I don't regret getting this book, it was a lovely summer read. The writing is repetitive, non-inspiring. The love making/sex scenes - yeah, they're pretty hot and descriptive. I don't usually listen to Fiction so this was a first for me. Took a bit to get used to the narrator, Becca Battoe, by the third book I think I managed it, but then by the third book I was becoming bored even with the sex scenes!
Predictable on all levels. But if you enjoy the Harlequin Romance type books, you'll love it.
Sexiness of it
Yes, to finish the story
Amateur writing and lacks in profound literacy. Redundant words and predictable story-line takes away from the emotional attachment.
Designer. Aviation Enthusiast. Fitness Instructor. Love books. Prefer long series with happy endings in mystery, comedy, fantasy, & romance.
The story was good.
I listened to all three books
I was stuck on it straight through
Love the narrator
Okay, if you haven't heard the story yet, you are going to think that I am crazy, but if you have heard this book, you will get this....
Every time the narrator said "OH MY" I just wanted to scream! It was like hearing nails on a chalkboard!
I purchased these books because all of my friends were reading them. Maybe I should of read them instead of listening to them. Because I didn't care for the narration of Becca Battoe.
By the 3rd part in the Trilogy, I wanted to hear more about their story vs. the sex.
I thought the sex 'scenes' were just plain boring. How many times can you hear/read about someone having sex? By no means am I a prude, I just thought that it was going to be me erotic.
To each their own!
Every single time there is dialogue, it's "mumbled" or "murmured". Not once do I remember hearing a confident verb to describe speech, even from Grey who is touted as someone who is constantly in control.
Admittedly, I probably have no business listening to this as I am a guy, but I was intrigued that a book had gotten so much support in so little time. I was curious; I wasted a credit. I only managed to get through the first half of part 1 and promptly deleted it from my phone.
Why did the main character have to talk like a 15 year old girl? Nothing sexy about child abuse.
probably, I'm no prude. This was just childish and belittling. I am amazed so many women find this enticing.
Not sure. I did not read the print edition.
When Ana leaves Christian.
Her vocal range and ability to perform both male and female voices.
I wish there was a set of 3 companion books, written from Christian's perspective!
Sexy, Frustrating, Emotional
I thought the Thomas Tallis moment was the most powerfully written part of the whole book. It was beautiful.
The performance could have been better if they had someone else read the book. It was terrible. Her accents weren't great and she had too much sarcasm in her tone. It was like listening to a valley girl for 20 hours.
Stockings and Bondage?
Great book, terrible performance.
I never read instruction manuals. I also never read reviews before making a purchase, taking a trip or reading a book. My justification for this was that I did not want my perception to be influenced by other people’s experience. Since everything seems to happen for a reason, I guess this was my lesson to learn: sometimes it’s worth at least reading what other people have to say. That being said, I don’t really understand how publishers choose what content to publish, this has no literary value, no intellectual value, not worth the paper is printed on. I sincerely felt that my IQ dropped to negative values, by listening to it.
Thinking fast and slow
Not in this life time.
Not even worth discussing.
How can this garbage can even get published ?
I can't believe the reader was so dry!!! How could you be with such a provocative story? I think it would and should be re-read with one of the other fantastic readers at audible. The second book is worse... but I love the story..
No... i hate that because I wanted to get the 3rd audio....