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Twilight

The Twilight Saga, Book 1
Written by: Stephenie Meyer
Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin
Series: The Twilight Saga, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (161 ratings)

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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.

©2005 Stephenie Meyer (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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A Soothing Kind of Dumb

I was forced to listen to this by coworkers but I actually enjoy the narrator. The plot is dumbed down enough that it helps me go to sleep at night. #Audible1

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Easy listening on long drives

Very nice narration. Smooth listening. Helps to make long hours on the road more interesting.

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I mean, its Twilight, sooo

I mean its twilight, not a master piece. so cringy at time, but its entertaining.

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just watch the movie

so, I got the twilight books thinking I had missed some important details from the movies that were in the books. nope exactly the same. impressively so.

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Monotonous

The book is what it is, I’ve read it before so I knew the story. The narrator is awful. No emotion or emphasis, she doesn’t keep your attention at all. There’s no differentiation between characters, just one dull and tedious tone. Unfortunate.

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Just wow

I absolutely loved listening to this book! I highly recommend giving it a chance and getting lost in the world of Twilight

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Not at all what I expected

This book came out when I was in the sixth grade everyone was reading it I did not! I wasn’t allowed. I have three things to say.. 1 it’s not as bad of a book as most people say. it’s a good simple read. 2 It is not a book for children it has mature themes and Bella is not a good role model I’ve spent most of this book snorting at her stupidity and laughing at Edwards whole persona. And 3 it’s very different from the movies.

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Worst reader I've heard on audible.

I've read this book twice, and knew what to expect. It's an entertaining soppy teenage love story. However, the reader is horrible. If she were reading to me in my living room, I'd say she was a good reader, but for audible standards, not so much. She can't act, so it's mind numbing. Whenever there was any dialogue I'd cringe. There was very little feeling, or change in tone between characters. I was planning on listening to the whole series, but there is no way I could listen to another three books.

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  • CJ
  • 2019-03-09

Great!

Great narrator! Loved it! Will definitley get the rest of the series. Thanks Audible! 🙌🏻

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  • Candi
  • 2017-09-07

Not impressed with audio book

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I didnt care for the narrator. 1. Her voice didn't really change much character to character like some other books I've listened too. 2. Words were pronounced wrong.
I felt like for the audio version of a Book this popular with such a dedicated audience it could have been done better :( Disappointed.

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  • DCinMI
  • 2013-08-19

I'm Glad I Finally Did It

The date is August 19, 2013 and less than a week ago I knew less about the Twilight series than just about anyone alive. This was deliberate on my part. I imagine I accidentally caught part of a movie preview somewhere and thought, "Teenage vampire love story. No way." And from that moment I tuned out just about every mention of it.

I have nothing against vampires, in the proper setting, but I don't like romances and I'm not a teenager. So, absolutely ALL I knew was: Vampires, teenagers, love, and some guy named Robert Pattinson that all the young girls were raving about. It had never even occurred to me that it was a book, although movies like this frequently are based on novels.

Last week I was chatting with my nephew's wife and I asked her if she liked to read. She mentioned that she had read all of the Twilight books. I was polite but I secretly scoffed and changed the subject before she could say any more about it. A few days later I was talking on the phone with a friend of mine and she seemed to be certain that I would have read the Twilight books because they were "just exactly my thing." I scoffed openly. She assured me that I had the wrong idea about the story.

Since I was nearing the end of the book I was listening to at the time, I decided to read customer reviews about Twilight on Audible. Almost all the ones I read stated that the reviewer had avoided these books for the same reasons I had, but were happy that they finally tried it. So I bought this first book and began listening with no enthusiasm and very low expectations.

About a half hour or so into this book, I just went ahead and downloaded the rest of the series because it was very clear that I was gonna need them and I wanted as little delay as possible. I've had the headphones glued to my head every waking moment since then, and could hardly even bring myself to stop listening so that I could get some sleep.

