We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
Twilight Tenth Anniversary/Life and Death Dual Edition Audiobook

Twilight Tenth Anniversary/Life and Death Dual Edition

Regular Price:$49.00
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Twilight! This special double-feature audiobook by Stephenie Meyer includes the classic novel Twilight, read by Ilyana Kadushin, and a bold and surprising reimagining, Life and Death, read by Michael Crouch.

This new edition features over 16 hours of new content, and listeners will relish experiencing the deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful love story of Bella and Edward through fresh eyes.

Twilight has enraptured millions of readers and listeners since its first publication in 2005 and has become a modern classic, redefining genres within young adult literature and inspiring a phenomenon that has had fans yearning for more. The novel was a number-one New York Times best seller, a number-one USA Today best seller, a Time magazine Best Young Adult Book of All Time, an NPR Best-Ever Teen Novel, and a New York Times Editor's Choice. The Twilight Saga also includes New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella, all available on audio from Listening Library.

©2015 Stephenie Meyer (P)2015 Listening Library

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.9 (777 )
5 star
 (405)
4 star
 (132)
3 star
 (108)
2 star
 (48)
1 star
 (84)
Overall
3.9 (704 )
5 star
 (351)
4 star
 (135)
3 star
 (89)
2 star
 (38)
1 star
 (91)
Story
4.1 (707 )
5 star
 (373)
4 star
 (139)
3 star
 (109)
2 star
 (30)
1 star
 (56)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Holly H. Ohio 10-13-15
    Holly H. Ohio 10-13-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Enjoyed the altered storyline"
    Any additional comments?

    I've read a few reviews of people not liking the book, but I'm never one to go by reviews on books because I seem to find something I like in everything read. I'm a long time fan of the Twilight series so I was pretty excited when I found out about this anniversary treat.

    The story plays along the same lines as the original Twilight with quite a few gender roles flip flopped. Some do remain the same though. Many of the same scenes were repeated with the flipped roles. Some dialogue was different. Towards the very end of the book things take a turn and the it ends differently than the original Twilight. I enjoyed the twist but it made me a little sad too for the lack of closure. I'd actually enjoy more if the story went further.

    I liked the narrator, Michael Crouch. I hadn't heard him before and I enjoyed his performance. I would listen to more of his work.

    If you like Twilight, I think you may enjoy this. To me, it was worth the credit.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jane 10-14-15
    Jane 10-14-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Like falling in love all over again."

    Like when your favorite band performs a great cover song.... A little different than the original but sooooo AWESOME! Please, please write a sequel!

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kt Bemidji, MN 10-10-15
    Kt Bemidji, MN 10-10-15 Member Since 2011

    Kt

    HELPFUL VOTES
    20
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    151
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "An interesting experience"

    I'll preface this by saying that I've only listened to Life and Death on this, but I've definitely listened to Twilight a few times, even though it has been a while.

    Life and Death is a good story, if you don't go into it preparing to pick it to pieces. I found it to be an amusing experience, in the same way I find alternate universe fan fiction stories fun to read. I did roll my eyes more than a few times, and there were definitely some logistical things that I don't think translated that well.

    I don't think re-imagining Twilight could ever really improve on the story (at least not without some massive overhauls) so I really didn't go into this expecting much, and thankfully I wasn't disappointed. If I want fine literature, I'll go back to reading Pride and Prejudice, and be quite happy with that.

    If you're looking for a different way things could have been, or a nostalgic trip back to Forks, you may find this to be the book for you. If you're looking for a story that has removed all of the sexism of the original, you probably want to give this a pass.

    18 of 20 people found this review helpful
  •  
    ADV Orlando, FL 10-07-15
    ADV Orlando, FL 10-07-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    113
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    98
    36
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Lazy Way to Make a Buck"

    The idea of the gender reversal would have been more interesting if it were a different story. I was bored throughout most of it. I'm going to pretend that this didn't happen and go back to just remembering how much I liked this series. In an interview she said it was a fast book to write. Of course it was, she just took the existing Twilight manuscript and did a search and replace for names and pronouns.

    If Meyer wanted to write from the male point of view, she should have just finished Midnight Sun.

    72 of 83 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Anthony Zamora 10-28-15 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Meh."

    So instead of finishing and publishing Midnight Sun (fans have been waiting years for Edward's side of the story), we got this weird gender swap edition of Twilight. Awesome, there goes 20+ hrs of my life I'll never get back. The narrator was good though, so I'll give him that.

