I'm sorry, but Lee James' voice doesn't sound like a guy who is in his mid-30's, I had to replay Bram's description to make sure he wasn't as old as James sounded. I forced myself to listen to the book in its entirety, but it was torture. Landon's narration at times was too overly "come hither" or a bad attempt at being sly and seductive.
The recording also doesn't flow, you can hear where parts were cut and placed together or where the recording was stopped and then started to switch between narrators. Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy this multiple narration book as I have with others. I am hoping that reading the book itself will be more enjoyable.
I don't know where to begin.
The narrator's reading of the book was SO slow and sounded too ditzy to me that in order to finish the book, I increased the speed. Unfortunately, that made it worse. The voices of the male characters only sounded like she had laryngitis. Were it not for it being in the first person, I don't think I would have been able to distinguish when it was Ana that was talking or Christian. The attempt at emphasizing a sentence between actions (kissing each body part) was...not....good. I..found..myself....cringing.....at every...attempt. (Said in Captain Kirk's voice)
The accents, oh lord, the accents. British? More like an awful attempt at mimicking Robin Leach and painfully failing. I'm not sure why she gave the mother a VERY light southern accent when her mother and new husband were transplants from Oregon..
Storyline: (may be harsh)
I know this is from fanfiction, but I would think a little bit more research would have been done regarding the terminology to make the story more believable. I couldn't help but roll my eyes whenever "medulla oblongata" was uttered to kick her into motion from whatever shock she was in.
A Blackberry? Really? If you're going to put in the "latest macbook pro that's not even out in the market yet" in the book, an Iphone would have served much better as a phone (because he is a multi-billionaire who has the "latest gadgets," after all) instead of a Blackberry which in 2011 was already a year behind in design and specs compared to other cell phone manufacturers and business users were beginning to move onto a different platform for mobile email and communication.
To call this an erotic novel is giving the genre as well as BSDM a bad name. Erotic is The Story of O, an erotic author is someone like Anaiis Nin. I think this is a very poor attempt of a little fish trying to play in the big fish pond. But yet, the masses are eating it up and E.L. James is quite wealthy at the moment.
This is another disappointed book purchase.
I've just started listening to Hammered and just like the first two books, I have to watch myself at work from laughing out loud or snorting. The narration of the various characters are on par in my view, especially Oberon with his obsession of French poodles and love of sausages.
"Out of the steam, the foam and the froth a man in white with poor eyesight will craft a liquid paradox and it shall be called: The triple non-fat double bacon fried cheese mocha!"
Hilarious listen. I was undecided as to what Christopher Moore book to listen to next after A Dirty Job. This one came up as a sale and have enjoyed it so far. I listen to books during the day at work to block out the incessant chit-chat around me and it's really hard to contain myself from laughing out loud.
This book is not for those who are easily offended by colorful language, children, or hearing about "manly bits."
"Shag a man and shag a fool, one is the same as the other!"
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