She sounded like a very young, tipsy Valley Girl. Not the right choice for 50 Shades. In fact very bad choice. Detracted from the story.
Will not download rest of the trilogy w/ this narrator.
I have to say, I agree with the other reviews. This is a BAD LISTEN!
I am not on to like snarky reviews. Picking out small details that really don't define the overall audio expreience. "Fifty Shades," is a big fail.
I have listened to audio books for well over 10 years and this is one if the worst in all of that time.
It is odd to think that this is a huge pop-culture book and for those of us who are audiophiles are left wondering....
What's all the fuss about?
Certainly, not the audiobook!
This book is like a car wreck, you don't want to slow down and look, but you can't help it. You want to stop listening, but you want to know how it ends. The reason this book is sooo long is because it keeps going over the same stuff over and over and over again. Enough. If you want to write an erotic book, just do so, but don't beat us over the head with the same stuff or have the narrator read emails including the to, the from, the date, the time, the signature. I wanted to stick a pencil in my ears.
The author isn't a great writer. I'm sure if I read the book on my Kindle, I'd still think the whole thing was dumb. But I most certainly am struggling to get through the Audible version because the narrator is soooooooo bad. Sounds like a mindless valley girl. Every time she says "my inner goddess" I roll my eyes. And the author has her saying it every other sentence. Arrrrggggg.
Only if I was reading about sorority girls or a high school prom.
In every way. The narrator is totally distracting to me.
When I heard the recording had been remastered, I'd hoped they got a better narrator. But to no avail.
love listening to great books while I work, clean, and drive...a great way to experience great books!!!
the anticipation of what the characters would do
When Christian gps Ana at the bar and comes to her rescue.
the voice work was ok but the emails: listening to the heading of each email prior to the actual message was madding!!! "From Christian Grey CEO...." OK WE GET IT!!!!!
when Ana enters the elevator for the last time and Christian is a live wire of pain...it is a haeart breaking moment when one knows they have lost love.
A BETTER ENDING...
A familiar author...I know then I will like the ending for sure.
She does pull you into the story with her reading.
Bring out another book with a continuation and a better ending!
her voice for the man was too cheesy
both the main
I had heard great things about this book but it was not interesting or unique in any way.
I did not read the print version of Fifty Shades of Grey however, I am reading book 2 in the Shades trilogy, and I do miss the narration....I may have to purchase the audio version of the second book.
The scene where Ana first experiences pain as pleasure in the Red Room Of.....
I did have an extreme reaction to this book and it made me hot.
I have read a lot of comments where listeners did not like the narrator....I have to say...Give her a chance. I did not immediately like her either, but as the story cranks up....she really grew on my and became Anastasia Steele.
I am just a little surprised to see that this racy book is such a best seller....who is buying it??? What is the demographic?
I never re-read/listen to a story.
I have not listened to her before. I think she reads well, but i thought her voice was a bit young for the role, it was a little distracting. I think she would have been an excellent young Carrie Bradshaw in The Carrie Diaries.
unconventional adult love story
wouldnt want to give anything away. it is a lovely adult love story.
Christian. He is a very troubled man and Ana helps him see that he's a good person.
It made me laugh and cry.
I've read all 3 books and they are very well written. I like the email exchange between Ana and Christian. I think it was needed to read all the lines of the emails as they change the subject line and signature lines in the emails. I do agree that it would have been nice to have a man read Christians parts. Overall it was good. I will probably listen to this trilogy more than once.