The second book in Stephenie Meyer‘s vampire romance series continues the story of Bella and Edward and their rollercoaster lives in a small community. Bella begins to realise just how dangerous it is to be in love with a vampire and for Edward, keeping her safe is becoming increasingly difficult. This second thrilling installment of Meyer’s cult fantasy-romance is again expertly narrated by Ilyana Kadushin, who skilfully brings to life each and every voice, drawing the listener deep into the darkly romantic tale.
New Moon tells a story of losing love as Edward tries to protect Bella by leaving the town of Forks after an incident at her birthday party. Bella seeks comfort in a new friendship, but her new companion, Jacob, turns out to have secrets of his own. Listeners might detect echoes of the classic love story Romeo and Juliet in this second book of Meyer’s series, intended to reflect the protagonists’ plight as ‘star-crossed lovers’.
This audio adaptation of a best selling book has much to recommend it and the seductive narrative is sure to delight listeners. Faithfully bringing each unique character to life, the engaging storyline is well suited to Kadushin’s voice and for fans of Twilight Saga, New Moon will not disappoint. The plot twists and stunningly original storylines will keep you hooked on this popular series and leave you hungry for the next installment. The overarching theme of the book, namely love and its ability to overcome obstacles, will appeal to a wide variety of listeners by allowing anyone to relate to characters living what might, on the surface, seem drastically different from our own lives. New Moon builds on the success of Twilight and more than deserves the hype.
New Moon audio book (14 hours and 50 minutes in duration) is available to download now to your iPod, Mp3 Player, Computer or CD.