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Stephenie Meyer holds you spellbound with her incredible "New York Times" bestselling Twilight Saga. Experience the entire series on audio with narrator Ilyana Kadushin and prepare to be amazed by the more than 60 hours of listening pleasure. "Twilight" (11 CDs):
When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks, Washington, and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cul...more
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Published August 2nd 2008 by Listening Library (Audio)
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Jared Vincent Lacaran
What a wonderful story.

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In Twilight, Bella goes insane when her mother re-marries and ships her off to live with her absent father. In trying to cope with this, Bella imagines a world where she is the centre of attention from every boy in school, especially the hottest, most desirable Edward Cullen. But Edward isn’t just the most desirable guy, no: he’s also a vampire, and sheer coincidence, Bella’s blood sings to him. This should be a problem, because Edward’s supposed...more
Anna
You see that one little star? It’s there because I can’t give this series a 0 stars, if I could, I would.

So I’m finally reviewing The Twilight Saga. Ugh, honestly I’d rather not because I know this will make me even more angry about these books, but I had to say my opinion on them. So if I sound angry in this review…. It’s probably because I am.

So let’s get started, shall we?

First of all, I’d like to say that yes, I did love these books the first time I read them, 3 years ago, I was kind of a f...more
Manny
(Partly based on a conversation with G N F)

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Crystal Stinger
This book was by far the best book i have ever read. Usually i dont find any interest in reading, but when i started Twilight i couldn't put it down. Ever since i read the Twilight series i've started reading on a regular basis. Even though i've read all the Twilight books i know that i will continue reading them over and over again and never get tired of them. I've told all of my friends about this book and they have read it and enjoyed it just as much as i did.
Elizabeth
I feel like I'm being generous with my two stars. Writing? Overwrought. Plot? Sooo thin. Characters? Mostly unlikeable (or forgettable). Misogyny and patriarchy? Slathered on with a spackle knife. Thinly veiled hopes to compare her stories to "Romeo and Juliet" and "Wuthering Heights"? Meyer, c'mon. Mormon subtext? Go read storey321's review here: http://stoney321.livejournal.com/3171... because I will never top that.

However, after a really slow start, I tore through the last two. I guess Flanag...more
Hannah
Mar 14, 2010 Hannah rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Not a person in the world
Recommended to Hannah by: Many of my friends
These book are a shame to literature. One day, I can only hope and pray, this Saga will be laughed at in sheer disgust and mocked, and all who said that it was the "best and most romantic book ever" will be mocked as well. If your looking for gushy, teenager romance junk, than these are the books for you. If you want something truly romantic, characters that actually have personalities, and a plot that dousnt make you cringe and want to stab yourself, than don't even glance at these "books". It...more
Lauren
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Martha
How this series was ever published is a complete mystery to me. How this became a BESTSELLER is just stupid.
I could rant all day but lets start at the so-called main character. Bella Swan is not the kind of strong female character that I like to see. In fact she's the complete opposite. She spends the entire series whining, sulking and just overall being useless (when she's not unconscious). What kind of a main character is she that when her "boyfriend" leaves she becomes a living zombie and sim...more
Hayley
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Stephanie
Feb 25, 2009 Stephanie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone!
Recommended to Stephanie by: I searched for it on my own
Shelves: book-club-books
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*lestrange*
TWILIGHT IS AWESOME!!!! GO TWILIGHT!!! Alice is soooo my favorite. Cant wait till the movie!!!!
Mojca
Thanks to a bet (involving things I would rather not disclose) I had to read the entire Twilight Saga (all four books). I accomplished the feat in four days back to back (no DNF option). I already had the books on my TBR pile, but I kept finding excuses not to read them. And I was right to dawdle.

Instead of writing the review for each and every book in this "saga", I decided to put all my eggs in one basket, so to speak, and write only one review, listing only the three major gripes.

