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.
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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.
Kept me reading but too much description.
miss steele = young sweet and fell in true love
Did not the wasted time describing who ], time etc was sendfing and receiving emails
Did not like the end
I'm a busy mom who loves to listen to books. Mostly I listen on my way to and from work.
I enjoyed that it ended on a happy note. After all they went through it was great to see a nice, happy ending.
Christain of course. He grew so much and learned about Love.
Just really using my imagination by having the voices.
WELL WRITTEN WELL EXECUTED SAD WHEN BOOK ENDED AS THE GREYS WERE A BIG PART OF MY DAILY ROUTINE
She did a great job on all of them... Excellent reader!
E.L. James excellent author...must read for majority.. Listening to the trilogy again!!!
I listened to the Trilogy twice because it was so interesting. Probably in a month or 2 I'll listen to it again. I've never listened to books more than once. It was well written and Becca did a great job reading it.
The writing is so predictable. I found my self rolling my eyes more than Anna does because of all the cheesy lines. I have to admit, I still read all three books.
It's still an entertaining mindless read. I just wish the story line was a little more complex. Such a poorly written book for such a steamy subject!
Awesome erotic story
Christian because he had such a dark side but then fell in love and changed.
Everything, you get so much more from listening from a book, the expressions and sounds and the different effects of the voices.
Some parts made me chuckle and it was sad when he was explaining why "Mrs. Robinson" had such an impact on his life.
Sad when the book was finished, I really enjoyed it.
The first book was the best ...this book just becomes mushy and boring. The ending is predictable.