I loved the book it kept me wanting to find out more what is going to happen next. I can't wait to hear the other two books.
I don't think I have heard anything by her, but I wish she would have been more into the story.
The topic is new and intriguing!
There isn't a fav character in this book for me... i really enjoyed all the characters
She has terrible intonation, valley girl style.... uhhg, i listen to about 2 sometimes 3 books a week and i have to say this is the worst narrator i have ever heard. her voices aren't different enough, her accents are really bad, and the intonation of a dumb woman dripping all over it all. it was really distracting for me. but the story is really good, so i made it through. if it were a mediocre story i wouldn't have listen to the whole book because of the intonation... i feel really mean for that :/ but it really had to be said.
Bahahaha, the book has A LOT of sex in it! It was hard not to be "moved" through the whole thing.
I feel like maybe some people out there are overreacting to this book. I understand that the type of sex is new to romance novles. but the way it is told is so mainstream that I was left wondering when the story was going to get controversial??? it never really did for me. It was a new perspective on a topic most people don't understand. didn't make my flesh fall off.
more of an actual story line...the entire first book has no purpose. no action
All it was was sex...he took her virginity in a very vulgar and mean way,. She CONSTANTLY repeated her lines.
oh my...Holy S--t...Holy f--k...Holy Hell...it got old
becca did fine
anybody else notice an uncanny resemblance to twilight
Male is adopted, has a doctor as a parent, is insanely beautiful, is insantely rich, over protective and domineering.
Girl is clumbsy, average, lacks self esteem, works at a hardware store, puts up with domineering man. Comes from divorced family. Finished high school with her dad who was ex military (bellas dad was a cop)
Becca Battoe did a most excellent job with the female voices.
The characters were entertaining.
I cannot believe you produced an audio book with this subject matter having just one person narrate. The story & characters most certainly required both a female and a male narrator. I made myself finish listening to the first book, but will be buying the hardcopies of the next two in the series as it made my skin crawl to hear a female read the male voices in this story. To give you an indication of how strongly I feel about this, I will say that this is the ONLY review on anything I have ever purchased. I never take time to provide feedback, but want all future listeners to beware purchasing this version.
i loved to be read to as a child and i still love to be read to 40 years later as an adult. when i looked into listening to the "shades of grey" trilogy, review after review seemed to dissuade me from listening to the books due to the poor narration...and i almost followed suit. so glad i didn't. is becca battoe the best narrator ever? no. is she in the top 10? no. do i enjoy books more when there is a different narrator for each character? yes. however, just as when i was read to as a child, my imagination can handle pretending that a female narrator’s lowered voice is a male’s. i don’t need the oration to be perfect, just enjoyable. and honestly, i enjoyed becca battoe’s narration. she used expressions where i wouldn’t have, and i liked hearing her version in my ears more than the version that would have been silently in my head. there were times that battoe’s naivete version of anastasia or the steamy version of christian saying “baby” made me smile and feel flushed at the same time. it was steamy. it was funny. it kept me listening until all 3 books were finished (and i’ll go see the movie when a movie version is made). is this book good literature? no. is it good smut? yes. good, captivating, hot, juicy, smut. thanks e.l. james, becca battoe, and random house audio.
I stopped reading after part 1-it is bad pornography and very poorly written. I found it boring. The downside to audio books is that the bad writing and editing is obvious.
I liked the readers enunciation and voice, which is also important in an audio selection. The reader was able to do a very crediable transition from male to the female parts.
Probably but I am curious about the balance of the triology.
I like the narrator
NO. I definetly need to take breaks
Written book, yes. Audiobook, no.
Let's be honest, the sex scenes are what we have all been reading this book for, followed closely by the giddy feeling of pretending we are this young woman being swept off her feet.
This woman knows nothing about expression, cadence, or which words to emphasize as she reads. Completely ruined the book. What idiot selected her and thought she had any talent for a book like this? She reads like she is expressing an eight year old girl, not a woman experiencing a sexual awakening.
Commuting 2 hours a day to and from work allows me the pleasure of listening to many books where I would otherwise not have time to read
I was almost persuaded from what I've read of the reviews of Becca Battoe's narration to not download this audio book. Although I would say that she is not the most gifted narrator with the male voicings, she did an excellent job with all of the female voices including the main character. Her voice was spot on to a 22 year old femail graduating college.
The story, on the other hand is pure fantasy. A 29 year old man, perfectly good looking, thick head of hair, smart as a whip, perfect body definition, well endowed, multi billionare, owns and pilots his own helicopter and private jet, knows how to please a woman, is CEO of an international firm, etc...
I don't understand how the reviews for this book dwelled on how badly Becca narrated and not how poorly it was written.
The book was just alright in my opinion.
I would, however, listen to another book narrated by Becca Battoe.
My wife and I tried to listen to this on a road trip. We couldn't make it more than 30 minutes into the book. Simply put the narration was horrible. She sounds like a teenager reading a book in front of her class for the first time. Her diction is weird. Her delivery halting. The way she over-pronounces her "t"s and hammers all the wrong words drove us batty.We are going to read the book(s) on our Kindles and forget this ever happened.As an audio product.. this is terrible.