Her voice was breathy, her tone was whiny and her performance sounded forced.
I can't forgive the poor quality of writing present in this book. It was derivative at best and excruciating at worst. The subject matter could have been interesting, but instead was rendered into a cliche of the most tedious nature.
This was our book club's "alternative" book choice for this month. Loved, loved, loved it!
We have read every genre of book. Reminds me of the Diana Gabaldon series - Nora Roberts 4 brides stories & more. Loved the narration. Not all narrators can read both female & male voices equally well - Becca Battoe was perfect!
Long commutes=LOTS of listening. Thanks Audbile!
Sensual and Exquisite
Christian- Very sexy character
Despite all the negative reviews as a the reader, I thought she was wonderful. She sounds young and as I would expect Ana to be.
Holy Cow havn't we had enough books about un-healthy relationships being idolized. The fact that women feel liberated by these stories breaks my heart :( YOU DESERVE TO BE LOVED AND SHOWN LOVE WITHOUT PAIN OR CONTROL!!!!
Great story - hard to get enough of it! I can't understand why so many people complained about the narrator - I thought she was great! I just bought the second book in this series and they changed the narrator - WEIRD! I wish they'd go back to the original.
This story was addicting... I can't wait to start the next book!
YES! Narration of the emails ! ANNOYING and wrong based on any email I've ever seen in my life! Has the author ever seen one???
appropriate, young, innocent
Don't really care
I disagree with many's opinion that narrator sounded too young. She is! and innocent, voice appropriate.
First, get a better narrator. I never read the book in print. However, listening to Ana and Christian's endless emails, (including dates and times) made me want to pass out from bordom. Further, the constant bickering between Ana's subconsious and her "inner goddes" was annoying, and the writer's overly-generous use the terms "holy cow", "holy s--t", and "oh my" became predictable. I'm no prude, and have read many books with erotic components. However, with the writer's use of the same descriptions over and over again (e.g. "exquisit orgasm"), even the sex scenes became boring. I truely don't understand why this book has received so much hype.
Take a writing class
I would recommend reading the BOOK to a friend, but not the audio version. The narration is terrible. Wish I could get my credit back.
I find narator's voice distracting.
A different narator, perhaps a more mature voice. Her inflections and timing is off.
I think being are being overly negative about the reader. I didn't have a problem with her. She wasn't the best but I have heard worse. I thought she did a fine job!