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Publisher's Summary

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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Poorly written, poorly read

What disappointed you about Twilight?

The writing was juvenile and repetitive. The reading was bland. I expected the reading to be more of a performance.

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  • "unknown"
  • Arlington, TX, United States
  • 02-23-13

The movie is better

I am a big fan of the Twilight series. The narrator was dull, didn't hold my attention. The books and the movies are far superior to this audio book.

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  • Debbie
  • CASA GRANDE, arizona, United States
  • 02-12-13

Love this book

Young love at its best, great writing, you will not be disappointed. You will fall in love with Edward and Forks

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Romance and Supernatural combine for greatness

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes - I loved the story - read the books years ago (guilty pleasure).
It took me a little while to get used to the reader. Not as strong (especially with 'character voices') as other readers I've listened to. Reader for Eragon series & Harry Potter series are AMAZING... so I am spoiled with those... however, I did get used to her as Bella's 'voice'. I am definitely going to get the rest of the series.

Did Ilyana Kadushin do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

This was the weakest part - but I quickly got used to the style & the voice.

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  • Maria
  • KAPOLEI, HI, United States
  • 02-11-13

U won't fall in love w/Twilight listening to this

What did you love best about Twilight?

I loved that it had a chivalrous gentleman as the girl's love interest. Not many good guys winning the girl over the first time around in love stories these days. I wouldn't recommend reading the middle two books however--the relationship between Edward and Bella becomes rather unhealthy. Impressionable females would do well to avoid reading such a love story. Skipping to the 4th one might not be so bad.

Would you recommend Twilight to your friends? Why or why not?

When I was younger, I wanted to be Bella and have my own Edward. I'd be lying if I said otherwise and my friends felt the same way. Now that I'm older, I wouldn't recommend to my friends. My older self finds the whole story a little strange--especially when compared to the Hunger Games.

Have you listened to any of Ilyana Kadushin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I haven't.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was hoping that the audiobook would make me love the story more just as the audiobook to the Hunger Games trilogy did, but this one didn't. I don't think that the narrator did a good job of distinguishing each character's voice from the other characters. I also think that there could've been a better job of distinguishing the dialogue from the rest of the story. It wasn't as good as some other audiobooks that I've purchased.

Any additional comments?

If you already like Twilight, I would say that this is worth considering. If you don't already like Twilight, I doubt that this will make you like it, but I could be wrong of course. I just know that this would not have made me fall in love with the story as I had when I first read it in 2008.

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love it!

What made the experience of listening to Twilight the most enjoyable?

very clear and easy to listen to

Who was your favorite character and why?

bella because she has no fear

What about Ilyana Kadushin’s performance did you like?

all of it

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

not sure

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  • Tenesha
  • Ocala, FL, United States
  • 02-03-13

Not impressed.....

I love the Twilight movies....I have a rule about watching movies before I read the book because the book is almost always 10 times better and the book tends to ruin the movie for me if I read the book first. This was NOT the case here! There were differences I admit, but except for some facts towards the end that were left out of the movie, the book to me was a great waste of time. Of course I have not read the last three books, and I am hoping that they will reveal some cryptic secret, since everyone says that the books are soooo much better than the movies!! Not to me I was actually quite bored with this book and would prefer to watch my collection of Twilight movies instead.

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not your typical "vampire" story

If you could sum up Twilight in three words, what would they be?

Great love story

What was one of the most memorable moments of Twilight?

when they both realized they were in love with each other

What about Ilyana Kadushin’s performance did you like?

I love her voice and she reads so effortlessly

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I use this book for my commute -- it makes the trip much more enjoyable.

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Different experience

Would you listen to Twilight again? Why?

yes read the book more than once

Who was your favorite character and why?

Edward

What about Ilyana Kadushin’s performance did you like?

Did a good with the characters emotions

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not going to list any spoilers

Any additional comments?

Listening to the book I picked up on some things I missed while reading it

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A young romance

What did you love best about Twilight?

I love everything about Twilight!! I was able to feel the love both Edward and Bella have for each other.

What did you like best about this story?

I love how Edward tries to stay away for Bella, but deep down he can't resist her smell.

What does Ilyana Kadushin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Emotion and drama. You could really hear the emotions in her voice.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I felt like I was part of the book and was involved.

Any additional comments?

I loved it and can't wait to listen to the next book.