New Moon : The Twilight Saga

  • by Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by Ilyana Kadushin
  • Series: The Twilight Saga
  • 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella ever could have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may be just beginning.Legions of readers entranced by the New York Times best-seller Twilight are hungry for the continuing story of star-crossed lovers Bella and Edward. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural spin. Passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga is well on its way to literary immortality.


What the Critics Say

"New Moon will more than feed the bloodthirsty hankerings of fans of the first volume and leave them breathless for the third." (School Library Journal)
"Bella's dismay at being ordinary (after all, she's only human) will strike a chord even among girls who have no desire to be immortal, and like the vampires who watch Bella bleed with 'fevered eyes', teens will relish this new adventure and hunger for more." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

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Whine Whine Whine

What a waste of 2 credits. I am not sure why I was stupid enough to get the 2nd book when I barely made it through the first one. I kept waiting for the characters to grow on me but all that grew was my sense of irratation. If you like your main character a whiney, self absorbed loser with no self esteem, then this is your book. "My boyfriend left me and now I have no reason to go on. My life is over!" Boo-Fricking-Hoo girl. Get a backbone. Get a life. Sorry, guess I am not a 9-year old girl because I don't know who else would put up with this. I know this series is hugely popular, which the reason I picked it up, but I don't know why anyone past junior high would read this. People keep comparing this to the Harry Potter books but they must mean in terms of devotion of the fans. I can't believe this has reached Harry numbers as far as sales go and it is very directed at teenage girls and younger. Harry appealed to young and old, boys and girls, and I do not get that from this series. Maybe I am not supposed to, but that is that impression I got from all the press I read about it.
I have not even made it thorough the 2nd book but I am not sure I can. Bella is about to get almost raped AGAIN by the same guys from the last book as she stands in the street like an imbecile. But she doesn't know why. Gee, when will Edward show up to save her sorry self? But she's not worthy. He's too beatiful. She's a klutz. She doesn't deserve him. She had a birthday, now she's older than him. Kill me Edward so we can be in high school forever. UGH! Girls want to be like this? Bella is such a victim!
I hope the movie is better than the book. Sometimes they change things for the movie version, one can only hope.
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- Brent

Very obviously for young readers

This audiobook was very difficult to finish, not only because of the reader's inability to distinguish between character voices, but because of the incredible amount of useless angst.

The plot dragged because we spend so much time hearing about how much Bella hurts, and how unable she is to function, and how awful everything is...and...and...

Even when it picks up, it was difficult because by that point I was just so irritated with the story and characters that I didn't care whether they died or not.

I think this might have been something I would have dealt with better in middle or high school, but as an adult, having had real relationships that involved real love and real problems, the shallowness of Edward and Bella's relationship makes me unable to care much about it.

The long, drawn out angst is unconvincing and tiresome given their extremely short and shallow relationship thus far. I found myself rolling my eyes when they talked to each other, because every sentence is written to be packed with angst and infatuation, but nothing solid. Their relationship is nothing like a real one.

Bella's obsession with Edward's beauty makes it seem even more shallow. Does she like his sense of humor, the things they talk about, the way he treats her or the things they have in common? We don't know, but we do know that for some reason Edward can't live without her, and that Bella is "intoxicated by his very presence" because he is such an impossibly beautiful marble adonis.

Obviously these characters appeal to a large segment of some reading population, but for more mature readers with any life experience, this will be a thin listen indeed.
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- Jeannette

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-25-2006
  • Publisher: Listening Library