The excitement E.L James manages to develop in the story as well as the development of thee characters.
The end... EXCITING!!!
I absolutely recommend downloading it! Listened to all three within a week :)
Intense, dramatic, satisfying
That with each book of the Trilogy, the story grew more and more into an actual believeable story, with so much excitement, twists and turns, and an unpredicted beautifully transforming ending. Won't spoil it, but if you are hesitant to read the 2nd or 3rd book, just be open minded and give it a try, you won't regret it, they are so different from the 1st!
Loved all of the characters in the story, just didn't like that Becca performed them all. Would have much rather had different people read the characters instead of Becca 'throwing' her voice to make them all. This made it a little corney sometimes, and took away from the drama a bit, but as the role of Anastasia, she is spot on!
OH MY!!! Yes, I laughed, gasped, cried (sobbed too), and cheered. Every emotion you can imagine!
Looking forward to EL James rewriting this series from Christian's POV! I don't think his catch phrase will be a mild "OH MY" though!
I didn't enjoy listening to this book at all. I will probably read the book on my Kindle.
The narrator is just awful!. She reads with a Valley Girl twist, but the worst part is she makes all the men in the book sound like a Valley Boys!
Captivating! As tired as I might have been, I never fell asleep while listening. Couldn't wait to find out what would happen next.
She fit the image of Anastasia. Becca Battoe was the perfect narrator for this book.
I don't see how it would be possible to make a film of this book.
I would buy another E.L. James book, but I would NEVER buy a book read by Becca Battoe, she is horrible and painful to listen to. I finally had to buy the actual book and finish reading it, I just could not listen to her destroy it anymore.
She reads like a child and makes the male characters sounds like they are dim witted cavemen. She pauses at all the wrong times and has zero emotion in her voice. She is so bad that I would spend minutes just thinking about everything she is doing wrong, and miss out on parts of the story. I read the first book and liked it, but she ruined the second book for me. I listen to a lot of audio books and this production sounds very unprofessional.
I suggest you save your money and buy the actual book, and not the audio book. Hopefully they will rerecord them with a professional narrator.
the auther kept me interested all the way through, I loved the changes through out the story each turn was unexpected. Great book
I feel that this just became another romance novel. I couldn't finish it because I was just annoyed with the fact that Christian changed his ways for this girl. I also have to say I do not like the more mature voice of the narrator. I'm probably in the minority here but just felt that th eother girl's voice was much more innocent which fit the character better.
Not the best - but it's up there! There was some overuse of phrases, and the narrator could have used a bit more diversity in her interpretation of the voices. I did, however, find her presentation of Anastasia to be reasonably accurate for a young 20-something female, who clearly came into this story/world very niave - but strong. Not exactly a role model, but not the weak minded fawn she could have been portrayed as. There is a love story here - and a story of 2 people growing up - together. Average girls falls at feet and into arms of Adonis-like billionaire - not a completely realistic scenario - but i was entrances and caught up in the energy as the story progressed.
It is, at it's core, a love story. There's intrigue, and the every murcurial Christian Gray to contend with - but i'm captivated by trying to keep up with the evolution of their relationship.
I thoroughly enjoyed watching the interplay between Ana's Inner Goddess and her Sub-Conscious, and watching them develop into characters unto themselves. It reminded me of my own struggles in my youth!
Captivating as the love story and evolution of the relationship were for me, i found the frequency and seemingly needless sex a bit off-putting and excessive to what would have been needed to advance the plot. I'm a bit of a sucker for gothically tragic, self depricating men - so Christian worked well for me. The airheaded Anastasia was, well, pretty much what I would have expected. I personally wasn't put off by the Kink-Lite, nor the Alpha/Domineering Male versus semi-submissive female interplay - it's typical to a lot of what I read. But if you find that distressing, or take a personal affront to that kind of interplay in your characters, this is not the read for you.
I have loved books every since I could read. During my elementary & high school days I spent my time in libraries getting books to read.
Romance, adventure, intrigue, and mystery laced with erotic episodes makes this novel sublime. It was worth listening to and should be heard again.
Hot Romantic Mystery!
Who would guess that such a story would be so hot! This is even better than Story of O and that was pretty thought provoking. 50 Shades is great. Anyone who says they don't like it is either lying to themselves or hasn't read it yet.
I liked the way that Ana and Christian interact. Even though you think he is kinky, he is just a troubled guy who needs love. Don't all guys need love! My Inner Goddess is a pervert and loved the story....all of it....including the Red Room of Pain/Passion parts. All women like to read about this and the audible lets you experience it .... almost! The narrator was better or maybe I just go used to her. I'd still like more voice changes but....it isn't a Hard Limit.
She brings her innocence in her voice. Christian sounds a bit pompous which I guess he was supposed to be altho I didn't think that when I read it but only when I started listening to the story. I'm going to be listening to this series over and over just like I've already read the e-books twice.
Unleash your Inner Goddess with this sexy movie. Can't see this being made into a movie though.
I liked the series. Can't really imagine it in a movie. No movie could do justice to the visuals imparted by the text and voice method.