I have listened to this about 5 times since I got it! I am so intrigued by Christian and Ana because they both are so in love with each other. They both have self esteem issues that need to be worked out and that is part of their charm. Ana pushes Christians buttons to the limit and he gets so angry but he can't stay away. Christian is very immature when it comes to their relationship, but because of how he was raised. sex is his escape and coping mechanism when problems arise. This is an excellent book and I truly enjoyed it.
OMG! I have so many! The very first is when Ana is drunk and calls Christian.
I have not heard her before. She is o.k. Since this is my first audio book, I have nothing to compare it to. All I can say is that it is not what I expected. For some reason I thought male characters would be read by men and female characters would be read by women.
I was a little hesitant to read this book because everyone just said it had a lot of sexual content. After reading and listening to this book several times, I am hooked. I love the main characters and the mystery of Christian Grey! I enjoy Ana's subconscious and inner goddess comments and actions! We all have them inside and it was fun learning their thoughts as Ana goes through her daily routines!
Listening to Fifty Shades of Grey in the privacy of my own headphones was terrific.Sharing a listen now and then with my husband was a lot of fun and left us with many interesitng conversations and "Oh My's"..
As much as I enjoyed the diversity of this audiobook and look forward with great curiosity to the next Fifty Shades Darker, I can't quite shake the feeings that I don't want my daughter to read/listen to this book at this point in her young life at 19 years old. Although Anastasia was 21 years old and had these experiences in this story, I worry about the lack of 'life experiences' she hasn't had and the chance to really imprint this type of sex play, or conduct, as something that is completely normal in a relationship. Married and 59 with great life experiences and an open mind, I am curious about the impact this story is having on every college kid that buys these books. My 21 year old son tells me that the bookstores on campus cannot keep them on their shelves. With an apparent lack of self control among so many young people today, I worry that some young person is going to get hurt if not mentally, but physically. My daughter will read this book even though I asked her not to. I guess I hope we can have a little 'debriefing' at some point down the road....we are all such curious cases!
The narrator for the audible book SUXS. She sounds like a girl doing a 'guy' voice, no smooth transition so as you can imagine she deflates the sexy scenes. I would have preferred someone better or a guy voicing that character which I know doesn't happen often for audible books but I definitely have heard better. Also the multiple references to Twilight was a bit annoying and made me wonder if she even realizes she's doing it. Grant it I LOVE Twilight I don't need to see it in the 50 shades book.
If you read that the author was enamored by the Twilight series and were expecting a book with similar pull she missed the mark, at least for me. Her writing style does not flow smoothly like Stephanie Meyer's but in her defense neither does 90% of the authors out there. For me the writing was a bit flat with no real plot kinda like a porn movie. "Blah blah blah blah" and we move onto another sex scene. Seasonings are meant to bring out the flavor in the food. Good food doesn't need to be overwhelmed with seasoning and when they are it's because the food isn't that great to begin with. That's how I feel about this story and the sex scenes. The story line is just something you read between sex scenes. For the next book I've decided to read it instead to see if it helps with the book's flow. Likewise we talked about this books with a couple girlfriends at happy hour and they had similar feelings. The 'love story' is a bit blah and sex scenes (at least in the 1st book) unless you've got a chastity belt on for several years are pretty typical for a couple - minus the room of pain. If all the moms and 40 yr+ out there are devouring this book because of those scenes makes me a bit sad for them because they are missing out.
The narrator for the audible book SUXS. She sounds like a girl doing a 'guy' voice, no smooth transition so as you can imagine she deflates the sexy scenes. I would have preferred someone better or a guy voicing that character which I know doesn't happen often for audible books but I definitely have heard better.
Definitely if Ian Somerhalder is in it :)
Debating on whether I should tackle the other 2 books :/
There was a lot of talk about this "erotic book" so I had to get it. It started out good with descriptive sex. But that's all there was - so far. I can't bring myself to go back to it.
I story line got dull pretty fast and the voice of the narrator was very irritating.
Her voice was on the annoying side and didn't show much inflection.
Would seriously reconsider ordering anything with this narrator.
My daily commute time literally hijacked any spare time for reading, and then, AUDIBLE.
The story promises a good start to what might be a promising series, and the sexual plot is definitely good - and the book was enough that I purchased book 2 in the series, but I walked away without much knowledge about Christian Grey. It's worth a credit and your ear.
I just started listening to books. This was the first I cound not put me I pad down. It was a good book.
the book was absolutely amazing cant stop reading it over and over and the best thing is theres more to come!!!!!
Bought a thesaurus. Every other page was either something being "hot" or the supposed English college grad saying/thinking "holy crap!" Seriously, if you want me to believe this character is obsessed with classic British literature, you need to make her sound at least SLIGHTLY less vapid than the girls on Jersey Shore.
Her voice is incredibly nasally, and her "male" voices all sound the same, which is basically like you would expect a young girl making fun of a man to sound. It was incredibly distracting and made it impossible not to want to slap each of the male characters the moment they spoke.
Sadness that I wasted a credit on it.
This was my first ever audible experience. I read this trilogy before going the audible route. I wanted to make sure I liked the book first as I was not sure I would like the voices used in the reading. It took some getting used to, and some of characters were really off for me, but overall, it is a great way to go through a book, as you can do so anywhere, anytime, even while doing other things, like working, cleaning house, driving...
Christian Grey, of course. He is just so complex. I saw that they are going to make a movie, and I don't think there is a man alive that can play this character and pull it off.
The repetition in phrasing and mistakes in sentence structure and word usage did not bother me as much. I also think that she had a good voice for Anastasia.
Yes, I had a hard time putting it down. I have listened to the enire trilogy 3 times after reading the books once. It is so addictive. I don't usually re-read books. Maybe it is due to the audible experience.
The whole trilogy could have used a good editor, but with that being said, the author has a real talent for weaving a good story. Can't wait to see what she does next. Audibles are certainly a great way to get more reading time in.