The story line is unbearably predictable. I rolled my eyes about 50 times (ha ha) before finally turning it off about 3/4 of the way through, never to listen again. I like the first two books OK, but not this one. I got really tired of the characters, too, what with Ana's lack of a backbone or self identity and Christian's appalling lack of anger management or respect for Ana. I just got weary of listening to their codependency. I could put up with their character flaws when there was a more interesting overall story happening, but the story line in Freed is appallingly dull.
Her voice for Christian is one dimensional and sounds silly. It would be better if she put more flavor into his voice and less of an attempt to sound like a man (fake lowered voice). So, yes, I'd listen to her again, but I urge her management to rethink the way her recordings are mastered.
Christian. He has no redeeming features other than his money. Imagine him without money, and he no longer seems appealing, despite his sexual skills. Without money, he wouldn't be able to cover up his control freakishness in stylish ways like he does. Imagine Ana actually growing up into a self-assured woman who wouldn't allow herself to be flattened by whatever whims this man has.
The voice of the reader. She made me visualize each character
True love story.
Her voice was perfect. Especially for Anna and her inside voices
When Christian finally comes to realization that Anna really does love him. I shed many tears !!!
I really enjoyed the storyline, but at times I felt like I was hearing the same thing over and over again. With back and forth emails and with Anastasia's inner goddess, I felt like there was something missing. The overall storyline does hold your interest, and at times I didn't want to stop listening. Good choice if you can get past the redundancy
Yes, I really enjoyed how she gave life to the characters.
When Christian was missing, I could feel Ana's heartbreak
I read all three book in the series and couldn't bare the thought of loosing the characters. At first I wasn't convinced that Becca Battoe was Ana, but by the end of the first book she was Ana through and through. This was a great series that I would recommend to anyone. Don't believe all the negative stuff you might hear about this series. Its really an epic love story, with a broken man and a women who pulls him into the light. Very hot sexy love scenes, with a great love story.
Yes. Loved the chemistry between Ana & Christian.
Fifty. He was never boring & kept you interested!
It leaves you feeling like you just had a great cardio work out!
I wasn't in love with the reader but she grew on me. By the end of the book, I could imagine anyone else doing it.
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