I enjoyed the book. I am a big "Malec" fan, and I will read anything including Magnus Bane! It was an enjoyable read but I didn't like the narration and I think that decreased my enjoyment of the book. I wish I had a written copy instead. If I wasn't a fan of the series I probably wouldn't have continued after the sample. His tone just didn't suit Magnus and I found a lot of the accents very strange. So many of the narrators from the "Bane Chronicles" were fantastic I'm dissappointed they didn't use one of them. I'm hoping the narration on the later books from TEC will be better. I found myself pausing to listen to other things and losing interest - which is usually not how I listen to a book the first time (if I'm enjoying it of course). I just felt like the humor and joy I always get from Magnus wasn't there - I don't think it was from the writing though. I think it could have been a little faster paced, 10hrs is long for what was accomplish by the story. I liked some of the little call backs to the Bane Chronicles as well. I think the other thing that brought down my enjoyment of knowing what happens in the next books. It is kind of silly but I just love the characters so much I don't want to see them hurt and so it's too bad it's set between City of Glass and City of Fallen Angels. I hope the later books will be later on in their relationship.