Better writing! Read by someone else!
Sophmoric way the story was written.
Can not listen to another "valley girl"
The Main character!
Sorry, maybe I'm not cut out to read teenie bopper stories.
The story is fabulous...if this is the only way you can "read" this book than you must download because it is a must listen/read. With that said.....the narration of this series is not what I expected.
I'm not sure if the original description of the book was misleading or if I selected it based on the positive national reviews, but I was not prepared for the book. I didn't finish it and perhaps I should have slogged to the end before commenting, but there didn't seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel.
The narration was better with the remaster, but the original one just emphasized the true nature of the plot and characters. Does using a more mature tone change the real story? That is, a twisted young man preying on an even younger woman. As long as women the same age as Ana are lured into things like legal prostitution and are dominated by men physically and financially, this should be uncomfortable to hear, regardless of who reads it. Any woman who actually thinks this is "romance" needs counseling. And any man who reads this and convinces himself that the average healthy woman awaits their Christian Gray is mistaken.
The narration is horrible. It's like listening to a middle school girl read aloud. When she tries to "be" the male characters it's close to laughable. Really, really disappointing.
Addicted to Audible!
No, I would suggest they purchase all three books to read.
I enjoyed it all
Very poor choice of narrators. Her voice is too immature, poor male voice. In one word, BORING. It would have been soooo fantastic if Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante would narrate this book. They could bring the sizzle that is lacking!
Note: I TRIED to listen to. Holy moly, how on earth did this girl get a PAID job reading this book? I felt like I had an 1980's Valley Girl whining in my ear. After an hour, I had to pull the plug. Then I saw it was remastered, and I thought GREAT now I can get what I paid for! Not! Same HORRIBLE narrator. Mind you, I could do no better. But assuredly, no worse. I feel completely ripped off. Shame Recorded Books did not have the production rights, I hear it is a great book. I read nonfiction, I listen to fiction. Guess I will die without
"audio-reading" this one.
ONLY if a new narrator is hired.
Audible: Please protect me from wasting my hard earned money. I want a credit on this defective product.
Single father of two kids, with a very busy life style. might change some of the people I know like the ex, but not the kids. hard start to life but moving forward, looking for my 50 shades. (ha-ha) Laters Baby
Never looked at the printed version could not answer this question
Not sure this is the first kind of book like this that I've read it was recommended by a friend although I More intrigued to read more books like this.
Love the way that Becca Battoe changes her voice for certain characters not to mention adds emphasis to certain scenes. She was a pleasure to listen too.
This book start you off right away In a scene that's kind of sucks you in a little bit. And then it leads to another scene and another scene it it's hard to stop reading the book because every time they pull up another scene you need to know what else is going to happen next so yes.
A friend recommended this book to me. And I'm grateful that she did. This is a males perspective. And I'm not one for these kind of books. But the dominant submissive position give me a different outlook that would otherwise not have been betrayed in my life. This book was very interesting. And go even though the descriptions of certain intimate scenes were I think a little overdone it was overall still had a very good storyline in the book.
Lame, limp, wimp.
No reason to hide this book from your co-workers. So tame it's lame. Our heroine is unbelievable, how rare is a 'babe' old enough to have finished college, still virginal who is not hung up by religious conviction. She must have a near zero libido to have reached into her twenties and never before been attracted to a male. The great build-up to the 'red room of pain' leaves so much to be desired that I almost didn't bother finishing the book. Hoping she had second thoughts about the relationship to make books two and three interesting, but not sure if I'm willing to invest anything to find out. Too bad ms. James didn't model a real female in the starring role.
Most interesting, the big lead in. Least interesting, the delivery.
If you had prurient motives in considering this book, forget it.
This is really a short story. Girl like boy. Boy has great car. Boy wants kinky action from Girl. Girl gives it a try and fines she needs more . The end. Fifty Shades of Grey would have been better if it had a real story.
I would not read any books by this author.
Not sure did not read print that's why I got audio version
Christian of course
Still Christian grey
The entire book
Can't wait to hear book 2