I just finished the last book and I'm so sorry that it's over. However, I'm very glad that I listened. I'm not discussing the plot here because either you know what it's about already, or you are ignorant of it as I was. I had the best possible experience, I think, because I did not know anything that was gonna happen. There were many surprises for me and many opportunities to wonder about some things and guess at others before they were finally revealed to me. I'm even thinking about recommending this series to my mother, even though she's not really into vampires so much.

There was quite a lot of humor, which I was pleased about, and also mystery, suspense, action, and a new kind of vampire lore. And, yes, there was also a love story, but very different from any I'd ever read before. The story and the narrator were both excellent and I highly recommend that you try this series, even if it doesn't seem like your cup of tea. You will probably be as pleasantly surprised as I was.

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  • Ruic
  • 2011-09-16

Narrative

I've read other audio books and have really enjoyed them because the narrative helps bring the story to life by using different voices for the characters. The narrative for this book was lifeless. I was really looking forward to the audio book but am extremely disappointed.

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  • Ellen
  • 2009-12-31

Don't like the narrator's voice

I hadn't read any of the Twilight series, and thought I'd never get the time to sit down to read it, so I got the audio version. I have to say that the narrator's voice turned me off. I continued to listen to get the gist of the story, but 3/4 into Twilight, I had to get the book to read the rest. I found the narrator's voice irritating, flat and without much expression in conveying the feelings that went with the text. After finishing reading the book, I went back and read it from the beginning. It was like a different story. Reading, I thought the portrayal of emotions were so easy to understand, but when listening....not nearly as clear. I've read the series twice now and find new meaning and feeling each time I read it. The story has captivated me, and I feel that the audio hinders the intensity and intended feeling of the story.

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  • H. Alan Welles
  • 2017-08-12

Terrible narrator

Terrible narrator, sounded like a 16 year old valley girl, I couldn't finish listening to it

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  • Mitch
  • 2012-07-26

My Not-So-Guilty Pleasure

At this point everyone knows what Twilight is about and very little needs to be said about the characters or plot. What does need to be mentioned, though, is Ilyana Kadushin's unparalleled performance as Bella. After listening to this book I had a hard time believing Kristen Stewart's performance in the films. She just falls short of what Ilyana is able to accomplish here. Fantastic.

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  • Erin
  • 2010-06-11

Suprisingly good

Book review: I watched the movie first, and reading the book filled in all the gaps in details that wasn't covered on film. It's very mild (PG wise), but well written, and really leaves you wanting more. Some phrases are extremely repetitious, and I did get tired of hearing how 'perfect' Edward was. If you're an adult and looking for a little more heat with the same subject matter (vampires/supernaturals) try the Sookie Stackhouse novels.
Narrator review: After getting used to Kristen Stewart it took my ears some time warm up to Ms. Kadushin, but after reading the entire series, Bella wouldn't be right read by someone else.

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  • Angela
  • 2009-07-07

Wow

I am not a teenager. I do not read fiction. I did end up reading all four books and loved them! I do not want to leave this world. Which is why I am rereading breaking dawn. So..Waiting for Midnight Sun! The movie does not do this book justice and the narrator of this was awesome. I am looking for more books with her as the narrator!

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  • Jennifer Woods
  • 2009-05-17

Compelling listening

For some reason this very simple and beautifully written story was very hard to put down. I am an older reader and have "read" many excellent audio books and this is one is such a lovely story with an excellent narrater and highly recommended.

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  • Adam
  • 2005-10-22

True Vampire Romance...

First off, I would like to say how I have always been fascinated with vampire lore and the mere thought of undead creatures that live by night and feed on the blood of others. With that said, Twilight was a bit unexpected in that the book's main focus was about true love found between a mortal girl and a vampire. I was easily pulled into Stephenie Meyer's world of Forks, Washington where most of the story takes place. The author develops the characters very will and goes to great lengths to explain and point out vampire strengths as compared to humans. Twilight revolves around a sea of anger, inner conflict, and unexpected, undying love that will keep you listening into the late hours of the night. Personally, I loved this book!

P.S. For those of you who are looking for just another vampire slasher, check out Anne Rice's books. This one would not be for you; however, if you want a great vampire love story, I suggest checking it out.

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