Exclusive: Listen to ‘Angels Twice Descending’ Audiobook Excerpt Narrated by Brett Dalton


The final installment of Cassandra Clare’s companion Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, “Angels Twice Descending,” was released Tuesday in eBook format, and now we have a special treat for your ears as the final audiobook makes its debut.

We have an exclusive excerpt from the “Angels Twice Descending” audiobook, which is narrated by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star and sexy brunette Brett Dalton. Prepare to swoon!

Dalton is best known for his role as Grant Ward in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which airs Tuesdays at 9pm on ABC.

“Angels Twice Descending” is written by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman.

Simon’s journey to become a Shadowhunter nears its end as his Ascension ceremony draws closer. One of ten adventures in Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy.

Simon’s Ascension ceremony draws near in this brilliant conclusion to Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy.

This standalone e-only short story follows the adventures of Simon Lewis, star of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments, as he trains to become a Shadowhunter. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy features characters from Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, and the upcoming Dark Artifices and Last Hours series. Angels Twice Descending is written by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman.

You can now purchase the “Angels Twice Descending” audiobook on iTunes and Audible, as well as the eBook format.

Exclusive: Listen to ‘Born to Endless Night’ Audiobook Excerpt Narrated by Keahu Kahuanui


The latest installment of Cassandra Clare’s companion Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, “Born to Endless Night,” was released today in eBook format, and we have a special treat for your ears.

We have an exclusive excerpt from the “Born to Endless Night” audiobook, which is narrated by Teen Wolf star Keahu Kahuanui.

Kahuanui is best known for his role as Danny Mahealani in MTV’s Teen Wolf, where he joins fellow Teen Wolf star Daniel Sharman as having narrated an audiobook in Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter Chronicles world. Sharman narrated the Clockwork Princess audiobook.

“Born to Endless Night” is written by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan.

Simon, like the rest of the Academy, is stunned when a navy-skinned warlock baby is found on the Academy steps. They hand the child over to guest lecturer Magnus Bane, who has to bring a child home… temporarily, of course… to his man!

You can now purchase the “Born to Endless Night” audiobook on iTunes and Audible, as well as the eBook format.

Exclusive: ‘Bitter of Tongue’ Excerpt and Interview with Torrance Coombs

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The latest installment of Cassandra Clare’s companion Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, “Bitter of Tongue,” was released last Tuesday in eBook format, and today we’re bringing you a special treat for your eyes and ears.

Here’s an exclusive excerpt from the “Bitter of Tongue” audiobook, narrated by Reign star Torrance Coombs.

We’re also bringing you an exclusive interview with Torrance, in which he discusses the new challenge of narrating an audiobook and what he admires most about Simon Lewis.

Coombs is known for his role as Sebastian on The CW’s period drama Reign, which is headed into its third season this October. Coombs plays the son of the now-deceased King Henry, played by Shadowhunters star Alan van Sprang, our villainous Valentine.

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“Bitter of Tongue”

When an Academy mission goes wrong, Simon is kidnapped by faeries (why is he always kidnapped?). He must escape the Fey, relying on his only ally, former Shadowhunter and Dark Artifices character Mark Blackthorn.

You can purchase “Bitter of Tongue” audiobook now on iTunes and Audible!

Exclusive: ‘The Evil We Love’ Audiobook Excerpt Narrated by Chris Wood

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The latest installment of Cassandra Clare’s companion Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, The Evil We Love, was released digitally last month, and we brought you the exciting news that The Vampire DiariesChris Wood would be narrating the audiobook.

Now we’re bringing you an exclusive excerpt from the audiobook, narrated by Wood, as well as some photos of him from the studio. Get ready to swoon!

“After seeing the fantastic Chris Wood’s killer turn in The Vampire Diaries, we are absolutely sure he is perfect for this tale of kids born wrong, kids who choose wrong–and the kids who might learn to choose right,” Cassandra Clare told us.

