What can I say... The story line would have been great if it didn't drag on and on and on and on. The performance was awful. It put you in mind of listening to teenage valley girls talk. The character Anna is a mindless idiot. Buy this book at your own risk. I've read the other reviews and thought "hey it can't be that bad". YES IT IS....Don't know what the hype is about. Maybe it's the sex scenes....Now that is the only part of the book that was worth 1 star.
Yes I was not impressed by the performance
Not in this Lifetime.
Yes, it's easy to become attached to the characters in the story
Brittish classical literature meets today's sex scene
No, couldn't tell you
No extreme reaction, I have both read the books and listen to them on audible and while the characters voices sounded different in my head I think the story was told well and it's a fair representation of the times we live in.
"Wuthering Heights" meets "Jane Eyre" in modern times....this is probably the kind of stories the Bronte sisters would be writting if they were alive today!
poorly written and boring.
The poor writing. Every once in awhile the authors throws in a big word, but overall immaturish and boring.
Sounded like she was 10. Immature voice...distracting.
anger at how ridiculous this girl was!!
this is the worst audio production i've listened to to date. and the story is pretty weak as well. if you like harlequin, this may be for you. but o'd get the print copy
Yes I ended up downloading the last 2 books. You get drawn in the story and really want to what will happen next!
Anna was my favorite character
I highly recommend this book!
Yes, rolling my eyes at 10% of the listen repeating Grey and Ana's email signatures, inner goddess doing some pose, and one exquisite feeling after another. This book tired me and the female character was not as intelligent as her GPA would suggest. Her naïveté at not guessing a lot of upcoming events and Grey's implications was annoying. " what? Another first?? He hasn't been in iHop with a woman before? Oh my!!!" very annoying. all the repetition gave me headaches.
Body parts heave and breath hitches - in pretty much every sex scene. It is as though the author had a build-a-sex-scene app and used the same phrase over and over and over again. Perhaps it is meant to be a send up of the whole romance genre. The reading and style of the narration don't seem to suggest this. I don't believe I'll continue with the series.
Unfortunately, I did not read the book, but I can imagine that it could be entertaining. However, the horrible performance completely ruined this book for me. The characters sound grotesque and ridiculous where they did not have to and should not. Bad choice of narrator.
Having an involved editor. This book is in draft form and should have been proof read and edited severely before going into print. Shame on this book publisher for not giving Ms. James an experienced editor who would have told her you don't duplicate descriptions and responses hundreds of times over in a book. Another lesson that should be learned by the recorded books community is you don't have to repeat every, single email header and signature block. That was utter misery and boredom at its best.
Absolutely not. This is the worst and the main reason I can't tolerate the book. My 12 year old doesn't sound as immature and whiney as this narrator. Not to mention she is not convincing as other voices. Arrggg....what were they thinking? Doesn't anyone listen to these recordings before they hit the street? This narrator should NOT be in this business. It sounded as though she were reading and not living the story. I can't say "terrible" enough.
Maybe if I read the book instead of listening to it. Possibly then it wouldn't be as bad.
I'm a little fish in a medium pond.
The story line seems pretty good but a bit trite. I am hoping maybe in the next book there will be a different reader. This one has no fluidness and makes the story quite dull.