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The City of Mirrors

The Passage Trilogy, Book 3
Narrated by: Scott Brick
Series: The Passage Trilogy, Book 3
Length: 29 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (362 ratings)

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In life I was a scientist called Fanning. Then, in a jungle in Bolivia, I died. I died, and then I was brought back to life....

Prompted by a voice that lives in her blood, the fearsome warrior known as Alicia of Blades is drawn towards one of the great cities of The Time Before. The ruined city of New York. Ruined but not empty. For this is the final refuge of Zero, the first and last of The Twelve. The one who must be destroyed if mankind is to have a future.

What she finds is not what she's expecting. A journey into the past. To find out how it all began. And an opponent at once deadlier and more human than she could ever have imagined.

The publishing phenomenon that began with the astonishing worldwide best seller The Passage now comes to its epic conclusion.

©2016 Justin Cronin (P)2016 Penguin Random House

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WHAT AN ENDING!!!!!

I started this series and found it slow but compelling. By the time I got to the ending on this third book I am totally wrapped up by the story. The depth of character and connections that the author (Justin Cronin) built into this story makes you feel like it could all be real. There were times when I literally shed a tear and felt heart broken for some of the characters (and I'm a cold hearted person).
I highly recommend this whole series if you are looking for something to absorb yourself into. It has many many layers, but it has a beautifully well written ending. This series is like nothing I have ever read.

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a fitting end.

Cronin stated he knew the ending of the series before he started. Its now clear.

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Perfect end to an incredible journey

City of Mirrors, the long awaited end to an epic and wonderful trilogy, preceded by The Passage and The Twelve, is as rich, detailed and emotionally satisfying as its predecessors, and completes the set perfectly. The central characters all finish the story arc so well, with enough time given to each of their stories. Scott Brick reads so well - not a single character, note or emotion out of place - his Fanning is so spooky I found it scary to listen to at night! I'm not giving out any spoilers, just wanted to say this is beautifully written, beautifully read, and leaves us much to think about. Bravo!

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Really deep and engaging story

Considering the weight of this epic I felt like it kept me engaged the whole way through. Really connected with the complex characters and enjoyed the unexpected turns.
A good series for those who enjoy undercurrents and don't mind a rambling digression here and there.

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skip past Timothy Fannings life story

couldn't wait to hear the rest of the story, but the first 26 chapters wasted my life.
great story, loved it otherwise.

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A Struggle

I enjoyed the first two books, but I found this one to be a bit of a struggle. I found it repetitive at times but overall it's enjoyable.

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WOW

I don't remember the last time I was so sad to come to the end of a story.

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Amazing Finale

What a way to finish the trilogy. The in-depth explanation of Fannings life was a bit slow but definitely worth the listen. I want more!!

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Scott brick is an amazing narrator.

this book cannot be faulted I truly wish it never ended its by far one of the best trilogies ever

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Fantastic.

Loved it .Couldn't stop listening to it. Narrators were fantastic. The whole book was memorable. 😀

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  • CandiceR
  • 30-08-2018

Incredible!

I need these books to be made (properly) into a movie(s)!!!!

It felt like I was on this incredible journey with these amazing rich well drawn characters who now feel like life long friends! I didn't want this series to end and needless to say when I finished City of Mirrors it felt like I had lost close friends!

These are now my top 3 favorite books!

Well done Mr Cronin well done!!!!!

The narration is fantastic!

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  • Robert
  • 28-03-2017

Amazing

Love every minute of the trilogy. Amazing conclusion. Will feel lost without this series now.

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  • Freddietheone
  • 15-02-2017

Dreadful epilogue - don't listen

An excellent conclusion to the vast trilogy. This was spoilt, ruinously, by the epilogue.
Just accept it as a bad idea and stop listening there... honestly.
The story unfolds and brought laughter and tears in equal measure.
Now what can I look forward to? I miss the characters.

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  • MR T.
  • 28-03-2017

Narrative, Reading and Production are Superb,.

Thought every aspect of this production was beyond compare. Would recommend without hesitation to all


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  • Carla B.
  • 05-01-2017

Just Wow

I have read the first 2 instalments in written form, however i decided to try out the final book on audible. Unsure how i would take to audible as an avid reader,i gave it a try. For 3 days i was attached night and day to this book! it was a journey of pure excitement, obsession and joy. I am devastated that its finished. the performance was pure literary entertainmemt. i will find it hard to replace. bravo

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  • Annette Wright
  • 28-03-2017

Jarring change but eventually brilliant

I really struggled with this third book. It is a book of two halves and the first half takes us on a wayward tangent that I want expecting. It was frustrating as I had waited for this book to be released and now it wasn't telling what happens next. Instead of went back in time.

The story as at know it returns in the second half of the book and Cronin does this it all together in the end. However, I felt the back story was too long and could have been handled in a less jarring manner.

Having said that, this is a brilliant ending to the story. Moving and emotional. Well worth struggling through the first half of the book.

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  • sarah taylor
  • 08-03-2017

brilliant

three brilliant books, the only down side is that I need more. what to do now :(

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  • mike ryan
  • 24-02-2017

fantastic, again, totally engrossing.

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. A brilliantly engrossing workcovering over a thousand years, but never boring. Manages to draw you into this world, and keeps you wanting more. I didn't want to get to the end.

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  • JoErb
  • 21-02-2017

Stunning book.. perfectly narrated!

I re-read The Passage and The Twelve before reading this so it has been an epic journey and ALOT of pleasurable hours of listening.

The story, the writing, the narration all adds up to a collection of books that go down as my favourites of all time. If you like to get stuck into a book and it's world and enjoy falling in love with great characters and follow them through the highs and lows then these books are for you! I can't recommend them enough!

I feel a little bereft now I have finished. My next audio or otherwise book is going to have a lot to live up to!!

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  • Simon
  • 26-01-2017

Amazing story

Like all the books in this trilogy they just suck you right in. The passage was my introduction to audible books. I've now listened to this series 3 times. The way Justin describes the details are amazing and Scott's voices are mesmerising. You really feel like you're there with them on this epic journey. You feel the highs and the lows, way better than any film. Thank you Justin and Scott for this experience.

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  • Martin
  • 04-07-2016

Completes the story.

Was pretty much obliged to listen this one after the time invested in the first two and an glad to say it was worth the effort. I actually listened to the first 2 again to get myself back into the story so a major investment in time! The highlight of the entire book is for me the story of the creators of the virus and the fist of the infected Fanning, the "Zero" we get a great insight into the motives of the people who came to create the virus. Story kind of flickers out slowly as opposed to ending with a huge bang, all ends tied up and nicely finished.

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