mother, wife, artist
I loved the other books in this series, but this one i was disapointed in, the plot seemed overly drawn out to me...granted it is hard to end a series, but i feel this one could have been done better, i gave it three stars...
The performance itself was marvelously well done. The choice to use two narrators, one for Bella's two books and one for Jacob's one book, was a very wise decision. Both narrators read with vigor and personality which made it very easy to listen to and follow. I've found that sometimes when readers personalize what they're reading into character voices and such, it can be interesting but at the same time it can get very tiresome and irritating after a while; however, some people seem to manage to not overdo or "under" do a reading and that's what these two did quite successfully. As for the story itself, it was a relatively good story that flowed nicely and wrapped things up for this series well enough, but I have to say, Meyers sometimes stretches the writers' saying "show don't tell" a little bit too far. I like detail, but there is such a thing as too much detail. Tolkien often comes close to that edge, but Meyers jumps right off, especially with the first book of Bella. I'm sure that many out there would disagree with me, but personally, I think that the story could've been told with just a few less words is all. Overall, this particular audiobook was very good, not great, but very good nevertheless.
Having read all the Twilight series in book form, I just had to listen to them as well. I find the experiences uniquely different in that both add to the story if done RIGHT. This is the key in audio books. The wrong material may be saved by a great narrator. A bad narrator rarely raises the material to listening level. Yet, in the Twilight audio series both are present.
This was the first audio book I have listened to and I really enjoyed the two readers for this book. As far as this book and the writer... well, I myself enjoyed it very much. I wasn't expecting an ending that happened so I was especially surprised at the end. Great book, great writing and gread audio voice clarity. (two thumbs up)
This book has gotten a lot of mixed reviews. Though my audible name is Adam, I am a woman and I, for one, loved Breaking Dawn. I thought it did a perfect job of ending the series and developing Bella's character. Her special talent-- which becomes clear in the final battle scene-- suits her wonderfully. Maybe it all ended TOO perfectly for some, but not for me. Stephenie Meyer gave her fans an extremely satisfying story. I highly recommend The Host, too.
This was a good book for what it was. With all the hype u wonder what ur going to get. I am interested how they will make a movie work with this book.
I can't say enough about these books. I couldn't put them down. I have listed to the series multiple times and I can't find other books that catch my interest as much as this series. The audio readers are brilliant. Ilyana and Matt do a perfect job. Matt especially does a perfect Jacob. The only disappointment with this book is that it ended with "The End". Sigh....
Of the entire set of books I loved this one the most. Without spoiling it for other listeners this book brings everything to full circle. Everyone gets what they wanted and we get a great closer. I loved THE END. Great book!!! If you like the first books you'll more than love this one.