The Twilight Saga series is a fun and easy "read." The obsessive love and tension between Bella and Edward is great and the characters well written. I truly enjoyed the books and the female narrator really brings Bella to life. Recommend to teens and above for sexual tension/situations and violence. I say this because this is in the audible kids section.
Ilyana's voice is very impressive and her distinction between characters is precise. Her cadence and tempo are in keeping with the story plot and various moods. The male reader, Matt, does a far representation of Jacob, but his representation of all other characters is less distinct. In fact all of Matt's other character voices sound rather like a falsetto hippy on a really out of body experience. Ilyana's Jacob was in keeping with the appropriate personality and cadence of the story, even if she couldn't quite master the deep base of a werewolf, so given a choice, I would have elected to have her read the whole story as she has for the previous 3 in the series. I felt disconnected from the rest of the main characters in the story when Matthew was reading and felt a huge sense of relief when Ilyana took over again for part 3 of the story. Overall, I'm satisfied with the content and would still recommend giving the entire series a listen.
Mom, married, website designer, portfolio manager in self-imposed exile (yeah Greg Smith!!), former California native, Episcopalian.
I enjoyed the first three books but Breaking Dawn blew me away. While some of the plot was expected, there were excellent twists. Great fun! Meyer is a terrific storyteller.
I loved this series. This book was my favorite of the bunch. I enjoyed the movie "Twilight" so I decided to listen to the book. I liked that one, liked the second book more, liked the third one even more, and just loved the heck out of this one. I listened to the whole series, thought "that was fun" and promptly listened to the whole series again. This might be a bit much for little kids, but teens and adults should enjoy it (I am 36). I hope she writes more, I would like to hear more about the vampires and werewolves and the new charactors (don't want to spoil anything) that show up in the book.
Anyhow, 2 big thumbs up.
I first got hooked when I saw the movie Twilight. After reading the reviews, I was anxious to read the book. Stephenie Meyers does a fantastic job through out each of the 4 books in the saga. My only disappointment was that it had to end with Breaking Dawn. Ilyana Kadushin is a great narrator. I laughed, cried, and felt everything. Well worth every penny!
Upon completion of these 4 books (Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn) I find myself aching and missing the main characters in this series. I feel as if I grew close to the characters, and I have loved them all - well, maybe not Rosalie! A must read for anyone! Thank you, Stephanie Meyer for sharing your creations with me, and I hope there will be many many MANY more books from you!
I read the entire Twilight Series and enjoyed each and every one of them. The characters were well developed and the storyline in each book was interesting and very entertaining. I would have loved to have more to read and was sad when I finished this last of the series.