I was so hooked on Edward I bought and read the book before it showed up on Audible. I was not dissapointed. I read it cover to cover over night, cried and was thrilled with the outcome. Now I'm downloading the story to listen all over agian. Only hoping that this isn't really the end and perhaps there could be one more story to be told.
If you loved the series, you will crave this too.
I hesitated buying a book about "vampires" but the reviews were just too good to pass up and I'm so very happy I purchased this series. I started with Twilight, then New Moon, then Eclipse and finally Breaking Dawn. I loved them all. I liked New Moon the least and liked Twilight and Breaking Dawn the most. I turned my wife on tho this series also and she too was in doubt. She read the first two books in about 14 days and is now reading Eclipse. I had to get use to the reader's voice but now I really like it.
Anyway, without a doubt this book / series is the best I've read and is even better than Pillars of the Earth. I'm a big John Grisham fan and have listened to/read all of his books. Stephenie, I loved this series better than ANY of those also.
Great job and I'd really like to see the characters live again.
Chapel Hill, NC
I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
STORY (YA romance) - So I like well-done young adult stories and listen to them occasionally. Even though I'm not a fan of supernatural romances, the thought of a vampire/werewolf love triangle intrigued me, and since the movies based on this series were such huge box office hits, I decided to give the series a try. But...I trudged through each book, thinking the next would be better. The ending of Book 3 even got me excited that Book 4 might be really good. W-R-O-N-G!
I'll admit I'm old for the target audience, so if you're a teen or possibly in your early twenties you will probably enjoy the book and the series. It's very highly rated. But from my perspective, this whole series (4 books, 65 hours) should have been in one book, and I probably still wouldn't have liked it that much. This book has a pretty unexpected plot twist in the first couple hours, but mostly there's just a lot of supernatural stuff going on that never really grabbed my interest, and the love triangle never really culminates.
PERFORMANCE - The female narrator does an okay job, but I'm not a fan. Occasionally some of her characters sounded like they were talking baby-talk, but maybe it's just me. The male narrator was much better, but unfortunately he doesn't talk as much.
OVERALL - Recommended ONLY for teens/twentyish females. Sex and teenage marriage/pregnancy occur but are dealt with tastefully. There's some fighting but it doesn't really rise to the level of what I'd call violence, and there's vampire bloodlust which is also fairly minimal. The books don't stand alone, so think about the 65 hours...
Ok, so its been 2 days since I finished Breaking Dawn (I went through books 2 - 4 in about 8 days), and I think I'm going through withdrawal :o). To borrow Jacob's words its "like a drug".
I'm kinda sad that its over but I could not put them down 'til I was done. Now I feel like I'm missing a really good friend that went away. Wow.
Kudos to Stephenie for creating such an escape and much love to Ilyana and Matt for taking me there.
I read this and the complete series to make sure it was ok for my granddaughter. I was hooked from the start. Loved the series and each book just gets better.
Now that I have finished the series, it is a little difficult to separate out the book into separate entities. They all flowed very easily as there was no time lapse between any of the books. The fourth was quite long and had quite a deal of suspense in my opinion. I am pretty sure that I did not enjoy the fourth book as much as the previous three but I was equally compelled to finish it. I heard someone argue recently that they thought the series could have ended after the third book. I am not sure that I would go as far as that because I did enjoy very much the characters in the fourth book and appreciated the development of Bella's character, which many people felt was overdue.
i dowloaded the book series 1-4 for my 14 tr. old granddaughter, so i listened to them to make sure they were OK. i am 58 and the grandpa. the first one was a bit slow for me but i could see the interest points for the kids. the 2nd gained a bit of momentum. the 3rd and 4th hit homeruns! i really enjoyed the whole series!
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I STARTED LISTING TO THE SERIES AFTER THE THIRS MOVE CAME OUT BECAUSE I COULDNT WAIT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS. I THOUGHT THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING. THE BEST OUT OF THE SERIES.
I was so excited to find out what happened to Bella and Edward that I had to buy the book. I cant wait to hear Ilyana Kadushin read the book. She did such a great job on the first three books that while I was reading book 4 I heard her voice for Bella.
Stephenie Meyer's books have been so great. While I agree with the first review of this book saying 'I hope this isn't the end of the story.'
I am so glad that Audible finally was able to get the 4th book of the twilight series and I have to say that the book lives up to its reputation...I read the book in 8 hours and I couldn't put it down!!
Great book, thank you Stephenie Meyer for giving me a thrilling ride through your characters. You have a gift for inventing realistic characters and its great to see a fellow Phoenician doing such great things!
Could not stop
The happy ending
Didn't start the series unitl the summer of 2012 because I am not a lover of monster stories. Vampires...who knew. I read the books first and could not put it down after the first couple of pages. I got the audio books because I wanted to read it again. I loved it.