Here are some photos of Wood filming in the studio:

Wood is best known for his role as Kai in The Vampire Diaries last season and will star in The CW’s freshman drama Containment, which will premiere midseason in 2016.

You can now purchase “The Evil We Love” audiobook on iTunes and Audible.

Exclusive: Luke Pasqualino talks Narrating ‘The Whitechapel Fiend’ + Listen to an Excerpt!


As we celebrate today’s release of The Whitechapel Fiend, the latest installment of Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, we’re bringing you an exclusive interview with audiobook narrator Luke Pasqualino, as well as an excerpt from the audiobook, which is available now.

In the clip, Pasqualino talks about his first audiobook experience and why he likes the character of Simon Lewis.



The Whitechapel Fiend is now available on eBook and audiobook.

Exclusive: ‘Shadowhunter Academy’ Narrator Devon Bostick Talks ‘Nerve-Wracking’ Audiobook Experience and Simon Lewis


Welcome to the Shadowhunter fandom, Devon Bostick. You’re certainly not a mundane anymore.

We’ve got an exclusive interview with that audiobook narrator of Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy (and star of the epic CW show The 100), Devon Bostick, as he talks about his “nerve-wracking” experience voicing an audiobook for the first time, how he relates to Simon and how he’d have liked to portray Simon in the film.

Hey, Devon. In case you didn’t know The Mortal Instruments is headed to the small screen and the role of Simon Lewis is up for grabs. Just thought we’d let you know. Let’s just get one thing straight: I don’t think I could handle Jasper dying on The 100, but you’d make an excellent Simon Lewis.

Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy is now available on audiobook and eBook format.

‘The 100’ star Devon Bostick to Narrate ‘Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy’


Cassandra Clare shared some exciting news about who will be narrating Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy.

The 100 star Devon Bostick, who plays Jasper on The CW hit show, will serve as audiobook narrator for the first installment of Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy.

Here’s what Cassie and Sarah Rees Brennan had to fangirl about say:


SARAH: Jasper from the 100! I’m so excited! I love the 100.

CASSIE: I know, score. *fistbump*

SARAH: My FAVORITE Jasper scene from the 100 was when Jasper hugs Bellamy.

CASSIE: Don’t remember that scene…

SARAH: Bellamy saved his life and Jasper hugged him so tightly!

CASSIE: Oh, sure. And then Bellamy swept him up in his arms and dramatically shut the spaceship door and who knows what happened inside… Why do you always make stuff up?

SARAH: I never make stuff up!

CASSIE: You told me there was a novel where Mr Darcy was a Navy SEAL.

SARAH: In a better world, that would’ve been true!

CASSIE: You can’t make up saucy stuff about our audiobook readers, Rees Brennan. I’m watching you. Watching you!

… Anyway, we are so thrilled, both because we watch and love the 100, and because Devon Bostick does such a great job as Jasper: a nerdy guy who loves a lady who loves another… yet who is extremely brave, kind, and valiantly rescues his team when they are in trouble. (Sound familiar?)

So we are sure he will be a perfect fit for our introduction to Simon Lewis, Shadowhunter in training: in some ways a different guy to the guy we knew—the guy he became—through the Mortal Instruments. We lost that guy, the TMI characters lost that guy, Simon himself lost that guy… and now Simon has to work out if he can get him back.

Plus we get to see how Shadowhunters are trained, with knife throwing, horse riding, good-lookin’ fellow students, terrifying teachers, and guest lecturer Isabelle Lightwood…

We hope you’re excited for what we and Devon Bostick have in store for you.

As fans of The 100 we’re super excited to have Devon narrating!

Exclusive: Cassandra Clare chats with ‘City of Heavenly Fire’ audiobook narrator Jason Dohring

It’s been just over a week since City of Heavenly Fire was unleashed upon the world, and the story was such a beautiful and fitting end to the series (read our spoiler-free review here). But there are different ways to experience City of Heavenly Fire, including listening to the audiobook.

