• City of Thorns

  • The Demon Queen Trials, Book 1
  • By: C.N. Crawford
  • Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (608 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

I never thought I'd be singing happy birthday to myself in a dungeon. And yet when a sinfully sexy demon crashes happy hour, that's exactly what happens. He’s known as the Lord of Chaos, he’s mistaken me for my succubus doppelgänger.

Happy birthday to me.

When he tastes my blood, he finally understands I’m mortal. And I realize we have something in common: We both crave revenge. So we make a deal: I can stay in the forbidden city to hunt for my mom's killer. In return, I’ll help him get the vengeance he craves. I just have to pose as a sexy succubus. One problem - he's my number one suspect.

And that’s increasingly hard to remember as he teaches me my role: seduction. With each heated touch I drift further into peril. And if I fall under his seductive spell, death awaits me.

"I flew through this book.... Hot demon lord - check. Action - check. Romance - check. And there's spice! If you love my books, you definitely want to read this one." (Laura Thalassa)

©2021 C.N. Crawford (P)2021 C.N. Crawford

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Addicting listen!!

OMG!!
Read/listen to this book!! It is absolutely phenomenal!! I loved it. The narrator is phenomenal!! Amanda Leigh Cobb is one of my favorite narrators and she truly breathed life into these characters and elevated the story for me. It was truly a addicting, and enthralling book. I absolutely love Rowan and Orion.
This book certainly has all of the elements that I love. A bit of mystery to hook its teeth in you, angst, romance, and paranormal. Trust me, you want to get it!!

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Absolutely AMAZING!!!

You must listen to this book!! I read it & totally feel in love but then I listened to it, & feel in love even more! Holy cow, I didn’t think that was possible. Amanda Cobb transports you into this story. Her voice is is one of my favorites now! I cannot wait to see/hear what happens next!

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What Next?!

I love when a book has an unexpected plot twist. Often, since I read so much, I see so many trends and patterns that books tend to blur together. city of Thorns has the type of fairytale universe you can fall in love with, a heroine that isn’t quite a hero, and a rogue male that could take your breath away! Enjoy!

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Finally overy book slump!!

Everything about this book was perfect, though I will say the steam....is real lmfao!!
Honestly, get the book!

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MUST LISTEN TO/READ!!!!

I took a chance on a new series after ACOTAR & BAA and I am so glad I did! Great story overall, and the narrator is hands down one of the best on this app. The storyline is fantastic, and the depth of the characters revealed throughout is ::muah:: — chef’s kiss. The romance is believable and nearly tangible without being over the top. I am going off the C.N. Crawford deep end and getting all the books!

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can't wait for book 2!!

this was a slow start but great story to stick to. I can't wait for book 2

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Had potential but hard pass

I should have known this book wasn't for me so maybe this one's my fault. I was hoping for more adventure and storytelling than romance and smut. The story had potential but I was disappointed that the majority of the book was all sex and no story. If I could have returned this book I 💯 would have.

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Great Book/Narration

Great story it had me the start. I love Orion and Rowan. I can wait for the next book, to see what other secrets are uncovered. I highly recommend any to read this book and/or get audiobook.

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Great Story!

I've been in a reading slump and stumbled on this. It was much needed. Great Story, unpredictable, and the narrator did an amazing job.

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Great balance of romance and story line

This book is great for Sarah J Maas fans but has less scenery detail since these books are short. The main character is strong and someone you want to respect as she grows. I think this book has great delivery of each new twist keeping you wanting more and a satisfying conclusion at the end of book 3. It also has just the right amount of sexy scenes and sexual tension. Definitely an adult book. I would read more books from CN Crawford. And Amanda Cobb is amazing as always.

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  • Andi Lawlor
  • 10-22-21

love it!!

I read the books when it first came out but the narrator truely brought it to life. I loved it so much and can't wait for book 2

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  • Erin
  • 10-22-21

Stunning

What an epic adventure, so many twists and turns in this demon world, will Rowan survive long enough to accomplish her task? Or will the demons put a stop to it?

Such a stunning story, that is unlike any others. Can’t wait to see what comes next for Rowan and Orion.

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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer, The Flock VIP)
  • 10-14-21

Wow!

What a book I loved Rowan and her quirks and even though she was locked up in a prison awaiting death she still was funny. Orion has a blood vow to kill Mortana and all her family when he sees Rowan he’s convinced she is Mortana. Loved how the story progressed and left you wondering if she really is Mortana even when everything unfolded you are still not sure if she is or not.

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  • Debbie, 1970, UK
  • 10-09-21

Omg, This Book Has It All!😍🗝

The voice performance is excellent. It keeps you on the edge of your seat, along with the story. The world is conveyed beautifully as is the steam & hotness of the characters!🔥

My word the hurt & stress of finding out certain possibilities is heart wrenching. This was masterful, I can not wait for book #2.🌟

Debbie, 1970, UK

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  • Jessica Wolfe
  • 07-29-22

Not her best

I’ll be honest, I fell asleep about half way through when it felt like all the story involves is waiting for them to get it on. It’s a little smuttier than some of her other books (sucubi and all that) and when I woke up it didn’t feel like if missed much plot wise (not a great sign). It does pick up towards the end, but doesn’t feel like the story advances enough to justify being a separate book (a pet peeve of mine). I will try Book 2 to see if the two together feel like a full story, but overall it’s a little underwhelming. The narration is good

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  • BEA
  • 06-28-22

I can't seem to like this one

I'm on chapter 9 in audible and the story so far has dragged I was expecting something spellbinding enthralling from all the 5star reviews I though finally a good audible story to get into. Sadly it was just meh. The idea for the plot had a lot of potential but it was just missing everything for me. The narrator was good as the female lead but as soon as she did the male voice it threw me out of context with any plot I was trying to follow. The British accent sounded pretty bad. Won't bother finishing thanks again audible for another boring romance.

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  • Jellybeanyboo
  • 11-20-21

Very enjoyable supernatural book

Really enjoyed this book, slightly predictable but still enjoyed and can’t wait for the next audiobook to be released

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-22-22

just wow 👌👏

I feel like there are so many good books but they are all so similar and typical- I'm 27 years old and feel like ive read every book almost, but this book? amazing. hats off, bravo! good story, highly recommend!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-28-21

Yes, definitely get this! so worth it

you'll love it, I am so glad I gave it a chance! PLS do it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-26-21

GREAT performance !

Great reader, accents and expression are on point! And great voice too; easy to listen to for long periods

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  • S. Humberstone
  • 05-18-22

Good story, average execution

Listening to this book was like watching a film with random sections cut out. While the narration of this book is fantastic, and the story is interesting and engaging, the writing itself is lacking. You'll be listening to Rowan finishing her drink in one room, and then a moment later she's in another room with another drink in her hand. One moment she's one place, and the next she's randomly in another. It's like we, as readers, are being teleported around her world and dropped into different scenes. The author really relies on the readers imagination to patch the gaps, and it's kind of irritating. Better descriptions and more context would really improve the story flow.