Even zombies don't deserve this- poorly written
No because this is not representative of this genre. In fact it's not representative of a book
When she attempted a British accent I wanted to stab a fork in my ear
This is horribly written, there is no good way to put lipstick on this pig. The writer of this mess should be ashamed, poorly researched unimaginative and juvenile. The only thing abused in this book was the English language.
Tell us about yourself!
Yes I would because it keeps you wanting more especially at home.
I cant wait to hear the rest of the books and maybe to hear what Christian is thinking.
The first book read like a really long, poorly edited single chapter. The only thing that happened is we are introduced to the characters, Ana and Christian. Christian immediately sizes up stupid native virgin Ana, but somehow we are supposed to believe he is surprised to find out she is a virgin? He is 28, if he can't recognize a 21 year old virgin, that's a clear red flag. We are supposed to believe he undressed her while she was passed out drunk in his bed, but he never examined her? Yeah right.he had to already know what he was working with.Ana lives off her rich friend Kate, even wearing her clothes, using her things, living in he house....yet she has a problem accepting the generosity of a billionaire?again, nonsense. Either you are a person who gives, a person who takes, or a person who lives independently within their means. Ana is obviously a taker,and so is Christian because you don't just wake up a billionaire.therefore, the only part of the story that makes sense is their hindered spirits.yet, they supposedly have to take turns taking, therefore that is the conflict.hmmmm, why was she riding him in the tub?obviously because she is equally a control freak.why is she meeting his thrust?this is not something women do, unless they are trying to dominate the sex.the point of good sex.is being able to kick back and enjoy.then return the favor.I'm nit saying the sex here wasn't good, I cans definitely remember my first time being similar.but all the sex they had was normal sex. All he does is talk about doing strange sex, but it never happens. Then, at the end of the long chapter broken into 26 mini chapters, he finally spanks her 6 times. And instead of developing a story,the "book" ends.nonsense
just when you could have made a decent story, you ended it.nothing happened.I read this book quickly, thinking something would happen, or at least, that Ana would grow.but no, she is still just as dumb and aimless and still a user of people, only now she is not a virgin. At a stretch, this was a coming of age, but all she did was get a little older, and not the least bit wiser.even Christian gets annoyed with her stupidity and lack of growth, by forcing some typical adult rules on her:eat regular meals, work out regularly,bathe and groom regularly, wear nice clothes in public and sexy lingerie just because you are a woman.hmmmm...duh?
Actually wrote a story?maybe planned out a plot?maybe developed the characters?maybe read a dictionary thesaurus prior to writing this "book".seriously, there are many ways to say "oh my", and many ways to describe how a person spoke, beyond "murmured".and stop calling this sex vanilla. Vanilla sex is when there is no kissing, socks are on, and nobody find except the guy. This sex was good sex, lip biting is good sex....I can tell the author never had great sex because she would've had that tongue sucking sex, that licking the back of the knee, backs scratching, ball smacking sex that normal people have, that isn't bound and gagged tied up Christian grey non sense.
She did okay.characters are dumb, therefore she nailed it because she sounded extra dumb.totally believable as the idiotic Ana.
It was a good intro.sham it didn't lead anywhere.characters are not even a week into the relationship and they only had sex.big whoop.there was no black or white way to view the story, because nothing happened except premarital sex between adults.Christian is an admitted who're who buys prostitutes regularly, Ana is a virgin for no reason-she just never had any guy persue her over the years...maybe if she was a virgin for moral or religious reasons-but no.she just never had a real opportunity.if Christian hadn't come along, she would've been banging the photographer.all the other guys in her life were to young and polite to take her virginity.big whoop, an older guy takes it right away.no story there.
Get this book free, don't pay for it.and get the other books, this book is basically just an introduction.nothing happens other than they meet, have sex, she begs for a spanking in the last chapter, then breaks up with him supposedly because she doesn't realize it hurts and there was nothing sexual about a spanking.duh.moving along, nothing to see here.
no i actually liked my reading it better. i didn't care for her trying to talk like christian. she doesn't make a good christian.
christian hes just a beautiful guy.
not really sure i loved the whole book. i never really read books until i read all 3 books. now i cant put books down.
i loved it when christian would fold her in her arms. i think all guys should hold their women that way.
Jennifer Ikeda (sp)
This is one of the worst narrators I have heard yet. The electronic voice is more enjoyable and talented than I found her to be. TERRIBLE!!
I think it would have been better, or easier to listen to had there been a different narrator! her male vioces were laughable at best!!!
No, I will not listen to another book narroated by Becca Battone ever again....
it was horrible...she sounded like a air headed teenager while reading every line as though she were tripping over the words.
NEVER NEVER NEVER get this girl to read ANY other books ever again! she has taken away from the actual story and made it a joke!
yes, once I get into the story I can picture myself as the main character.
the fact that even though he is deeply troubled he is willing to let her in
her reading and character development is great, i enjoyed listening to her... more than most readers
I felt that I wasted my money on this book.
Give us a plot and at least one character we can cheer for.
I felt anger, and hope none of the women I care about let themselves be treated so poorly.
Probably in the middle. I had not read any of the hype on the Fifty Shades although there was quite a bit of it on Pinterest. I just didn't pay attention. By the end of the trilogy though it had grown on me and I would have to say that it had moved up in my list of favorites.
When Anastasia meets grey at the Hotel and he brings the contract for her to read. Ana's character is such a thoughtful character and I liked that about her. She was her own person and she did not just rush into anything she did.. I adored her all through the trilogy.
Everything! She was spectacular! She did an awesome job narrating on all three books. She became one of my favorite narrators through this narrating of this trilogy.
Yes I did because of the subject matter of the book, I found myself having emotions of anger, sadness, and even happiness at some points. It definitely is a series that takes you on a ride of emotions, so you had better be ready to expect that before you read the whole trilogy.
I started reading this series with trepidation but easily got sucked in by the story line. I know there are many that would not be brave enough to read it, but I am glad I did. I feel it is a piece of work well written and takes the listener on an emotional ride that you find yourself remembering parts of it long after you have finished it. I am flad it became a part of my library.
maybe after some time away
the last chapter made me cry
wouldn't want t to be a movie..porn
the F word really got to me after a while, a little too detailed..would rate some stuff be left to the imagination