City Of Mirrors by Justin Cronin | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To City Of Mirrors by Justin Cronin?

City Of Mirrors by Justin Cronin is the FINAL book in the Passage trilogy. Friends, this must be my year for finishing series and trilogies and the like. I am liking this trend with my reading. It is pretty excellent know how something ends and then that feeling of wrapping things up. I know I kept putting City Of Mirrors off because despite really liking The Passage, I was a little bit meh on The Twelve. Maybe it was some sophomore slump? Anyways I kept avoiding this for different reasons BUT THEN as it turns out, I had no other Netgalley books that are also audiobooks through my library’s overdrive. So, almost thirty days later here we are. I have FINALLY read and listened to this book and now I know what happens.

What’s The Story Here?

City Of Mirrors picks up years after The Twelve ends. It opens up with Alicia Donadio giving birth to a stillborn. She’s grieving, rightfully so. Anyways, then we see that Peter is basically president of Kerrville, Texas where one hundred thousand people are living. People think that the virals are over, right. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Zero is still around. Anyways, there’s murder and mayhem. Amy’s character is kind of in stasis. Then there’s Michael who plans to put people on a ship and bring them to a safe island in the middle of the ocean. We get to learn Zero’s back story – how he used to be Tim and why he went totally around the bend (it has to do with a woman). And well, we get to find out how it was that humanity survived.

What Did I Think Of City Of Mirrors?

Overall, this is such an action packed book. I was kind of on edge while listening – mainly because I know how horror and dystopian books work. You think you’re safe and settled. BAM! Something bad happens. And my goodness, a LOT of bad things happen in this book. Thankfully, there’s hope too, because otherwise this would be so dreary. Although, okay there’s a few scenes involving infants at the scene of murders and that, as a mother, was really tough to listen to. Oh, and I liked that City Of Mirrors finally goes through Zero’s backstory. I like when a villain is given more depth. And well, I also liked that FINALLY the story is wrapped up.

How’s The Narration?

Justin Cronin’s City Of Mirrors is narrated by Scott Brick. Thankfully, I already like Scott Brick’s narration. Otherwise, I am not sure I would have been able to make it through nearly 30 hours of audiobook — even sped up, that’s a lot. The narration goes well with the story. Brick’s voice doesn’t sound jacked up when I speed up the narration (I cannot abide slow narration these days). In all, a good audiobook experience.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

Comments

  1. I read, and loved, The Passage, but I still haven’t picked up the second installment – and have no idea why. Ah, so many books, so little time.

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