The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

An Eclipse Novella (Twilight Saga)
Narrated by: Emma Galvin
Series: The Twilight Saga, Book 4.5
Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by the riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the newborn vampire world she inhabits.

In another irresistible combination of danger, mystery and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of Bree and the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to an unforgettable conclusion.

'I'm as surprised as anyone about this novella,' said Stephenie Meyer. 'When I began working on it in 2005, it was simply an exercise to help me examine the other side of Eclipse, which I was editing at the time. I thought it might end up as a short story that I could include on my website. Then, when work started on The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide, I thought the Guide would be a good fit for my Bree story. However, the story grew longer than I anticipated, until it was too long to fit into the Guide.'

©2010 Stephenie Meyer (P)2010 Random House Inc.

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  • Nadia
  • 06-20-10

Deeply moving

Anyone reading this story will of course know how it ends. Readers of Eclipse will all be familiar with Bree's name, but once you read her story, it makes her death so much harder to bear. The world she enhabbits is dark and violent and the matter-of-fact way she tells it makes her story all the more tragic. It made me cry and I'll never be able to read about her death in Eclipse without crying in the future.

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  • lynn
  • 06-06-10

Didn't disappoint

Having read all of the Twighlight saga novels I thought this may be a little disappointing. It was not. Even though I knew what would happen to Bree, somehow I kept hoping that she would make a different decision and was surprised at how sad I felt for her in the end. This goes to show that there are lot more stories to be told in this saga and I hope that the author does decide to write more - particularly 'Midnight Sun', 'Edwards' Story'.

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  • Amy
  • 10-18-20

So great!

Wonderful story from a very different perspective. I wonder if we will get a story about Fred?

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  • Dawn eaton
  • 10-10-20

out of controll

it is hard to think after listening to the 3rd book in twilight s. that you are drawn to 3 character's by writer and narrator with a sence of empathy 😋🤤 vut you are🥶

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-06-20

Great story. Insight into life without cullens

this story allows readers to have insight into life as a newborn behind eclipse attack

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  • Lady Daxy
  • 08-17-20

Excellent

thoroughly enjoyable listen. Hopefully Stephanie Meyers will write the tales of Freaky Fred. That would really be something!

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  • Sophie Hemmings
  • 08-17-20

A highlight of the Twilight Saga

Really enjoyed this! I’ve been on a nostalgia kick recently following the release of Midnight Sun and has forgotten about this book. However, I think it’s one of the best in the series as a whole. Bree feels like a fully realised being and, I think, is proof that Meyer is a better writer than is often claimed. Definitely worth a listen!

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  • Sonia
  • 01-10-20

very good short story

pity that bree wasnt extended into the breaking dawn stories. loved this despite being sceptical initially about this story. I thought it may have been poor in comparison to twilight it wasnt. the only downside is right away we know bree dies from the twilight novels and you just cant help but love her character.

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  • Eva
  • 10-15-19

amazing narrator

nice short story, really good narrator, complements the saga well and helps me to move on (was feeling sorry to have finished reading the saga)

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  • Mr. D Corry-Bass
  • 04-21-14

Love the series and the book adds another depth

What did you like most about The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner?

It gives great insight into what is happening away from Bella and the others that is only briefly noted in papers and news in the book, I believe this book was written to help the films, a great short story that only adds to the series as s while.

Any additional comments?

If you know the other books you already know the outcome, but that didn't impact the read, I have read all the books and listened to the audio books, the reader was good but I was wishing for the same narrator as the other audio books in the series.