Not sure...obviously a lot of people like this book, but it was not for me. pethaps I am used to better quality writing. Even in the erotica genre, there is much better quality literature. Take the Best Erotica Short Stories anthologies for example.
I felt like I was listening to a high school creative writing class project. It was so poorly written and the narration was horrid. It was read so slow - someone else in the reviews suggested increasing the speed and that helped a bit, but not enough to hold my interest. I gave up after three chapters.
Maybe she would do better with a better written book?
I would have gotten a thesaurus for the author.
I can see how this made good internet fanfiction, but perhaps it wasn't professionally written enough for publishing?
First let me start off by saying I truly enjoyed this book, the author took me on a journey through Ana and Christian's love story which I found profoundly moving. After reading the reviews for the controversial topic of BDSM, I thought I would find it distasteful and offensive, but the sexual relationship between Ana and Christian was handled both tastefully and it gave this reader an insight into a world that I have no prior experience in. I've enjoyed this story so thoroughly that I purchased the second and third book prior to reaching the halfway point in this one. I look forward to reading the continuing story of Ana and Christian and as I am a true romantic I am hoping for a happy ending for them both, I sure hope so because I am still reeling from the ending in Fifty Shades of Grey. This is truly a story for lovers of romance who can handle it with an open mind.
The erotic portion was delivered well. It wasn't too much but Mr. Grey was nuts!
The ending was a twist.
The narrator had a tough time trying to making the letters and emails sound interesting.
I must admit the book did gain my attention because I wanted to know the plot. It took a really long time getting there.
I have no idea why ANYONE would enjoy it. I can't believe it is a best seller.
Very poorly written. I think the average 8th grader has a larger vocabulary than is found in this book. The constant talk of sex in such infantile diction (at the expense of a plot) gets absolutely boring.
She did the best she could with the material.
Not sure what to say really. I love listening to audio books. :)
I was absolutely captivated. Teased. Excited. Could NOT put it down. I may need to have a talk with my husband! LOL
It was dark and romantic.
She has a very soothing voice. To hear that voice describe such dark matter was captivating.
Absolutely! It turned me on and opened my eyes to a side of myself I had NEVER even imagined existed. I cannot put into words it's full effect on me.
I loved the end.
Her depth of feeling and ability to make you hear the feeling and anguish of the characters.
The Hospital, when Christian was so worried about the baby and her realizing that he did truly care.
I truly hope there is going to be a 4th!
Erotic, juicy, detailed
The ending where I kept thinking really, this is how it ends. Made me start the second book immediately
I wasn't fond of her style initially. She eventually grew on me. She reminded me of a valley girl-esque style, but later one I figured it mirrored the college aged tone as well.
It made me..... to hot to handle this one.
Read it. So many thoughts about the first book, but really it comes down to wanting to find my own Christian. Can't wait for this to be made into a movie, but afraid it's going to be too tame which destroys the integrity of the book and the emotion it envokes
I love to read, but I can never find the time. Audible allows me to "read" while I'm doing other things.
It wasn't what I thought it was going to be.
you never new what was going to happen next
Love scenes & all of S & M isn't bad
Christian, he is so suave, charming, bad, good, controlled, and helpless when it comes to Anna.
When he showed up at the bar to rescue Anna.
Yes, could hardly perform daily chores, wanted/needed to read.
Waiting for next series or continuation of 50 Shades.
No one should enjoy this book It is about dominance of women!! disgusting
all of them
do not read