Hated Becca's reading. Found myself rolling my eyes constantly during the story. Will not listen to the other books. I will read them, even though it was so poorly written. The content did suck me in.
A book commits suicide every time you watch Jersey Shore!
Usually one has to dig up “Penthouse Forum” articles to find writing of this caliber. “Dear Penthouse; Oh my, I never thought this would happen to me.” With all the repetition of a sixteen year old valley girl and the depth of a porn film this book should be dismissed. The stuff in-between sex scenes are miserable and painful to endure while the sex scenes are erotic they have limited taste appeal; unless of course you are into S&M.
I wanted to review this book because of the ban some libraries are considering. My answer to the ban is that the library should not bother banning it as honestly I do not see it as any worse than many items already out there.
Apparantly this series is pretty popular, but I think it is for someone younger.
I haven't read the books, just listened to many hours of the first audiobook. I cannot imagine why anyone would put in so many "holy cows, holy s***, holy crap and that's hot". And the constant references to her inner goddess was annoying.
Although the lead female was suppose to be young and somewhat innocent, the whole valley girl persona was off putting.
I don't think that I would get to the part where I needed to edit it. It really isn't for me at all. I have hundreds of audiobooks and I think this is one of my least favorites. Will not be listening to anymore of it.
I have listened to many books, some with very erotic passages, so have no problems with graphic sexual content. I just really didn't like anything about this book.
Nearly everything about this audiobook is awful. The writing is repetitive and boring. Ana's neuroticism is obnoxious and she's extremely childish (just like the character she is based off of). She is supposed to be an intelligent, educated young woman, but she ends up seeming like a 13 year old doing adult things. Just as other reviewers have mentioned, "oh my", "holy sh*t," "so bossy", and other frequently used epithets get old about an hour into the audiobook. Interractions with her "inner goddess" are ridiculous (and not in an amusing way). No one would believe a 22 year old who drinks regularly has never been drunk, or has never experimented with self-gratification, yet is more than willing to engage in sexual relations with Christian when she gets a chance. The sex scenes are unrealistic and boring. The narration sounds extremely ditsy and amateurish. I could barely make it through the book. I was so bored by the time the book was half-way through; I couldn't care less about what happens by the end. I only finished the book to avoid feeling like I wasted my credit, but the end result was a wasted credit AND wasted time. I really don't understand why this series is so popular.
Not unless someone paid me. I'm not the slightest bit interested in what happens to these irritating, unlikeable characters.
Battoe's performance is dull. The end of nearly ever sentence ends in the same obnoxious tone. She sounds like a bratty high schooler rather than a young woman graduating from college. Her performance made the poor writing even more unbearable.
Never again will I purchase a book just because the whole trilogy makes up the top three current best sellers. Listen to clips and read reviews!
yes, it's a well written, erotic love story.
no, I do not like her valley girl sound. I want to get the next Fifty Shades book, but I'm not sure I can stand her voice through another one.
I Loved this book, and the entire trilogy for that matter. I do agree that the narrator does throw you off a bit, at first, but if you are able to keep an open mind and loose yourself in the words then you too will enjoy this. There are some overused phrases but again, keep in open mind. I highly recommend this book, don't let the comments about the narrator discourage you. Take the risk, you wont regret it!!
If the narrator actually participated in the book, such as change of voice when doing male vs female, and scene changes. Every time I listen to this book I found myself falling asleep. I thought it was just me, but after 3 different people tried we all agree that it was the narrator.
This was worst book I've read in ten years. Bad writing.
I don't think she did a bad job. It was what poor Becca had to work with that was painful... really "Holy Crap" painful.
Nothing, except anger that I wasted money on it.
Don't waste your time. What does it say about our culture that it is drawn to this kind of poorly written trash? My inner Goddess was disappointed.
The love story.
The voice, didn't perform it well, and too many times all the voices blended and were bland.
Not really, a bit too repetitive.
I have listened to hundreds of audio books and this was, by far, the worst narrator I have ever heard. It was a struggle to get through the book, not because of the story but because of the truly awful, mind numbing, overall idiotic performance. The story was ok but the author could have used a bit more imagination in her descriptions. The word "belly" was probably used more than 100 times in the book and started to become pretty annoying. Anytime the main character became aroused, anxious or scared, I knew the word would be used. Not one of my favorite books and I probably would not recommend this to a friend, at least not in audio format.