I story line got dull pretty fast and the voice of the narrator was very irritating.
Her voice was on the annoying side and didn't show much inflection.
Would seriously reconsider ordering anything with this narrator.
My daily commute time literally hijacked any spare time for reading, and then, AUDIBLE.
The story promises a good start to what might be a promising series, and the sexual plot is definitely good - and the book was enough that I purchased book 2 in the series, but I walked away without much knowledge about Christian Grey. It's worth a credit and your ear.
I just started listening to books. This was the first I cound not put me I pad down. It was a good book.
the book was absolutely amazing cant stop reading it over and over and the best thing is theres more to come!!!!!
Bought a thesaurus. Every other page was either something being "hot" or the supposed English college grad saying/thinking "holy crap!" Seriously, if you want me to believe this character is obsessed with classic British literature, you need to make her sound at least SLIGHTLY less vapid than the girls on Jersey Shore.
Her voice is incredibly nasally, and her "male" voices all sound the same, which is basically like you would expect a young girl making fun of a man to sound. It was incredibly distracting and made it impossible not to want to slap each of the male characters the moment they spoke.
Sadness that I wasted a credit on it.
This was my first ever audible experience. I read this trilogy before going the audible route. I wanted to make sure I liked the book first as I was not sure I would like the voices used in the reading. It took some getting used to, and some of characters were really off for me, but overall, it is a great way to go through a book, as you can do so anywhere, anytime, even while doing other things, like working, cleaning house, driving...
Christian Grey, of course. He is just so complex. I saw that they are going to make a movie, and I don't think there is a man alive that can play this character and pull it off.
The repetition in phrasing and mistakes in sentence structure and word usage did not bother me as much. I also think that she had a good voice for Anastasia.
Yes, I had a hard time putting it down. I have listened to the enire trilogy 3 times after reading the books once. It is so addictive. I don't usually re-read books. Maybe it is due to the audible experience.
The whole trilogy could have used a good editor, but with that being said, the author has a real talent for weaving a good story. Can't wait to see what she does next. Audibles are certainly a great way to get more reading time in.
The Performance of this audio book was a little slow but did go along with the book. I have read other books that the book and the audio did not match..
Keeps you wanting to read more!!!!
Yes. The first time I started listening to it I hated the author's snobby sounding voice, and it just didn't catch me. Then after listening to people tell me to try again, I did. It actually ended up being good.
Anastasia, because she was what you would call an untypical woman in this day in age. Mostly you have money hungry women who wouldn't think twice about taking a man for his money. All this woman wanted to do was help this man learn how good he was and how much someone could actually love him. Yes she had her "immature" parts, but not all women are promiscuous and have sex early. There are virgins out there. There are also some that just don't see the need to get into all the hype of electronics, and such.
All of you who have bad mouthed the book...I just think that you didn't have an open mind about it. Also who ever said that this was just a book about an immature girl in an abusive relationship has no knowledge of what a real abusive relationship is! Yes the author didn't use so many of the "normal" terms for things. She is from London for goodness sakes! Then there is the fact that there was the inner goddess. I thought it lightened parts of the story, gave it some humor. The author stated on a show that she wrote this book for her. The fact that it got such great reviews is because some people saw it that way and ran with it. Just because some of you don't have the same like as others doesn't mean it was a bad book. To each is own!
I am a creature of habit and I watch movies I enjoy over and over. In short I have read and listened the Harry Potter series collectively more than five times. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and likely will listen to it many more times.
The most memorable moments in the book were the many inner personalities to Anastasia. The inner goddess, the subconscious, etc. They blend amusingly to show the inner workings of an insecure, post-pubescent, sexually repressed female.
At first listening, Becca, channels the california valley girl stereotype, someone who is not as well read and eloquent as her character. However, she grows on you and you find yourself thinking Ana in Becca's voice. Again, I am spoiled by Jim Dale who had an excellent performance in the Harry Potter series.
The end. I was particularly happy that I had the second book in hand (figuratively) so that I could move on. Had I been forced to wait I would have been frustrated.
One of the main reasons I gave this book four stars was the fact that this book was written in parts on a Twilight Fan Fiction blog under a pseudonym using Twilight characters as a base to the characters in this series. That being said, I enjoyed the Twilight series. I had my own reservations about the series for its mediocrity. This book was thoroughly enjoyable in its own right and you lose the sense that the characters are written based on another set of individuals. You will see the correlations and will respect the characters for their differences. It is clear that EL James is more equipped to write a book than Stephenie Meyer, thus it should be a better written book, and it is.
Had heard a lot about this book, but nothing compared to the actual story. Good thing that I purchased it while on vacation. Could not stop listening. Of course I bought Book 2 of the trilogy.
Anastasia. She considered herself weak, but her character actually came off as being very strong.
Becca did a great job narrating this book
There were times that I laughed out loud at some of the things Ana said in the book. There were also some times that I felt like crying. Especially at the end.