I don't think so.
This book is very disappointing. The writing is very juvenile and the Ms. Battoe's performance was terrible. I got to tired of hearing "my inner goddess". I kept telling myself that if i heard it one more time I was going to jam ice picks in my ears. It was so repetitive that it was distracting. I HATED that Ms. James referred to Anna's vagina as "her sex"!!! Who talks like that? It did not flow well, and the whole story is unrealistic. I don't know about other readers/listeners, but I want my fantasies to be a little realistic.
The book was terrible and Ms. Battoe's performance made it worse. If you want to see what all the hype is about, then borrow this book from someone who was dumb enough to pay for it. (Yes, I was a dumb one) :(Im pissed that I cannot get a refund!
No! This is probably the only time I have ever said that the movie is better than the book. The author added NOTHING to the story as the narrator. Her tone was so flat and monotonous. It was painful to listen to the whole thing. The only good thing I can say is that listening to the book filled in a few minor holes from the movie.
It was long winded.
Oprah Winfrey would be a great choice as narrator! She could at least add some passion to the words and do the voice of Sophia spot on!
Not at all!
I grew up watching the movie over and over again! I loved it as a child and still live it as an adult. The book has been on my bucket list for years do when I signed up for audible and saw it was on here I was so excited. It was one of the most painful stories to get through. Ms. Walker as the narrator was a huge disappointment. There was no passion or inflection in her voice. It was as if some random person had picked up a book and started reading it out loud and wasn't connecting the words to anything. It is super long winded. I'm glad I crossed this one off of my list, but it was not a good experience all around. :(
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