There wasn't much I enjoyed about this book. In fact I had to listen to it in double speed just to get through the agonizing narration. I can't quite grasp what everyone is raving about. The characters are unlikeable. Aside from Christians wealth and good looks he would represent a nightmare to be in a relationship with. Overbearing, jealous etc etc. and Anastasia is pathetic. Come on with the dialog. How many Holy craps, holy shits, and holy f**ks, can one insert. Not to mention this girl who speaks like she's fresh out of junior high, goes from an entry level position, is so irresistable that a man would throw his entire career away just to sleep with her, then she is the most qualified person to take over running the company? Paleeeeze. Throw in the crazy ex-lover stalking them, just bad. The Ohhhh Anna's during their sexcapades (which actually started to become boring) made my skin crawl. The narrators interpretation of Christian was aweful, she should only do young female voices, ever. Read it if you must but don't bother listening
She was too slow, boring. The only thing she captured well was Anastasia's child like qualities
The book was so bad I couldn't even finish it even listening at double speed. I can deal with a bad narrator if the story is good but I found nothing redeeming about this second edition.
Definitely. It wasn't as "dirty" as I expected, but I enjoyed the story line. It passed the time on my long commute.
This book was one on the best book I've read and listen this year! Lot of ideas you can use to spice up your marriage.
Steamy, intriguing, captivating
Becca Battoe brought the characters to life. Great range of voices. She WAS Anastasia.
You wanted to know what happened to the characters. Listened all three in a mere weeks.
Really!!! Cant believe I'm reading this, but now am hooked. So repetitive, so sappy.... but finally a story is emerging. Guess I have to read all three. Can't wait to read a book with substance.
very predictable, and repetitive
someone with ability to sound like a male also .
if all three were included in one
Book 1 was way better compared to this. I am getting bored from of all the sex scenes so if you are one who loves a steamy romance then you will enjoy book 2 of the series. You cant read book 3 without reading book 2 though...
At first I thought this was going to be just sex, sex, sex but then, the drama and suspense took over and I couldn't stop listening. The twists and turns kept it interesting.
Of course my favorite character was Christian Grey. He had a lot of challenges along the way but he proved how true love can actually change a person for the good.
She did a great job. You felt like you were right there inside the story taking it all in.,
I had a lot of mixed emotions as I listened to this book. It made me extremely mad, then I found myself laughing and crying in certain parts. I felt this was a very emotional book.
I hope they decide to make a movie of this book. It would be interesting to see who would play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.
Bit of sense and proper story
A loone would
Sex is a beautiful classical painting, please dont portriate as modern art where it does not have any sense but to few.
1st so far!!!
Anna very witty
She really got into this one very nice performance
No I savor my listening time plus this book I can't exactly listen to with the kids around
Can't wait to listen to book 3
Would have had to be a good book, and it's terrible. Also the Becca's performance was just annoying.
The writing is atrocious. She uses terms she obviously doesn't understand. Her common use of "subconscious" is incorrect - it's obvious she has no idea what that means. Plus she uses "inner Goddess" for pretty much the same thing. Her vocabulary is so limited, she just repeats the same things over and over, and calls it a book. Also, non of the characters have any depth, not even the main one. This series is so bad, the only thing I could compare it to is Twilight... then I found out that this series started as twilight fan-fiction. Vomit. Oh, and if you think this book is about S&M, you will be disappointed. It's all talk, no walk.
The whole thing needs to be scrapped and rewritten by someone with guts, and maybe some skill...
How is this series popular???