Story was laying the foundation for the next two books. Loved the total. Was a little to graphic.. tended to become bored with the explicit sex. Seemed to be unnecessary.
5 Stars - Loved it & will listen to it again 4 Stars - Really liked it & may listen to it again 3 Stars - Liked it but will not listen to it again 2 Stars - Didn't like it very much 1 Star - Hated it
I really enjoyed this book. It is about a lifestyle that I knew little about. I know there was a lot of controversy over the narrator but I thought she did a great job. The story is about a woman in her early 20s and this narrator sounds just the say she should.
Not the story that I was expecting. WAY more sexually graphic than I would have imagined from a mainstream book. Made me blush frequently. More of a Harlequin Romance novel than anything.
The narration was too slow. She was trying to be sexy, I suppose. I had to put it on double speed just to get through the book.
Slowwwwwww and trying to be too sexy. Not enjoyable.
Disappointed. Writing is terrible. Sounds like author just wanted to write a saucy novel and wrote it in one sitting (same words and phrases over and over). Will not read the other 2.
best-different from the norm
Least- poor writing style--middle school sentence structure
back to pattersonyoung
have a male read the male parts
young pretty people
The work Murmur was used 7000 times.Who murmurs that much?
First; this series would definitely be considered x-rated/erotic, if you don't mind or can get past that, then this series is worth every credit. This first book will set up the characters that will truly draw you in and keep you listening. I could not stop and finished all three books in 5 days with a box of tissues! I kinda wished the very last chapter would have carried through the entire series, it was intriguing to get into Christian’s head! This is one series I would re-listen to in the future.
Not having heard any other version, in my opinion the narrator did a good job with all the voices.
I would not read any other books by this author.
This book would have been enjoyable if it had not been a sick, twisted, vulgar and disgusting story.
The voice was too valley-girlish for me, but that doesn't bother me 1/10th as much as the disgusting content.
It seemed like an interesting story at first. I wish it had not taken a sudden swerve, becoming sexually explicit with vulgar language.
I was unable to finish this book due to its vulgar language and explicit content.
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.