First, Edward was a vampire.
Second, there was a part of him, and I didn't know how dominant that part might be, that thirsted for my blood.
And Third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.
Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife, between desire and danger.
Deeply sensuous and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.
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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 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.
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This book has a few moments, but it is definitely targeted for teenaged girls (my daughter loved it). Even adult chicks may enjoy this book. As a short story this would be really good, as a novel it is somewhat thin, and the characters do some pretty inconsistent things to further the storyline. Not my cup of tea, but for teen girls an excellent book.
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.
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Its a good start to a story I have high hopes for... I am really excited for book 2.
She did a great job. I really enjoy the performance.
I did! Then the next day I immediately started book 2.
Great open to a great story. Keep an open mind for those more mature readers. Although you will enjoy the story keep in mind it’s not a brilliantly written piece. The story isn’t complex or any hidden mysteries. Everything is pretty straight forward but good regardless. I would say the target is more for teens and young adults. Ready for book two.
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.
"It sucks you in"
I will admit the first time I listened to this, I got a few hours in, and I had to turn it off. It had nothing to do with the narrator, because she perfectly captures the voices of the various character, but the story was tiring me out.
But strangely enough over the week, when I didn't listen to it, I kept on thinking about it, wondering how is it going to end, and to remind myself that this is a book for Young Adults not the normal audience of the Christine Feehan or Sherrilyn Kenyon books that I normally read or listen too.
So a week later I found myself starting from the beginning, and within 2 days I had finished it, and I have gone back to it more times then I can count. Excellently performed it's a story that will suck in you even what you don't want it too.
"more than surprisingly amazed!"
When I realised I had downloaded a 'kids' book I was mildly annoyed, and the inital focus on 'high school' life filled me with some concern, and if I'm honest it was probably the fact that I listen to several hours in one sitting that got me hooked. The narration is excellent, the story pace fast, and despite some quite exceptional acceptance on the part of the main character Bella I found the story more than captavating - in fact I have listened to it 3 times - something I have never done in many years as an audible regular. If you listen to audible for mindless escapism then this is a winner.
"I gave it a fair try"
Sorry, it's a crap story, poorly written. The reader does her best (she gets the stars) but you can't make a silk purse from a sows ear.
I listened to this to see what the hype was about and am appalled. Before anyone protests that this is a 'young adult' book, lets just remember that young adults are not complete morons. Sadly, Stephanie Meyer seems to believe her reader has the vocabulary of a 7 year old. The language is truly awful, the storyline is very questionable and sets a wholly unlikeable and empty character up as a dangerous role model in terms of abusive relationships. Really, don't bother.
Oh yes, there are some nice twangy guitar bits at the start of each section - presumably because its 'for kids'. Doesn't make up for its rubbishness.
Definitely one not to miss! Can't wait to listen to the next in the series.
I discovered this wonderful series last year. I bought them on CD initially and spent many sleepless nights caught up in the story and afterwards I bought them as downloads so I could take them on holiday. Twilight is the first of Stephenie Meyer's epic romantic fantasy saga about Bella and her vampire lover Edward. The books have already enjoyed best selling status and I happen to believe they make up the most wonderful romance I have ever read. My imagination and my heart were alike captured from the start. Buy it and lose yourself in this story and its delightful and human characters.
"Almost exactly the same as the movie"
Having seen the movie and thoroughly enjoyed it I had to listen to the book. The two tie in almost exactly with very few changes to the plot, which made the listening experience that much richer and more enjoyable as you had concrete images of the descriptions. I can't wait for the rest of the series on film but in the mean time I will just have to make do with the books.
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