The story moves rather slow but what ruins this one is the narrater who sounds like a 13 year old who was allowed to read to her class at school. Couldn't even finish the first book as listening to the narrator was just too annoying.
Just came off too immature and the tone of her voice was not professional sounding. Her sentencs would trail off and then her voice would get gravely. It really got on my nerves. First time a reader has affected me this way and I have listened to well over 50 narrators. Was disappointed I could not get through the whole book.
The reader was annoying, the superlative descriptions were overdone, the plot lame--I pictured the writer thumbing through a Thesaurus to use every descriptive word imaginable, even a few French words, and then saying "Jeez". Please...............
Combining all three books into one. (I cannot bear to read the last book.....too bored with it all. I really don't care what happens in the end.)
Too much drama in reader's delivery.
I seriously doubt editing would help.
Waste of time.............the sex was good but even that became mundane.
No, but I would continue the entire series.
The loss of Anna's virginity.
Christians heartbreak at the end of the first book.
When Anna summoned the courage to leave.
I love Christians growing adoration for Anna and his new found ability to express it.
Yes, the story was greatly depicted.
Anna and Christian of course.
Yes, Battoe did a great job.
The last part of the book, when Anna realized she can't be everything Christian needed and wanted as a Sub.
Yes of course I would.
The novel theme and Anastasia character.
Not have a Valley girl reader.
Yes, it is a very interesting subject.
It is too bad that this poorly written novel is so popular.
Say something about yourself!
I will admit I only purchased this because of all the hype. I've never read this type of book and didn't think I would actually enjoy it... surprise, surprise... I thought it was really good. I found myself caught up in the story and the characters and want to know more about them and their past. The book does have some explicit sex scenes which I admit I fell asleep during some of them (lol, guess I'm just old). All the sex in the world would not have made this a good book if it didn't have characters that you actually start caring about.
Regarding reviews it seems like this is a no or go book... I've seen a lot of 1 star reviews on Amazon, GoodReads, etc. and I've also seen just as many 5 star reviews. I guess you either love it or hate.
I have already purchased the 2nd book and look forward to reading it.
fun erotica in romance genre
realistic modern adolescent
already too many books
Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee sang the title (of this review) in 1946
I would have enjoyed it more if it was narrated by someone else, but it was mostly the story I found lacking.
Maybe nothing, I think most of my dissapointment came from all the attention this series is receiving. I never would have listened to this book if it wasn't the #1 best seller. I found it boring, simple, and cheesy.
if you can get past the cheesy parts, the love scenes were pretty erotic
I would have varied the language use--the vocabulary choices. Get a thesaurus, for goodness' sake! "Oh my..." What 20 something woman says that nowadays--or in the last 50 years??? And how many times can someone "murmur"? Can he/she not also mutter, mumble, or utter under his/her breath??? (Mind you, those are but three of MANY options available rather than repeatedly using the same word.)
There were so many unrealistic points made. Yes, it has it's steamy side, but at what cost? I won't be the spoiler for anyone who's not read it yet, but seriously?!? Especially the first night into the next day. His words to her are ridiculous. And her "inner goddess"??? Ugh!
Whom would I cast as narrator instead of Becca Battoe? ANYONE ELSE who can read clearly; depict individual characters distinctly; pronounce words correctly, and use proper intonation and inflection. Ms. Battoe's voice became irritating to a point of such distraction I have not been able to get past the first part of the book. I would absolutely not consider purchasing the other Audible volumes of the Grey series since she has narrated them as well. If I am to pursue the end of this book, I will buy the digital copy; read it myself, and hope that Ms. Battoe's voice does not sound through my head as I read the written word. I do hope she is a better actress than narrator.
Did it inspire me to do anything? The Audible version of Fifty Shades of Grey inspired me to READ!
I have been a big fan of Audible's choices of narrators until now. If there were a way to request a refund, I would most certainly do so. This was a complete train wreck!
The books are not well written, incredibly repetitive, there is little character development, and the sex scenes are, well, vanilla.