Creating characters that one cared about. Although, one must take into account that I didn't finish this "novel". Also, drop the email crap. I almost went mad listening to the headers on the emails (and there are plenty). How did doing that add to the growth of the story? Very annoying.
Tweaking the characters: creating a female who was less gullible, less obtuse and more protective of her self-esteem. A male character who wasn't the stereotypical: rich, powerful and ultimately, irresistible miscreant. He wasn't bad enough to be evil nor human enough to care for. Getting rid of that "email" thing.
It just wasn't pretty.
I don't understand the appeal of this book. One friend described this book as "hot" and extremely addicting. Interesting how different our opinions are. I found it far from "hot" and actually couldn't get past the first half. I found myself flinching, not because of the sexual forays involved but, because I was so irritated with the characters. Has she not heard of self esteem and he, therapy? They should have listed this book as "juvenile porn". Sorely disappointed I wasted money on this book.
It was a bit awkward at first listening to erotica by someone elses voice but i did enjoy it overall
Yes i would like to continue the series
The best friend Kate
Both, i felt very attached to the characters by the end.
I did enjoy this book. However, i felt it lacked a bit of originality since the author had previously read twilight and there were so many simularities. Furthermore, i will look forward to finishing the rest of the series since she seemed to add what twilight was lacking; sex and reality!
EL James story is good the narrator not so much.
Don't like her voice and she wasn't believable
it gave me a spark :)
yes..it keeps your attention
it has steamy details but better than that it was about love
yes but i couldnt but it was addictive
listening to book 2 fifty shades darker now
I love the story - I could not stop listening. Grey is Captivating as a character - and I relate so much to Anastasia
UGH - it was SO hard to listen to her voice - While she was eloquent - the tones were all the same - and her voices - horrible. I am sorry Becca - But this was not a great performance. You captured a great Anastasia - but everyone else sounded the same - and I often got confused as to who was talking. Not to mention - no intonation. You could have really gone CRAZY with this story - and it was very mundane.
Im a nurse in San Juan, Puerto Rico i have been a member since 2012 love to read a lot, cook and hear my audible books in my free time!
Sure it will stay with me forever!! It was my first book of this type and love it!!!
Both Anastasia and Christian ! Love the evolution of the characters from first to end'
When Christian first said to her he loves her and let her touch him because that was very difficult for him and the evolution of his caracter make it real.
Yes when he gave her the bracelet with all the significant charms of all rhe moments that they share.
I was very mind close about all this of submissive and dominant but E l James made me see it a different point of view and understand it better .seeing forward for others book of this author !!!! This was my introduction if this world that nobody wants to talk but crave secrectly. Congrats!!!!
My Own Imagination
Amanda who is curious to find a partner.
She has a wonderful voice.
This is a must read book!
OMG...I loved this audiobook. Can't wait to finish the other 2.
I was skepital at first due to the comments I had read but I am pleased to have bought it.
Love the choice of words. Love the explicit details.
Well written & great job.
I would say that the listening to this book was not time well-spent. The story is not that great and none of the characters turn out to be very likable. The email sequences are almost painful to get through, listening to the narrator read the to, from, date, time, subject and signature lines back and forth is maddening.
I really thought this would be a sexy story- kind of a modernized version of a harlequin romance but it is far from it. The book throws in a few references to operas and art but they do nothing to hide the lowbrow content in the rest of the book. I know there are hoards of women who love the book but much like an evening with a good looking stranger- the idea was much better than the reality.
I would definitely do a lot more research of the story line.
The Spanish accent for Jose was comically bad, but overall is was a decent performance.
This was somewhat entertaining. I don't know how women think (just ask my wife!), but as a man, we don't think how beautiful a woman nearly every moment we are in someone's company. I tired of hearing how beautiful Christian was. We understand that he is one handsome guy!
As a story, there didn't seem to be much there. It felt like some cheap film trying to fill the gaps between love making. I read it to see what all the fuss was about. I will not be moving on to the next two installments.