  • Thomas N Wilson
  • 04/04/2014

Horrid Horrid ... did I mention HORRID narration

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I should have listened to the prior reviews. Good story, horrible narration - squeaky girl with no inflection in her voice (almost sounds like she's perpetually depressed). Whispery, poor phraseology and NO inflection. HATED this book because of it.
Guy who read was certainly boring but not like her.

What did you like best about this story?

The story line was good.

Would you be willing to try another one of Ed Westwick and Molly C. Quinn ’s performances?

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

Could you see City of Fallen Angels being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No

Any additional comments?

Please don't waste your money on anything ready by Ed Westwick or Molly C Quinn! Save yourself the money for a well narrated (or even fairly well narrated) book.

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  • Global
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  • Brian
  • 13/04/2011

HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE NARRATORS

This is a great story and a great series but these are the worst narrators ever. Bland and not even close to the character and very little differentiation.

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  • Tracy Sparent
  • 28/06/2011

Disappointing Narration

First I would like to point out that I love this book series. I think Cassandra Clare is a very talented writer and her books are filled with passion and adventure. On that note, I was very disappointed with the narration on this audio. The male narrator mumbled so much I could not understand half of what he said even when I had the volume turned up to 45 in my car. Both narrators did a terrible job distinguishing between one voice and the next. It was nearly impossible to figure out who was saying what. After the first chapter I gave up trying to listen to it and went on to another book. I don't know what the publisher was thinking, but they should have stuck with the original narrators either Natalie Moore or Ari Graynor would have been a huge improvement.

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  • Global
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  • Cindy Webb
  • 08/04/2011

City of Fallen Angels Writing Great/Narrators blah

I would have given this book a five star rating just for the content alone, but I was not impressed at all with the narrators.
As always Cassandra brings us such lively characters with humor, danger, love and pain. You cannot have light without dark. I love hearing from the various perspectives and not just Clary's. Oh and for those of you who loved Clockwork Angel there are teasers in this book for the next in the series of Clockwork.
With that said, I am personally going to go out and purchase the hardback novel. Reason : Again, the narrators are horrible. Their voices do not complement one another at all. Her voice is very shrill and his voice is very baritone. I truly feel that neither of them did this book/Cassandra's characters any justice. Through the majority of the book both readers are flat and do not create individual voices for the characters, everyone sounds exactly the same unless the character has an accent. After 4 books, Clockwork included, having been brought across so well by other readers, they fall short and make the characters and Cassandras writing flat. Suddenly have Simon, Jace and a new character Kyle are made to sound as if they are Rocky Balboa, I was truly waiting for "Yo, Adrian". At times when the three are having conversations you feel like your listening to the Mob and unless Cassandra has written in "Jace said" or "Simon said" then you get lost in who is saying what because they all sound the same. I understand they are from Brooklyn, but geez, Simon sounds like he is going to hop in the boxing ring at some points.
I will not even get too far into the female narration. There were points in the book that I truly felt as if I would have to turn it off. It was like listening to a whiny version of scratching you nails down a chalkboard. She too was one dimensional, flat and downright annoying.
Narrators ruined the book!

Just a note : If I had my choice I would have called the couple who read for Shiver, by Maggie Steivatter.

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  • Global
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  • BookMama
  • 07/09/2012

Narrator shock!

After enjoying the first three narrations of these books, I was forced into Narrator Shock when I started listening to this one. Ed Westwick was dreadful! He mumbled a lot, and he speaks fast, which, when combined with the mumbling, forced me to back up the story to try to figure out what he was saying! Molly C Quinn on the other hand was rather monotone her entire reading (even during high action scenes!) Although she read at a normal pace, it felt very slow and drawn out when compared to Ed Westwick's. Another thing, Ed has an British accent and Molly is American!! For all those reasons, it was exhausting, going back and forth between narrators.

All that said, I still loved the story. I enjoy this series quite a bit. I continued with the 5th book. Molly C Quinn narrates that one as well, and I think she does a much better job in that book than she does this one. However, I still prefer the narrator of books 2 and 3. I wish the recording company would have stuck with the SAME person for the entire series, it's tiring adjusting every single book.

Anyway, great series, I really enjoy them! Give them a try!

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  • M.
  • 24/11/2013

Annoying readers - Unangenehme Vorleser

Leider kommt dieser Band weder in punkto Geschichte, noch in punkto Vorlesen an die vorangegangenen heran. Der männliche Leser ist undeutlich und hat keine angenehme Lesestimme, die weibliche Leserin besitzt einen unangenehmen quietschenden Ton.
Leider kein Hörgenuss, ich hätte von einer originalen englischen Ausgabe mehr erwartet.

I'd have expected much more of that volume, but both male and female readers were annoying. The male diction was often unclear and the reader gave the impression not to care at all about what he was reading. The female voice had that annoying high pitched and girlish voice that makes it difficult to take a story seriously because it sounds like the reading of a little college girl.

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  • SV
  • 17/07/2016

Geschichte ist ok aber die Sprecherin geht gar nicht

Die Geschichte ist gut, wie auch schon die vorherigen Bücher.

