No. If you're looking for a steamy book, you'll get your fix in the first few chapters. If you're looking for a story line beyond that, forget it!
The main character is a weak, helpless female. She lets Christian dominate her in the bedroom- fine! That's a personal preference. However, she also lets him run her life, boss her around, and keep secrets from her. How annoying!! There is serious possibility for an interesting story, but instead you get sex scene after sex scene after sex scene.
The reader did a great job with all characters. It could have been very awkward to read this book and act it out- but it wasn't!
The follow ups are no better.
Don't waste a credit.
This was like a "Young Adult" genre book, just with more sex. The writing was almost funny in times, but not where the author was trying to be humorous - more often when she was trying to be serious.
The narrator sounded like a valley girl and was almost so annoying that I stopped listening. In both the writing the narration I kept thinking "this is not what a 23 year old woman sounds like... this is a teenager pretending to act like a grown woman." The dialog and situations did not seem real - it was like listening to a bad soap opera.
I can't say that S&M makes me squeamish - there are some pretty graphic descriptions of their sex play, but I felt like I was expecting her to take it further. Really, isn't this the book that everyone talked about this summer? Wouldn't you think it'd be a little more controversial? Maybe that has to do something with where I'm from (San Francisco), but come on.... we're all adults and we can handle it!
I would say this - if you are a 18-20 year old girl and are curious about this sort of erotic novel - by all means, try it out. Or, if you're an adult and your idea of eroticism doesn't go past what you might see in a rated R movie, be my guest. If you were looking for something with a good story, or just wanted something spicy to entertain you for a while - I would look elsewhere.
Annastasia, the heroine of the book.
When he took up on the helicopter.
This book will rock your world!
This book was unexpected in so many ways. He is incredibly gorgeous, very rich, and very sexy. That alone makes it a fun read for lots of women. He is very talented and inventive in bed. More fun! When it gets to "the Red Room of Pain" I was very uncomfortable and wanted to go back to the fun stuff. I think men should read this to. They will get a new education in how to please your wife, just about anywhere!! How to make sex fun, and how to ignite your sex life. Oh well a women can only dream.....
I love James Patterson; not the witchcraft books, Dorothea Benton Frank, Nora Roberts I love books about lawyers, tropical beaches
OH Yes; I will listen to this again and hope there is another one comes out soon:)
AWESOME... I have listened to at least 200 audio books and she is the best I have ever heard...
I have to think of reasons to drive in my car or clean the house because that is when I listen to my audio books....
hard to pick one.
No, but she is an excellent reader.
I enjoyed all parts of the book.
Pornography has always been a part of any society. Porn is no more or less immoral than stories of war or mob violence. Do books about gangsters make us more likely to commit extortion and murder? Do war stories make us more likely to invade our neighbors? This subject is as worthy a space on the bookshelf as any other.
After all the hype about this book I was very disappointed and couldn't even continue the book. I listened to the beginning and then skipped to the third section hoping it would get better. Very little story, only the controlling Mr. Gray and the young woman helpless in the face of her passionate draw to him.
The book is pretty good but the narration is bad. I am terribly disappointed with the delivery.
Doubtful. The expressions used in the book were annoying, even more so when spoken out loud. They made Anna sound like she was 14 yrs old, not a recent college graduate. Also, I may be naive, but the basic premise of the book was too bizarre to be believable.
Probably not. It's not the type of subject matter that is likely to interest them (at least as far as I know).
I really disliked the 'valley girl' way the book was written, and I don't think the narrator helped to tone it down.
I barely finished the book, but I kept reading to see if Anna would grow a backbone and walk away from this nut case.