I spend a lot of time seeking out the perfect story worthy of my credit. I enjoy suspense thrillers w/ a kick of satire. I'm a picky listener.
This novel is difficult to place in a ranking amongst previous audiobooks as it's in a class of its own. In the erotic category it is actually much, much softer than anticipated. The growth potential of the characters is what intrigues and motivates me to listen to more.
As I do not see myself listening to only erotica and I am uncertain of other E L James' works, I can not determine if I would listen to other books at this juncture. It's an interesting cross-road in which I find myself.
Her character's voice depicted a young unaffected simplicity that worked very well in this novel.
The blossoming love story that is the heart of the novel lightens the pretense of what could be a dark world of dominance and submission. However, there were no extreme high or lows in this novel. I was not as moved or shocked as I would have liked. The only climax toward the end was the realization that E L James hooked me into needing to read book 2 in order to quench my desire to learn more about Mr. Grey.
Yes and I already have recommended it to 4 people who have started reading it.
How captivating it was. I'm normally not a reader of books or novels, but this one blew me away!
Oh yes, each and every one of the moments that the author, in detail, described the love making. It made me feel the same inside.
I was a little disappointed that I couldn't read along while she (the audio) read and the fact that I couldn't speed up the reading. I feel that being able to read along with the audio gives a person a better perspective on the subjects and overall picture/story of the book.
I think there was a lot of potential with this story. I'm not quite sure if it is the actual story line that I am not happy with, or the authors writing. I know I dont like the choice of narrators (before or after the rerelease). I realize that Anna is supposed to be young, but she is 21 for crying out loud not 15, and the auther makes her sound like she is 15! It did capture my attention and I will finish the series, but I think the author has some growing to do with her style.
Very good.. I listne in my car... It's tough for me to get out of it these days..
It is well read.. although i do wish the author could use another word once in a while besides "sardonically" over and over..
no I haven't..
I love this book.. it brings out all kinds of emotions. being a Dominant woman, i can certainly relate.
It's a very provacative story that held my attention. There were times when I wanted to strangle Grey and times when I wanted jump him!
It's the start of a love story and I'm a sucker for a love story
Mr. Grey's of course. Becca's portrayal of Ana wasn't bad, but she did make her sound really whiney at times and that was a little hard to take. I don't think Becca is as bad as some of the other reviewers have made her out to be (IMO). She does not make it unbearable to listen to the story...there have been narrarators that were so bad that I just couldn't finish listening.
I don't think my reaction is appropriate to list on audibles site ;)
Great story, so glad I found this trilogy and I will be sad when I'm finished.
I had not heard of this book until my book club selected it as our next read. I WISH that I had bothered to listen to the sample before purchasing. I found the the narrator's sorority/valley girl voice to be extremely distracting and annoying. So annoying that I couldn't wait for it to be over. I will not bother listening to the last two books.
The story was okay and the writing was fine but the story lacked depth. I was not drawn in and didn't care about the characters. On a positive note, the sex scenes were both spicy and tastefulI. However, in the end I could not relate to the the main character (a 21 year old virgin) and would not recommend for mature women (Try the Outlander series instead).
In the end I didn't get what all of the hype is about. Zane blazed this trail a LONG time ago with Addicted.
I really liked the story as far as the unexpected in Christian, and it was relatable on the girl's side
I really liked Christian, it was hot, such a gentleman but such a freak. Combo was alluring
all the hot steamy scene and when he tells her he's trying and was getting all into her!
Christian's perpective would be awesome, i'm onto book two!
In Anna's own words, "Oh my!" This story keeps you on the edge of what's going to happen between them next. Yes, this book has lots of Sex but there is a story there... there is growth of the characters. You find yourself really rooting for them and their growth.
The evolvement of Christian and him giving "MORE". Listen/Read the book it will make sense.
I didn't have a problem with this Narrator. I thought her voice fit Anna well and meshed with the age of Anna and a young woman living in 2011. She did well with the other characters. But this is from Anna's point of view so I thought she did just fine.
If you aren't a Twighlight fan or if the fact that this started off as a Twighlight fan fiction is putting you off... don't let it. I've read Twighlight and seen the movies (a little young for me but I had to see what the fuss was about) this book is NOTHING like Twighlight, no Twighlight vibe as far as I'm concerned. Yes, it's about a girl who's infatuated with a guy and falls for him and his "weirdness" but it's not Twighlight!!
I'm not usually into super steamy books, but a friend of mine loved this book and thought I should give it a chance. I will say that after I got used to it I did enjoy the book. It had me in tears at the end, and the story was pretty good. However it was VERY VERY STEAMY, and repetitive in spots. Although I did enjoy the story I will admit I had to roll my eyes a few times at the pillow talk, and the way the narrator mutters the word baby... it made me lol a few times. Still I will admit that as soon as it was over I was ready for the second book. Have not started it yet so I cant tell you if the rest of the series is worth listening to, but I think this book is worth the credit..
The whole concept, everything about it EVEN the first narration of the book. Then they went and remastered it and ruined it!
Christian of course... Hope they get someone right for the movie role. I could see Henry Cavill playing him or even Ian Somerholder. Someone with that general look is how i picture him.
The first time around was amazing. She sounded young and innocent and I could picture Alexis Dziena (the actress) playing her in a movie. I was so excited and was about to buy the second book when I saw they had been remastered. So, I listened to the sample. I don't think I can get into the second book as the narrarator sounds like a different person. An older person, maybe mid thirties and Ana is supposed to be 21 so this questions is hard to answer because I thought the narrarator did pretty great the first time around, but the remastered version is one of the WORST audio books ever.
If I were making a movie the tagline would be "How far would you be willing to go!"
Alexis Dziena or Emma Roberts as Ana
Henry Cavill as Christian (someone tall, dark haired, and gorgeous..Kind of a pretty boy but in a dangerous way..I picture someone that favors Matt Bomer when I read the books, but him coming out may hurt him from getting the role.)
Katie Cassidy as Kate ( I keep picturing Kate Hudson when I read the books but I think she might be too old for the role).
PLEASE fix the audio books back to the sound of the original narration so I can buy them. I prefer her young sounding. Otherwise NO WAY...Just about every comment on the second book that I looked at was the same, fix them back....