Gewöhnungsbedürftig war der Wechsel zwischen weiblichen und männlichem Sprecher. Davon halte ich grds nicht viel. Leider war die weibliche Sprechern gar nicht gut. Dabei Lage das nicht an der Art des Lesen sondern die Stimme selbst. Das hat das Buch für mich sehr heruntergezogen. Der männliche Sprecher war dagegen sehr gut. Schade, dass er nicht das gesamte Buch gesprochen hat.

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Anja Lederer
  • 16/03/2019

The voice !!!

Like the stories, read them more than once, listen to it for the second time and I can’t stand the female voice, it is just a terrible reading voice. Can’t get used to it over listening.


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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 10/03/2019

Good Book, partialy badly narrated

the story is good and the male reader is quite good but the girl has a very, very joung voice sadly doesn’t read well.

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  • Regina Reichel
  • 25/06/2016

Furchtbar gelesen

Molly Quinn ist als Vorleserin unterirdisch und Ed Westwick reißt es nicht raus. Außerdem geht Cassandra Clare langsam der Atem aus und die Story dünnt extrem aus. Die ersten 3 Teile haben einfach wesentlich bessere Plots, haben Eine gewisse Stimmigkeit in der Psychologie der Handelnden (was allerdings zu keinem Zeitpunkt die starke Seite von Miss Clare ist) ... Und als Hörbücher wesentlich bessere Vorleserinnen.

  • Global
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Esther
  • 17/03/2016

Oh these voices

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

Die Stimmen denen man hier lauschen darf gehören nicht irgendwem. Mit Ed Westwick haben sich die Macher einen der heißesten Teenie Serienstars der letzten Jahre geangelt. Er spielt niemand geringeren als Chuck Bass. Wer die Serie im original kennt wird ihn erkannt haben. Das Gleiche gilt für seine lesende Partnerin die von niemand geringerem als Molly C. Quinn gesprochen wird die man kennt (und über alles liebt) als Alexis die charmante Tochter von Rick Castle. Die Bücher werden nicht besser, genauso wenig wie Cassandra Clares mittelmäßiger Schreibstil der zwar seine Höhepunkte hat aber oft genauso tief fällt. Alles in Allem schön zum anhören, aber man sollte nicht all zu viel erwarten. Clare neigt dazu viel Aufmerksamkeit auf Nichtigkeiten und unbedeutende Situationen zu verwenden und vergisst dabei ihren Figuren Glaubwürdigkeit und Tiefe zu verleihen. Nichtsdestotrotz liebe ich Simon und ihn mit Eds Stimme sprechen zu hören hat was. Das 'Mann' da nicht auf seine Kosten kommt ist nicht weiter verwunderlich denn seien wir ehrlich... ihr seid nicht wirklich die Zielgruppe Jungs ;)
Für Mädels bis in die frühen 30ger die mit Chuck in Gossipgirl geschmachtet haben, bietet sich hier die Chance sich stundenlang einen vorsäuseln zu lassen. Da wird die Story fast nebensächlich.

  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • MeMySelfandMac
  • 27/08/2012

Kitschiger Teeny Klamauk

Nackte Teenager die im "letzten" moment noch diskussionen über das für und wider der sexuellen Vereinigung palavern? Check

Absolut Verständnis Volle Teenager Jungs die stunden lang philosophieren? Check

Natürlich alle hübsch, dynamisch und teil tot? Check

Sprecher sind das einzig hörenswerte an der Geschichte, Erzählweise ist spannend, aber die Geschichte.. mein Gott nochmal, die wollen sich seit 3 büchern gegenseitig knallen, und dann wird immer noch diskutiert. Kurz: Absolute Unrealistische Darstellung vom Modernen Teenager. Schön für Mädels zwischen 10-14 die noch an den Traumprinzen glauben, aber dieses stundenlange rumgeschwärme wegen goldenen Augen, Blonden Haaren, Nassen Blusen. Bäh Tut der Geschichte nicht wirklich weiter helfen. Apropos Geschichte ist eher nebensächlich, Das übliche die bösen sind doch gut, und gut doch böse. Absolute an den Haaren herbeigezogene "Spannungsmacher" Die so unglaubwürdig sind. Hey der KERL ist ein Shadowhunter, ein SHADOWHUNTER der vor nichts und niemanden angst hat, kennt dämonen und alles böse, und traut sich dann nicht zu erzählen das er schlecht träumt? Goooooottttt. Gut das könnte auch im vorgänger buch gewesen sein, aber solche sachen gibts auch hier.. Gut unrealistisch bei Vampiren etc. ist natürlich so eine Sache, aber Mann kann sich nicht mit den figuren identifizieren, mit fiebern etc. weil man ins Hörbuch hüpfen will, und schreien möchte "GROW A PAIR!!!" Aber die Haupthelden findet das prima, da sie somit wieder alles und jeden retten kann, bzw. muss, weil die männer im buch zusammen sitzen und sich gräser ins haar flechten oder mit dem Stilette sich die fingernägel sauber machen.

Die Reihe fing gut an, aber verfällt zunehmens in träumerischen kitsch und mädchen geschwärme.

Fazit:
Still a better love story then twilight. ;) Aber nicht wirklich spanned oder mitreißend, aber für teenager evtl. eine schöne heile (liebes-) Welt.

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