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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

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I love Twilight Saga but "Life and Death" is awful

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.

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Interesting concept

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!

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Enjoyable.

Both very well narrated and fun to listen too. I enjoyed returning to Forks to relive the romance between Bella and Edward.

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Read Over 50 Times and Still Love 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!

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Prefer Life and Death over Original Twilight

I have loved the Twilight books from the first time i read them not so much the films. Since listening to Life and Death i think i would prefer this version to the originals i preferred the roles being reversed a female vampire being obsessed over the boy instead of the usual the guy being obsessed with the girl which we hear all of the time. So i wish the original stories were based on Midnight Sun but with Beau Swan and Edythe Cullen and we followed Edythe's view on events which i think would have made a much better film series, But even better as a Tv series.

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The first book was great

I really enjoyed the new content in the first book, and the narrator was amazing, I was enthralled. I didn't like the original twilight book at the end though. Mainly because the narrator was off to me, but also because after reading the first book it wasn't as good.

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a real brain work out

if you are sighted seeing illustrations i imagine in e books? may help but heaving first read the fantastic series of stepheni 's beautifully written imaginative storys as i have, withe the predominant voice of Llaena who reads so well, it was a surprised to hear through Michael's soft voice "A different way of!!!And this is where yr brain is pulled from familiarity, unless you listen to the wisper sink estract from the book which i dont, and it becomes another book in its own adding another family to the cullens i feal sad reaching the end butt i have seen 4 possible places from where new stories could be expanded? from with the the mane characers and others we meet, we can hope. thank you to the author and the 4 narrator's

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Shame you can't just buy 1 book

Enjoyed life and death but was a bit miffed I had to buy twilight again to get it.

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Wonderful

Thoroughly enjoyed this. Yes, there are parts that are the same as the original book but that didn’t bother me because I love the book that much. But I think there was plenty changed to give it a different take. I didn’t know if swapping the genders would work but it really did. I just pretended it was a new nook and loved it just as much as the original. Interesting surprises too which I didn’t expect so overall so glad I listened to this.

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Enjoyed

The life and death book was okay but wouldn't listen to again. The twilight voice is okay once you're used to it!

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Fantastic Book

Would you listen to Twilight Tenth Anniversary/Life and Death Dual Edition again? Why?

I would i found this book more in depth then the Twilight series and very much enjoyed it

What did you like best about this story?

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

Which scene was your favorite?

The Alternate ending, Very much a large surprise and sad, LOVED IT

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Never presume to think you know the story.

Any additional comments?

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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