I came into this novel as a naysayer. In my mind, there was no way that the novel could possibly live up to its hype. I mean it was like watching Forrest Gump after it had won all of the Oscars. I liked it but it was not the amazing creation that everyone made it up to be. I have to say that, in this case, I was immediately drawn into the novel and found it quite compelling. I was surprised at how compelling the novel actually was for me. I was surprised because I found that I was not drawn in by the actual story of the vampires but by the incredible chemistry that I felt between Bella and Edward. I have heard some say that Stephanie Meyer did not do a very good job developing the character of Bella. To that, I counter that this story isn't really even about who these two people are. I feel that the novel isn't even about the fact that Edward is a bloodsucker. I really think that this fact merely gives their relationship the complexity that it deserves. Seeing as there were a few scenes where I was left practically breathless and mesmerized, I have to admit that Twilight most definitely did live up to its hype, but perhaps in a different way then I expected.
I tried doing the audiobook thing last year but failed because the first book I chose had such a boring narrator that I kept falling asleep. The Twilight Audiobook series is fantastic. I'm a 34 years old married mom of 2 who does NOT like the Twilight movie series but the audiobooks I literally could not put down. Loved it!
This is an awesome way to find out about a book without actually picking it up and reading it. I've never been a novel reader and this is more than great!
If you are looking for a total mental diversion by means of a juvenile love story then this is the source for it. Over all well written... I enjoyed it!!
Unlike many, I watched the movie before reading the book. Now that I have heard the book, I realize that so much about Bella's & Edward's relationship is not portrayed in the movie. I was hooked quicky while listening to the audio and am anxious to listen to the rest of the series.
I read the book the first time and enjoyed it just as much hearing it this time!! Great story and the girl who narates it has a great voice for the character.
I saw Twilight in the theater and liked it so I thought I would give the book a try. I couldn't quite understand how they were so passionately in love when I saw the movie and I knew the book would give me more details. I was addicted to it, finding myself staying up late night and putting on in the car as much as possible. I really enjoyed it. I ended up seeing the movie again after reading listening to the book. I found that the movie "falling in love" made more sense to me now that I knew what they were thinking. I ended up listening to the next 3 books just to get my "fix" now I'm sad it's over and want more =)
I LOVED this book - and the series. Who knew a vampire story could be sooo good. I listened to the book for 2 days straight and couldn't get enough of it!