Commuting 2 hours a day to and from work allows me the pleasure of listening to many books where I would otherwise not have time to read
I was almost persuaded from what I've read of the reviews of Becca Battoe's narration to not download this audio book. Although I would say that she is not the most gifted narrator with the male voicings, she did an excellent job with all of the female voices including the main character. Her voice was spot on to a 22 year old femail graduating college.
The story, on the other hand is pure fantasy. A 29 year old man, perfectly good looking, thick head of hair, smart as a whip, perfect body definition, well endowed, multi billionare, owns and pilots his own helicopter and private jet, knows how to please a woman, is CEO of an international firm, etc...
I don't understand how the reviews for this book dwelled on how badly Becca narrated and not how poorly it was written.
The book was just alright in my opinion.
I would, however, listen to another book narrated by Becca Battoe.
My wife and I tried to listen to this on a road trip. We couldn't make it more than 30 minutes into the book. Simply put the narration was horrible. She sounds like a teenager reading a book in front of her class for the first time. Her diction is weird. Her delivery halting. The way she over-pronounces her "t"s and hammers all the wrong words drove us batty.We are going to read the book(s) on our Kindles and forget this ever happened.As an audio product.. this is terrible.
The fantasy, taking me to a place I would never have gone sexually...I liked too, that it was erotic, with out getting into real s & m...that I could not have endured.
The development of the relationship
I thought the performance was well done.
It made me dream!!!
Can't wait to get the next one~
Narrator to start. Better storyline altogether.
Gabra Zackman, Cynthia Halloway, Loreli King, Marguerite Gavin or Tavia Gilbert.
A couple of the S&M scenes. Way too many for audio especially with the lack of talent by the narrator.
The critics like this?!?! I should have know it would have been horrid then!! This was the Twilight series in XXX form. The narrator was as painful to listen to as the plot. It mirrored Twilight in almost every aspect but with S&M. If you are determined to explore 50 Shades then I highly recommend you purchase a hard copy to read. At least you can skim the pages because its not worth enduring the agony of this performance. I was not impressed at all. If you are a sadist looking for torture and pain this is the book for you.
I don't know if I could listen to another Becca book doing a story line such as this. I think she is great at representing a young girl/woman and their current inflections and attitudes and responses. Didn't like her at first but she got better as the book went on but I didn't think represented a good presentation of Grey.
Reformed Tom Boy
The writing was average and predictable. The imagery was cliché and the characters were flat.
Her voice was annoying. It went up like a valley girl and moaned at the end of each sentence like a teenager. What's worse, her pathetic attempt at a male voice made Grey laughable instead of sexy.
Save your credits.
I am not sure anything could have made this book better. the writing was horrible and the narrator was even worse.
This has got to be the worst narration of a book that I have ever heard. At first I thought it was just the epic fail of the masculine voice, but as I very painstakingly tried to continue listening I discovered it was just the narrator in entirety that I did not like.
I tried to feed into the media hype and I should have listened to my gut telling me that this was just bad. I wasted a credit on this horrible listen!
Photography by: Ann Marie
It wasn't all smut..it's actually a good story of love...
no and she was pretty good. Would have to say one of my favorites now..I will seek out her other work.
made me hot...
I really like that there was a story behind all the sex...actually quite good.
top of the chain when it come to romance novels
Anistasisa and Christian are both good characters
I liked how she tried to do the man's voice. I had no problem with her Christian character. it was cute. not to manly and not to girly
make the film according to the book leave nothing out
I read some reviews that are not to friendly toward becca's rendition of Christian. I think she did a good job.
For the very young.
No just this one.
One with a sexier voice without the valley girl inflections .
Nothing stands out to me to make this decision.
Not well written enough to keep my attention in spite of the subject, it's tediously staged. I'm wondering about all the women who have raved about this book. I feel they have never had a real love connection with or without the domination.