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.
I cannot understand how the ratings for this trilogy were 4.0 and above. I, too, gave in to the hype and struggled thru the entire trilogy in an effort to understand. Fortunately, I was able to secure the first two books from the library, so I was only out money for this 3rd book. The writing is mediocre at best, and Becca Battoe's narration is NOT engaging. "Oh my", please save me from this "kinky f-kery". I did not find the books worth my time. That said, if you must try this series, I would skip the first two books and just read this one -- it's the best of the lot.
Would not listen again because I already know the story.
How the book ended. Was magical and I loved it.
Because Battoe did an excellent job reading this story. She was the perfect story teller for this story.
Find out how deep love can be
You must listen to book one and two first. 50 shades of Grey and 50 shades darker
I would listen again if it was rerecorded with someone else reading it. I love the books but the way this one is being read is awful. She is not animated enough while reading and it keeps the book from really coming to life.
Too many moments that I liked to name a specific one exactly, but I think it would have to be when he finally realizes that she really does love him no matter what.
Um any one who could have brought it to life better.
Her voice is annoying and the way she says things does not allow me to imagine whats happening. Honestly I would much rather read it than listen to her. Worst part is, I literally just started listening to it. I feel like maybe Audible should give different options of people to read the book just so it doesn't feel like a complete waste of a credit when you hear the persons voice.
I decided to open an audible account in order to buy an audio book for work, because of the 3 month promotion I decided to purchase the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy to see what all the lady fuss over this was about.
As a guy that really appreciates the female gender and always interested I their thinking I was really surprised by what I found. This story had me captivated from start to finish and no not for the kinky stuff (yes I know surprising for a guy). This is truly one the best stories I have ever been exposed to. The interaction between Anna and Christian and there lives together I could relate to at several points. Becca Battoe does an amazing job narrating this story and the production is very good.
Kodos to E.L. James for writing such an intriguing story I hope there's more to come.
Anna, Her unrelenting pursuit to release Christian from his past life style and help him realise he truly was capable and worthy of love. I really respect strong women for that character.
Their honeymoon on the boat.
Christian's bedtime story when he divulges this early life once he found out what the Detroit connect with Jack Hide was and he opened up to Anna.
Author of more than 50 novels. I read mostly romances and love adult romance erotica and historical romances set in the 1870 1880 west.
If you have read one and two, then you have to read three. Yes, it drags a bit, but it's nice to see Christian spread his wings and learn how to be in a normal relationship. You must read this book, if for no other reason than the last chapters where we see Christian as a child and then see his meeting of Ana through HIS eyes. That was so very clever of Ms. James! It totally made me want to read Book One again.
The ending chapters.
She is simply terrific. Bravo! Does a great Christian voice.
"I want to bite that lip!"
Fun, fun, fun. I love the Fifty books.
I felt very close to the characters. I could picture the scenes more vividly as the characters spoke. Becca's performance was great! Many times while listening I had to wipe away my tears.
I loved the happy ending as the family walked from the meadow home. I wanted more!!
This book was a little slower than the first two, but was wonderful and necessary. I would have deleted the last chapter that rehashed prior events.
I am a new listener to audio books and I am loving every moment of it!!
YES!! It is a romantic love story that can really happen in this century. Ladies secretly urn for this kind of romance. Yes to Vanilla!!
No comparison!! Fifty is kinky with all of his different shades, and you can't compare that with anything!
I don't have one, I loved them all.
Yes!! I laughed, cried, sobbed, and had anger.
I love blip. Huge life changer. I loved every part of this amazing trilogy!!
If I could travel back in time, I would convince the expectant author's mother to get an abortion.
Returning to the present, I would know that the planet had been spared the atrocity of this book. That would be a 5-star experience for me.
Anything not read by Becca Battoe.
I though Ray Bradbury reading his masterpiece "Fahrenheit 451" was the worst thing ever. Not true. Listening to Becca Battoe is orders of magnitude worse.
I would take the entire audio recording and delete it.
Becca Battoe and E.L. James are the suck.