I would listen to this book again, again and again. I do not understand all the bad reviews about narration. I loved it and thought it was great. I could stop listening. Just finished second book and have to talk myself into going to bed and start the third one tomorrow morning.
Oh my.... My favorite character... CHRISTIAN GREY of course :) But Anna is great as well.
Too many scenes. But most favorite phrase no doubt is "Laters baby!"
I cried, I laughed, I went into deep thoughts, I imagined, I was so into this book that sometimes had to pinch myself to realize that I was listening to a book and it's not my life :( :))
Five thumbs up!
The fantasy, taking me to a place I would never have gone sexually...I liked too, that it was erotic, with out getting into real s & m...that I could not have endured.
The development of the relationship
I thought the performance was well done.
It made me dream!!!
Can't wait to get the next one~
My favorite charactors were Anna's Subconcious and Goddess. They come up throughout the story and make me laugh.
I appreciate that the narrator sounds the charactors's age. I also find that her voice tone of Gray that goes from the domineering and strong to a more vulnerable as the relationship changes.
Yes, actually I found myself wanting to listen to the series in one sitting.
If you get past the erotic nature of the story, the storyline has merit. It is the conversion of Gray and how Anna gets through all of the crap to raise Gray from the dark. I think that the developement of some of the sub charactors chould have been better developed.
I drive truck for a living. My audible books keep my wheels turning.
This book is very disturbing, and the narration is a very poor quality. As someone who was mentally abused as a young person this book left me feeling very upset. I am glad to know that the libraries are banning these books from our children.
The narrator needed to distinguish the characters.
The story in general I love. The first book I got had the old reader that sounded like she was a little kid. She was supposed to be young and naive and after a few chapters I was ok with it. When the notice came that the voice had been re-mastered or whatever you call it, I downloaded it again. I still have the old version so not sure where the new version went, but I was used to young voice so I just finished the book that way.. The new voice to me sounds like she's way older and it makes all the other voices she does be way too low. It makes me tune out so it's harder to focus on this second book.
I like that it goes into details regarding the bdsm lifestyle with consentuality and communication, leading her slowly and hearing her confusion as she tries to wrap it around her brain in the context of how she was raised and what she knows. It shows the hard side but gives an insight that doesn't make this type of lifestyle all horrible and taboo.
so far, it's hard to choose
for me...the type of lifestyle makes it irresistible
Other than the new voice, I look forward to getting in the car to listen on my long waits in traffic
I loved everything about this book, some repeditive words but you get used to it.
Christian of course
She read the book with such ease, much better than reading myself, she did a amazing job
I could'nt stop reading it.
Thanks to E L James :)
I would have Ana behave her age instead of like a young infatuated teenager.
Juvenile and unrealistic dialogue.
Childlike, melodic, clear.
Not without a rewrite of the plot.
The concept is good; and I'm hopeful that as Erika gains writing experience, the dialogue and plot will improve.
NO NOT NARRATED BY BECCA BATTOE
SOUNDED LIKE A BAD ACTRESS , WAS COMPLETELY DISTRACTING. I WAS NOT EVEN ABLE TO GET THREW THE FIRST CHAPTER. COMPLETE WASTE OF MY CREDIT.
PLEASE REDO IT WITH A WOMAN AND MAN NOT JUST A VALLEY GIRL.
I listen to audio books on my M-F 40 minute commute into Raleigh NC. I am the founder of The Shore Grief Center, a nonprofit.
This is my first foray into this type of fiction. I recommend it to my girlfriends as it's a great escape and makes me daydream about what life could be like. I find myself anxious to pick up where I left off which means "is it time to drive somewhere again?" as I listen to books in my car!
When the character finally felt belittled and said "that's enough!" so now I must get the second book!
I listened to the first part with the original narrator and was surprised to hear a different one when I downloaded the remainder of the book. Becca's deep voice is much more believable than the original one. But how many times must the character say "Oh my!"?
Intriguing and mesmerizing! Exciting and filled with lots of questions that I want answered
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