Better writing, where were the editors in this book? Or better yet, the author could really benefit from some writing workshops. However, since this series is so popular, the author is probably laughing all the way to the bank. Why improve your craft if horrible writing makes a lot of money?
Terrible writing. I would expect better writing out of a class of advanced high school English / literature students. I don't understand how this is popular. As badly written as Twilight was, at least there was a payoff if you took the book as a romance book. I don't understand the attraction to Christian at all. And the book could be much more tightly written.
The poor narrator did not have much to work with here. The narrator was fine.
Tighten the book up. It takes too long to get going.
Twilight series.In their own way they both illustrate that true love can conquer all, including the baggage we all bring to a relationship.
Absolutely love these books. Audiobooks always produce a deeper and fuller connection with the characters and story. When I was done with this series I missed Ana and Christian, so much so, I started listening to them again. I have 100+ audiobooks and these are the only ones I have listened to twice!"Oh my" is engraved in my mind, including the sensual intonation. Becca Battoe provides a very believable naive and innocent Ana.
The narrator does a great job as Ana. Sounds like a college age girl.
I've never listened to a story line like this. I've listened to most all of Jodi Picoult & Nicholas Sparks this book is not narrated as well as those. It's too many characters for one person, should have had a narrator for Christian at least. On a positive note, it doesn't take long to get past her "Christian Grey" and just enjoy the story. It's like listening to a friend impersonate their husband.
Perfect for Ana
Purchase & listen!
She made the female characters very whiny.
The hype for this book was disproportionate to its quality. It dropped a lot of names i felt were just put in to attract a certain crowd. (converse,xbox, bands)
main character is awful.
needed more character development.
its a romance novel.
whatever floats your boat i guess
There was a lot of negative about the narrator but I thought she was fine, I really wish they had a male and a female narrator. I love the characters in this book and the story is fun.
I love his obsession with her.
I think she does a fine job, she sounds like someone in her early twenties.
I have laughed several times.
Needed a different more believable narrator,and should have had a female and male reading.Love the Fifty Shade Series. The narrator ruined the characters for me. It was like a bad dream. Could not even stand to listen. Was a joke!!
The story is AMAZING!! Have read it over and over! EL James is a gifted story teller and I highly recommend the series to anyone and everyone. The story of Christian and Ana is incredible!
Thought everything was terrible! Voice did not portray Ana the way I saw her. And her imitation of Christians voice was laughable!! Totally ruined it for me!
I DID LOVE THE BOOK!! HATED the narration!!
Please find a new narrator. The voices makes the story seem more silly than erotic. I don't have much time to read and prefer to listen to books on my daily commute. I am very much enjoying the story but will not purchase another audio version with the same narrator. I will have to purchase the actual books for the remainder of the trilogy as I do not want to ruin it with the voice of Christian sounding so...........well, annoying and silly.
I loved the book it kept me wanting to find out more what is going to happen next. I can't wait to hear the other two books.
I don't think I have heard anything by her, but I wish she would have been more into the story.
The topic is new and intriguing!
There isn't a fav character in this book for me... i really enjoyed all the characters
She has terrible intonation, valley girl style.... uhhg, i listen to about 2 sometimes 3 books a week and i have to say this is the worst narrator i have ever heard. her voices aren't different enough, her accents are really bad, and the intonation of a dumb woman dripping all over it all. it was really distracting for me. but the story is really good, so i made it through. if it were a mediocre story i wouldn't have listen to the whole book because of the intonation... i feel really mean for that :/ but it really had to be said.
Bahahaha, the book has A LOT of sex in it! It was hard not to be "moved" through the whole thing.
I feel like maybe some people out there are overreacting to this book. I understand that the type of sex is new to romance novles. but the way it is told is so mainstream that I was left wondering when the story was going to get controversial??? it never really did for me. It was a new perspective on a topic most people don't understand. didn't make my flesh fall off.