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
Seriously, how hard is it for a reader to do a simple google search to learn the pronunciation of the place names in the book?
I think that I would have loved this book in my early 20s and before my introduction to Anne Rice. If you're an Anne Rice fan, you will be sourly disappointed. The story lacks complexity or even true suspense. I finished the book but am not going to listen to the rest of the series.
I'm a fan of the book series and have read it a lot of times now.
I'm not rating this a 3 based on the story because the story hasn't changed, it will always be good. However, I feel the narration came off as monotonous, it made me sleepy instead of excited or even interested. I think she failed to "animate" the characters properly.
Still a "hear" for those Twilight fans out there who can't get enough of the series but can't keep on reading it over and over. Nice to listen to if you're alone driving or just plain stuck in traffic.
I have worked in information Technology for 25 years and have run my own small business for 23 years. I love books!
Total escapism - and totally enjoyable.
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!
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