love listening to great books while I work, clean, and drive...a great way to experience great books!!!
the anticipation of what the characters would do
When Christian gps Ana at the bar and comes to her rescue.
the voice work was ok but the emails: listening to the heading of each email prior to the actual message was madding!!! "From Christian Grey CEO...." OK WE GET IT!!!!!
when Ana enters the elevator for the last time and Christian is a live wire of pain...it is a haeart breaking moment when one knows they have lost love.
A BETTER ENDING...
A familiar author...I know then I will like the ending for sure.
She does pull you into the story with her reading.
Bring out another book with a continuation and a better ending!
I never re-read/listen to a story.
I have not listened to her before. I think she reads well, but i thought her voice was a bit young for the role, it was a little distracting. I think she would have been an excellent young Carrie Bradshaw in The Carrie Diaries.
unconventional adult love story
wouldnt want to give anything away. it is a lovely adult love story.
Christian. He is a very troubled man and Ana helps him see that he's a good person.
It made me laugh and cry.
I've read all 3 books and they are very well written. I like the email exchange between Ana and Christian. I think it was needed to read all the lines of the emails as they change the subject line and signature lines in the emails. I do agree that it would have been nice to have a man read Christians parts. Overall it was good. I will probably listen to this trilogy more than once.
I will not be buying the other two books in this trilogy because of the awful narration. The first narration made all of the characters sound like they were from the valley, even Christian who is supposed to be strong and masculine sounding. The second version is NO better! Becca does not sound as air headed as in the first version but Christian sounds even more AWFUL in the second version!!!
The story is well written and the writer takes the reader (listener) through each phase of the relationship between Christian and Anastasia.
I like the story, I very very very much dislike the narrator in BOTH versions!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had an extreme reaction to the awful narration!
The narrator should be COMPLETELY changed!
This book had the ability to be very interesting, and even with the new narrator it was, well off somehow. The list of Holy explitives and the full description of the emails was, well filler for me, the main character had very little depth. She repeated the same 10 phrases. This could have been an awesome book because the concept is provoking, but it was poorly told.
An avid listener of audio books.
I really think the story is great. It is definitely not the type of book I would usually pick but it is tantalizing listen. I didn't mind the narration at all. I was scared to even buy the book because of the terrible reviews of the narrator. There were a few things she could have done better like making the transition between what Ana is thinking rather than saying. But it was definitely worth getting. Thankfully I saw some tv interviews with the Author that made me decide to buy it. I am looking forward to listening to the next two books.
I truly disagree with Random house decision to replace narrators, Becca Battoe's narration is very appropriate and believable with her young woman's voice.
Loved Narrator....Cannot believe they changed narrator in book two and three. I previewed the audio in book two and was truly upset therefore I chose not to purchase the next two books. New narrator sounds like a 40 year old instead of a perky twenty one year old.The individual responsible for this change needs to be fired.
The old narration sounded like a 13 year old girl that just inhaled helium. She was "chirpy" and "squeeky" and "nasally". It was the worst narration I had ever heard for the numerous audiobooks I have listened to. The new one sounds like a young woman, as it should. Much better! However the story is a joke. It is witten like a bad daytime soap opera. A 21 year old VIRGIN hooks up with a 27 year old self made multi billionaire that acts more like he is in his 50's than 20's. No 21 year old virgin that is extremely SEXUALLY REPRESSED is going to jump into the middle of a severe BDSM relationship. It is not erotica at all, if anything I would say it is a poorly written romance novel. I cannot fathom what all the buzz is surrounding this book.