We have an exclusive interview with Clare and one of the audiobook’s narrators, Veronica Mars‘ Jason Dohring. Clare and Dohring chat about their favorite books, which character Jason most enjoyed voicing and how Cassie dealt with saying goodbye to The Mortal Instruments.

The City of Heavenly Fire audiobook is now available, which features Dohring and Game of Thrones‘ Sophie Turner. The book is also available in hardback and eBook.

Cassandra Clare chats with ‘City of Heavenly Fire’ narrator Sophie Turner


EW.com has an exclusive video of Cassandra Clare interviewing Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones), who is one of the narrators of the City of Heavenly Fire audiobook along with Jason Dohring (Veronica Mars).

Here’s what Clare had to say about both Sophie and Jason:

“Sophie Turner is wonderful at imbuing young characters with humanity and feeling, and that’s why I thought she would be a perfect narrator for City of Heavenly Fire,” Clare told EW in an exclusive statement. “And Jason Dohring can turn on a dime from vulnerable to sinister, which is a wonderful quality in an audiobook reader.”

You can watch the video at EW.com

City of Heavenly Fire is now available in hardback, eBook and audiobook.

Exclusive: Hear ‘Torchwood’ star Gareth David-Lloyd narrate ‘The Course of True Love’ audiobook

The Bane Chronicles may be over, but we can never get enough of Magnus Bane and his shenanigans. What better way to relive perhaps his most exciting story in The Course of True Love (And First Dates) than in audiobook form?

Only one thing could make this better: listening to Torchwood star Gareth David-Lloyd read Cassandra Clare’s beautiful words in that glorious voice of his.

Get ready Shadowhunters because we’ve got an exclusive audiobook excerpt from The Bane Chronicles: The Course of True Love (And First Dates) as read by Gareth David-Lloyd. Prepare to swoon.

We also have a photo of Gareth recording in the studio:


The Course of True Love (And First Dates) audiobook is now available to download.

Mae Whitman to narrate new audiobook edition of ‘City of Bones’ (available now)

tumblr_n3gaqs9CF01riilx0o1_1280Exciting news, Shadowhunters! Actress Mae Whitman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Parenthood, Arrested Development) will be narrating a new audiobook edition of City of Bones, Simon & Schuster Audio announced.

The City of Bones audiobook is available to download via unabridged digital download beginning today (April 15).

Cassandra Clare shared her thoughts on Whitman, as well as teased that we’ll like the narrators (emphasis on the plural) for City of Heavenly Fire.

As a sort of celebration of City of Heavenly Fire coming out (and the audiobook coming out — I think you guys will love the narrators) Simon&Schuster decided to re-record City of Bones (with the corrections that have been added over the years — Simon having one sister instead of two, for instance!) — with the lovely Mae Whitman as the narrator.

Here’s the press release:

NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Simon & Schuster Audio is proud to announce that actress Mae Whitman will narrate a new edition of CITY OF BONES by bestselling authorCassandra Clare. The audiobook will be available on April 15, 2014 as an unabridged digital download.

Whitman currently stars as Amber Holt in the award-winning TV series Parenthood. She is also known for her roles as Ann Veal in the critically-acclaimed TV series Arrested Development and as Roxy Richter in 2010 film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Clare is the author of the New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Mortal Instruments series and Infernal Devices trilogy. Her books have more than 24 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. CITY OF BONES is the first installment in The Mortal Instruments series; the film version debuted in August 2013starring Lily Collins, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jamie Campbell Bower, and Lena Headey.

“Mae is an incredibly gifted actress,” says Clare, “and I can’t wait to hear her bring CITY OF BONES to life.”

In CITY OF BONES life changes drastically for fifteen-year-old Clary Fray when she witnesses a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Soon she is introduced to the world of the Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world and back to their own. When mother is abducted by evil forces, Clary learns that she descends from a line of these warriors and must join forces with them to save her mother and the world as they know it.

