The book itself, I enjoyed. Becca Battoe's whiny voice...I couldn't even listen past chapter 1. Her voice and reading style is like dragging your fingernails on a chalkboard. I wish I could get my money back on this audiobook.
Hire another narrator.
Hire another narrator.
I honestly can't imagine anyone, with working brain cells, would enjoy this poorly written "book."
She was horrid. She sounded like a Valley Girl and her "different" voices were just terrible. Did anyone listen to her audition for this part?
Every single one of them.
I agree with many of the reviews. If negative stars are possible...this would be the book. I can't, for the life of me, understand why any self-respecting female would find any of these characters admirable or erotic. The writing was poor, the story line uninteresting, the sex scenes just sad and, so far, unimaginative (and I'm 2/3 done with the book), and the only way I'd listen to any further works by this author or read by the narrator is if I had ice picks driven through both ears
Im not one to leave reviews.... but I was very shocked to see all the bad comments below.
I thought this book was amazing & so does everyone else I know (co-workers, family & friends). The book kept me guessing, and wanting to know more! I cant wait to start the next one!
I do think everyone should give this book a try before turning it down...
Just finished the 3rd book in the Fifty Shades of Grey series. They were definitely different and interesting. Yet, I can not help but be seriously bothered and worried by the fact that women around the country are acting like this man is the "perfect" man. I don't understand how people don't see that this book is about a glorified abusive relationship, nothing more! I am not even talking about the sex because that was consensual, but the way he controls her every move, what she wears, who surrounds her, etc., that is ABUSE, plain and clear people! Abusers are usually people who have been abused as well, people who along the way came to equate control with love. THAT IS CHRISTIAN GREY! He is NOT a perfect man, regardless of how sexy he can be or how sweet he CAN be, what he does, is abuse. What do you think abusers do afterwards? They bring flowers and swear they will never do it again and say how much they love the person. That is Christian Grey!
I don't hate the books but their extremely unrealistic and they perpetuate a lot of dangerous ideas. Such as those that women can fix men or that it is okay for a man to control a woman to a certain extent. The fact that women are annoyed that I have this opinion and believe I am just "overreacting" shows just how far women themselves have to go before they see THEMSELVES as equal citizens and realize that as bad as one might feel for his childhood that does NOT condone his actions.... I could go on and on but the point is, CHRISTIAN GRAY IS NOT THE PERFECT MAN, HE IS FAR, FAR FROM IT!
First off, the narrator grated on my nerves. I immediately looked up who it was so I never had to listen to her again. Halfway into chapter one I had already formed my opinion that the book was way below my intelligence level. It was like listening to something a middle school student had written. It was completely unbelievable. By the end of Chapter 4 (where I gave up) the main character had already tripped three or four times and made a spectacle of herself. I wish I read the reviews first and I wouldn't have bought this audiobook.
Absolutely! It was great storyline with suspense, action and sex! Touched all my emotions!
Pride and Prejudice – two people fall in love from totally different worlds! But love conquers all!
I have never heard Becca before, but I enjoyed her performance!
I love this series and hope other people do not listen to the negative feedback. Have an open mind and decide for yourself! Sex is not a bad thing when it is between two people who love eachother this much!
I would recommend this book for a good love story even with the kinky sex.
Christian telling Anastasia that he loves her.
yes, made me laugh and cry
Absolutely not! Maybe if EL decided to actually learn to write, but I will hopefully never listen to another book narrated by ms Battoe. It felt like I was listening to a 14 year old girl reading her fanfiction, which isn't too far from the truth to be honest.
A better understanding of the BDSM scene first anad foremost. Better characters, better narrator, so in other words, a different book.
This book rates somewhere in the upper middle.
Christian. His character changed dramatically over the course of the series. I was amazed at the depth of development that the series had.
Becca Battoe did an okay job. It wasn't the best narration ever but by no means the worse. Everytime she said "oh, my" I actually rolled my eyes. lol But I suppose that is the author's doing and not hers.
There's a darkness in all of us, it's up to us whether we choose to embrace it or not.
I didn't read the print version, but I choose audio over print anytime I can.
when Christian showed up at the bar to rescue her from herself.
When he wanted Anna to meet his Mother
Even if you took all the "mommy porn" out, the book is still a great story.