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Twilight Tenth Anniversary/Life and Death Dual Edition Audiobook

Twilight Tenth Anniversary/Life and Death Dual Edition

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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

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    Holly H. Ohio 10-13-15
    Holly H. Ohio 10-13-15
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    "Enjoyed the altered storyline"
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    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.

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Jane 10-14-15
    Jane 10-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "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!

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Kt Bemidji, MN 10-10-15
    Kt Bemidji, MN 10-10-15 Member Since 2011
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    "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.

    23 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    doodlebug 11-13-15
    doodlebug 11-13-15
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    "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

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Nyokia Conway, AR, United States 11-11-15
    Nyokia Conway, AR, United States 11-11-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Twlight x2"

    Twilight is one of my favorite series..I never get tired of reading the stories or seeing the movies. That being said I was so excited to see the "Life and Death" story. I loved it so much. It was the same but different and a great story on its own. Michael Crouch's performance was perfect and llyana Kadushin really did a good job but I kept expecting to hear Kristen Stewart voice. A great 10th anniversary gift from Stephenie Meyer. Must read.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    tberry Iowa 11-02-15
    tberry Iowa 11-02-15 Member Since 2017
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    "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.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly 10-15-15
    Kimberly 10-15-15
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    "⭐️🌟⭐️🌟⭐️🌟⭐️🌟⭐️🌟"
    What made the experience of listening to Twilight Tenth Anniversary/Life and Death Dual Edition the most enjoyable?

    Everything!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Could never pick just one!!


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

    Both did an amazing job!!


    Any additional comments?

    I was a little hesitant to read this book. I heard bad things and quickly. But you know what??? This book was fantastic! It was NOT the same book told twice but rather a different version of how this book could have been! I love love love this book! If you are a twilight fan, a true fan, there is nothing in this book not to like!!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jacquie 10-20-15
    Jacquie 10-20-15
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    "A New Perspective"

    I enjoyed reexperiencing the story with the gender twist - perhaps even preferred it to the original. It was refreshing to do away with the gender stereotypes in which Beau Swan played the "gentleman in distress" and Edith Cullen the strong protector. I also enjoyed Corrine Cullen being the doctor and matriarch - it seemed a better fit for the plot. In response to previous comments: Yes, much of the story was word-for-word the same. That was the point! It was socially illuminating to hear which parts of the story still worked with the gender swap, and which details the author felt compelled to change. The ending, of course, required a new twist. If you are interested in the role of gender in North American pop culture, give it a listen. Incidentally, I preferred Michael Crouch's performance - seemed more authentic.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    ADV Orlando, FL 10-07-15
    ADV Orlando, FL 10-07-15
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    "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.

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    Stephanie 11-15-15
    Stephanie 11-15-15
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    "The reader was great"

    The book was Twilight with the names and genders changed till the end of the book. I imagine it was one of the easiest books to write. After listening to Life and death I had no interest I'm hearing Twilight again because of repetitiveness.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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