ABOUT THE PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster Audio is a leading publisher of general interest audiobooks including bestselling fiction, nonfiction, business/finance, self-improvement, inspiration, language learning programs, original audiobook productions, and children’s titles. In addition to a list that includes such unparalleled authors as Mary Higgins Clark, Vince Flynn,Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King, Michael Lewis, and David McCullough. Simon & Schuster Audio has produced audiobooks that have won seven Grammy Awards and earned thirty-five Grammy nominations since 1989. For more information about Simon & Schuster Audio, visit our website at www.audio.simonandschuster.com.  

Simon & Schuster, a part of the CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com.


Listen: Jamie Bamber narrates latest ‘Bane Chronicles’ installment


The audiobook for The Bane Chronicles: The Last Stand of the New York Institute was released yesterday and Entertainment Weekly shared an excerpt and interview with narrator Jamie Bamber.


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Jamie Bamber to narrate ‘The Last Stand of the New York Institute’ audiobook

Jamie BamberJamie Bamber, known for Battlestar Galactica, will narrate the audiobook of the second to last installment of The Bane ChroniclesThe Last Stand of the New York Institute, which was released earlier this month.

Cassandra Clare shared the news:

As the Bane Chronicles draws to a close, I know you’re all worried. Can we really keep up our excellent track record of Hot Guys Reading You Stories? I’m happy to announce that we can.

The actor who will be reading The Last Stand of the New York Institute, the second-last Bane Chronicle, is… Jamie Bamber. You may know him from Battlestar Galactica. (Captain Apollo!) Sarah, who has a creepily encyclopaedic knowledge of Hot British Actors, loves him from the Hornblower TV series in which apparently Jamie Bamber wore a very poofy white shirt, had a lot of feelings and served in His Majesty’s navy. I don’t ask questions.

We are so excited to have Jamie Bamber onboard, and can’t wait to hear his interpretations of Magnus, Luke, Valentine, Jocelyn…and Stephen Herondale.

We cannot wait to hear Jamie voice the latest Bane Chronicles installment!

Listen: Jordan Gavaris narrates eighth ‘Bane Chronicles’ audiobook

20131112-105322.jpgThe eighth installment of The Bane Chronicles — What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (And Who You’re Not Officially Dating Anyway) — was released on Tuesday, and Entertainment Weekly has some exclusive audiobook content.

Head over to EW.com to listen to a snippet of the audiobook read by Jordan Gavaris (of Orphan Black) and listen to a chat between Cassandra Clare and Gavaris.

Jordan Gavaris to narrate next ‘Bane Chronicles’ audiobook

Cassandra Clare has shared some exciting news about the audiobook narrator for What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (And Who You’re Not Officially Dating Anyway). Shadowhunters, welcome Jordan Gavaris (of Orphan Black) to The Bane Chronicles family!


Hello! Cute boy got your attention? I am zipping by in the middle of editing to announce that Jordan Gavaris of Orphan Black will be reading the next of the Bane Chronicles. If you haven’t seen Orphan Black, Jordan’s character Felix is one of the most fantastic things about an already fantastic show with amazing performances, and we’re so happy to have Jordan reading what might be the funniest of the Bane Chronicles installments: What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything. In which Magnus angsts, calls Ragnor, and seeks advice from a tentacled demon about his love life.

Look out for an interview where I chat with Jordan about reading the Bane Chronicles and also angle for Orphan Black spoilers. (If you aren’t watching it, you should be! Sarah RB turned me onto it and I am grateful enough to forgive her for the stunt she pulled in Italy with the bat.)

Welcome, Jordan. :)

The eighth installment of The Bane Chronicles, written by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan, will be released on Tuesday, November 19. Here’s the synopsis:

Magnus Bane may or may not be dating Alec Lightwood, but he definitely needs to find him the perfect birthday present.

Set in the time between City of Ashes and City of Glass, warlock Magnus Bane is determined to find the best birthday present possible for Alec Lightwood, the Shadowhunter he may or may not be dating. And he’s also got to deal with the demon he’s conjured up for a very irritating client . . .

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