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.
Made it alllll the way to where the main female character (...couldn't get past the voice to catch the name) met what i assume will be the main male...at that point the voice became so annoying I could not continue on...
Did anyone interview the narrator?
It's a great story. I just wish they'd chosen another narrator. I actually began to get annoyed with her and the only way I got through the book was by setting the speed at 1.5 times normal. I plan to get my hands on a hard copy of the book so I can determine if the story is just that slow vs. her delivery.
The story is good, the narrator is really poor
She sounded like a 9th grade girl that has a hard time reading! She really did not do the character justice!
Needs a new narrator!
Like Best-It is pure guilty pleasure. Like least-Narration is dry
Reminds me of my Harlequin Days
Her narration style is dry. Not a lot of depth.
No, it would be an MA dirty movie!! LOL!!!
If you have a credit, why not see what the fuss is about but don't spend the extra money!!
It was my mistaking to listen to this book on a whim. I had been hearing the title mentioned a lot and seeing it in stores on stands. I decided to see what the hubbub was about myself with out actually seeing what the book was about. A few chapters in I was having the strangest sense of deja vu, like I'd heard this story before. That's when I looked the book up and discovered it was a twilight based story turned erotic. Not really my cup of tea. I didn't know it was possible for something to be worse than twilight, but this just might be it. Perhaps the story gets better but I wont be finding out. If I must suffer through Anastasia's inner dialogue I wont do it with Battoe's voice in my head. Her inflections were to pointed and obvious to make them feel genuine and it made me dislike the main character. Not the sort of thing you need in addition to the repetitive sentiment (how many times in the first chapter alone did she say how gorgeous Grey was - and in the same exact way. If you are going to repeat an idea over an over again at least mix it up a little for the reader. Don't just flat out say Oh he's so gorgeous or he's so beautiful. It makes the character seem unimaginative.) This mixed with overtly obvious attempts to make the character seem witty "I must be the color of the communist manifesto" just doesn't work. There may be some characters that could get away with thinking/saying this, but I don't think any of them exist in this story.
The narrator was horrible. I should have read the reviews; I think that the book might be good, but couldn't finish listening.
I started this book at least 4 times and couldn't finish it!
I wish I could get my money back or at least another book.
No the audiobook; the narrator was dreadful.
It felt like a 15 year old girl from clueless was reading the book.
Johanna Parker, Susan Erickssen, Kristen Potter, Therese Plummer
I like to be fair, but if you are planning on getting this audiobook get the sample first and make a decision. I'll get the hard copy one of this days.
I have no idea why ANYONE would enjoy it. I can't believe it is a best seller.
Very poorly written. I think the average 8th grader has a larger vocabulary than is found in this book. The constant talk of sex in such infantile diction (at the expense of a plot) gets absolutely boring.
She did the best she could with the material.
I loved the end.
Her depth of feeling and ability to make you hear the feeling and anguish of the characters.
The Hospital, when Christian was so worried about the baby and her realizing that he did truly care.
I truly hope there is going to be a 4th!