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
There is a reason why so many people has chosen this book, this book is VERY GOOD. The narrator is excellent, the story line and plot are excellent, her choice of words are carefully chosen. This is very a very good book. I highly recommend it, you will not be disappointed.
Ilyana Kadushin does a bang up job of narrating this super series. I LOVE audio books and have come to appreciate the talent it takes to narrate, change voices and persona and so on, and to really make you feel like you are IN the book/story. I loved the books as I read them and I loved them equally as I listened to them. AAA+++
"Hi My name is Ali and I'm an Audible addict." "Hi Ali!"
I was overall impressed with the audio of this book comparing it to others I have from the website. The writing and story line is weak overall. Brainless fluff, but it's a tween book tight? I will continue on with the series.
I simply LOVED this book and the entire series. I have listened multiple times. The first time for shear pleasure but subsequent times to pick up the finer details that I missed. Lots of information along with a great love story. Twilight is a great "base" for the subsequent books. Listening helps bring the character alive. GREAT job on the readers part.
I am 40 years old and cant believe i liked this book. It took a little time to get going but i have been told to hold out for all the series, that it only gets better
The story has an interesting premise, but it goes on and on about how much one teenage girl wants one teenage vampire and vice versa. By the time you get to a point in the book where things are picking up, there's about an hour left. I kept listening, hoping to get beyond the teenage lust, but it just dragged on and on and on to the point of nausea. . .This might be better suited for teenage listeners, which is why I'm sure it starts out as "Audible For Kids". Don't waste your credits if you're an adult.
"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.
"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.
"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.
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