The characters were really engaging and the story was very well crafted.
EL James is not the best writer in terms of her descriptions and use of variation, but her characters are very engaging and the story kept me hooked. Good job!
One thing I found annoying was going through all the headings of every single e-mail going back and forth between Ana and Christian. I understand it has to be done this way, but it got tedious and boring. I tried to imagine the scene in my mind and how two young people in love would continuously text or answer back to each other even if in the most inappropriate moments.
The reason I chose audible was to be able to finish a book even with my busy daily work schedule. I would have never finished the first book in such short time ever!
The sudden end of the first book. Ana just left him... really? It was then I realized I wanted more and more of the story. It could not end that way...
I did not enjoy her at first, but then.... her voice could really be Ana's and she tried hard to make a difference between all characters and it sounded good.
Not really. Tense moments when it got a bit too long to get a final ending of a thirlling moment in the story. Hated the repetition of "crap", "Holy sh" and so many oher repetitive quotes, but got over it thinking it all came from the mouth of a young and inexperienced girl.
I got wrapped up in Ana and Christian's story very quickly. Not for the erotic contents, more the emotional tension of the relationship between these two characters that could not be any different from each other but so compatible in a strange way. Not a sticky love story, since the relationship had constant shifts of mood and abrupt changes in interaction through the story.
I can understand why some readers did not like the story, got bored with repetitions throughout the books, but I liked the fact that it got me into to a tense "what will happen next" kind of dramatic tension.
Lets all be honest with ourselves. We got this book for the sex. We wanted to see what the hype was all about. After finally getting through it, we can have better stories reading a forum. The "sex tales" weren't all that hot and the story stinks. However, the absolute worst part of this audible tale is listening to them READ EMAILS. It never seemed to end. One email after another. Why does anyone think that makes a good story? Every email is read with the date, time, subject, sender, ending. Over and over and over to the point I was screaming at them to stop reading the emails!!!
Yes, if you want to get to know the characters and the story line.
You could hear the emotions behind the story.
It is hard to say. Each scene has a special feeling to it, but perhaps in the bathtub when Ana splashes him. Sounds like a normal activity for 2 people in love (even tho' they haven't admitted it.)
When Ana admitted to herself and Christian that she could not be what he needs and his plea to her to not to go.
I wasn't interested in listening to the audible story, but now I would like to hear the trilogy. I find I can run on the treadmill, do housework, cook and still listen to the story.
It took me a bit longer than everyone else to pick this one up. It's not a genre that I spend a lot of time on... However, I was very pleased to learn that although there are plenty of hot, descriptive sex scenes, this book is also a story of love, communication, compassion, and healing. The narrator's voice has a sexy quality that makes listening to the book more fun than I think it would be to read with one exception: it is a bit distracting when she tries to do foreign accents, but that is a minor defect. The treatment of BDSM behaviors touches both the pleasure and the pain aspects honestly and thoroughly. It provides ideas for improving variety and spice in a relationship with an undercurrent of caution regarding what can happen if people become controlled by their passions. For me, this book was fun, educational, and cathartic, and Book 2 is even better!
Laugh all the time
The narrator had put all her talent in going along with the story emotions.
It is the first and only audio book I have heard and I am hooked!
I would compare it most to a female version of Penthouse Letters lol.
The tone. You can hear shutters in ones voice which you simply can not read. Their is raw emotion which is driven into the listener.
50 Shades of Grey: Making Women Wet since 2011.
The Narrator was compelling. Her interpretation of dialogue, story and monologue was superb.
No. But my god, I will. What a great voice. What great emotion! What an incredible narrator!!!
Yes, this book was a page turner... I couldn't stop reading it and neither could the ladies in the office. We were all staying up late at night around the clock for this steamy page turner. I love how the narrator could switch up for all the voices. Great story!
Christian Grey.. most of all but all the characters were great.. I hope they make this into a movie.
The job interview!