DON'T pass this book up. Young adult or adult, this book is AMAZING!
I read this book and found myself completely in love with the characters. The author made it very easy to slip into the shoes of the narrator, Bella.
From the very first moment that mysterious Edward Cullen enters the story, you'll crave more...more of his looks, more of his voice, and more of his life-saving acts.
I was fortunate enough to have read this after New Moon (the sequel) was already released, so I could immediately continue this fantastic and thrilling love story.
I REALLY enjoyed this book. Though it seems to have been written to be a Young Adult novel, it is smartly written, and detailed enough to draw in and capture the adult reader as well. I felt connected to Bella's teen angst, and reminded of my own first love by the descriptions of her experiences of Edwards touches, kisses, etc. However it still has the energy and mystique of the world of the vampyre. What a mix the romance and desperation of first love, with the passion and dark excitement of the vampyre genre.
I cant wait to read the next book, New Moon. Thankfully, Stephenie Meyer has vowed to continue the series.
I just finished this book today and it left me missing the characters. Edward made me fear him and love him at the same time. Just enough teeth to make you aware of the possiblity of a threat but not enough to gross you out.
Bravo.....Audible should get more books like this.
I am a book junkie...I read and enjoy a variety of stories, so please don't "define me" by one book or review! :)
I did read the series, and really love the story which is actually why I also supplemented it on my IPOD in audiobook. S. Meyer's tale of Edward and Bella is sweet, and compelling...the characters become like friends you want to spend time with. It has it's romance, dramatic moments, and there are times when you shake your head at the behavior of or a choice a character makes, (Usually Edward or Jacob), but you love them anyway. The narrator's voice is perfect,(not too young, not too old) she has a nice voice and is spot-on as Bella. She even sounds a little bit older as you go through all four books....natural progression. For those other unknown reviewers who gave her voice a "thumbs down", I must say, I disagree and I humbly suggest you have your ears checked. I would like to hear what does sound like a "good voice" to you. Ms. Kedushen sounds lovely compared to some of the other voices I've heard in samples, ..some of them unpleasant enough or inappropriate enough to the story to keep me from purchasing a story I might otherwise like.
This is the worst narration i've ever heard. I read the book and loved it. I listened to it and now understand all the bad reviews. I thought it would be nice to listen to but.... this is horrible. All i have to say is read it for yourself before judging it by this horrible narration.
I didn't get when I purchased this book that it was geared to young adults. This, however, became quickly apparent. I stuck with it as long as I could, but finally gave up. It's honestly not bad, just very simple and a bit obvious. I did enjoy the twist on the standard vampire legends and would have liked to see them explored a little more maturely.
Like I heard before reading Twlight, it is one of those books you can't put down or in this case turn off. I'm a 47 year old woman who reads a lot of contemporary romance, so I liked the plot, characters, and the delivery even though I normally wouldn't pick up a story about vampires. However, I did think it was a little junveile for adult tastes. The story is truely a metaphor for forbidden love, but without much sex. I would highly reccomend this for young readers. Edward, the vampire, is drawn to the new girl at school because of her purity and kindness. She has moved to a small town to live with her father in part because her mother doesn't have time for her. She discovers Edward has super powers that rival her law enforcement father's powers to serve and protect. Edward is dangerous yet beautiful. She seems to chip away his cold, granite like, exterior and find something warm and worthy inside. It is strange to say a story about vampires is sweet, but this one is and it will leave you hungry or should I say thristy for more.
This is a wonderful story. I think it's almost better hearing it read rather than reading it yourself. And the narrator is absolutely fabulous. I fully enjoyed this and highly recommend it to others. Beware, though: it's addictive.
I am 29 years old married and have a son, and I love these books. Actually I am obsecessed. I know that these were geared twords the "younger" crowd but this is so totally not a book just for the teens. I was so engrossed in this series that when I read them the 1st time I started Twilight on a Tuesday and had finished Breaking Dawn by the next Tuesday. I loved it. So now I bought the audio books to get a "different" experiance from reading them. I still loved it it was still great and still kept my attention!!! I LOVE EDWARD!!!!! LOL.