Like Best-It is pure guilty pleasure. Like least-Narration is dry
Reminds me of my Harlequin Days
Her narration style is dry. Not a lot of depth.
No, it would be an MA dirty movie!! LOL!!!
If you have a credit, why not see what the fuss is about but don't spend the extra money!!
It was my mistaking to listen to this book on a whim. I had been hearing the title mentioned a lot and seeing it in stores on stands. I decided to see what the hubbub was about myself with out actually seeing what the book was about. A few chapters in I was having the strangest sense of deja vu, like I'd heard this story before. That's when I looked the book up and discovered it was a twilight based story turned erotic. Not really my cup of tea. I didn't know it was possible for something to be worse than twilight, but this just might be it. Perhaps the story gets better but I wont be finding out. If I must suffer through Anastasia's inner dialogue I wont do it with Battoe's voice in my head. Her inflections were to pointed and obvious to make them feel genuine and it made me dislike the main character. Not the sort of thing you need in addition to the repetitive sentiment (how many times in the first chapter alone did she say how gorgeous Grey was - and in the same exact way. If you are going to repeat an idea over an over again at least mix it up a little for the reader. Don't just flat out say Oh he's so gorgeous or he's so beautiful. It makes the character seem unimaginative.) This mixed with overtly obvious attempts to make the character seem witty "I must be the color of the communist manifesto" just doesn't work. There may be some characters that could get away with thinking/saying this, but I don't think any of them exist in this story.
The narrator was horrible. I should have read the reviews; I think that the book might be good, but couldn't finish listening.
I started this book at least 4 times and couldn't finish it!
I wish I could get my money back or at least another book.
No the audiobook; the narrator was dreadful.
It felt like a 15 year old girl from clueless was reading the book.
Johanna Parker, Susan Erickssen, Kristen Potter, Therese Plummer
I like to be fair, but if you are planning on getting this audiobook get the sample first and make a decision. I'll get the hard copy one of this days.
Yes I would recommend this audiobook to a friend. I have heard about sub and doms before but did not really know much about the subject. The audiobook is educational and the love story is very compelling.
I liked the love story and the relationships the 2 main characters had with friends and family.
No I have not listened to any of Becca Battoe's other performances. But she made the story very believable and the characters in the book come alive.
I liked the 1st audiobook so much I had to get the remaining 2 audiobooks and enjoyed these 2 just as much as the 1st.
I didn't like the reader at all. She sounds like a spoiled teenager does when she talks to her mother... or maybe a valley girl. The reading wasn't believable so it was hard to listen to.
I love reading. Its the moments that in my mind I'm somewhere else.
This is my 3rd time listening to the book. Love the book. Can't put it down.
At the graduation where he is wearing the famous tie. OMG!!
Yes it was!!!
An avid listener! My taste runs from Non-Fiction to Sci-Fi and everything in between. Only novel I could not get through . . . 50 SHADES. Terrible! Falling from the reading train due to a busy life made for a boring person and finding Audible in 2008 gave back so much life.
Vocabulary, story line, characters,
I am dissapppointed this is a New York best seller. If I purchased a Harlequine Romance I would have expected this.
Who cares who reads it. Becca Battoe was very good at her holy craps for sure forsure forsure foresure wowsers she was totally aweszome. i mean really whatever oh i am blushing 15 sades of red or read or oh wowsers forsure biting my lip again oh elevator oh elevator. Awe jeez. shucks sucks YUK oooooo necktie
Disappointment we placed this on a newyork best seller. Anger that I spent $15 on this book thinking it a book. Sadness that we as a society are not classifing this as porn but a best seller. Oh wait I just bought it for the pictures.
I am not against porn I am against bad writing. This is not an author. It is someone making a buck off Twilight.
Not sure...obviously a lot of people like this book, but it was not for me. pethaps I am used to better quality writing. Even in the erotica genre, there is much better quality literature. Take the Best Erotica Short Stories anthologies for example.
I felt like I was listening to a high school creative writing class project. It was so poorly written and the narration was horrid. It was read so slow - someone else in the reviews suggested increasing the speed and that helped a bit, but not enough to hold my interest. I gave up after three chapters.
Maybe she would do better with a better written book?
I would have gotten a thesaurus for the author.
I can see how this made good internet fanfiction, but perhaps it wasn't professionally written enough for publishing?
First let me start off by saying I truly enjoyed this book, the author took me on a journey through Ana and Christian's love story which I found profoundly moving. After reading the reviews for the controversial topic of BDSM, I thought I would find it distasteful and offensive, but the sexual relationship between Ana and Christian was handled both tastefully and it gave this reader an insight into a world that I have no prior experience in. I've enjoyed this story so thoroughly that I purchased the second and third book prior to reaching the halfway point in this one. I look forward to reading the continuing story of Ana and Christian and as I am a true romantic I am hoping for a happy ending for them both, I sure hope so because I am still reeling from the ending in Fifty Shades of Grey. This is truly a story for lovers of romance who can handle it with an open mind.
The erotic portion was delivered well. It wasn't too much but Mr. Grey was nuts!
The ending was a twist.
The narrator had a tough time trying to making the letters and emails sound interesting.
I must admit the book did gain my attention because I wanted to know the plot. It took a really long time getting there.