I am 46 year old mom of two teenagers and married to a fabulous man for the past 25 years! I love to read for pleasure and enjoy mysteries!
Great story, lots of great details about young love and the desperation to be together.
Christian is my favorite - he is struggling with what is right and wrong.
Yes! I crammed as many moments in as I could at a time.
Yes - she is a good writer.
Among many things, mispronunciation of words, the way she has Christian saying the word "COME", makes me want to throw my iphone away.
A better narrator would have made this book amazing!! The narrator kills or makes a book. She killed it for me.
I think you get my main points.
Someone who doesn't get sick of the same old crap again and again, I suppose.
E. L. James is a poor writer, at best. Honestly, as far as the writing goes this series has to be one of the worst I've ever had the misfortune to stumble across, however, that is the least of the issues with this Audible book. Frankly,it really is egregious that the woman they have narrate it couldn't be bothered to look up the pronunciation of simple words but I wasn't truly furious until the beginning of the third installment where she SLAUGHTERS the "fluent" french Christian speaks. I mean REALLY???? The pronunciation was bad throughout the series, but this truly made me want to vomit. I hope she didn't get paid for this because she evidently is too lazy to even research basic french pronunciation so as to avoid sounding like a moron. Unbelievable.
Hate... HATE it.
Made me want to bang my head repeatedly against a brick wall.
PLEASE, AUDIBLE, DO NOT HIRE SUCH LAZY PEOPLE TO NARRATE YOUR BOOKS.
Yes, I already have. I let them know that the love scenes are very discriptive. For the most part we have all experienced loving relationships with very funny moments. You know those moments that last forever.
I liked that the characters had real issues.
I liked the voices that she had for each character and her pace.
Yes, when they had to confront the pregnancy issue. I don't want to give too much away. However, this is a topic that can be hard to tackle in any relationship.
I love this series. It is about romance. As I read the series, I reminisced on my own relationship with my husband. I believe that we all have that special someone that was put here for us and this series was a great reflection for me of the 16 great years of romance from my man. Ladies, if your man hasn't made you feel like you was his reason for living, I recommend that you keep on looking.
The s.x scenes were descriptive but needed so that the reader would have a true understanding of both characters and how their relationship developed. You can always fast forward or skip this part if it is too much for you. I like that the book had so many underlying discussion on topics such as safe s.x, a man being worthy of having to the woman, a man opening the car door, an unplanned pregnancy, a woman following her dreams. etc.,,
I loved the different twist and turns in the storyline. I liked the ending very much. Hearing what he was thinking when they meet made me listen to the story several more times trying to see his perspective. The author should think about writing a book 4 continuing with his perspective. I would read it!!!
Read chapters over & over because I did not want it to end
Anastasia - Strong female lead with real life self esteem issues
Wow - take your pick!!!
How did you make time to leave your bedroom to watch this film?
How will they ever make this into a movie without giving it a XXX rating? Anything less
will be a disappointment
LEFT WANTING MORE
None can compare
There were so many, hard to choose just one
The title speaks for itself and is enough to draw people from far and near to watch
Tragedy, Love, Conquering.
Ana, very strong women.
I liked Becca Battoe's voice for most of the characters. I don't want to give away the story line like many others and tell which characters voice I did not like. You won't be disappointed.
Yes- I listened to one of the books in one day! I was that enthralled with the book. I was sad when it was over and that I listened to the complete book in a week's time :-(
Great book! I cannot wait to see the movie, hopefully they will not change too much.
I loved the Narrator, Becca Bettoe. I liked the end of the book where the author writes in third person of little boy Christian. I also liked the jump to the future at the end.
The most interesting aspect of the story was Anna's strength in chaotic and stressful situations. Her strength for both her and Christian. The least interesting aspect of the story was her father getting in an accident. I still don't understand what the purpose of this story line was.
She brings the voice and Character of Anna, for me. She brought the emotion and strength of the Character of Anna.
No extreme reaction. The part of the story where Jack takes Mia and tries to get ransom from Anna, was the most "exciting" part of the book. It just took, what seemed like forever, to get to that part. Christian's reaction to the pregnancy and the events that took place after were pretty intense also.
Overall I felt the book was predictable. I also didn't care for the description of every sexual encounter Anna and Christian had. My god, how many times can a person read about a couple having sex? The first two books pretty much covered it. I was actually relieved the one or two times the author didn't give details about their sexual encounter and it was just assumed. The sexual part of the books was Overdone.
Ghetto Fabulous Girl Geek
It had been a while since I finished the Twilight series, and I needed some more fluff in my reading diet. It started off a bit shocking but by the end I was over all of the 'juicy details' and just wished the story line would cut to the chase.
Again, NOT a fan of Miss Battoe's reading. At all.
The narrator makes Christian seem a bit stupid considering his status and achievements, but my real problem is her portrayal of Ana. She reads Ana as a ditsy California teenager rather than the shy college graduate and sexually adventuresome virgin that she is in the book.
Also, through probably half of the book, the narrator seems to have trouble finding a good flow. What I mean is that when she reads the sentences and paragraphs, you can tell she's reading sentences and paragraphs. It's a distraction from the content of the book itself. Instead of sounding like she IS whatever character is saying the words, she sounds like Becca Battoe reading a book to you.
The narrator probably would have done better if she had read the books several more times before recording the audiobook.
It made me feel good, but I like love stories and stories of redemption.