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  • 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
    (21121)
    Performance
    (17591)
    Story
    (18200)

    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.

    Shopper24 says: "Laughed so hard, I nearly coughed up a lung!!"
    "Worst. Performance. EVER!!!"
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    What did you like best about Fifty Shades of Grey? What did you like least?

    Let's not pretend that this is fine literature. It's a fun, smutty diversion, but it is that.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Different reader would have helped!


    What didn’t you like about Becca Battoe’s performance?

    Battoe made the lead character sound like a vapid Valley Girl. And when she changed her voice for different characters, she was simply ridiculous -- like the local librarian who puts on a silly voice to read the part of "Mr. Toad" to local children. She makes one of the characters, who happens to have a Latino surname, sound like Speedy Gonzales.But it is her performance of the lead character that is the most egregious. Absolutely appalling. So inappropriate for the character that she takes you out of the story completely.


    Any additional comments?

    Somebody MUST rerecord this! And, here's an idea: why not have an actual man read the men's quotes, so that it is slightly less ridiculous?

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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