Now, don't get me wrong... I love hearing about sex, reading about it, talking about, etc. But, this is one of the most poorly written books I have come across in a LONG time. The performance by the actress reading the book wasn't the best either, but, bless her heart... The material she had to read was horrible... I just don't get the hype. No, I wouldn't try another of E. L. James' books. I might listen to Ms. Battoe again before completely writing her off.
The writing was ridiculously lousy. Throw in some big SAT word to make it look like you can write... PRETENTIOUS
Well, you can't expect too much from a performer who has such bad material.
I would just pull the whole series
I think I've said enough.
This was a book that branched out from the normalcy we often find ourselves in reading stories about love.
I believe the entire story was pretty memorable
She was eligible to portray the proper age of the the heroin.
the story line
the night they flew to Seattle in charlie tango
at the end when they were standing in the "Red room of Pain" after he spanked her
Can't put down!
That there is a story, and a good one
This was my first of hers. I loved it however and are reviewing other books narrated by her.
Too many to count!!!
Love the whole series.
Audible Addict. My iPod is my security blanket.
No, but will make sure to choose a better author next time.
I found the entire experience was painful.
I disliked the entire book.
Crazy thing is, the only part that really made me cringe wasn't even sexual.
I shouted "No, no, no!" When Anastasia used Christians toothbrush. That freaked me out for some reason.
This book wasn't my cup of tea.
I really did want to like it, but the whole time I kept wanting to slap the main character.
I would have liked to have the author explain why Ana would let a man belittle her. Why was she so taken by him? What was in HER past that would make HER enter a relationship like that?
Christians money, power and good looks weren't enough for me.
I NEEDED there to be more. The book lacked depth.
The character wasn't relatable.
I'm two years older than Ana, from Seattle and could not identify with her. I didn't feel anything for her.
I can't count how many times I rolled my eyes at the dialogue.
We might be young, but we're not stupid. Twenty-somethings don't say "Oh my". Twenty-somethings don't generally like being told what to do. (Daddy Issues?)
I didn't like the whole Dominant-Submissive thing. I would never let a man dictate what I could and could not do.
To me, that shows a lack of spirit and love for oneself.
E.L. should have addressed more issues. If she would have made me feel something (anything) towards Ana then maybe I would have enjoyed it.
Yes to E.L. James
Hell No to Becca Battoe, unless she was reading a book on valley girls, then it would be a great fit.
She was way too Valley girlish and made Christian and Anna sound ridiculous. I was actually nice in giving her 1 star.
Not the audio version of it.
Nothing I'm afraid. She made the book unbearable to finish.
The book would have been great if you had a better narrator.
Redo it with a better narrator and let me try again.
I liked the story line, it was the narration that was upsetting. Nothing against the Ms. Battoe, I have listened to other books she narrated, however this one she needed to sound more maturely innocent rather than teenie-bopper, valley girl.
I will listen to books two and three because I have to complete the series, but hopefully they will at least add a real male voice.
She was too, teenie-bopper, valley-girl. Need a more mature, yet innocent voice and needed a real male voice doing the male parts.
I liked the story line and all of the characters.
This was the first time I downloaded a book without listening or reading the reviews first, lesson learned!
16 year olds ....
Not even worth a conversation ...
The WHINNIE monotone
How did this ever make the best seller list?
Pride and Prejudice; A great love story with a rich man who had to deal with his feelings for a woman that did not come from wealth with a great ending.
Pretty Woman the movie, not the book.
I loved it!!!
The many facets of finding and being in love.
I love this series. It is about romance. As I read this book, I reminisced on my own relationship with my husband. I believe that we all have that special someone that was put here for us and this series was a great reflection for me of the 16 great years of romance from my man. Ladies, if your man hasn't made you feel like you was his reason for living, I recommend that you keep on looking.
The s.x scenes were descriptive but needed so that the reader would have a true understanding of both characters and how their relationship developed. You can always fast forward or skip this part if it is too much for you. I like that the book had so many underlying discussion on topics such as safe s.x, a man being worthy of having to the woman, a man opening the car door, a woman following her dreams. etc.,,
The context of the book was good, but the voice of the narrater ruined the experience for me. It was like listening to a whiney little girl for hours and hours. Very disappointed
Yes...but only with a different narrater
A different voice. Stronger, not so breathy and whiney. Made me want to punish her...