The plot and point of view brings you into the book and forces you to feel what the main characters are feeling, you feel hurt when they do, you feel joy when something good happens, excitement during the intimate parts and sorrow with their losses.
The kiss, no spoilers, but the kiss at the bar, read and you'll see what I mean.
no, so far I love this performance, she captures the audiences attention and the persona of the characters.
I did laugh, yell and cry during different parts of this book.
Love it, can't wait to finish the series!!
I listen to the story while driving. This is my first book I have purchaed on Audible.com. I read a LOT in my work so I have little extra time for pleasure reading. I am in the car driving about 6-8 hours per week. Listening to Fifty Shades has made my driving go by faster although I drive slower so I can hear more of the story at one time! I have enjoyed it. I like the story line.
E L James really know how to break a man down to nothing.The book was unbelievable.
No I was not impressed. The story had potential but kept falling short.
Only an ok story
The reader was good
Soft erotica with a soft story
I had already read the books, I got the audiobook because I enjoyed the story and have long drives. Already knowing the story made getting through this awful representation easier.
She sounded like she was reading straight from the book, not acting. And not just reading, but she sounded like a fourth grader reading the book, pronouncing each word individually, almost stumbling, but not connecting them together. It was terrible. I really could barely get through her narration, and generally spent the time thinking how I heard the lines differently in my head or how I thought they were really supposed to be delivered. Some of that blame has to go to the director for letting her act, or not act as it were, that way. Honestly if they had someone else perform them I would buy them again just so I would never have to hear this woman's voice again.
I think a big part of the people who are reviewing this book poorly are doing so because of the performance. The book was fun, it's all fluff and smut, but at least you weren't put off by an awful narrator in print.
No. It was hard to listen to and got boring.
Yes. I think it was the book content that was hard to listen to, not her performance.
IF I read the next book in this series, it will not be an audio book.
The book itself, I enjoyed. Becca Battoe's whiny voice...I couldn't even listen past chapter 1. Her voice and reading style is like dragging your fingernails on a chalkboard. I wish I could get my money back on this audiobook.
Hire another narrator.
Hire another narrator.
I honestly can't imagine anyone, with working brain cells, would enjoy this poorly written "book."
She was horrid. She sounded like a Valley Girl and her "different" voices were just terrible. Did anyone listen to her audition for this part?
Every single one of them.
I agree with many of the reviews. If negative stars are possible...this would be the book. I can't, for the life of me, understand why any self-respecting female would find any of these characters admirable or erotic. The writing was poor, the story line uninteresting, the sex scenes just sad and, so far, unimaginative (and I'm 2/3 done with the book), and the only way I'd listen to any further works by this author or read by the narrator is if I had ice picks driven through both ears
Im not one to leave reviews.... but I was very shocked to see all the bad comments below.
I thought this book was amazing & so does everyone else I know (co-workers, family & friends). The book kept me guessing, and wanting to know more! I cant wait to start the next one!
I do think everyone should give this book a try before turning it down...
Just finished the 3rd book in the Fifty Shades of Grey series. They were definitely different and interesting. Yet, I can not help but be seriously bothered and worried by the fact that women around the country are acting like this man is the "perfect" man. I don't understand how people don't see that this book is about a glorified abusive relationship, nothing more! I am not even talking about the sex because that was consensual, but the way he controls her every move, what she wears, who surrounds her, etc., that is ABUSE, plain and clear people! Abusers are usually people who have been abused as well, people who along the way came to equate control with love. THAT IS CHRISTIAN GREY! He is NOT a perfect man, regardless of how sexy he can be or how sweet he CAN be, what he does, is abuse. What do you think abusers do afterwards? They bring flowers and swear they will never do it again and say how much they love the person. That is Christian Grey!
I don't hate the books but their extremely unrealistic and they perpetuate a lot of dangerous ideas. Such as those that women can fix men or that it is okay for a man to control a woman to a certain extent. The fact that women are annoyed that I have this opinion and believe I am just "overreacting" shows just how far women themselves have to go before they see THEMSELVES as equal citizens and realize that as bad as one might feel for his childhood that does NOT condone his actions.... I could go on and on but the point is, CHRISTIAN GRAY IS NOT THE PERFECT MAN, HE IS FAR, FAR FROM IT!