I don't know if anyone noticed but the name of the narrator has not changed. It's the same narrator. They just manipulated the recording to make her sound older or more mature. I feel had I read the book my feelings about it would be the same. I'm not too impressed by the story or the dialogue. It's not that i'm offended by the subject matter. I love a good kinky sexy story. I just don't care about these characters. How creepy is it that Christian was sexually abused and they just gloss over it implying that the sex is so hot that it doesn't matter. I can see the similarities between Twilight and this story, but this Christian guy is no Edward. I'm half way throught the story and I'm going to continue with the original version. How the story ends or the characters develop or not will determine if I continue with the series.
How the story ends or the characters develop or not will determine if I continue with the series
I could only tell when she did Ana and Christian. I think Ms Battoe did a fine job narrating the story, that was written from the perspective of a 21 y/o woman. Sure she sounded a little like a valley girl, but I think the book was written to sound that way. Everyother word from Ana is Holy Cow, Holy Crap....
I was really annoyed by the emailing back and forth between the characters. I think some editing for the audiobook should have been considered. It's very repetitive.
heard the sample of the audiobook and the new version of the audiobook is HORRIBLE! there are weird accents, her voice does not fit with the character and CHRISTIAN sounds weird!! if I had to choose, I'd rather have the OLD audiobook version than this one. Anyone know of a way to get the old one instead?
her voice did not match that of Ana's or of any girl that I've ever heard of in an audiobook..
Please re-release the OLD version of the audiobook!! This new narration kills the story completely!
The old narration sounded like a 13 year old girl that just inhaled helium. She was "chirpy" and "squeeky" and "nasally". It was the worst narration I had ever heard for the numerous audiobooks I have listened to. The new one sounds like a young woman, as it should. Much better! However the story is a joke. It is witten like a bad daytime soap opera. A 21 year old VIRGIN hooks up with a 27 year old self made multi billionaire that acts more like he is in his 50's than 20's. No 21 year old virgin that is extremely SEXUALLY REPRESSED is going to jump into the middle of a severe BDSM relationship. It is not erotica at all, if anything I would say it is a poorly written romance novel. I cannot fathom what all the buzz is surrounding this book.
I would change some of the dialogue. It drove me insane to read Ana say "Holy F***" so many times, along with her constant refrence to her "sunconscious" and "inner goddess".
Twilight definately. Not just the story line, but some parts are almost an exact reanactment of scenes from the Twilight series.
Someone who could add more emotion and feeling. She sounded like a kid in high school reading in front of the class..very amature. Also, her doing the voice of Christian was very weird to listen to.
Though the story is interesting, it was hard to really understand the "romance" between these characters. I could never really understand why Ana loves Christian. It all feels more like a shallow obsession between the two and less of a genuine love for one another. It all makes for a very sexy, erotic read, but not a romantic one.
I like the overall story, I espeacially loved the ending and how the writer was able to bring a deep understading of how messed up Christian Grey is and how conflicted this make Ana.
All I have to say is be careful where you are reading this, hopefully there is a pool or cold shower close by - you may need to cool yourself off!
I will and have!!!! A fabulous book and series. I originally read the books before the audiobooks were available and now I love to listen to the series as I clean. A beautiful love story.
Twilight It is very similar to Twilight but with a billionaire CEO instead of a vampire.
I don't think it was Becca... I got the one that was re-recorded after everyone slammed the first narrator. I believe this was the same narrator as The Help recording. A very pleasing voice to listen to.
The fact that the characters grow together was very moving.
Get it!!! You wont be sorry!
Great romance story
The entire story is great, but particularly the part when the couple run into various problems and they are solved succesfully.
I cried at the end when she leaves him. Luckily I have read the following two volumes on my Kindle and know that it is not the end for them.
I loved the story line of this book. What a great story!
The most memorable was the ending....I loved it.
Not listened to any of her recordings, this is the first and it was good.
Yes, I listened to this book everywhere I went.
I had heard that this was an extremely good series before I ordered this audio book. I read the only review on the site I saw and almost didn't order it because the reviewer was so down on the narator (voice too young, etc.) Yes this narator does sound very young, however, keep in mind that the character is only 21 years old. Since I wanted to listen instead of read, I took a chance. The narators voice was a little distracting sounding more like a 12 year old, but I was able to get past that and finished the audio in less than a week leaving me waiting for more.
I am writing this in the wee hours of April 17, anxiously waiting for the next two books to come out in audio,. I will pay for book two, and on the 19th buy book three with my monthly credit. When I finish all three, I plan to listen to them all again.
This is my first venture in to this genre of books. I love them. These are not for the fanit of heart, nor are they for teenagers, but for mature adults they are some of the best books I've ever listened too.