A better narrator and not so much analyzing in her mind - very juvenile. I could not get past the voice of Becca Battoe - hated it. Story was sooooooo slow and not that surprising.
not the rest of these books
voice with lame written dialogue and thoughts
no problem with scenes - a quicker transition to provocative stuff - more passion in descriptions
overall I think I wasted my money on this - sorry but much ado about not much.
I started the book because all of my friends were reading it. I found that I couldn't put it down. This was worth the experience.
Yes would recommend it to a friend. I think everyone could use a little of Mr Grey in their life..
I felt angry toward what happen to Mr Grey at 15 and Cried during the last chapter of the book. Sorry won't give to much away. Want to know more listen to the book..
LOL Really? Do you have to ask?
I should have read it, this is the only time I am writing a review. The woman who read the book was almost condesending. She changed her voice to match the person talking but it seemed stupid. It totally ruined the book for me.
Maybe redo this with someone else reading it.
I very much enjoyed the innner struggle that Ana experiences throughout the story and how she takes you on this emotional journey with her.
The devotion to detail without being vulgar. The descriptions and experiences of Ana and Christian are very well played out. Tastefully written.
I loved Anastacia Steel. It was a hard choice for the narrator really did a great job in brining life to each of the characters.
Anticipation and arrousal would have to be the extreme feelings in this series.
I will return and listen to this series over and over. I have recommended it to all my co-readers and will put the shades of gray series on my top ten list..... a must read for grown women readers...
I know this book is meant for adults. However, I shudder to think of some young adult women thinking this may be fun or interesting to try with WRONG CHOICE OF MAN!!
I agree with other listeners about the narrator. She is NOT suited for this book. Editor should have changed some multiple uses of the same words over and over again. I may be sick if I hear "oh my", "hot" or " my sex" EVER again!!
I actually enjoyed listening to this book.
E.L. James almost won me over to the dark side with her portrayal of Christian Grey. It started with his insistence on honesty and trust. From such an unconventional guy, these were pretty normal things for a relationship, right? And honestly, I was kind of intrigued by his whole outlook on the s&m lifestyle. The fact that he kept insisting it wasn't about pain - and he fact that he was so willing to work with Ana to quell her fears, really won me over. He was sort of sweet.... In his dark, twisted way. E.L. James almost had me in the palm of her romantic hero's hand.
Then.... The end. The end of the story came. I literally could not listen to another word after I heard our "hero" Christian telling Ana he was "sorry [he] hurt [her]" and hearing Ana shrug and say "[she] asked for it." this floored me. I want to know how. HOW could a female author write such dribble in he 21st century and get away with it? HOW could this sentence have been published, unedited? HOW could it have been nonchalantly narrated in an ungripped, unchanging tone?
15 minutes from the conclusion of this story, I unplugged the iPod and immediately stopped listening. I don't want to know how it ends. I have never been more upset at a national best seller and the dangers of others, like myself, experiencing what passes for literature with little to no warning about the horrors within.
I do not blame Becca Battoe for this crap. She did her best and she did well with the awful script she was given.
It's a shame the author couldn't write as strong of a female character as her male lead. It's a shame she had to demolish every ounce of personal strength Ana Steele had gained by that final chapter. I think she meant to teach some message about true love and how they were each giving something to each other? All E.L. James ultimately accomplished was to disturb me so much I will never, ever, be able to pick up another one of her books, and not even so much as think of listening to one. Let alone hear the end.
What a complete waste of my time.
The story and charaters captured me. The only thing that irritated me was the e-mails. OMG, I didn't need all the sastics for every e-mail.
The narrating was horrible.
She could've taken out 75% of the same ol same ol sex scenes and still had a decent story. The narration made the book a difficult one and an unenjoyable one to listen to.
Anyone else but Ms. Battoe.
I wish I could get my credit back. Simply a wasted credit.
It was an interesting story idea, but the execution seemed amateur and lacked an interesting dialog.
There are a lot of sex scenes which was interesting, but the lack of variety in the dialog made even those hard to bear.