The Bane Chronicles ~ Audiobook

The Bane Chronicles - Various, Maureen Johnson, Sarah Rees Brennan, Cassandra Clare

Technical Details

Title:  The Bane Chronicles

Author: Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson & Sarah Rees Brennan

Narrators: Cecil Baldwin, Jamie Bamber, George Blagden, Gareth David-Lloyd, Jordan Gavaris, Stephen Lunsford, David Oyelowo, Andrew Scott, Michael Trevino, Jesse Williams, plus a bonus story read by Seth Numrich & Molly C. Quinn

Publisher/Date:  Simon & Schuster Audio 11/11/14

Format Listened to:  Audio CD


Book Blurb

Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices can get to know warlock Magnus Bane like never before in this collection of New York Times bestselling tales, on CD for the first time with an exclusive new story.

This collection of eleven short stories illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality, flamboyant style, and sharp wit populate the pages of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.

Originally released one-by-one as e-only short stories by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan, this compilation presents all ten together on CD for the first time and includes a never-before-seen eleventh tale



My Thoughts

I enjoyed what I listened to of the Mortal Instrument Series, I listened to the first three books (If I recall it was supposed to be a trilogy originally) and was on the fence for the 4th book as the narrator changed to have dual narration (to which I have a pet peeve when done by switching narrator with the change of POV instead of “the guy reading the guy parts and the girl reading the girl parts….I won’t get started on my rant) and I was seeing a lot of mixed reviews.  I was actually happy with where I left off at book 3.  One of my favorite characters was Magnus Bane so when I saw that there was an Audiobook for the short stories I was very excited to learn more about him and his adventures.  While I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this….they were really all “fluff” stories, good ones but still fluff.  I think my favorite story “What really happened in Peru.”


I did like that there were different narrators for the stories, some were better then others but all in all they were pretty good.


This audiobook was provided by the Author/Publisher via Audiobook Jukebox for an honest review