I wouldn't recommend or not recommend it. It's a pretty average series overall. It's entertaining and isn't that we all are looking for? To be entertained? But there is nothing stunning or stand-out about these three books or the author.
Not at all. It's a single thread in a fabric.
At times, it is somewhat difficult to differentiate if Becca's performance was a little annoying or if it was just truly the material she was reading. Overall I think she did fine reading the story and I wouldn't shy away from another story she was reading.
Yes, but only because I had to find out what happened after the first book and prior to the third book. It was a necessary bridge to cross, but there is no stunning work of literature here.
I was disappointed in some of the stylings of writing that the author used. I swear if Anastasia said "Oh my!" one more time or if the author used the word "bemused" once more to describe Christian's mood....I was going to EXPLODE. Exrtremely annoying verbiage. The e-mail chit chat between the two main characters was juvenile and mostly unimportant to the story itself. Hearing the "To, From, Subject and the closing lines including titles in each email was almost more than I could bear. Fast forward is so important in this series. The erotic scenes became extremely boring and all too frequent. Overall, disappointing trilogy from a content perspective.
The writer just developed the perfect man with just a weird flaw, but deep down he's attentive (just like all men), caring (just like all men), loves foreplay (JUST LIKE ALL MEN) and rich.
I hope women realize that they really can't fix the bad boy with love.
I'm sure most women would say the Sub/Dom aspect but it's really not the kinky. If you want kinky read the Anne Rice Beauty series. Now that was kinky.
Yes. The story is great and I enjoyed the audio version, but I think Becca can do better than this with Grey's voice.
Bigger mistake was getting all three and not just buying one to try it. Badly written, never finished the second, never started the third.
It is very interesting , erotic , detailed , and the performance is well displayed
No , first timer
Yes I couldn't wait to get back to it. I listened while getting ready for work , driving , lunch time
Yes. because you really see Anastasia come to life in this book.
Anastasia shooting Jack!
the plot thickens
When she confronted Mrs. Robinson.
This book was good- much better than the first. The narrator still bugs me - too young of a voice.
Not if my life depended on it. Becca Battoe reads so incredibly slow, and I have no idea how to spead it up. Most of her guy voices sound strange. I think E.L. James is very educated, seeing as she uses a lot of big words, but the story just doesn't feel right. I usually don't mind books written in the first person but I just want to tell Ana to shut the hell up already. And the writing style changes at the end. For all of book 1 and most of book 2, the story is in Ana's point of view. The last few minutes (pages) of book 2 takes place in Jack's point of view.
This isn't a romance novel. This is an erotic novel. While there was slightly more romance in this novel, it was twisted.
This book was slightly better to get through than the first, but not by much. I wish I would have never started these books. The only reason why I will continue with the 3rd is because I already bought it and I don't like not finishing what I start, not matter how painful.
Everything. If you like poor writing, a pathetic story line filled with many repetitive sex scenes than this book is for you. For the life of me, I cannot understand why/how this trilogy became so popular.
I read the books first and fell hard for Christian and Ana's love story. After reading reviews of the audiobooks I was concerned about the performance of the actress, but decided to give one a try. I thought the actress was fine as Ana, but at first found the way she changed her voice to be Christian was really distracting, but not as awful as when she spoke with a Spanish accent as Jose! But after the first few chapters I got used to her "Christian" voice because I got into the storyline and didn't really notice her voice at all. Luckily Jose doesn't have many lines so that wasn't much of a problem. If you can't get enough of Christian and Ana, and were devastated when the third book was over, I recommend the audiobooks as a complement to the paperbacks, to enjoy when it isn't possible to read, like on a long drive.