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!
They were both great. I did both at the same time.
Yes I did. I laughed and cried. It was great!!
Overlook the negative reviews. This trilogy is fantastic and the narrator did a great job!
I felt as if Ana read my mind with her responses to many of the appalling demands of Grey.
Grey is my favorite character.
I think it was when Grey realized he indeed loved her.
It made me laugh at times and astonished me throughout the entire book.
I love a good book
This is porn. Packaged up nicely, but still porn.
I thought it would have some substance to it, but it never did.
Yes, I read the book and have listened to it twice.
Anna and Christine
Yes, the best
When Ana was in the hospital after getting shot. Oh, there are so many!
Reading the book and hearing it narrated are so different. But, I loved it either way. This book caused me to go back to reading as I did when I was younger. I have tried to read a book the traditional way but I'm so busy that I was just not getting anything done. So, I remembered how I used to listen to CD audio books in my car and then I checked on how to listen to them on my Iphone, and lets just say wow! My Kid"s whom are 17, 22,26 now ask why I'm not listen to one of my books if I don't have my ear plugs in. I don't know why because they don't talk to me anyway! I really get a lot done this way. This book is why I'm reading again?
Say something about yourself!
Good Lord - the narration was the worst...I cannot get that childish voice out of my head!
I have NEVER said 'OH MY' in bed...and won't start either!
The narration is good, given the plot. When the most common phrases are 'oh my' and 'holy crap' (both used dozens of times), you really have to adjust down your expectations. The characters and subject is interesting, but the book is fifty shades of disappointing.