I did not read the print version...
Something by Victor McGlothin
The reader made it easy to follow along with her and her voice was easy to listen to... I HATED the emails; I cringed everytime they started with the back and forth.
Yes. I was moved by Anastasia's poetic love for Christian in spite of his issues... She was opened to loving him and was forgiving of herself for doing so.
I'm not a romance novel kind of girl. This book did have a little drama and a smidge of suspense to keep me intersted so it was not as sappy as most novels of its kind. I'm almost curious enough to read the other two installations but not quite... It was not a bad story, just not for me. Those who are romantics will fall in love with this book and undoubtly the series.
Awesome book. I couldn't stop listening! It could have used a few more juicy sceens but it was a great book.
I always listen to books from audible on 2X because I think they read too slow and I like to get through books fast --- So as long as I have that option to speed them up they are fine. I wouldn't be able to listen at regular speed though no.
Extream reaction yes. laugh or cry no.
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.