This gal ruined this story. She was soooo bad, I can???t believe she was chosen to narrate anything much less this book - i gave up after an hour - couldn???t handle any more err???s - who say???s that in real life?? - I may read the rest.
There was a lot of negative about the narrator but I thought she was fine, I really wish they had a male and a female narrator. I love the characters in this book and the story is fun.
I love his obsession with her.
I think she does a fine job, she sounds like someone in her early twenties.
I have laughed several times.
Narrator sounded stupid trying to make a guy's voice. The overall feeling I got from the main character, Anastasia was that she was a fickle idiot that would have a nervous breakdown if the cashier let her make the decision "paper or plastic". I get that this book is about submission and dominance but for real, you could have given her a brain. Also, the constant rants and ravings over Christian being so dreamy was insanely over the top and made me feel like I was reading a 12 year old's diary, lol. Not to book for me, wasted a credit, wahhh :P
This was the most ridiculous, poorly written and narrated book I have ever listened to. It sounded like the author had a third grade education with phrases such as, "Oh my," "crap," "double crap," "holy crap," and yes, even "triple crap." I sat through the main character blushing and flushing and turning every color of the rainbow. If I had to sit through one more cliched phrase, my head would have exploded. If you want to listen to someone raising an eybrow, cocking his head, smirking, saying jeez, and the absolutely worst of all, the biting of the lip about 10 million times, then waste your money. I actually feel embarrassed for the author and editor because it's so poorly and childishly written. The sex seens are completely laughable and are the antithesis of erotic. If you want to become celibate, buy this book.
I will if I can get past this narrators voice. I don't know she just doesn't quite catch the tone of the book for me. I would also like to point out that I never write reviews..good or bad...but I have been waiting all month for my credits to get here so I can get these books but I have only have been listening for 10 mins and I still cant get past this girls voice. I am not happy. I hope that they will do a recast. That's all for now.
I love a challenge...and to get a man to change his world upside down is the ultimate challenge...Christian has so many sides to him that you could never get uninterested.
I don't know but definitely not this young lady...I am open for suggestions...
This book needs a disclaimer. "Attention Sexually inexperienced young adults - the material herein is not love, or even normal sexual behavior. There is nothing in here that you should aspire to, or even try." Book 1 is nothing but very dark porn, with somewhat of a story line . Profoundly disturbing. Moreover, the concept that an intelligent and educated young virgin, with no prior sexual comparison, pursuing such a (S&M) relationship, is very un-nerving and quite frankly, ridiculous (I hope). My initial thought was of other young women reading this, and thinking ... oh, ok ... this is an acceptable kind of relationship, Wow, that frightens me. This is not a book for vulnerable young adults, and I worry that the heralding of this trilogy, will make the specific s&m/dom nature of sexual content here, appear mainstream to impressionable young people.. S&M RELATIONSHIPS ARE NOT HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS, AND CERTAINLY NOT LOVE! Individuals who can only find sexual gratification from this type of relationship, are severely damaged, and most probably sociopaths. Book 2 had a better story line. However, ... I got to the point, fairly quickly, where I completely glossed over the multitude of sickening move by move s&m sex scenes, in the hopes of returning to some significant story line.
50 shades of yuck is what I would call this book. I can understand why people are calling this "mommy porn." The characters and storyline keeps the reader's interest but the writing is awful. I'd like to have a count of how many times the author used the word "clambered" ugggh I did finish the first book of the series just because everyone has been talking about it, but I will not be continuing the series. The narrator for this audible book was not impressive. She lacked expression! She did not give enough personality to the characters. The whole s & m thing is just 50 shades of smut and creates a disappointing read.
People who thought the Twilight series was well-written might enjoy this book. I, however, am giving up after Chapter 5. The narrative has become a parody of itself by using the same descriptive words and phrases over and over again. The storyline moves at an incredibly slow pace, and I can see where it's going from here. I honestly can't understand how this has become such a popular book.
sex and sex
Maybe because of sex, not her writting skills. It was vary lacking in the story.
MOVIE? RATED X? Maybe all three books could make one good movie? But, without the x rated not much of a movie.
If you want to spice it up in bed with your hunny, good listen.
Needed a different more believable narrator,and should have had a female and male reading.Love the Fifty Shade Series. The narrator ruined the characters for me. It was like a bad dream. Could not even stand to listen. Was a joke!!
The story is AMAZING!! Have read it over and over! EL James is a gifted story teller and I highly recommend the series to anyone and everyone. The story of Christian and Ana is incredible!
Thought everything was terrible! Voice did not portray Ana the way I saw her. And her imitation of Christians voice was laughable!! Totally ruined it for me!
I DID LOVE THE BOOK!! HATED the narration!!