I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
I bought this to see what the big deal was. It is a little too sexy for me but it has a great story line. It held my interest right from the start so I bought the other two. You are never really sure where this thing is going. I would recommend this to any adult reader.
The book sounds as if it was written by a junior-high school girl. There was very little of substance, just a lot of "ohhhh, Christian Gray, I can't believe I'm talking to Christian Gray". That got old quickly for me. I didn't make it past the first half of the first part.
Not necessarily, but I won't be buying any more of this series.
She had a nice voice.
I was very disappointed with the book after all they hype.
All my friends hiped the book and only to find out it was just soft porn from Cinemax...lol.
11-22-63 - more my type of book.
Becca Battoe is a great narrator with a wonderful tone to each character.
Interest at the start but disappointment towards to the end - just not my type of book.
I found myself wanting my I-touch within easy reach at all times in case I had five minutes to get a Fifty Shades fix. I have read a fair amount of erotica and this just hit all the right spots.
I thought Becca Battoe's narration was lovely. You spend alot of time in the main characters mind and her voice brought the emotion of the passages out.
The only thing I would warn others about is to have the second book already downloaded and ready to go. The first book will leave you hanging. If I would have had to wait for the second book to come out I would have been pissed!
I am so glad I didnt read some of the reviews written here, it might have turned me away from a very enjoyable experience.
the prolonged intraludes and how she wanted more.
I don't, I feel this book is in a class all by itself
When Anastania interviewed Christian.
the love she has for Christian
The narrator is so whiny and annoying! I could only get through 3 chapters before I went out and bought the book. I would NOT recommend this series as an audiobook - I couldn't imagine HOURS of her voice. I actually made a few friends listen to see what their thoughts were and they agreed they her voice was absolutely dreadful!
Couldn't stand the narratoe's voice and couldn't get into the story at all! It would have been best if Christian's voice was a male.
Would have been satisfied if I had read it myself but had a credit on my acct for the second book.. It's best to read yourself!!
Say something about yourself!
Listening to Becca Battoe is like nails on a chalk board. Her voice is so whiny and valley girl like. Awful. And holy hell, i have never listened to a narrated book with SO many mispronunciations!
E.L. James, PLEASE do not rebook Becca Battoe for any future readings!
I must admit, I like a little smut every now and then, so this book was sure to be on my list to check out. It did not disappoint. I was a little apprehensive at first, having seen some of the reviews about the narrator, but I thought she did fine. It wasn't the best book I've ever listened to, but I wasn't expecting it to be some great literary novel. I like to listen/read romance novels because I can lose myself in the story and discover different roles to fantasize about - this book was perfect for that. If you like some spice in your stories, then this is a great choice. Will I finish the series? Heck yes, already into book 2, with book 3 waiting in the wind!
Christen. He a complex man with everything a woman would want.........
The low tones in voices and makes it more visual........
When Christen realized he wanted a girl friend and then wasnt afraid to show her off.