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Masha

Cornubia, Australia | Member Since 2012

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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
    (463)
    Performance
    (396)
    Story
    (401)

    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"
    "Frustratingly bad read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    It is incredibly difficult not to roll your eyes and exclaim "as if" when you listen to this book. The story line itself as an idea could be worked with. However characters are simply ridiculous. In a year 2011 it is simply impossible to be Ana. The language used in the book is also odd. So many repeats and the attempts at creating the funny lovable character - huge fail. All the internal personalities and their names.... Seriously who calls their internal ego “inner goddess"? I am amazed at a line up of very excited people who loved this book. I have pushed myself to finish it.


    What could E. L. James have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    This book definitely needs more research done on the topic. Its needs deeper characters and more realistic set up. After all this is not a science fiction!


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

    As a narator there was nothing wrong with Becca. Although her reading of male characters did make me laugh at times.


    10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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