No... the narrator does the worst voices for all of the other characters. From Christian's weird husky voice to Jose's "accent" that falls somewhere between Dracula and a terrible Russian accent to Kate's valley girl-like voice, it is hard to listen to the actual words spoken. These accents and voices only distract from the book and do absolutely nothing to enhance the reading of this book.
Not this version... I am going to read the book and TRY to force the narrator's terrible voices out of my head.
Anyone who is capable of simply reading the words without assigning terrible voices or accents to the characters.
Yes, I would listen to Fifty Shades of Grey again. It was a good little love story. If you listen the BDSM was part of character development, and not just sex on a page, or should I say audio.
Christan Grey, cause he was really messed up. I like the fact that he developed along the way.
Grey...Becca did an excellent job on his voice and character.
Sorry, really can't see this in film. Plus I don't believe anyone could perform as well as Becca Battoe. I would not be interested in a movie. Sorry!
They were both great. I did both at the same time.
Yes I did. I laughed and cried. It was great!!
Overlook the negative reviews. This trilogy is fantastic and the narrator did a great job!
I felt as if Ana read my mind with her responses to many of the appalling demands of Grey.
Grey is my favorite character.
I think it was when Grey realized he indeed loved her.
It made me laugh at times and astonished me throughout the entire book.
I love a good book
This is porn. Packaged up nicely, but still porn.
I thought it would have some substance to it, but it never did.
Yes, I read the book and have listened to it twice.
Anna and Christine
Yes, the best
When Ana was in the hospital after getting shot. Oh, there are so many!
Reading the book and hearing it narrated are so different. But, I loved it either way. This book caused me to go back to reading as I did when I was younger. I have tried to read a book the traditional way but I'm so busy that I was just not getting anything done. So, I remembered how I used to listen to CD audio books in my car and then I checked on how to listen to them on my Iphone, and lets just say wow! My Kid"s whom are 17, 22,26 now ask why I'm not listen to one of my books if I don't have my ear plugs in. I don't know why because they don't talk to me anyway! I really get a lot done this way. This book is why I'm reading again?
Say something about yourself!
Good Lord - the narration was the worst...I cannot get that childish voice out of my head!
I have NEVER said 'OH MY' in bed...and won't start either!
The narration is good, given the plot. When the most common phrases are 'oh my' and 'holy crap' (both used dozens of times), you really have to adjust down your expectations. The characters and subject is interesting, but the book is fifty shades of disappointing.
Firstly, I have the books in written format, as well as in audio. Like some of the other reviewers, I found the bickering and constant references to Ana's "inner goddess" and conscience to be somewhat grating. The writing was passable, not good, and certainly not great, and was made all the more disappointing because of all the build up and hype. That said, I thought the book passed away a couple of hours in a pleasurable enough way. Not great, and not worth the cost, but reasonably enjoyable. The audio book, however, was so bad I couldn't even listen to it all. The performance of the narrator was dreadful, and all the "oh my's" and "holy crap's" became intolerable. She made everything all the more over the top and syrupy.
Well, the story as a whole is more than a little unbelievable, but this is often the case with romance, however, I thought the likelihood of virginal Ana accepting Christian's proposal was silly. Had she been somewhat inexperienced, this might have been more credible.
Beyond that, the writing is a little repetitive.
The interpersonal relationships of both Christian and Ana were quite realistic, and if Ana and Christian had been less OTT then this might have worked better.
NO, no, God no! Sorry.
I enjoyed the concept of the book. I like BDSM romances, but this was a let down. As I said earlier, the supporting characters were well thought out.
Try Sylvia Day's crossfire novels as an alternative. The writing is excellent, and I found the story more realistic.
Better voiceover talent would have made this a 4-5 star listening experience. Couldn't stand it anymore past the first few chapters.