First: The f...more
Andie
OK all these books are good, but extremely frustrating at the same time.... He's like 150years old and has never had sex?!! Drives me crazy!! Just do it already!!! BY the end of the third one I'm so angry I can't see straight. The author does a really great job getting you to keep turning the pages, and just when you think there's gonna be awesome sex...None!! Oh the morals you can learn from this book. Maybe Bella wouldn't be so sad all the time if her cold, bloodsucking, boyfriend wasn't such...more
βҽϲκαӏίη
really, really awesome series. who doesnt like Twilight?
Someoneyouknow
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Marcia
I am going to clump all the books into one review even though I preferred the first and 3rd books to the other 2. I enjoyed Breaking Dawn until I read the reviews about how dissapointed everyone was with the book...saying it was too perfect. I heard in Utah there is a group of ladies who have thought less of their husbands after reading about Edward and how perfect he is...a gentleman and handsome etc. Please! He's a vampire. I thought Breaking Dawn ended just how I wanted it too. Yes, there wer...more
Carolina
Yuck! I thought I didn't like Belle because she was a whinny teenage girl - after continuing to read the entire series, I realized I didn't like ANY of the characters! No character development was a real turn off for me.

Knowing the audience was supposed to be teenage girls, I expected more. I certainly didn't expect the message to be the only way to happiness is to have two boys fight for you, or getting married and wanting to have sex should be your goal in life, only go for the richest guy to...more
Kelly
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Colleen Houck
What's not to love? This series is a must read for anyone who loves romance. Arguably the series that defined paranormal romance.
Airiz C
Two requirements before you read on: one, you should know the BIG difference between bashing and constructive criticism. Two, you must have an open mind—if you are a Twilight fan or a complete Twi-tard and wouldn’t accept any unfavorable analysis of Stephenie Meyer’s saga, do yourself a favor and just hit the back button. Thank you very much.

Congratulations if you made it to this paragraph. I’ve been thinking of posting something about Twilight a long time ago, but there’s this nagging voice ins...more
Camilla
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Christine DeLong
I used to think these books sounded stupid and refused to read them, making fun of anyone who did. However, when my nineteen-year-old self got dumped a few years ago and I was looking for a distraction, I decided "you can't knock it till you try it, right?" I read the whole series front to back in 4 days (which speaks more to the lack of complexity of this series than it does to my reading abilities) and here's my verdict:

This series is about as entertaining as reading a twelve-year-old girl's d...more
Madilyn Graham
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Rachel
As you can see by my stars I didn't particularly enjoy this book. However, I think it's important to read the books that teen girls are reading to get a handle on how their minds are working, especially in regards to relationships.

I know abuse is a really dirty subject and not many of us want to talk about it. Unfortunately, often the things we don't want to talk about are the things that need to be talked about. How many young girls can identify some of the signs that they are in an abusive rel...more
Jackbird2
This series depresses me, and I can't quite put my finger on why, but it does. The first time I read them it coincided with my 25th birthday, I chalked it up to feeling old, struggling with questions such as "A I doing what I love?" "Do I want to do this 25 years from now?” “Is this my life?” And all the other questions people struggle with when realizing they aren’t as young as they want to be.

The second time around however was no different, after reading the series in a three day haze, where...more
Sara
Dear Stephenie Meyer,

I am a very huge fan of books. When I have a book in front of me, I make sure that I do not bend it too much and try to keep the pages as pristine as possible. I get giddy walking into a bookstore because there is so much that I want to pick up and delve into. I look forward to picking up new books, bringing them home, curling up in my bed, and getting lost in another world for hours. In fact, escaping into my imagination is one of the only breaks I get with my busy school s...more
Bryn Alissia
Those of you who know me well know I am a twilighter to the core. But most of you don't know why. Here is why.

Twilight, is the second best book I have ever read, though it's second best book ever award is shared with Harry Potter.

While Stephanie's novel isn't full of amazing writing like Rowling's, and isn't as original as say Divergent, it is incredible right off the bat for several reasons.

1) Twilight is pro-chastity. I read a TON of YA Romances and YA Paranormal Romances, and this is the ONLY...more
The History Hacker
Back in the Middle Ages, many religious figures firmly believed that self-torture was the key to enlightenment. So they starved themselves, beat themselves, wore incredibly ugly hairy itchy undershirts, and clawed at their skin till their clothes were soaked in blood. (Kids, do not try this at home, because it will not lead you to enlightenment. It will, however, make your parents lead you to a psychiatrist.)

Anyway, the point is, they were masters at self-torture. Boiling themselves in oil? Sure...more
Sheri
"A horrible ending to a promising series."

That was my first reaction to Breaking Dawn. It wasn't just a disapointment; it was a shock to the senses. My feelings were summed up on this Amazon review: Heartbreak of Heathcliff Proportions. The reason the series got three stars instead of two was because of Twilight, which I gave five stars in a seperate review. There was no flow to the series; it seemed to be going one direction, then another, and I told myself numerous times in the eight months be...more
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