Eileen Stevens gives a low-key performance of The Twilight of Lake Woebegotten by American writer Harrison Geillor. Her husky voice and deadpan delivery lend the satirical material an air of seriousness. Heroine Bonnie Grayduck leaves Santa Cruz, California, for Lake Woebegotten, Minnesota, where she meets the mysterious hottie Edwin Scullen. Edwin’s secret? He’s a vampire, like the rest of his family, but he’s after Bonnie’s affections rather than her blood. Joachim Noir, a werebear, is also sweet on Miss Grayduck. Though there are many dangerous creatures roaming about in this send-up of the popular Twilight series, it appears that klutzy Bonnie is the biggest monster of them all.
A small town...a plucky heroine, a shiny vampire, and a hunky Native American rival with a secret. But all is not as it seems in Lake Woebegotten. Let Harrison Geillor reveal what lies beneath the seemingly placid surface. You'll Laugh. We promise.
When Bonnie Grayduck relocates from sunny Santa Cruz California to the small town of Lake Woebegotten, Minnesota, to live with her estranged father, chief of the local two-man police department, she thinks she's leaving her troubles behind. But she soon becomes fascinated by another student - the brooding, beautiful Edwin Scullen, whose reclusive family hides a terrible secret. (Psst: they're actually vampires. But they're the kind who don't eat people, so it's okay.) Once Bonnie realizes what her new lover really is, she isn't afraid. Instead, she sees potential. Because while Bonnie seems to her friends and family to be an ordinary, slightly clumsy, easily-distracted girl, she's really manipulative, calculating, and power hungry, and not above committing murder to get her way. Or even just to amuse herself.
This is a love story about monsters...but the vampire isn't the monster.
©2011 Harrison Geillor (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
I didnt like the Twilight series and thought this would be funnier because I really liked the Zombies of Lake Woebegotten. It was ok, but maybe too close to the Twilight series, gag. The author is a good writer, maybe too good because I really hated the Bonnie character.
I had it figured out before the end
None really, I think the author was too good as I really hated Bonnie and everything to do with her.
No, unless Edwin turns on Bonnie and kills her in a fit of rage because he realizes he has been played by a sociopath
I would read others by this author
Yes, it was familiar but took alternate routes that made this a new and interesting version of Twilight. Nicely done.
The Narrator, referring to the character in the story not Eileen Stevens who did fit well for this audio.
Bonnie "turning" process and who caused it was fitting even if it were predictable.
The last chapter and how the "Narrator" put the possibility to a great conclusion of this book together.
I would not call this a spoof as I would interpret that to mean a comic version. I did not find this funny but an alternate version of Twilight, making this for me a different story altogether.
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