I rarely give up on listening to something I have purchased...but I did on this one. Story is mediocre and simplistic and the narration is distracting. Gave up after a couple of hours.
I'm not sure if I would try another book.. I have to read the one that I have on audio first. I just couldn't take the narrator's voice. She was driving me crazy. I only heard the first few minutes before I had to just turn it off.
I'm not sure about who I would cast. But definately not her again.
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I found the reader irritating and unconvincing. The story is pure fantasy and very hard to believe this could or would ever happen to a naive 21 year old college educated virgin! I would have preferred the author involve a little more reality so I could relate to the characters. If you “must read”, due to the media sensation, READ the book and create your own voice for the main female character.
The concept is similar to Twilight - a shy young girl drawn to a mysterious, dark, astonishingly good-looking young man. Just this time, he's not a vampire but a multimillionaire with a dark sexual desires.
Her voice doesn't fit so well with the supposedly attractive, 21 year old protagonist.
Yes. A close friend. It's hot but not for everyone.
My first one.
Uh... you'll have to read it.
Fun, Sexy, and Intense.
The growth in the relationship between the main characters.
At first it is difficult to acclimate to Becca Battoe's version of Christian. Although overall the performance was strong.
Yes I would recommend to a friend if I knew they were looking to read this type of book.
Ha! No, ehem, extreme reactions... : )
I read several reviews about this book and was aware of all the hype surrounding this series. I didn't expect this to be a literary "Classic". It is what it is and it satisfies if you are looking for this type of book. Satisfies on a salacious level.
By the end of the second book in the series I wanted to write a realistic book about sexual escapades compiled from as many people as I can get to provide details. Whereas it is filled with the sexcapades of Anastasia and Mr. Grey it can be on the unrealistic side as it relates to real human interaction (ex. dating commercial where they're bumping heads and falling on the floor).
Read if you are looking for a good "thrill" and perhaps a few scenes that you want to try out... Don't read if you are looking for a solid piece of literature to enhance your intellect...
The story definitely kept my interest. But the reader's voice was so classically Valley Girl, it was distracting at times. And there were a few words in this book that really bothered me. The use of "envisaged" and "disorientated" come to mind. It was as if the author looked up words in the thesaurus to sound more intelligent, except she picked words that no one uses and they just sound WRONG.
I listened for about an hour and cannot take another minute. The narrator over pronounces words and takes pauses where there are none. Female lead is supposed to be early 20's but reads this book like a 14 year old girl. It is simply un-listenable.
Perhaps the book itself would make a no- brainer beach read, but keep your money and don't download this title.
The editor needs to be shot. when listening to this book I thought a teenager wrote it.