Some people may say it was too smutty, but I thought it was a great if unusual romance. Romance has been done with the same tired plot. Good to see something new.
Anastasia because she tried something new even when it scared the hell out of her.
Never heard her before.
Edge of my seat at times.
Rich people, successfull that love so much. Happy ending.
Fifty so strong and so weak.
I really dont like the voice
When Anna left him
I read this book first and completely enjoyed it. I thought it would add to my enjoyment of the story to listen as well but this narrator made Christian sound silly. I know a female narrator can do justice to a sexy male character because Davina Porter does a wonderful job with my all time favorite romantic literary character, Jamie Frasier, in the Outlander series. The Fifty Shades books have an unrealistic plot and are not Pulitzer Prize material by any means but I recommend them for pure enjoyment. The sex scenes are described in detail and are fun to read. Christian is a very appealing character, confident and cool. I don't plan to listen to the other books but I will read them again.
Having downloaded the audio version of a book trilogy that my girlfriend has been enjoying in print over the Christmas period, I was only aghast after listening to all 20 hours of the frist book. This literary sensastion is so utterly bad, and even at the rare moments when I
thought the author had finally come across a solution to leave teenage sex territory and develop the stoty into something asembling matrurity - it got even worse.Coming back to the question posted by Audible: This book is only for fans of the "Twilight" series, but nobody beyond that target group. Sorry.
Anything but the next two instalmets in the series.
Nobody could have made more of the story. She comes across believable as an almost 22-year old Western naive virgin beyond credibility in the 21st Century.
Again: think I've said it all.
I can't tell if it's bad writing or if the narrator can't read big words.
If I hadn't read the book first and just bought the audio then no.
I found the story to be very good and was not let down from start to end
the story line
Very impressed with Becca Battoes ability to capture the voice/essence of each charactor
The inner goddess charactor makes me laugh every time
her ability to change the voices - I was able to really get lost in the book
"Pain can be pleasurable...as long as you have a safe word"
Why can't I buy/download all three books at once?
Girl that loves to listen to books while working. It makes me happy! Hopeless Romanic.
New reader! I want my money back!
Reading the actual book!
The story is awesome.....read the actual book twice
Sure, It was a good no-think type of story. It does describe in pretty graphic detail a variety of sexual encounters, so you have to be comfortable with that concept. But overall I thought it kept my attention well enough.
Christian's mom. I'd like to know more about her. She is clearly very intelligent, and compassionate, but also comes across as a powerhouse.
I found the narration to be the least likeable aspect of this story. I felt like the main character (Ana) was portrayed as being a little bit whiney due to the particular inflection that was regularly used.
No. I had to break it into several sessions (mostly while I was driving). The story I could have listened to, but I got irritated with the narrator.
Mom, and caregiver. Variety in my music and book libraries. I love a good romance or mystery. In order to be worth my time and money
Yes, EL James wrote a better than average romance novel, nothing more.
My issues with this series is more that it portrays anyone interested in the BDSM lifestyle as damaged, which is far from true. Insulting in fact. There is no real attention to community, communication, little to safety, etc. As a romance novel it is better than average, as a novel around a BDSM couple as here it failed miserably