I loved the characters. They are real: annoying, sweet, innocent, disturbed, they do have many shades in this book and even if you hate the writing and the repetitiveness of the dialogue it sounds real, and from the start of the first chapter I couldn't put it down. I did like the second two books better but you have to get through this one to appreciate the other two. I love the city of Seattle and how well it is covered. It almost seems like it's own character. I've read this book 4 times and I've never read a trashy book in my life, but the love story is a deeply touching one and sticks with you long after you put the book down.
I love when he arrives at the bar to "save her", the first ride in Charlie Tango.
She did an okay job, she's not the best reader, but she fit the part of a 22 year old girl. The male voices could've been better however.
I had borrowed a girfriend's book when I initially started reading it then I found out about
audio books & thought I would try it. Well needless to say I was engulfed with 50. Becca made me feel all the emotions every character was feeling. It was very convenient. However after reading some of the reviews on audio book 2 & 3, I think I will go back to the Kindle version for the last two, which I just finished # 2 today.
I really enjoyed the story line, sometimes the intimate scenes are a bit much.
the way she reads the story almost makes the listener feel like they are part of the story
I found myself laughing out loud at times, I did cry a time or too and also felt the anger of the characters.
The book gives a little more than most romance novels with an edgy s/m twist. The hint of twilight fan fiction is there but not overwhelming enough to be distracting. The narrator for this audio book on the other hand was awful. Her voice is trite and her emphasis echos dumb girl from the mall I really don't want to talk to. Pretty much ruined anything sexy about it.
Daniel Steel meets Twilight.
High flighty emphasis and over enunciation leading me to literally stop on occasions because I didn't like her voice.
she did a good job with the voices and dialects for the other characters
when anastasia states she wants to bring him into the light
I have not read the print version
Learning about the characters.
Maybe, but she was not a good choice for this one...
This series is all the rage, but I need to take a break before listening to the next one.
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
I bought this to see what the big deal was. It is a little too sexy for me but it has a great story line. It held my interest right from the start so I bought the other two. You are never really sure where this thing is going. I would recommend this to any adult reader.
The book sounds as if it was written by a junior-high school girl. There was very little of substance, just a lot of "ohhhh, Christian Gray, I can't believe I'm talking to Christian Gray". That got old quickly for me. I didn't make it past the first half of the first part.
Not necessarily, but I won't be buying any more of this series.
She had a nice voice.
I was very disappointed with the book after all they hype.
All my friends hiped the book and only to find out it was just soft porn from Cinemax...lol.
11-22-63 - more my type of book.
Becca Battoe is a great narrator with a wonderful tone to each character.
Interest at the start but disappointment towards to the end - just not my type of book.
I found myself wanting my I-touch within easy reach at all times in case I had five minutes to get a Fifty Shades fix. I have read a fair amount of erotica and this just hit all the right spots.
I thought Becca Battoe's narration was lovely. You spend alot of time in the main characters mind and her voice brought the emotion of the passages out.
The only thing I would warn others about is to have the second book already downloaded and ready to go. The first book will leave you hanging. If I would have had to wait for the second book to come out I would have been pissed!
I am so glad I didnt read some of the reviews written here, it might have turned me away from a very enjoyable experience.