I'm not usually into super steamy books, but a friend of mine loved this book and thought I should give it a chance. I will say that after I got used to it I did enjoy the book. It had me in tears at the end, and the story was pretty good. However it was VERY VERY STEAMY, and repetitive in spots. Although I did enjoy the story I will admit I had to roll my eyes a few times at the pillow talk, and the way the narrator mutters the word baby... it made me lol a few times. Still I will admit that as soon as it was over I was ready for the second book. Have not started it yet so I cant tell you if the rest of the series is worth listening to, but I think this book is worth the credit..
The whole concept, everything about it EVEN the first narration of the book. Then they went and remastered it and ruined it!
Christian of course... Hope they get someone right for the movie role. I could see Henry Cavill playing him or even Ian Somerholder. Someone with that general look is how i picture him.
The first time around was amazing. She sounded young and innocent and I could picture Alexis Dziena (the actress) playing her in a movie. I was so excited and was about to buy the second book when I saw they had been remastered. So, I listened to the sample. I don't think I can get into the second book as the narrarator sounds like a different person. An older person, maybe mid thirties and Ana is supposed to be 21 so this questions is hard to answer because I thought the narrarator did pretty great the first time around, but the remastered version is one of the WORST audio books ever.
If I were making a movie the tagline would be "How far would you be willing to go!"
Alexis Dziena or Emma Roberts as Ana
Henry Cavill as Christian (someone tall, dark haired, and gorgeous..Kind of a pretty boy but in a dangerous way..I picture someone that favors Matt Bomer when I read the books, but him coming out may hurt him from getting the role.)
Katie Cassidy as Kate ( I keep picturing Kate Hudson when I read the books but I think she might be too old for the role).
PLEASE fix the audio books back to the sound of the original narration so I can buy them. I prefer her young sounding. Otherwise NO WAY...Just about every comment on the second book that I looked at was the same, fix them back....
Yes, I have already listened to book 1 and book 2 again. Christian Grey's character was so deep and truly sad I felt the need to hear his story again. I definitely will listen to the 3 book series again. Christian was the most vivid character in the book.
For me, the most memorable moment was when Ana walked out.
If you can suffer through the first few chapters, the narrator's voice becomes less abrasive as the book goes on. Her male voices were atrocious, but I've listened to other books read by her that were stellar. I am unsure why she started the book out screeching like a cat.
Do not let the narrator's poor ratings deter your purchasing of this Trilogy. You will be hooked once you begin listening.
I cried during many scenes in this book. Ana would imagine Christian as a neglected child, I would cry. Christian would filet himself before Ana emotionally revealing more and more of his past, I would cry. Ana left Christian, I cried. Need I say more...
I enjoyed Book 1 & 2 very much. Book 3 could have been combined with book 2, in my opinion. If you liked this book, download J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series...
Yes, I think I would recommend because it was enjoyable. Not sure it's as bad as everyone is making it out to be. No worse than a romance novel really. I just think the subject matter may be a little more taboo. I have to say I did not re-download the book after the narrator change. I enjoyed the innocence of her voice. It fit the character, so not sure what everyone complained about!
When he pulled the tampon out of her before having sex with her.
#1 I have had my account for years this is my first NON-business book read. I am hooked. Becca Battoe was the most brilliant reader I have ever heard. I wish there was 50 more books like this. Only complaint. I have no idea what to listen to next!
OUTSTANDING! Becca made me love audio books!
Not for kids. heheheh
All of the sexual descriptions.
Wishing I'd read the reviews before deciding to buy Fifty Shades of Grey. Absolutely horrible! I can't get past chapter nine. If you want to read a great book about a real relationship, try Just Kids. Fifty Shades is incredibly degrading after reading such a wonderful story of LOVE.
Although the enticement of this trilogy is the sometimes eye opening or eye closing sex scenes it has much more to offer. If you focus on the story you???ll find it disturbing, sad, emotional, loving, etc. This is the kind of book that wakes all of your emotions and brings you on a fabulous ride into the unknown and forbidden. It is worth reading all three ??? 50 Shades is an apt name and it doesn???t disappoint.
Kate because she doesn't take crap from anyone.
I don't understand all the negativity in regard to the narrator, I thought she did a splendid job and I look forward to hearing her voice again in the rest of the trilogy.
I did not read the print version...
Something by Victor McGlothin
The reader made it easy to follow along with her and her voice was easy to listen to... I HATED the emails; I cringed everytime they started with the back and forth.
Yes. I was moved by Anastasia's poetic love for Christian in spite of his issues... She was opened to loving him and was forgiving of herself for doing so.
I'm not a romance novel kind of girl. This book did have a little drama and a smidge of suspense to keep me intersted so it was not as sappy as most novels of its kind. I'm almost curious enough to read the other two installations but not quite... It was not a bad story, just not for me. Those who are romantics will fall in love with this book and undoubtly the series.
Awesome book. I couldn't stop listening! It could have used a few more juicy sceens but it was a great book.
I always listen to books from audible on 2X because I think they read too slow and I like to get through books fast --- So as long as I have that option to speed them up they are fine. I wouldn't be able to listen at regular speed though no.
Extream reaction yes. laugh or cry no.