Monday, September 23, 2013

0 Audio Book Review: What Really Happened in Peru by Cassandra Clare

Title: What Really Happened in Peru (The Bane Chronicles Part 1)
Author: Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan
Narrated by: Jesse Williams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Audio
Published: April 16, 2013
Length: 1 hour 13 minutes
ISBN 13: 9781442365070
Genre: Paranormal
Source: Bought 


Goodreads Summary:
There are good reasons Peru is off-limits to Magnus Bane. Follow Magnus’s Peruvian escapades as he drags his fellow warlocks Ragnor Fell and Catarina Loss into trouble, learns several instruments (which he plays shockingly), dances (which he does shockingly), and disgraces his host nation by doing something unspeakable to the Nazca Lines.

My thoughts on the audio:
Jesse Williams is known for his role on Grey's Anatomy. So how does this heart throb do with as the narrator? I thought he did well. He gives each character their own distinct voice. Though at time Jesse's voice was a bit 'quiet' at times. I enjoyed his reading and hopes he'll do more audio books in the future.

My thoughts on the story line:
I really liked the story. I've read The Mortal Instruments thought I'm not quite caught up with The Infernal Devices yet. I found that this short story was easy to follow along with. I didn't really feel lost, so I think these books can be considered stand alone. This book focus on Magnus Bane ( of course since his name is in the title) and his jaunts through Peru. It doesn't focus on one particular time though. Bane visits Peru many times throughout his life. This book tells of each and every adventure. I do like Bane's character a lot. He's got a lot of great lines. I especially like his interaction with the other characters. Here's one of my favorite  quotes:

“Magnus, you were trying to flirt with your own plate."

"I'm a very open-minded sort of fellow!"

"Ragnor is not," Catarina said. "When he found out that you were feeding us guinea pigs, he hit you over the head with your plate. It broke."

"So ended our love," Magnus said. "Ah, well. It would have never worked between me and the plate anyway.” 


If you're a fan of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices then this is a must read! If you've not read the books yet, this would be a great introduction to the characters. At approximately a hour long, it's definitely worth your time.


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