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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©2005 Stephenie Meyer; (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
This is one of my all time favorites. Will read the book and listen to it every year. A++
Did this book make me feel like I was 16 again? Yes. Is that a bad thing? No.
Give in to the book. Just feel like you did when you were young, carefree and feeling love for the first time. I loved this book. A little repetitive during the love-y parts, but I was never bored, and flushed with girlish anticipation for each chapter!
The book is a light listening option...not a complicated plot, perhaps a little slow the first half of the book. I did however, really like the climax towards the end and couldnt stop listening. Overall it was enjoyable.
I loved the voice of Bella, Illyana also did a great job conveying the other voices. I have listened to the first two books in the series - two times each. I am just waiting for my credits to download Eclipse. I hesitated for a while, but many of my students have read the books and wanted to see what the hype was about. Didn't think I would love the story as much as I did. I have listened to dozens of audiobooks. I would highly recommend these.
I am glad that I listened to this book instead of reading it. The writing is amateurish at best and I am certain reading this would have been mind numbing and irritating for that fact. However, being that I listened it was amazing. Absolutely captivating. Typically not my type of entertainment but the storyline is gripping and I burned through the 10 hours in less than 3 days while still participating in my normal life.
I only picked this book up after hearing all the great reviews of the movie, but I must say nothing comes close to the trip this book takes you on. Bella is a real, average girl who gets sent on an absolute whirlwind with the reader taging along the whole way. You will feel as though you've entered an entirely new reality, one fun of exictement that will leave you wanting the next chapter.
It's been a really long time since I've been so absorbed into a book... I couldn't put down the ipod and listened to it in record time. It's full of mind-boggling tension, fun and romance. I don't think the narrator could really capture the voices of the characters to the full-extent, but the story is not diminished by that. This is definitely worth the 2 credits.
The story is a fantastic love story. I was hooked. The narrator was wonderful. I have suggested this book to everyone I come in contact with and they all agreed the story is great. It has everything action, romance and humor. I would listen and have listened over and over. Worth it cover to cover.
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