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.
I listened to 50 Shades and decided I had to keep up with the story. I've drawn one conclusion. Anastasia Steele is the most annoying female in any book I've ever read. She's so whiny and impossible to please. I had to stop listening after 11 chapters.
I wish it wasn't this way. I adore the idea of the bad boy turned good... I just couldn't stomach the annoying Ana.
It is one of my favorite books.. Loved the characters and story line, you have action, drama and love all in.
Wicked lovers... In both book series you have characters who have their wild side but in the end they want what every one else does and that to be loved and accepted for who they are...
This second installment of the book was awesome looking forward to the third book...
The story is 19 hours of whiney gratuitous sex with little or no plot. The first book was marginally better. I read the first book out of curiosity and don't have a clue why I got the second. I've never read novels for the lovelorn, but I would guess this is a good fit for women who never date and are looking for a Prince to come along. After hearing about the book I should have known better.
I wish Vince Flynn were still with us.
Ana is a box of rocks when it comes to understanding the obvious. I can't believe that James made $95 million dollars last year on this drivel.
the book itself is good, anyone who is interested in it will probably enjoy /reading/ it.
i would like to finish the series, but do not care to pay for them because upon listening to the first two, there were high pitched small odd sounds resonating through the microphone and made listening frustrating.
yes the narrator did a fine job, a little too valley girl sounding though, and also needs to learn how to properly pronounce city names. Montessano is pronounced Mont/teh/say/no.
it was very fulfilling as a sorry, however not pleased with the technical properties, as in the odd sounds coming through with the narration.
The writing is pretty bad - the plot is predictable and the author needs a thesaurus for descriptive words because she uses the same handful of words over and over and over again. The female protagonist is described by other characters as being intelligent, but I fail to see that actually demonstrated in any of the internal monolog; in fact, the dialog throughout the trilogy is much the same--trite. The narration is OK, but I'm not sure if that's because of the narrator or the deficient writing. On the other hand, the love scenes are very tantalizing and plentiful, making the series worthwhile.
Having a completely differenet Narrator!! She is horriable, between completely lacking male voice and the valley girl she tried to portray, it was painful and a complete waste of time! Which is sad because this book is one of my favorites. I would love to have taken it on long trips. I will never listen to this recording again. HORRIBLE!!!
Loved the book HATED!!! the narrator!!
NO WAY!! This was so painful to listen to and is completely ruined for me!!
More along the line of.. "When will this be over, she is killing me" Again I LOVED this book but this audio version completely runied what the book originally was!
Pull this and find someone who can acctully read it with feeling and belivable voice overs.. please!!!
Say something about yourself!
The story is very good. The more I listen the more I see that Christian and Anna are based from the Twilight books.
I am not a fan of her performance. I think she makes Anna sound like a child. That is not something I am fond of in a Romance - Erotica book.