Twilight (Twilight Saga)

Version: Unabridged
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Narrator: Ilyana Kadushin
Genres: Fiction, Teen
Publisher: Listening Library
Published In: September 2005
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 12 hours, 51 minutes
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Overview

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.

Reviews (26)

GREAT BOOK, Not great Narration

Written by Em on February 25th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I love Twilight and I've read the series three times. I rented the audiobook to listen to and am very disappointed by the narration. Her voice lacks range when changing from character to character. Overall, her voice is flat, monotone, unfeeling, and at times, whiney. I would stick with reading the book on paper/kindle rather than getting this audiobook to fully enjoy the story.

Unexpected enjoyment!

Written by alsmith on May 2nd, 2012

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I have to admit that I was very ambivalent regarding a vampire book with a teenager as the voice. I generally go for more traditional books and sometimes just plain silly entertainment. I was unexpectedly enthralled by this story and I can see how the series became so popular. While the story line is not necessarily believable from the time when I was the heroine's age (mid 1980's), I can see how it is believable for today's teenager......believable but not typical or likely. I really enjoyed getting to know the characters and look forward to reading more in the series.

WORTH READING!

Written by RHALE on November 16th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Very good story - it moves along and holds your interest. Was very unsure about it at first but gave it a try. I really like the authors take on the vampires. I would read this again. SPOILER ALERT*** Tried to read New Moon and felt like poking my eye out with the bookmark. P - U!

Unexpected Interest

Written by Nichole on October 18th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I reluctantly promised a friend that I would read twilight. I didn't want to read it because I had heard how horrible the series was. I was also not a big fan of the movies (which my 17 year old sister dragged me to). I am not really the type to enjoy the teeny bopper things, but since I had promised my friend I would at least read the first one, I decided to give it a try. To my surprise, I was interested in the story line and wanted more. Although I am somewhat ashamed to admit it, I liked the book and will be reading the rest of the series as well.

Whelmed....neither Over nor Under

Written by hollyelese on May 4th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Let me first say, although I am not a crazed fan, I have read the Twilight books and enjoyed them, but not so much with the movies. The reader for this book presented a certain challenge for me. Her voice hardly wavers between characters and everyone sounds the same. As the book continues, she begins to inflect her voice for emotions, but even so, the tone is very even and if you are not paying attention, you miss that a different person is speaking or something exciting is happening. Also, her pronunciation of certain words kind of got on my nerves. "Bella" has 2 L's, not 15. The reader does sound as if she would be a hit with fans, the way she reads the words as if she loves them. I can respect that, at least.

Twilight

Written by Shannon from Smithfield, WV on January 30th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have watched the movies first, and this gave me so much more insight. Love all things Twilight :))

TWILIGHT

Written by PAT B from Melbourne, FL on November 24th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Full of teenage angst, and may encourage irresponsible behaviour. Nonetheless, it was an interesting "listen", and I have ordered the next 2 in the series.

Twilight

Written by Anonymous from Mt Juliet, TN on June 25th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Love the book, but wish there was a different narrator.

Twilight

Written by Darlene from Milan, MI on October 6th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I loved the movie - but this book is so much better ! I'm totally hooked on this series - obsessed even. Meyer's writing is incredible. This is a must read for every woman alive!

Not just for teens

Written by Anonymous on September 3rd, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

The story was told very well. I hung on the readers every word and actually took the last disk out of the car and listened to in my home. I look forward to the rest of the series.

Author Details

Author Details

Meyer, Stephenie

"I was born in Connecticut in 1973, during a brief blip in my family's otherwise western U.S. existence. We were settled in Phoenix by the time I was four, and I think of myself as a native. The unusual spelling of my name was a gift from my father, Stephen (+ ie = me). Though I have had my name spelled wrong on pretty much everything my entire life long, I must admit that it makes it easier to google myself now.

I filled the "Jan Brady" spot in my family-the second of three girls. Unlike the Brady's, none of my three brothers are steps, and all of them are younger than all the girls. I went to high school in Scottsdale, Arizona, the kind of place where every fall a few girls would come back to school with new noses and there were Porsches in the student lot (for the record, I have my original nose, and never had a car until after I was in my twenties). I was awarded a National Merit Scholarship, and I used it to pay my way to Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah. I majored in English, but concentrated on literature rather than creative writing, mostly because I didn't consider reading books "work" (as long as I was going to be doing something anyway, I might as well get course credit for it, right?).

I met my husband, Pancho (his real name is Christiaan), when I was four, but we were never anywhere close to being childhood sweethearts. In fact, though we saw each other at least weekly through church activities, I can't recall a single instance when we so much as greeted each other with a friendly wave, let alone exchanged actual words. This may have been for the best, because when we did eventually get around to exchanging words, sixteen years after our first meeting, it only took nine months from the first "hello" to the wedding. Of course, we were able to skip over a lot of the getting to know you parts (many of our conversations would go something like this: "This one time, when I was ten, I broke my hand at a party when-" "Yeah, I know what happened. I was there, remember?") We've been married for ten and a half years now, and have three beautiful, brilliant, wonderful boys who often remind me chimpanzees on crack. Gabe is eight, Seth is five, and Eli is three."