I was very put off by the reader. Her inflections in the reading were juvenile and very distracting.
I tried to give it a chance but it just wouldn't click. I finally had to delete it when I imagined a child of mine reading this or worse participating in something like this - it has made me so sad I am almost disconsolate.
I view this book as a basic instruction manual in perversion. I feel bad that I have this information in my head. I would be first in line for a memory wipe to get rid of this book from my mind.
No! Verbage was so immature and repetitive "Oh My!" Arggghhhh!
How many people will fall into an addiction to pornography because of this book? First book I've ever read that has made me feel sick and sad.
I listened to this after reading the books to get a different perspective. It was just as GREAT as reading.
LOVE LOVE IT!!!
This was my first "romance" novel and my first audio book. I was surprised of how much I enjoyed the "erotic romance" and will definitively read more books of this type. I also liked the fact that I could listen to the book while I was doing shores, driving or exercising rather than reading only when I had some time to sit down and relax. This is a plus specially when you get hooked on a good book.
The core story of the book was not ingenious or original. It is the old Cinderella type story. I think what makes the book so entertaining and addictive is the erotic and explicit passages. That was totally new for me since I am a mystery and/or science fiction reader. I think the book gave me enough suspension to keep me interested in the story rather than just the sex passages.
I think she has the right voice for the character of Ana Steal. She sounds just like I would imagine her.
I really enjoyed this book and the rest of the trilogy. This was a new style of novel for me and I will add romantic / erotic novels to my list of books I like to read.
I'm so glad that I read these books before I knew about the media hype and the connection to 'Twilight'. EL James is a fantastic writer. Making the characters hard to resist. I listened to all 19 hours of the book in one sitting... I couldn't stop listening.
The narrator did a wonderful job of telling the story!!
I loved the end of the book. I don't want to give anything away.
WOW. I don't often read a book that leaves me with such strong emotion. I told everyone I know about the book and the two books that follow in the series. Again, WOW.
I recommend to everyone I know to read EL James. Block out the media frenzy about the books and enjoy the characters that she built. Loved loved the books.
The fact that I could listen to it. I'm currently having difficulty reading so audiobooks are my only option right now
chopper acccident and scene that ensued afterwards in grey's apt. with his family and staff
Her voice.....very irritating
It was worth listening too, but I honestly don't see what has made it so popular. I thought it was very slow moving and could honestly take it or leave it.
Too much sex
At first I found her voice to be very annoying but the more I got to know the main charter, the more I realized her voice very much suited the young inexperienced and clueless college girl.
Not really while I did finished the book, also the second and am currently on the third, I feel like I always wanna scream at Anastasia.
There are so many things about this book that are so not realistic that I find I personally don't enjoy it as much as a more plausible story. I don't want to be a spoiler but, what almost 22 years old girl has never been attracted to a man before? What virgin isn't mortified but all the kinky sex things he is about? And lets mot forget her ability to give oral like an old pro and have organisms on command. I'm sure many women would really enjoy this story but the constant sex and bizarre kinky stuff is off putting to me.
Transcend the mundane ... for a moment. In this life we see so little, and understand even less. Delivered in what we perceive as irrational behavior, might just be an invitation to
seek a little more of ourselves. 40 millions people could be wrong, but probably not.
yes, I tried reading the book and kept getting lost was so much easier to listen to the narration.
it was strange and just couldn't help but keep on going
loved how she tried to change her voice to each character
I don't know how they are going to make a book about this but I know they are
I loved the book- in fact I've read all 3 in the trilogy. I just could not enjoy Becca Battoe's narration. In fact I couldn't even finish listening to it. I'm sure she is a good narrator- just not for this particular series.
Loved Christian Grey and could put up with Ana- just could not listen to this particular narration.
Her voice was just too prissy and she didn't help me see Christian at all.
DISSAPPOINTMENT in the narration.
Could we get another narrator for the other two books in the trilogy?
I like the book but not enough to read the rest of the books