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Yes and no - but mainly because I love reading - but listening to it was just as good, plus I could listen to it at work
"F*ck the paper work" - it's a moment in the elevator....you can feel the emotion, it's awesome.
I felt like I was in Ana's head....it was easy to imagine Becca's voice was Ana's voice
All of it....but I love this book after I read chapter 1
Becca does her best - I could not stop laughing after she did Christian's voice the first time and it took a couple chapters for me to REALLY get used to it - but if you love the books, and I do - you can look past all that and listen to what she is saying rather than vocusing on her voice.
I had borrowed a girfriend's book when I initially started reading it then I found out about
audio books & thought I would try it. Well needless to say I was engulfed with 50. Becca made me feel all the emotions every character was feeling. It was very convenient. However after reading some of the reviews on audio book 2 & 3, I think I will go back to the Kindle version for the last two, which I just finished # 2 today.
I really enjoyed the story line, sometimes the intimate scenes are a bit much.
the way she reads the story almost makes the listener feel like they are part of the story
I found myself laughing out loud at times, I did cry a time or too and also felt the anger of the characters.
i can see girls enjoying this, but its not for someone who is intellectual unfortunately.
Unfortunately it was a combination of both the story and the narration. Unfortunately the narrator sounds like a highschool girl which makes the whole audio-book almost uncomfortable and very awkward to listen to.
The book gives a little more than most romance novels with an edgy s/m twist. The hint of twilight fan fiction is there but not overwhelming enough to be distracting. The narrator for this audio book on the other hand was awful. Her voice is trite and her emphasis echos dumb girl from the mall I really don't want to talk to. Pretty much ruined anything sexy about it.
Daniel Steel meets Twilight.
High flighty emphasis and over enunciation leading me to literally stop on occasions because I didn't like her voice.
she did a good job with the voices and dialects for the other characters
when anastasia states she wants to bring him into the light
I have not read the print version
Learning about the characters.
Maybe, but she was not a good choice for this one...
This series is all the rage, but I need to take a break before listening to the next one.
compelling, sensual, oversexed
The ending left me wanting to hurry to Book 2
The reader manages to make the main characters at once innocent and strong
I nearly did.
The density of sex was, I suppose, a necessary evil, given the storyline. I believe, however, refrain from repetition of praise for each others' physical appearance would have made the dialogue less sophomoric. That said, I was drawn into the characters as people struggling with their own frailties and values.
A reader forced to drive alot. If I am listening to a book I don't speed. Well not too much anyway.
No. He uses the word "squeak", and "oh my" and other simplistic language page after page. There are silly longwinded descriptions of food and wine. I wonder how much the brand names like Mac and Audi paid to be mentioned time and time again. They send ridiculous emails to each other that are supposed to be cute and only makes you want to strangle them. The emails include the date, time and to and from, so it takes forever to get through a one sentence message. She sounds like a Valley Girl and then uses a breathy ridiculous voice to do the other characters.
No - And I wonder, who this book is directed at? I didn't think men got into romantic novels, but here the sex and story is definitely from the point of view of a man. Over a 3 week period of time, a 20 something virgin that wants sex 25 times a day and comes at the drop of a hat meets a millionaire who buys her lots of stuff. He wants to own her. She wants to take care of him and solve his problems stemming from a cruel childhood. And also very irritating, she is constantly eating things like pancakes and bacon, never works out and gets thinner and thinner. This is not a story from the point of view of a woman!
Where to start? High pitch tone of voice, lack of depth and feeling, an irritating voice in general, no real differenciation between the characters...
Where she talks about her Inner Goddess. And then the endless round and round about their relationship and his problems, whether he loves her or not! We read entertaining books to get AWAY from this stuff!
I got this book because it was compared in the New York Times to important literature that happened to include sensual or sex scenes. This is junk, pure and simple.
Opinionated redhead who uses audiobooks to make L.A. traffic bearable.
A better reader probably would have helped dramatically... as it is, the story felt weak and I couldn't stand the reader and the combination of those two factors made it impossible for me to continue listening past chapter 9.
Absolutely not. Ever. She sounds like a shallow teenager.