I LOVE to listen to audiobooks - the Audible ap is by far the best thing that's ever happend to my iPhone.
I imagine the actual print version of this book would have been much better for several reasons. The story does have a lot of steamy bits - and for the most part, they make the story - but the believability of this girl Anna was just not there for me. I couldn't identify with her, conceptulize her - she was just so unreal, I couldn't grab on and relate.
The narration is just plain bad - I get the young girl/young voice Anna bit - but her voice drones on and on with little inflection and over enunciation of words. It was tedious hearing the email detail read aloud - to the point of distracting from the actual text.
Like many - "oh my" "holy _____ (you fill in the blank)" was so overused - I found myself mocking the narrator by the end of the book.
I couldn't wait for it to end. Really - I will not be downloading the other two books in the trio - perhaps I will read them so I'm not tortured by Ms. Battoe's voice.
Have a more interesting story. The female lead character just seemed weak to me. Not someone to root for.
The sex (most of the book) is very hot. The characters a little unbelievable. I think there is definitely an audience for this. The plot was a little light for me.
Not sure. It's pretty graphic. Will be interesting to see who and how they play out the scenes.
Just ok. I actually didn't quite finish it. Very hot and graphic bondage scenes. The new narrator (I originally downloaded with the first recording) is so much better and sounds more age appropriate to the character.
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!
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!
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
Yes! Having someone put voices to the characters made it soooo much better
Everything. I thought this book had an excellent story line. Even though it was full of sex, it didn't take away from the actual story. To create the character of Christian Grey! WOW! He is sooo amazing there is no way he can be real. I really wish he was real though.... I would totally drink his bath water!!! Seriously, this was an awesome read/listen!!!
This is my first Becca Battoe, but I liked her so much I have been hunting for her other reads....
Yes, when Christian and Ana broke up! OMG!!! soo sad, but good at the same time!!! Why didn't Ana safe word!!! Poor Fifty!!!
Already read the others one too... Read the all at the same time... So much better!!!
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Yes and no - but mainly because I love reading - but listening to it was just as good, plus I could listen to it at work
"F*ck the paper work" - it's a moment in the elevator....you can feel the emotion, it's awesome.
I felt like I was in Ana's head....it was easy to imagine Becca's voice was Ana's voice
All of it....but I love this book after I read chapter 1
Becca does her best - I could not stop laughing after she did Christian's voice the first time and it took a couple chapters for me to REALLY get used to it - but if you love the books, and I do - you can look past all that and listen to what she is saying rather than vocusing on her voice.
Not sure what to say really. I love listening to audio books. :)
I was absolutely captivated. Teased. Excited. Could NOT put it down. I may need to have a talk with my husband! LOL
It was dark and romantic.
She has a very soothing voice. To hear that voice describe such dark matter was captivating.
Absolutely! It turned me on and opened my eyes to a side of myself I had NEVER even imagined existed. I cannot put into words it's full effect on me.