Her voice? It took me until chapter 4 to get past it.
it's a great book- her voice will (mostly) stop annoying you around chapter 4, I promise.
High School teacher and audiophile...I listen to no fewer than four books a week. It is my escape. I listen for information, entertainment and sometimes just brain candy, so my audio library is eclectic. I offer no profound literary analysis, but I can tell you if a book is fun to listen to!
Though I agree with many others that the narrator's voice took some getting used to, I thought she did an amazing job with the material. By the time I finished this book, I could not imagine anyone else as Ana.
The story, however, has many issues that become painfully apparent in audio format. Overused phrases, limited descriptive vocabulary, lack of depth in some areas. That being said, the email exchanges between Ana and Christian had me laughing, literally, out loud. Very witty and amusing. I wish Ms. James had demonstrated the same level of sagacity in the text for the sex scenes.
Overall, it is an enjoyable listen if you can overlook (overhear???) the too often used lines...(Oh my, down there, unexpected). I listened and looked forward to every email exchange!
I hate this new format. I have spent $5000 on audible in the last year. This is the 2nd book (well triology). I woke up at 4:00 to listen, never happens.
I love Audible and I love books! The file formats for Audible are great, easy download, doesn't take up a lot of space on your device, the ability to download titles again are great. Narrators add another dimension to great stories.
Yes, that is a little play on the story, my headline. I do feel compelled to listen to the next two in the series, which will have to wait as, I plan on getting one of the books a month. What I find interesting is all the uproar which is happening around the story, as usual people tend to focus on specific aspects of a certain something and not the whole. I think it was well written, with one exception...the author continually used "hot" to describe attractiveness of the male main character. The author used so many other fabulously diverse words, that "Hot" kind of got boring. That would be my only negative to the story.
Yes! It was the perfect mix of romance and passion in its rawest form! As a 47 year old male, this is not my normal type of book, but it hit the spot for sure.
Anna was delicious! Made me wish I was 27 again for sure. Christian was warped, but right on target. I have been inspired in many ways by this book! I want my wife to read / listen to it now for sure.
I loved her voice! She made me want to keep listening. I listened to all three books back-to-back! It was hard to go to sleep at night! She sounded so sweet and innocent combined with the scorching content... it was HOT! I think I could listen to her reading a phone book! I will certainly listen to them all again!
Yes, but I was soooo sad when the books were completed. I did not want it to be over. Over 60 hours for the three combined, but I am ready to listen to them again!
The email exchanges could have been done a little better. That was a little much, but loved the changes in the subject lines and signatures... Worth it in the end.
I'm a big fan of audiobooks, so I think this rates around a four star rating.
I wouldn't compare this book to anything else, it's a bit dark like Black Dagger Brotherhood, but it's a wonderful love story.
Becca Battoe is not as talented as many other narrators, but neither is she a complete flop on these books. After a while you forget her as a narrator and just listen to the story. I was originally inclined to listen to the "mean reviews" of Becca Battoe, and therefore went ahead and bought the ebooks. Later, I thought I'd give the audiobook a try, and I was pretty mad that I listened to all the nay-sayers. Becca did a good job--not outstanding--but far better than the nasty reviews she's been given. I am completely happy with the narration.
The love story is amazing. It's flows and makes sense, and it's just a beautiful story, well written and inspiring.
Don't let others turn you away from this audiobook series. It has a near 4-star rating for a reason on Audible. I have never written a review on Audible, but Becca Battoe does not deserve the vehement negative reviews she's been getting on this series. It is a lovely narration--not the best I've ever heard--but still lovely.
All I can say is the book was great,but OMG I just couldn't listen 2 her voice anymore!!! and because of this I will not listen 2 the rest of the books..
I would not have placed soooo much sex in the book.
I believe all the characters are great.
HER VOICE.... Plus: when reading emails, there is no need to read every single thing. Including To: From: Date and Time: It really bothered me because there is about 5-10 minutes of email: TO: Name Subject: From: Name then Date: with the date and then a 2 second message and this all follows with another email and then another and then another. Not sure if this is Becca or this is the author.
Yes and No. I would highly recommend that if you are listening to this book, do NOT do so at work unless you are using headphones. The amount of sex scenes in the book can cause a few issues.
Love the story line but could do without all the details of the sex.
Always looking for something new to to explore in life. Over 50, artistic, quilting is a passion. A long drive and a good book are the best
Hot sexy control
Even though Christian is a dark troubled soul Anna's ability to hold her own and set her boundaries as she learned who she was and what she did and did not like was very powerful. If only all women could be that strong and ask for what they wanted and not be afraid to say no to what they don't like.
Ann's expressive exploration made me smile. Then to hear all the catch phrases be used in pop culture let you know how many people were reading.
I hate this choice - wish I could return it and warn everyone else not to buy it unless they are into porn.
Fury at Audible for not warning me this is porn, not literature.
Either change the description or delist it.