The book and story were great, however, I'm not fond of the narrator. She seemed to drag it on and was boring to listen to.
Boring and not very enthusiastic.
Love the book but some of Ana's dialogue is kind of hoaky, stupid and non sensical. Her thought process is also kind of slow for someone who is supposed to be so smart. And what's up with the "goddess"?
I loved how Christian would be so authorative and possessive. I have to admit I liked how he would just show up; that blew me away. I found myself actually excited that he would surprise her. Yes it is a bit stalking yet a compliment also. I loved how he chased her like the night she got drunk with Jose. I also like the day he showed up at her job in the hardware store. Good grief, I have so many favorite parts.
Her voice and also her presentation. She sounded too much like reading straight from a script not enough spontienity.
His locking her in his apartment, perhaps longer time in the Red Room.
I read and enjoyd the book very much! No, disappointment.
The book had many little adventures which kept it interesting.
BIG TIME!! She was horrible! If you have not read the book and this is you first time, DO NOT GET THE AUDIBLE! At least,not with this narrator. It kills the whole feeling of the book.I've never tried audio books before,so I used one credit on a book I just read and liked to see how I would like it. Didn't realize how different the narration would be.To narrate a book, you need to be an actor. You need to make us feel like we are in the story. The reading is more monotone and it is hard to follow and get into the book.
I enjoyed the "hot scenes" in the book, but they could have been cut down some.
Overall, a very good book! A friend recommended it to me, otherwise I wouldn't have read it. Not into too much romance novels, but this was fun.
When he stayed the night for the first time with her
A cant put the damn book down kind of read...
Not likely, although I suppose people who are entertained by extremely limited writing skills might tolerate it, (I mean, who on earth would consistently use "apex of my thighs" or "belly", then also use words like "clavicle"? And the reader, YUCK. I'm not sure where Becca learned to read, or if she had to work to be that bad, but other than confirming Ana's infatuation for Christian, all of her moaning and strange cadence, this reader cannot even pronounce the poorly written words. Talk about adding insult to injury. James tries to convey opulence and richness by using French, which Battoe then slaughters because she has not one notion of how to pronounce them, or willingness to do the research to learn.
Develop the characters and stick to their strengths and weaknesses more closely... why on earth does she need to turn them both into super-heroes? Really, does every male lead character have to be rich, gorgeous, highly successful and with uncommon sexual prowess and um, stamina? And Ana, come on... what innocent girl would be so willing to do so many shocking things with her first sexual partner? Unbelievable in every sense of the word.
Voice, cadence of her reading structure, inability to portray men's voices, complete lack of ability to pronounce French words.... the only thing even remotely tolerable is that there were moments when she portrayed Ana's innocence in a believable way.
My recommendation to Ms. Battoe - find another job, maybe as a hand model. You are not a reader, although I do congratulate you for managing to land this job for all three books.
The first book was so bad, but I downloaded the other two anyway, so shame on me. I will say that the Christian character, who left me loathing him at the end of this book, became more sympathetic and likeable during the other two. Ana, on the other hand, became less and less tolerable over the course of the series, and by the end, largely due to the reader's voice, I just wanted to throw something at her.
Lots of hype for a trilogy that could easily have been one novel. The narrator is painstakingly slow and made this difficult to listen to, even at 1.5x, especially with all the email details.
As far as the story goes, you can fly through the trilogy if you skip all the repetitive sex. I guess I am just used to more intrigue and action as far as a plot goes.
If you are interested, just read the e-book.
Too slow, I didn't like her voice, didn't like the male portions either. I have listened to other novels and didn't have any issues.
Author could have used a good Thesarus, uses sames descriptive words over and over...but somewhat entertaining.
of course all the romance and steamy spots.
No first time listening to her but really enjoyed it.
yes but usually just to and from work.
When he spanks her in his playroom for the first time
The narrator seemed too young or not as serious as I was hoping for, but in the end it was good. And I got used to her voice
Now, don't get me wrong... I love hearing about sex, reading about it, talking about, etc. But, this is one of the most poorly written books I have come across in a LONG time. The performance by the actress reading the book wasn't the best either, but, bless her heart... The material she had to read was horrible... I just don't get the hype. No, I wouldn't try another of E. L. James' books. I might listen to Ms. Battoe again before completely writing her off.
The writing was ridiculously lousy. Throw in some big SAT word to make it look like you can write... PRETENTIOUS
Well, you can't expect too much from a performer who has such bad material.
I would just pull the whole series
I think I've said enough.