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 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 readers yearning for more.
The novel was a Sunday Times and New York Times 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 Hachette Audio UK.
©2015 Stephenie Meyer (P)2015 Listening Library
I love all the Twilight Saga books, I've listened to them so many times that I know most of them off by heart, when listening to it I know the words coming next, but I still love listening to them over and over. I was so excited to see a new Twilight Saga book. I saw the negative reviews saying that "Life and Death" is virtually identical but switching the genders but it didn't put me off, I love Twilight Saga so much, and repetition is something I love rather than dislike and thought it'd be an interesting twist on the same thing. However, it is almost exactly word for word the same with only slight variations on the names to switch the gender and the wording occasionally modified very slightly, but only with occasional words. I never thought I could dislike a Twilight Saga book, but I just can't like this one, there's nothing new in it.
I'm not too keen on the new 'Twilight Revisited' part, as it's very repetitive. I listened to the original first and then switched to the other one and it's almost identical from what I've heard about from the she is a he! In saying that, the original Twilight book is a young adult fiction piece of art that I happen to love. It may not be the best writing in the world all the time, but Meyer has a way of creating characters and a story that draws you in and you don't want to leave!
Would recommend for all the romantics out there!
It was great seeing this story with the genders swapped for most of the characters! Beau is a much more relatable character and doesn't seem as self pitying as Bella did at times. However I feel that the gender reversal should have made more of an impact throughout the book. However the ending does have a difference... no spoilers! I know that Stephenie has said that this is a stand alone but I'd love to have seen where it could have gone! Well worth the listen and my advice try not to compare it all the way through!
I feel the story was lacking, overall it felt rushed and I was very disappointed by the ending. The originals aren't exactly amazing books but I had thought that by switching the genders there was a real opportunity to do something impressive but I was left disappointed
This is a great book that really draws you in on the first minute my kids loved it.
Simply absorbing. I am not sure if it was the story or the narrator, but it was really good.
For me it was better than the original.
I would i found this book more in depth then the Twilight series and very much enjoyed it
Compared to Twilight, Bella was an amazing character but her common use of very large words seemed out of place for her character and would be better fit for Edward who was 100's of years older, in this book the Aged Vampire used the larger words more then the teenage boy it seemed to fit more, he used large words every now and then but i felt as if was melt to try and impress Edith rather then the reader, very enjoyable
The Alternate ending, Very much a large surprise and sad, LOVED IT
Never presume to think you know the story.
I truly loved this story but every chapter was so full of details until the last chapter for me at least, the last chapter felt as if New moon,Eclipse and breaking dawn were all written into this one chapter, granted it was well done but from every previous chapter being so in depth i was surprised at the last chapter
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