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!!!!!
Kindle and Audiobook Worm
Sexy. Engrossing. Entertaining.
For me, the moment was in Book 3. I don't know how to describe it without giving away too much spoiler information for those who have not read it. Suffice it to say, I was holding my breath along with Anastasia regarding Christian's response.
No. Although I think her voice was perfect for that of an inexperienced young woman like Anastasia, I found that same tone of voice annoying which took away from the story a bit for me. Just a personal preference. As for the other characters she voiced, I think she did a decent job. I believe she would do better at narrating young adult books (teens).
Extreme? I wouldn't describe it that way. The book raised my eyebrows and made me laugh at parts. My mouth definitely dropped in other parts;)
Soft porn, if you are no older than 18 years old mentally.
If I would have known I could return it on audible, I would have.
Yes. It was better hearing it read to me.
Do you trust me?
This is a great, kinky story for the most adventurous of readers/listeners.
The story is interesting and makes you want to find out more about Grey. But it goes on so much about the sex scenes you get bored waiting on the story.