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Anne-Marie

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  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (465)
    Performance
    (398)
    Story
    (403)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind – until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out. Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more.

    Masha says: "Frustratingly bad read"
    "50 Shades of Crap"
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    Performance
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    What would have made Fifty Shades of Grey better?

    A plot! Less repetition. Anastasia may have been surprised by some events but the reader was not. If the sexual episodes were cut then the book would be about 2 hours listening. It was like coming up for air when the book eventually ended.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Certainly not the sequel to 50 shades of grey!


    Have you listened to any of Becca Battoe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Becca did a splendid job with the material given. Can't shoot the messenger and she was really very good at bringing the book to life.


    What character would you cut from Fifty Shades of Grey?

    The inner goddess and the subconcious were soooo annoying. Between the IG high fiveing and the subconscious wagging finger and tapping her foot we are left with the vulnerable but worldly Anna, ready to try anything rather than remain a virgin, and "oh my" ,having multiple orgasms at every turn of the page.


    Any additional comments?

    E L James has stated that this trilogy is the result of her middle-aged fantasy. She's certainly tapped a vein and deserves all the accolades she receives; thanks to her readers.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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