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Deborah

CARTERSVILLE, GA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7403)
    Performance
    (6471)
    Story
    (6475)

    When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees. Now, Ana and Christian have it all - love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy.

    SIMARA says: "We ate the dessert first..."
    "Great Trilogy - Bad Narrator"
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    If you could sum up Fifty Shades Freed in three words, what would they be?

    Great! Great! Great


    What did you like best about this story?

    How Christian grows emotionally.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a very good trilogy, but Becca Battoe is not the narrator for this series. Although Ana is young and, in the beginning, very innocent, she grows into a blossoming woman in a matter of months. The narrator does not bring this into her reading. Becca Battoe's reading is on the level of a 3rd grader and it was difficult to enjoy. There's very little emotion in her voice and it's pretty dull. This is an erotic series and the sensual scenes should make you feel what Ana is feeling, but it doesn't. It's like reading any other book. No imagination in the reader's voice. It's pretty dull - and Christian's voice - don't get me started on that. Becca Battoe leaves a lot to be desired in the reading of this series.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Law Man: A Dream Man Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Kate Russell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (502)
    Performance
    (477)
    Story
    (476)

    Sweet, shy Mara Hanover is in love with her neighbor. For four years, she has secretly watched her dream man from afar. Handsome police detective Mitch Lawson is way out of her league. She's a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and there's no way a guy like Mitch would want anything to do with her. But when Mara has a leaky faucet that she can't fix, it's Mitch who comes to her rescue.

    Jordy says: "Law Man is another Kristen Ashley winner!"
    "Good story, bad narrator"
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    Any additional comments?

    The story was good, but the narrator almost ruined it. On and off throughout the story, she tries to give the main male character from Denver, a New York accent. She made the female character in her late 20's early 30's sound almost like a young Valley girl. Too much enunciation during the sex scenes making them almost annoying and definitely not sexy. This narrator should not do erotic books. The author is good and I love the series, but I won't buy anymore books with this narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Laid Bare: Brown Family, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Lauren Dane
    • Narrated By Lucy Rivers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (199)
    Performance
    (190)
    Story
    (188)

    It's been ten years since clean-cut, sexy-as-hell police officer Todd Keenan had a white-hot fling with Erin Brown, the provocative, wild rocker chick next door. Their power exchange in the bedroom got under his skin. But love wasn't in the cards just yet.... Now, life has thrown the pair back together. But picking up where they left off is tough, in light of a painful event from Erin's past. As Todd struggles to earn her trust, their relationship takes an unexpected and exciting turn when Todd's best friend, Ben, ends up in their bed - and all three are quite satisfied in this relationship without a name.

    Jordy says: "It was good but I was expecting great"
    "Narrator is one of the worst I've heard"
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    What didn’t you like about Lucy Rivers’s performance?

    Lucy Rivers should not be a narrator. She is one of the worst I have ever heard. At times, it was hard to follow the story because of the way it was read. She should not be in the business of narrating audio books.


    Any additional comments?

    I like erotica, but this book was missing it. It ended up being a menage, with very, very little M/M. It missed it completely.

    The storyline was good, but so much was missing that it ended up being somewhat dull. I won't be buying the other books in the series, especially since they are narrated by Lucy Rivers

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14383)
    Performance
    (11795)
    Story
    (12423)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Kd says: "Really 2.5"
    "Fifty! Fifty! Fifty! Love that Christian"
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    What did you love best about Fifty Shades of Grey?

    Great book!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Christian Grey - He's so HOT!!!


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Becca Battoe?

    Not sure - but Becca Battoe definitely did a disservice to this book/series.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If it weren't for the narrator, yes.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good romance with a lot of good sex. Problem is, the narrator does nothing for the read. After reading all 3 books, I wanted the audio to listen to in the car. Books were fantastic, but the audio is terrible. Becca Battoe makes the characters dull and dim witted. Ana is not a "Valley Girl", but that is how she is protrayed. The voice she uses for Christian is absolutely terrible. He's young, hot and sexy - she makes him sound like some older man who wouldn't cause a woman to turn for a second look. Random House needs to redo this book with another narrator who can bring the characters to life, not put the listener to sleep!!!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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