    16 of 18 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Patti COrnwall, ON, Canada 10-08-15
    Patti COrnwall, ON, Canada 10-08-15 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    41
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "OMG whaaaa the heck is this garbage"
    Would you try another book from Stephenie Meyer and/or Michael Crouch and Ilyana Kadushin ?

    I LOVE the original
    I don't even have words for this trash.....
    Holy cow don't even bother do not... do not... do not...


    Any additional comments?

    Can I have my credit back ....wow

    41 of 48 people found this review helpful
  •  
    t 10-07-15
    t 10-07-15

    T

    HELPFUL VOTES
    116
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    75
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Deplorable way to try and reinvent the story"
    What would have made Twilight Tenth Anniversary/Life and Death Dual Edition better?

    If this was decent. But it's not. In Life & Death, her concept of repurposing the story was to take Twilight, change the sexes of MOST, but not all, the characters, change a few words here and there, and call it good.

    It's dreadful. Worse than dreadful. It makes me physically uneasy. I just got to the point in the book where Beau (the male Bella) has just seen the Cullens. It was already bad enough that Billy Black was now Bonnie Black and Erik was now Erika while Charlie, Renee, and Phil remained the same, but suddenly there are 3 female vamps and 2 males.

    I think this is the most horrible thing Ms. Meyer could have done to the Twiverse. Her fans have been waiting YEARS for Midnight Sun and instead she redoes Twilight by changing a few names and descriptions.

    DON'T BUY IT


    Would you ever listen to anything by Stephenie Meyer again?

    Not after this. I have been a Twilight fan from the beginning, but this? It's an atrocious way to try to make money.


    What three words best describe Michael Crouch and Ilyana Kadushin ’s performance?

    THe narrators were good. They were the ONLY Good thing about this.


    What character would you cut from Twilight Tenth Anniversary/Life and Death Dual Edition?

    I would cut Life and Death completely.


    Any additional comments?

    This was very upsetting. I am highly disappointed in Ms. Meyer for doing this. It was like someone wrote a fanfiction of Twilight (a REALLY bad fanfiction of it) and she chose to publish it. It's the same book, same phrases fans know. Beau has no balance - the only two differences between him and Bella are A: he's male and B: he has blue eyes.

    I can't listen to anymore of it. This destroyed the Twilight universe for me.

    107 of 127 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Missus Readsalot United States 10-06-15
    Missus Readsalot United States 10-06-15 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    114
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    270
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "This isn't a "rewrite" by any means"
    What would have made Twilight Tenth Anniversary/Life and Death Dual Edition better?

    I fully expected a different take on the original story using swapped roles: a male human and female vampire, fine. What I didn't expect was literally the exact same book with the find and replace feature used to switch out the name Bella for Beau/ Edward for Edith, etc. like, that's it as far as changes go -- names replaced to opposite genders. The dialogue, internal thoughts, every single situation is the same as the original book.... Just with a male wool gatherer blushing and stumbling all over the place this time. Stephenie Meyer has basically fifty-shaded herself and her fans, and jacked up the price of a ten year old book that people have already bought and made them pay for it again. I'm seriously pissed I got fooled by this bs.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Stephenie Meyer again?

    Nope


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Michael Crouch and Ilyana Kadushin ?

    Ehh, they're not terrible. They have to read what they're given and you can't fault them in not being able to polish a turd


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger that I'd spent my credit
    Annoyance at the author and publishing house for fleecing people out of money this way
    Disappointment at how little regard was given toward readers


    Any additional comments?

    Seriously, save your credit on this one! If you're curious, go grab a copy of the original twilight and scratch the names Edward and Bella out, replace them with Edith and Beau. You'll get the exact same experience.

    96 of 114 people found this review helpful
  •  
    doodlebug 11-13-15
    doodlebug 11-13-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Better!"

    Much better than the original in my opinion. Bella was too whinny compared to Beau. I very much preferred the way the characters flowed as opposing genders. Definitely a good read

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    tberry Iowa 11-02-15
    tberry Iowa 11-02-15 Member Since 2012

    I love audio books. Makes driving so much more entertaining.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    77
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Surprisingly Better than Twilight"
    Where does Twilight Tenth Anniversary/Life and Death Dual Edition rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Life and Death reading is by far better than the Twilight version. I bought this just for fun but I was pleasantly surprised on how much I enjoyed Life and Death. The changes that were made, made sense and worked so well for the storey. I almost like Life and Death better than Twilight.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.