I would not recommend the audiobook, although I would recommend it as a book. The poor performance by Becca Battoe ruins what should be an entertaining listen. The writing isn't stellar, but honestly, the story is excellent. A guilty pleasure if there ever was one!
There's a sketch on Saturday Night Live called "The Californians." Imagine that horrible drawl for hours on end. Her voice is much too experienced than innocent naive girl and too girly to capture Christian. Her voice was so irritating that I listened to the book at 1.5 speed just so I could get through it.
I think her voice for other books could be fine, but she was a poor choice for this one.
50 Shades Darker/Freed- I'll be getting the paperbacks!
Erotic wrapped in adventure
There is no one moment ...the moment continues on and on.
It was a very attention keeping story. I have completed the trilogy and loved the ending.
Yes. I just really enjoyed the whole story
the whole thing
She helped the book come to life
A modern Romance
THe story moved very quickly. Really, a nice love story with a kinky twist.
Anastasia. She was very honest and intelligent but willing to do try things that weren't within her past experiences.
When she decided she couldn't stay with him.
Hot, Sexy, Addicting
The main characters Christian and Annastasia were my favorite. Loved the dynamic between the two of them and how they evolve througout the story. Their relationship is simply tumultuous.
Yes, voice was right on with the characters!
Open your mind to another world of relationships.
yes. the storyline was an interesting premise. however, the quality of the writing could have been better and did not enjoy the narrator 's performance .
i was frustrated with the ending .
i hated the "valley girl " affectation
perhaps a movie staring matt bomer and alexis bleidel.
These books reminded me of the first Harlequin Romance I read (having sneaked it out of my mother's discards), but truly amped up in eroticism. I'm certainly old enough to read the descriptions of sex, but the audience attracted to the whiny, valley girl voice of the narrator is probably not. I succumbed to the hype about the book, wanting to see (or hear) for myself. I had read an article about the huge waiting list at our local library. In the end, I hate to admit I enjoyed the books, they were predictable, but explicit, and I'm sure they will spoil a lot of young teens for the realities of real life men and their sexual prowess. The virgin girl, the fantastically handsome rich bad boy who only can love her, the humility in Anna, all pretty far reaching, but, after all, this is a fantasy, right? I even got used to the narrator. I think all I am left with is a feeling of guilt for wanting to read this series, a knowledge that I have supported really poor literature, and a yearning to be Anna.
yes, i think i prefer it.
I'm not sure.
To me she did a good job.
Crazy in love lol
Listen to the book and come to your own, because if i would have listen to everyone else i would not have read this book and its a really good love story.
I am only on the third chapter and don't know if I will be able to finish it. This is the worst narration I have ever heard. A waste of my audible credit, I want my money back!
She has two voices, "valley girl" and "stuffy old man" and alternates between the two.
So far, complete frustration over the fact that I cannot enjoy the story because the narration is so terrible.
DO NOT buy the audible version, take the time to read the book.
I never read the print version
In death series by J. D Robb, because of relationship betwee Rorke & Eve and Grey & Ana
There were many
I almost gave up during the first book, but plodded on and it was well worth it. I don't understand the dislike of the narrator, The narrator is really important for me and I think this one is good. Too many 'Holy Cows' and 'Oh my Goshes", they make the writing too childish.