Not at all, as I stated in the headline the story is mildly entertaining as it's kind of fun listening to the character get all worked up and being so intimidated by Grey, but as far as 'good writing', it makes me think that any child 'not left behind' can write OR EDIT a book nowadays. Too much repitititititition, and cheesy references to things. I think it could have been made way more erotic and sensual, and the character can still come off innocent, without sounding like a complete stiff-sounding twit. This "Becca Battoe" sounded like she was uncomfortably reading from cue cards. Also, if I heard the words "Holy Crap", "Double Crap", "Crap", or any other fecal-exclamation, I might have jumped out a window.The only thing that keeps me interested is my simple fixation on hoping that the 'hot but bossy' "Christian Grey" beats the "Holy Crap" out of the narrator. =)
I might consider it, if they have someone tolerable, maybe even captivating to read for the audio.
Drew Barrymore (I just like her), Heather Jane Hogan, I'm not sure--Someone who can do "Innocent" but still bring a little life to the role.
Yeah, beg for my credit back, and maybe call up a FWB and make my own story ha-ha.
I doubt I check out the other two books in the series, and by no means am I a prude, because I can read and write some erotica for that matter, and I don't mean to be a literary snob, but this book is just not something I would recommend unless you are easily entertained, and NOT EASILY agitated by annoying narrators.
Absolutely YES!! The storyline is engaging, heart-felt, and just draws you in. You feel as though you are right there with the characters, and those who narrate this bring the book to life right between your ears. I've listened more than once! Great use of my credit!
There are so many, but I really love when Aibileen and Minnie go into the Church and are celebrated and honored with the book. Just feeling the pride of their accomplishment and the hope of making some difference moves me.
Since I despise Hilly Holbrook, I love that she greedily inhaled TWO SLICES of the pie.
I really get so sad about Constantine being forced to leave, and get teary-eyed over the love between her and Skeeter.
I wish there was a sequel so I could see what happens for Skeeter and for Aibileen.
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