The entire story line
When Christian finally realized he loved Anastasia
The way she emphasized the characters reactions
yes! I will listen and read along with Becca many many times over!
Love my audible books!
it gave me something to do on my lunch breaks... better than staring at a wall.
currently listening to Hunger Games... much better story believe it or not is more believable than this story and more fun to listen to.
decent bad material
there are two follow up that are more than enough. No more please.
I've been a romance novel reader since I was 20, There were a few parts that were steamy and kinda new but it got old quick and the character Christian went from a strong dominant male to a whiny, and pathetic figure who was weak and so needy it was creepy not sexy. I don't think i'd have such a negative impression if the book wasn't soooo hyped. My hopes for the book were pretty high but the reality of it was a disappointment.
I was unexpectadly caught up in this book and did not think I would enjoy it as much as I did!
Christian Grey because he is deep, evolving, mysterious, and unpredictable.
I don't particularly enjoy the narrator. Her take on Grey is not masculine enough and she often makes Anastasia sound childish.
Absolutely. I found myself NOT listening because I did not want to be done!
Review notes on narrator, I think this could have been done MUCH better.
Time well spent? I suppose once you've mastered the ability to ignore average writing and slow-to-warm up plot.
Yes. Cinemax. The after midnight genre.
The narrator did not read this book in a believable manner and horridly attempt tone and inflection changes.
Repetitive vocabulary (impassive, elusive) and the same descriptions over and over...
adolescent girls might like it.
I didn't like the narrators voice, too immature, the story line was boring and was mostly soft porn.
Her voice was too squeaky and immature.
disgust and disappointment.
sorry I paid for it.
HORRIBLE, her valley girl accent, and her very non manly accents were horrible. Very annoying. I did like the book.
Sexy, Intriguing and Fun!
I can't compare it honestly because I haven't read another book quite like this one. It wasn't just a book about sexual encounters or exploration it had a good storyline to it as well.
More the female aspect of the book. Though I thought she might have been a little too dramatic with some of her interpretations of what she read.
A sexy and inspiring novel of how far true love can really take you...
When I first heard of the books they were described to me as something that would give true insight into females and how they thought. Even being a female (and maybe especially because) this intrigued me.
In case anyone else has heard something along those lines let me now dispell any of those rumors. As good as the books are they are not insight into how 'all women' think. Read with appreciation of a good set of books and definately an open mind.
I suppose my favorite parts are those in which Christian Grey hints at his horrible child-hood, and how he knows he is what he is because he is"F....ed up."
Grey is my favorite character, certainly, because his character has the most depth. In fact, it's trying to see that depth that keeps the reader engaged.
Good God, anyone! First of all, someone with a more refined voice, better diction, and a little more maturity. Her cadence was horribly slow and her tone is babyish. She has the bizarre upward inflection that makes regular sentences sound like questions, and the back-of-the-throat weak tone so easily associated with ditzy women. Virtually every sentence sounds like it should end with "like, oh my God!"
The book made me laugh, and mostly because of Battoe's performance. Her attempts to lower her voice during male dialogue were absolutely comical. She sounded the way women do when they are making fun of men.
I know it's more expensive to produce, but his book really should have been recorded with multiple voices, like the way they used to do radio dramas. A female reader just can't read male dialogue in any kind of convincing way, especially when that dialogue is so....well...you know.
I read the review about the narrator and almost did buy this book, but I had to know what everyone was talking about. I have listen to over 600 books in the last 6 years, and I know that a narrator can make or break a book. In this case I believe that the narrator was perfect for the person she was betraying.
When it comings to the writing ability, I think some people can confuse the writing with the subject matter. I do believe the author tried to refrain form making it to vulgar by using other words like "my sex" instead of the street name for it. Let's put it this way, how many author would even try to tackle this subject matter??
I went and bought the next two books in the series, because my interest was peaked and found them very interesting and the transformation of the characters a very interesting study of how things that happen in our pass can form our future if we don't deal with them.
After having listen to 600 books and never writing a review before, I decide to review this one because I thought it was being unfairly reviewed!!!!!