It would nt down load on my I pad
Not if I have to pay and not be told it will not actually download!!!!!!!!!!
Could not listen
Let people no before they pay it will not download on I pads,,,,,,
The reader is just awful, she makes an already lousy book really sound like the fantasies of a horny 13 year old girl. The way she reads male voices, especially the character Jose, are just embarrassing.
This book is terrible, the reader is terrible, but I'm still listening to it because its audio soft core (although I'm only 1/3 in) porn I can listen to at work.
Unnecessarily drawn out graphic depiction of sexual episodes...entire story drawn out to ad nauseum, and the narrator was a young nasal annoying voice.
Cut out some of the graphic details. Obsessions can be described without dragging it out over dozens of pages and still tell the story.
It took me longer to read this than any other, ever. Just kept wanting to give up but I'm the reader who will stick through to the end. (I won't read the other two in the series though.)
I read epic sci-fi and historic fiction, good non-fiction science, classic philosophy, history and little bits of what blows through my ears
I could write this drek in a coma. It fulfills all the one-time Cinderella impulses I am loathe to admit I ever filled countless journal pages with. Although the anemic character development, insipid dialogue, and gratuitous light porn is insulting, I admit it is also entertaining to the secret tabloid voyeur in all of us . Also as I refuse to read the following sequels I have relied on other's synopses to evaluate the whole story. With that remove I can only speculate that the author made a valiant attempt to nuance and explore the complexity of a Power Exchange relationship and failed so miserably because of her inexperience as an author - inexperience compounded by the dismal and infuriating performance of the narrator.
I have read teen books that had more substance that this book. I felt like I was listening to a teenager gush over some football player over and over again. I could not make it through the entire book simply due to the fact that if I had to hear the main character refer to her "inner goddess" one more time, I was going to throw my Kindle out the car window.
The narrator did ok except the fact that she made the main female character sound as though she was a teenager. Of course, I guess there was no other way to play the role seeing as how the main character was a 20-something year old virgin that has never drank alcohol or "pleased" herself in any way.
Anger due to the constant repetitive items in the book.
The characters were without complexity. The dialog was inane. I listened to three hours of it hoping it would improve and gave up.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. ~Attributed to Groucho Marx
No, E. L James can not write, and Becca Battoe is a horrible reader for this series.
No, her voice is to whiney and shrill, and my inner goddess would hula on my grave.
BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front): Bad call having a female narrator trying to portray a male "Dom" and what could the female lead possibly see in this loser of a young millionaire??
Plot: I can't believe the hype behind this trilogy. In the day and age of a women wanting to be treated as equals I can't believe why the main character kept coming back to this clown of a millionaire. The authors portrays her as not having an interest in his money yet throughout the entire book he treats her like trash and she keeps coming back for more. I only finished the book because I was expecting a killer ending (due to the rave reviews and top seller status) but the book definitely left me wanting....that is ...the 20 hours of my life back!
Narrator: I don't blame the narrator so much as the producer. I understand that generally books written by females have female narrators and vice versa. In this case they should have deviated from the norm (as J.R. Ward did with the Black Dagger Brotherhood series). I understand we're following around a female and it's written from her POV, but when read by a female the main male character was portrayed as a weak, little boy that had his lunch money stolen as a kid. I think a lot was lost in having a female try to create the voice of a Dom/Millionaire/"supposedly" B.A. guy. Just my two cents.
I only got through a few chapters before I just couldn't force myself to listen anymore. I am not sure if it was the narrator as I have not read the hard copy, but it reminded me of an inexperienced teenager playing "make believe". Granted the book is fictional, but it's too over the top and unbelievable. Many phrases and descriptions were used too often to keep it interesting., there was no element of suspense, nothing left me with a feeling that I wanted to know more and keep listening. Although the story was supposed to be a steamy novel--if not for the content, I would have felt like a child being read to by a kindergarten teacher with a voice and expressions of a "valley girl"... in her squeeky little voice baby bear said "someone has been eating my porridge, and it's all gone" You get the point. The narrator tends to act out the characters, which is not necessarily a bad thing, until she forgets whose voice she is to be speaking in.
It has perhaps turned me off from other books that are similar. Perhaps I am at a point in my life where fairy tail romance just isn't important anymore.
The audio book sparked nothing but annoyance.
I don't think I'll ever finish this book or the other one I bought. I don't even know if they are good or not, but both ladies speak too slow for my liking and speed 1 makes them sound weird. Should be an option to listen to the reader and select another if you don't like it.
So glad I cancel the subscription on time to stop waiting my money.