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Twilight: The Twilight Saga, Book 1 | [Stephenie Meyer]

Twilight: The Twilight Saga, Book 1

About three things I was certain. 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.
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About three things I was certain.

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.

Don't miss the other titles in the Twilight Saga.

©2005 Stephenie Meyer; (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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    Mitch Vancouver, BC, Canada 07-26-12
    Mitch Vancouver, BC, Canada 07-26-12 Member Since 2012

    I was first introduced to audiobooks during a summer when I decided to drive a truck in order to pay for college. Listening to books all day, every day was the only thing that made that job bearable.

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    "My Not-So-Guilty Pleasure"

    At this point everyone knows what Twilight is about and very little needs to be said about the characters or plot. What does need to be mentioned, though, is Ilyana Kadushin's unparalleled performance as Bella. After listening to this book I had a hard time believing Kristen Stewart's performance in the films. She just falls short of what Ilyana is able to accomplish here. Fantastic.

    28 of 31 people found this review helpful
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    Bryan J. Peterson Twin Falls, Idaho United States 09-19-09
    Bryan J. Peterson Twin Falls, Idaho United States 09-19-09 Listener Since 2006

    I'm not blind drunk, I'm just blind.

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    "A waste of my time this wasn't."

    For months I'd gone back and forth with myself about whether I was going to read the Twilight novels. But being blind, my only options were to either find them in braille, a medium which I find extremely tedious to be quite frank, or to listen to them. I tried at first to listen to the Library of Congress version, also known as the Talking Book version specifically recorded for us blind folks, but the narrator's voice ruined the story for me. But as is often the case in these situations, the commercially available audiobook was done much better. The story itself was far more interesting than I was expecting, always a plus, but Ilyana Kadushin's narration added just that little bit more to the pie, so to speak. Her smooth, slightly husky voice doesn't seem out of place, particularly when the character speaking is Edward Cullen or Jacob Black. I didn't hear the flatness that another reviewer complained about. I don't think they could have picked a better narrator unless perhaps it were Stephenie Meyer herself. Needless to say I'm glad I spent the two credits on this program, although I'll say right here and now that I messed up my sleep cycle for the next several weeks reading the entire series.

    20 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Woods 05-17-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Compelling listening"

    For some reason this very simple and beautifully written story was very hard to put down. I am an older reader and have "read" many excellent audio books and this is one is such a lovely story with an excellent narrater and highly recommended.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Erin Hudsonville, MI, USA 06-11-10
    Erin Hudsonville, MI, USA 06-11-10
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    "Suprisingly good"

    Book review: I watched the movie first, and reading the book filled in all the gaps in details that wasn't covered on film. It's very mild (PG wise), but well written, and really leaves you wanting more. Some phrases are extremely repetitious, and I did get tired of hearing how 'perfect' Edward was. If you're an adult and looking for a little more heat with the same subject matter (vampires/supernaturals) try the Sookie Stackhouse novels.
    Narrator review: After getting used to Kristen Stewart it took my ears some time warm up to Ms. Kadushin, but after reading the entire series, Bella wouldn't be right read by someone else.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Adam Manitowoc, WI, USA 10-22-05
    Adam Manitowoc, WI, USA 10-22-05 Member Since 2011
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    "True Vampire Romance..."

    First off, I would like to say how I have always been fascinated with vampire lore and the mere thought of undead creatures that live by night and feed on the blood of others. With that said, Twilight was a bit unexpected in that the book's main focus was about true love found between a mortal girl and a vampire. I was easily pulled into Stephenie Meyer's world of Forks, Washington where most of the story takes place. The author develops the characters very will and goes to great lengths to explain and point out vampire strengths as compared to humans. Twilight revolves around a sea of anger, inner conflict, and unexpected, undying love that will keep you listening into the late hours of the night. Personally, I loved this book!

    P.S. For those of you who are looking for just another vampire slasher, check out Anne Rice's books. This one would not be for you; however, if you want a great vampire love story, I suggest checking it out.

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    Jennifer Orion, MI, USA 12-11-08
    Jennifer Orion, MI, USA 12-11-08
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    "Vamped up twist of love and compassion"

    This book was great! I listened for hours because I couldn't put it away. It's an excellent flashback to high school for a 30 something book lover. I initially listened to review the content for my niece, but now I'm hooked and will finish the series. It's vampire lore without all of the descriptive gory details. Vampires with compassion! Can't wait to download the next one!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Annette 10-18-05
    Annette 10-18-05

    I'm trying to wean myself and learn to function without earbuds for more than ten minutes at a time. It hasn't been easy. I lose balance...

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    "bloodsucking but not literature"

    I enjoyed this book a little too much. I actually feel guilty. It's a little bit immature and predictable but a nice example of the gothic romance type of vampire fiction popular today. . So it's not a literary masterpiece - so what. Lighten up and practice a little escapism if you like. I've read worse.

    29 of 34 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Saugus, MA, United States 07-07-09
    Angela Saugus, MA, United States 07-07-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Wow"

    I am not a teenager. I do not read fiction. I did end up reading all four books and loved them! I do not want to leave this world. Which is why I am rereading breaking dawn. So..Waiting for Midnight Sun! The movie does not do this book justice and the narrator of this was awesome. I am looking for more books with her as the narrator!

    17 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Megan Stone Mountain, GA, USA 08-25-07
    Megan Stone Mountain, GA, USA 08-25-07 Member Since 2011
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    "love that's sweet and deadly..."

    I was pretty late to jump on the Stephenie Meyer bandwagon, but luckily when i did all three of her books were available on Audible! After listening to Twilight i couldn't get the characters out of my head... the love story is beautiful and sweet, and the tension between love and blood-thirst is dizzying... WARNING: you WILL fall in love with these characters, so be prepared to read all three books in rapid succession!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kristin Vancouver, WA, USA 10-21-06
    Kristin Vancouver, WA, USA 10-21-06
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    "Addicted"

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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