I simply could not stop listening to the audiobook. I went through the whole trilogy in about three weeks. What a fun, exciting, and entertaining series. Here's an idea...maximize on what sure is to be a sensation... you heard it here first... I would love to have a soundtrack to complement the book, as well as a wine list recommended by Mr. Grey. They could offer "date night" recommendations as far as wine, meal, and "dessert" pairings. Regardless, you won't be disappointed with the storyline. A modern day Beauty and the Beast with dark, yet irrestible twists.
If I could give it a minus star I would!
Maybe teenagers would be a good audience for this book.
Edit! When I first started this book it seemed like it had such possibilities! The dialogue is childish and unrealistic in my opinion. The narrator is not the best but seems to do an ok job. I did not mind her tone of voice and realized that the childlike sound was not the narrators fault but the way it’s written.
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I LOVE to listen to audiobooks - the Audible ap is by far the best thing that's ever happend to my iPhone.
I imagine the actual print version of this book would have been much better for several reasons. The story does have a lot of steamy bits - and for the most part, they make the story - but the believability of this girl Anna was just not there for me. I couldn't identify with her, conceptulize her - she was just so unreal, I couldn't grab on and relate.
The narration is just plain bad - I get the young girl/young voice Anna bit - but her voice drones on and on with little inflection and over enunciation of words. It was tedious hearing the email detail read aloud - to the point of distracting from the actual text.
Like many - "oh my" "holy _____ (you fill in the blank)" was so overused - I found myself mocking the narrator by the end of the book.
I couldn't wait for it to end. Really - I will not be downloading the other two books in the trio - perhaps I will read them so I'm not tortured by Ms. Battoe's voice.
#1 is the narrator, her voice isn't good with changing voices to male/female. Very irritating and most likely won't be purchasing the next two books.
her tones, male to female voices, speaks like a teenager...
disappointment in the story, but mostly the voice is irritating.
A completely different story line and characters would be a good start, probably replace the author as well.
Never ever EVER!!! Nope, rather eat a scary spider, or maybe insert razor wire into my eurethra.
No see above, if you have seen twilight (not a love story) imagine the reader as Bella reading about half asleep and sighing/talking simultaneously.
No more of this, you are lowering the national IQ.
The demention of the characters was amazing, especially Christian. It was like peeling an onion, so many different layers. Once you start the story, you simply cannot stop. Love the storyline.
Nothing I have ever read. Definitely an erotic read
The story comes to life, and she is amazing
I would have to agree with some of the others. This really needs a new narrator. It was very hard to get past that. Apart from that the story was very good
I enjoyed both versions of the book. While reading the book, I could not put it down. I purchased the audiobook to continue reading/listening to the book while driving to work, etc. I travel over 1 hour to work one way. I love the characters. Grey and Ana's romantic journey is obsessive. I read the Trilogy twice.
I would listen to this book again. I got all 3 and loved the story line. I love this Trilogy so much I also got the books for my shelf.
There so many memorable moments that I just can't name one.
I love the way Becca Battoe reads and and her ability to differentiate characters.
Well now (fans blushing face), that was an interesting listen. The story definately had threads of Twilight-likeness to it. Ultimately I was able to separate out the two stories pretty well. Interesting and erotic to say the least. One thing that kept me from adding a few more stars to the review is Ana's inner monologue. It's partially the author's fault and partially the narrator's fault for the annoyance I think. "Oh my" "Oh my" I'm a bit of a geek and every time she said "Oh My" I thought of George Takei... awkward!! But the frequency with which she says it and the way the narrator speaks it was grating. Of course that isn't enough to stop me from downloading books two and three...