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.
Not the same ole love story.
Charactors that are likeable and you can feel for.
She is Anastasia
Be careful you may never fall in love again
Loved that the story is very different but the raunchiness gets old but that is what makes it enjoyable but unnecessary. Would have liked more action.
Hot, heavy and steamy...
Damn Anastasia, your a virgin?!
I was really able to invision the scenes.
I laughed a lot!
I really like this book!
The content was ok but I was so distracted by the reader its hard to say.
She reads in a monotone voice that has very little distinction between characters. She must be a failed actress because she can't use inflection or tone in expressing emotion. That was bad enough, but when I heard her pronounce envision, envicious, not once, but twice it became even more of a distraction. Also she pronounced disoriented, disorientated. Where are the producers to catch these things? I probably will not order books 2 or 3 just because I can't get past this reader, even after several hours of listening.
I listen to a lot of audiobooks as I travel often. I also use audiobooks when I walk. I have heard readers that I haven't cared for but given time I get caught up in the story and forget about them. It isn't happening with Ms Battoe. Her lack of ability is a major distraction to the content of the book.
noone should read this book!
a very very disappointing book!
I cant believe I wasted my time listening to this stupid book! My kids can write a better book. I WISH I CAN TAKE MY MONEY BACK!!!!!!!!!
Terrible idea to spread the concept that it is acceptable to promote abuse of any kind - The female character was a nitwit and listening to this book via audio had to have been worse than actually reading it.
probably not - definitely not a romance novel
Get Your Facts Straight!
I am currently well over 4 hours into this book and I'm still waiting for something, ANYTHING to happen other than a sex scene (that I skipped). I had heard so many people say they enjoyed this book, but I cannot figure out for the life of me why.
I feel like I'm a teenager listening/reading a naughty story of a college graduate.
Not within the genre, but definitely the author.
I don't believe so, I would just keep hearing this book in the back of my mind.
I'd rank it in the top ten. I've listened to all three and each got better. I listen to several books a week and have listened to all of the Fifty Shades multiple times. Maybe more than once is the key!!
Christian is my favorite, although I think he'd have to be Superman to perform so frequently.
I like Becca Battoe. Her ability to change her voice for so many individuals in one scene was great. When I read the reviews, I feel like I read a different book and heard someone else read. I'm glad I didn't read the reviews before I got the book for sure.!!!
Both!! I was sad for Christian being so negative on himself but there were some funny things too.
I'm waiting for E.L James' next book and I hope Becca reads it!! I do agree that some of the writing could be more realistic. I don't think a virgin would go quite so active so soon.
A lot of the reviews tear up the narrator. I almost didn't order it because of my first impression of the narrator's voice. At first her voice drove me crazy! I almost stopped listening. If the story hadn't hooked me in I would have! But then as I continued to listen, I got used to it and now I think it's who Anna is. Becca Batoe actually does a pretty good job with the other characters accents and voices. I don't like her version of Christian, but I've gotten used to it. As far as the story, it is definitely all fantasy, but a nice escape.
From the first chapter of Fifty Shades of Grey to the end of the prologue that follows the last chapter of Fifty Shades Freed.. this is an amazing story that takes the reader to a place where most of us have never been nor will ever be. I believe the reader, Becca Batoe; did an amazing job. Her natural voice was a perfect fit for Anna, and as she read aloud, her voice flowed from charater to character flawlessly, giving each one their own recognizable voice.