What a waste of time, money, and talent. The author is probably a good writer but sold out fof sex scenes. I recieved these books as gift or would never tried to get past first. I have never wished so for characters to keep their cothes on and get on with story. I am not a prude but reallyso repetitious. I fast forwarded most of books due to sameness and boredom.
On my first evaluation I said yes, but as I continued the series I really would have to say
I would evaluate their books alittle closer than I did this one
Do I want to read part three and yes -I did.
She was good.
I do not know, but if it is like this book it should be rated R.
The actual story became losted in the second part and was more into sexual content of a couple's sexual life rather than a story of their lives. I am not into spanking and inflicting pain during sexual activity so this was not the great book I expected.
I have written this review once, with the old narration, so now I write it again. Let me start by addressing narration. I had no problem with the first narration of this story; I thought Ana was read perfectly. She is a 21 year old innocent, who seems to have no life experience and is just at the beginning of learning who she is and coming into herself. For those that thought she sounded too young, I have to question the last time they listened to a 21 year old girl talk. However that is moot, the narration has been redone and badly. I dislike this new Ana very much, while she perhaps sounds older, the voice is almost tired, words seem over spoken to me, like the narrator had to hold her mouth oddly to get the voice to sound this way. The male characters are really bad, no really, and I did not think them that badly before. If you are one who can get past bad narration, then maybe you won’t be so bothered by it, however the writing of the actual story does not get much better.
The overall idea of this novel is great, I like Christian. There is something lustful about a powerful, handsome, rich, intelligent and dangerous man that wants nothing more than to have you and protect you. Ana is young, bottom line, young and everything that comes with inexperience in life and love. So this story starts off with Christian wanting a submissive and then moves into Christian wanting Ana, however he can get her, even if that means giving up some control and opening himself up to the possibilities of love. This is an erotic book, so expect the sex to be there and a good bit of it. There are no great plot twists, there are no “holy cow” I didn’t see that coming moments. It’s obvious and you can pretty much see the ending a mile away. However it’s a simple, easy read that can help some of the more boring moments of your day slip away.
By biggest complaint is all the repetition…words and expressions used over and over and over and … you get my drift. I don’t have the e-reader version of this, so I did a little research to give you an idea of the gross overuse of words. Here goes: eye rolls 41 times, Ana bites her lip 35 times, eyebrows raising 50 times, 80 references to Ana's subconscious, 58 references to Ana's "inner goddess," and 92 utterances of some form of "oh crap", 60+ gasps and 120+ times of blushing and or flushing and more exasperations of “Oh My” than I even care to go into. However, never fear, she does pull out her Thesaurus every couple pages and throws out a $5.00 word, you will no doubt have never heard before, thereby giving you the opportunity to Google the definition.
The highlight of the story, outside of imagining my very own Christian, is the email exchanges. I very much enjoyed seeing the relationship between the two of them during the emails; it’s pretty much the only time they have any real conversation outside of sex. I also enjoyed seeing the softer caring side of Christian when it came out.
Sexy, entertaining, and moving.
I haven't read or heard any other book quite like this. It's one of a kind.
Her timing is enjoyable.
I couldn't stop listening and smiling!
This was a great follow up to the first book, I can't wait to get the third!
I didn't really like the first book, but it ended with a nice cliffhanger so I got the second. I found myself forwarding through all of the x-rated scenes just to find out what was going to happen to the characters. I won't be getting the third in the series.
Just started book 2 and having a hard time adjusting to new narrators! Why would they change it?? Not liking it at all!!!
I didn't read the print version, I think any book would be better in audio, because you hear the emotion and feelings in the narrators voice
That they were back together, I didn't like that the first one ended that way
Narrator adds a lot of feeling and emotion, which adds a lot to the book, Good job becca
Like, ya know...it's soo totally gross to like listen to this voice. Becca Bettoe speaks like a typical uptalking teen. I will not make it through this book, without wanting to slap the question marks out of her voice. Her emphasis is too many times, on the wrong syLAble. There is that bored rattle in her voice, as well. I bought the whole series, without sampling --big mistake. I had assumed the email notice from Audible that the production/narration had been fixed; that I could reload it, was responsive of them, based on the reviews. But this is like listening to, as previously stated, a spoiled, bored, clueless teenage girl.
I think we all need to call Audible, and demand a new narrator. These files cost nearly as much as the hardcovers, and should be better in quality than they are. If my hardcover was barfed on, I'd be able to return it. This narration is comparable to that. Sorry Becca...but you should only read books marketed to girls who talk like you. Or...here's a thought: Work on your speach, inflections, diction, emphasis, and tone. Then, you can read to the grownups.
***DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK, IN ITS CURRENT FORMAT***
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Yep...but only with my girlfriends!
PLEASE this narrator. I'm extremely annoyed, now that I've heard what everyone's talking about. Reeeeeelly not good, and I've never complained after buying / listening to dozens and dozens of books from Audibles.
Mrs. Robinson has overtaken Ana's voice! Please bring back Ana's REAL VOICE. Without the real voice of Ana, the entire character is lost.