Monday, April 28, 2014

Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades #1) by E.L. James (Goodreads Author), Becca Battoe (Narrator)

5 of 5 stars  *****

E L James writes a beautifully descriptive, erotic romance that questions the values of today's society by reflecting unlimited wealth with kinky porn. Filters of restraint and respect make the character, Christian Grey, both desirable and despicable simultaneously for Anna Steele, the young virgin who discovers her own sexuality through Mr Perfect's imperfections. Hence, the tension of the story that either holds one's attention or disgusts one to the point of putting Fifty Shades of Grey down, never to be reopened, lest one indulge in sinful behavior.

I laugh many, many times throughout Becca Bettoe's talented narration, especially when in Anastasia Steele's mind and conscience, her inner goddess. Becca's voice is the perfect age for Anna and her inflections, along with E L James's excellent use of vocabulary, paint every scene, erotic or not, into a poignant, entertaining vision. 

I immediately start listening to the second book of this trilogy, Fifty Shades Darker.