I giggled and actually cried Although the writing isn't the best the story is great- a great distraction from reality. The narrators voice ta..Show More »kes a little while to warm to but you do get used to it.
Let's face it, this is not an amazingly well written trilogy, but god damn the storyline is addictive.
We see Anastasia and Christian come f..Show More »ull circle in this book, dealing with all manner of grown up issues.
The pregnancy was transparent and really ruined the story for me, I'd have been much more interested if she had lost the baby when Hyde attacked her and the had to rebuild their relationship.
It all got a bit cheesy and lame with the mile high club sex, the picturesque meadow scenes at the big house which I'm sure we're filled with sunshine and daisies. The child, Ted, was irritating from his first appearance.
I'm still not overly interested in Ana and her story, mostly because she's let her personality and freedom simply fade out to make Christian happy. Sure she can get mad and manipulate situations but she's not a strong character.
I'll continue with Grey and finish up the series, I don't feel I've wasted time reading these, but they are a joke, an absolutely ludicrous contribution to letters and where have all the bandwagon readers disappeared to now?
Battoe improved her narration tenfold in this volume. Well done to her.
THE WORST narration. Not sure I can listen to the whole thing. As we all know, the writing isn't great to start with but at least Becca Battoe gave ..Show More »the first three books some personality, thus getting to know characters and enabling you to loose yourself a little (and accept the books for what they were). This guy has absolutely NO intonation, rhythm - I could go on! Considering this is such a high profile book, I can't believe more care wasn't taken over the choice of narrator, direction/production. It seems the rush to get it out on audio has proved it's downfall. Extremely hard to listen to.
From a writing point of view, of course expectations cannot be high. However, for a complicated character like Christian Grey (as hinted at from Ana's pov in first three books) I'm hugely disappointed with his pedestrian thinking. I thought she might have injected something in there that we didn't already know by reading the first three books. That said, I've only managed to listen to the first few hours (for reasons described above). Maybe that's all I'll manage!