Breaking Dawn: The Twilight Saga Book Four

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 27 November, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 27 November, 2011, 12:00am


Breaking Dawn: The Twilight Saga Book Four
by Stephenie Meyer (read by Ilyana Kadushin and Matt Walters)
Hachette Audio (audiobook)

The final instalment of Twilight (Part 1) is about to hit cinemas and you can't open a newspaper without Robert Pattinson (the scrawny drink of water who plays Edward Cullen) doing his best to smoulder next to Kristen Stewart. Personally, I think R-Patz looks less like a hunk and more like he is suffering from indigestion. Having read and (mostly) enjoyed the series, I thought it was time I gave the audios a go. My problem with Twilight begins with Eclipse and reaches its peak with Breaking Dawn - in short, a lot of drama is threatened (babies, angry fathers, voyages to the undead, vampire wrestling) but little comes to pass. Strangely for a novelist so soaked in 19th-century gothic, Meyer seems desperate to avoid conflict, discomfort and horror. Ilyana Kadushin reads Bella with the right kind of weary, but breathless sincerity, swooning over Edward's bronze hair and rock-hard abs. Matt Walters has an easier job with Jacob Black - though the plot with Bella's kid still beggars belief. But if you need that Twilight fix, download immediately.