The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin audiobook

The City of Mirrors: A Novel (Book Three of The Passage Trilogy)

By Justin Cronin
Read by Scott Brick

The Passage Trilogy: Book 3

29.50 Hours 05/24/2016 Unabridged
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A thrilling finale to a trilogy that will stand as one of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction.”—Stephen King You followed The Passage. You faced The Twelve. Now enter The City of Mirrors for the final reckoning. As the bestselling epic races to its breathtaking finale, Justin Cronin’s band of hardened survivors await the second coming of unspeakable darkness. The world we knew is gone. What world will rise in its place? The Twelve have been destroyed and the terrifying hundred-year reign of darkness that descended upon the world has ended. The survivors are stepping outside their walls, determined to build society anew—and daring to dream of a hopeful future. But far from them, in a dead metropolis, he waits: Zero. The First. Father of the Twelve. The anguish that shattered his human life haunts him, and the hatred spawned by his transformation burns bright. His fury will be quenched only when he destroys Amy—humanity’s only hope, the Girl from Nowhere who grew up to rise against him. One last time light and dark will clash, and at last Amy and her friends will know their fate. Look for the entire Passage trilogy: THE PASSAGE | THE TWELVE | THE CITY OF MIRRORS Praise for The City of Mirrors “Compulsively readable.”—The New York Times Book Review “The City of Mirrors is poetry. Thrilling in every way it has to be, but poetry just the same . . . The writing is sumptuous, the language lovely, even when the action itself is dark and violent.”—The Huffington Post “This really is the big event you’ve been waiting for . . .  A true last stand that builds and comes with a bloody, roaring payoff you won’t see coming, then builds again to the big face off you’ve been waiting for.”—NPR “A masterpiece . . .  with The City of Mirrors, the third volume in The Passage trilogy, Justin Cronin puts paid to what may well be the finest post-apocalyptic epic in our dystopian-glutted times. A stunning achievement by virtually every measure.”—The National Post “Justin Cronin’s Passage trilogy is remarkable for the unremitting drive of its narrative, for the breathtaking sweep of its imagined future, and for the clear lucidity of its language.”—Stephen King

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Summary

Summary

#1 New York Times bestseller

A New York Times Bestseller

A BuzzFeed Books Pick for Books Readers Are Most Pumped for in 2016

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for May 2016

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A thrilling finale to a trilogy that will stand as one of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction.”—Stephen King

You followed The Passage. You faced The Twelve. Now enter The City of Mirrors for the final reckoning. As the bestselling epic races to its breathtaking finale, Justin Cronin’s band of hardened survivors await the second coming of unspeakable darkness.

The world we knew is gone. What world will rise in its place?

The Twelve have been destroyed and the terrifying hundred-year reign of darkness that descended upon the world has ended. The survivors are stepping outside their walls, determined to build society anew—and daring to dream of a hopeful future.

But far from them, in a dead metropolis, he waits: Zero. The First. Father of the Twelve. The anguish that shattered his human life haunts him, and the hatred spawned by his transformation burns bright. His fury will be quenched only when he destroys Amy—humanity’s only hope, the Girl from Nowhere who grew up to rise against him.

One last time light and dark will clash, and at last Amy and her friends will know their fate.

Look for the entire Passage trilogy:
THE PASSAGE | THE TWELVE | THE CITY OF MIRRORS

Praise for The City of Mirrors

“Compulsively readable.”—The New York Times Book Review

“The City of Mirrors is poetry. Thrilling in every way it has to be, but poetry just the same . . . The writing is sumptuous, the language lovely, even when the action itself is dark and violent.”—The Huffington Post

“This really is the big event you’ve been waiting for . . .  A true last stand that builds and comes with a bloody, roaring payoff you won’t see coming, then builds again to the big face off you’ve been waiting for.”—NPR

“A masterpiece . . .  with The City of Mirrors, the third volume in The Passage trilogy, Justin Cronin puts paid to what may well be the finest post-apocalyptic epic in our dystopian-glutted times. A stunning achievement by virtually every measure.”—The National Post

“Justin Cronin’s Passage trilogy is remarkable for the unremitting drive of its narrative, for the breathtaking sweep of its imagined future, and for the clear lucidity of its language.”—Stephen King

