Yes, it makes the book come alive and sadness you money on a paper back our hard covert book.
The interaction between the characters.
The whole book.
Lover of all books, especially Romance!
Yes, but it takes a while to get accustom to the reader.
The decisions, the anticipation, the love, the new expierences
Her voice is fine but when she tries to differentiate the characters it is horrible. I eventually got accustomed to the different voices, Christians is horrible.
Its at the resturant and he speaks about Mrs. Robinson, explains it to her.
Whats not to like but the different voices.
I did like some of the story.
It has taken me some time to get thru this book. I found it to be very slow listening, except for some parts. I do not like the person narrating. I find her boring and when she changes her voice to the male form it's not very good. She makes the story go slow. I am told that the 2nd book is better. I hope that it is better on audible.
I was recomended to this book by many friends. I just don't know if it's that good on Audible.
A young voice yes. A person with more harmoney to her voice. Someone who can change her voice to the male form that it's convinsing. The best bet would be to have a male reader for the male part.
It will be a move and I hope to see it.
.. Preview your own books. Have other people preview them and give you their opinions before you sell it to the public. The books is not terrible just that the narrator make it un- interesting. The parts that are good in this book you have your imagination help there
Never say never, but probably not.
Her intended inflections of character were lame and otherwise, she was simply reading the book. I never felt she was telling me a story.
Hope - that I might be able to write a successful book. The story line was preposterous.
My husband also listened to this and it has spiced up our intimate life (without copying stuff in the book.) Believable characters and inner dialogue of Anna is spot on.
I really have no idea how this book became so popular. I suppose housewives must be that sheltered to find some type of newfound sexual satisfaction from this book. I personally found it to be very poorly written, and very boring. The phrases "oh my" and "my inner goddess" made me cringe....all 1000+ times they were used. Anna comes across far too naive, and the sexual dialogue was too much. It's funny to think that an author could go overboard in both directions, but she somehow did.
Now, I'm not one to easily dislike a book. I certainly own my fair share of chic lit - and I mean really bad writing in many critics eyes (Sophie Kinsella, Emily Giffin, Lauren Weisenberg), and I thoroughly enjoy these reads. But I found myself anxiously awaiting the end of Fifty Shades. Very disappointed, I was looking forward to a good beach read.
Keep looking up .. Because that's where it all is. Kidd Kraddick my he rest In peace
The story was not as good as I thought
No... I like the 2 nd one a lot better
Love listening to books.
Christian and Anna are weak characters without any real depth. They are fated lovers that dance around each other, each afraid to speak their feelings for imagined risk of the other leaving. The whole of story winds around the central premise of trust, either earning or losing.
To accomplish trust, they must overcome their barely controllable lust for each long enough to communicate. It is like watching primates in heat. Perpetual rutting with grunting as the only form of communications.
Whenever they come close to any form of real communication with each other, the author injects a seemingly random and trivial plot complication. Of course, these complications spiral beyond ability of the characters to handle, causing totally implausible make-up scenarios.
I am guessing that romance and beyond (this book is in the beyond category) uses mono-dimensional characters as a norm, but in this story, the lack of any depth to these characters leads to such predictable outcomes. It is truly painful to work through the story when the characters don’t provide any compelling (or non-compelling) reason to like them. I was more interested in the side characters. In fact, I felt Taylor was a more interesting character than his boss.
I do see why some might enjoy the attempted romance of the story. Grey is the pinnacle of perfection to some. Endless skills in nearly everything and endless money to pursue them. Of course with little or no time commitments.
I cannot recommend this book.
No... the narrator does the worst voices for all of the other characters. From Christian's weird husky voice to Jose's "accent" that falls somewhere between Dracula and a terrible Russian accent to Kate's valley girl-like voice, it is hard to listen to the actual words spoken. These accents and voices only distract from the book and do absolutely nothing to enhance the reading of this book.
Not this version... I am going to read the book and TRY to force the narrator's terrible voices out of my head.
Anyone who is capable of simply reading the words without assigning terrible voices or accents to the characters.
Yes, I would listen to Fifty Shades of Grey again. It was a good little love story. If you listen the BDSM was part of character development, and not just sex on a page, or should I say audio.
Christan Grey, cause he was really messed up. I like the fact that he developed along the way.
Grey...Becca did an excellent job on his voice and character.
Sorry, really can't see this in film. Plus I don't believe anyone could perform as well as Becca Battoe. I would not be interested in a movie. Sorry!