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Magnificent . . . Cronin has taken his literary gifts, and he has weaponized them. . . . The Passage can stand proudly next to Stephen King’s apocalyptic masterpiece The Stand, but a closer match would be Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. Time
Readers who have been patiently awaiting the conclusion to Cronin’s sweeping postapocalyptic trilogy are richly rewarded with this epic, heart-wrenching novel. . . . Not only does this title bring the series to a thrilling and satisfying conclusion, but it also exhibits Cronin’s moving exploration of love as both a destructive force and an elemental need, elevating this work among its dystopian peers. Library Journal (starred review)   Praise for The Passage  
Superb . . . This conclusion to bestseller Cronin’s apocalyptic thriller trilogy ends with all of the heartbreak, joy, and unexpected twists of fate that events in The Passage and The Twelve foreordained. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Justin Cronin’s Passage trilogy is remarkable for the unremitting drive of its narrative, for the breathtaking sweep of its imagined future, and for the clear lucidity of its language. The City of Mirrors is a thrilling finale to a trilogy that will stand as one of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction. Stephen King
Read this book and the ordinary world disappears. Stephen King
[A] big, engrossing read that will have you leaving the lights on late into the night. The Dallas Morning News   The Twelve  
An undeniable and compelling epic . . . a complex narrative of flight and forgiveness, of great suffering and staggering loss, of terrible betrayals and incredible hope. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Gripping . . . Cronin [introduces] eerie new elements to his masterful mythology. The San Diego Union-Tribune  
[A] literary superthriller, driven at once by character and plot. The New York Times Book Review  
A masterpiece . . .  with The City of Mirrors, the third volume in The Passage trilogy, Justin Cronin puts paid to what may well be the finest post-apocalyptic epic in our dystopian-glutted times. A stunning achievement by virtually every measure. The National Post
This really is the big event you’ve been waiting for . . .  A true last stand that builds and comes with a bloody, roaring payoff you won’t see coming, then builds again to the big face off you’ve been waiting for. NPR
“A thrilling finale to a trilogy that will stand as one of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction.” Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Compulsively readable. The New York Times Book Review
“The City of Mirrors is poetry. Thrilling in every way it has to be, but poetry just the same . . . The writing is sumptuous, the language lovely, even when the action itself is dark and violent. The Huffington Post
“Compulsively readable.” New York Times Book Review
“The City of Mirrors is poetry. Thrilling in every way it has to be, but poetry just the same…The writing is sumptuous, the language lovely, even when the action itself is dark and violent.” Huffington Post
“A true last stand that builds and comes with a bloody, roaring payoff you won’t see coming, then buildsagain to the big face off you’ve been waiting for.” NPR
“Cronin skillfully manages a large cast of characters, all of whom he has endowed with fully developed personalities that engage the reader emotionally. Although its plot is understandably heavily dependent on events in the first two books, this novel is a superb capstone to a modern horror thriller epic.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Cronin’s long-awaited finale to his epic post-apocalyptic trilogy is an edgy, page-turning fantastical tour de force. His world, displayed through brilliant, dystopic-tinted narrative lenses, is frighteningly familiar, mercilessly exhibiting the ingenuity, tenacity, and brutality of man. With love as his polestar, his humanization of Fanning/Zero and the masterful end are but a few things that make this an incredible, one-of-a-kind future classic.” RT Book Reviews (5 Gold Stars, Top Pick!)
“This book plays to a number of Scott Brick’s strengths as a narrator—especially his prodigious ability to deliver detailed exposition as skillfully as he does fast-paced dialogue and action. He’s also expert at portraying the emotions of characters. As Fanning (Patient Zero) tells the story of how he was infected as a viral, Brick controls the suspense masterfully.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Justin Cronin

Author Bio: Justin Cronin

Justin Cronin is the New York Times bestselling author of The Passage, The Twelve, The City of Mirrors, The Summer Guest, and Mary and O’Neil, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Stephen Crane Prize. Other honors for his writing include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Whiting Award. A distinguished faculty fellow at Rice University, he divides his time between Houston and Cape Cod.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Horror
Runtime: 29.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English