It was my mistaking to listen to this book on a whim. I had been hearing the title mentioned a lot and seeing it in stores on stands. I decided to see what the hubbub was about myself with out actually seeing what the book was about. A few chapters in I was having the strangest sense of deja vu, like I'd heard this story before. That's when I looked the book up and discovered it was a twilight based story turned erotic. Not really my cup of tea. I didn't know it was possible for something to be worse than twilight, but this just might be it. Perhaps the story gets better but I wont be finding out. If I must suffer through Anastasia's inner dialogue I wont do it with Battoe's voice in my head. Her inflections were to pointed and obvious to make them feel genuine and it made me dislike the main character. Not the sort of thing you need in addition to the repetitive sentiment (how many times in the first chapter alone did she say how gorgeous Grey was - and in the same exact way. If you are going to repeat an idea over an over again at least mix it up a little for the reader. Don't just flat out say Oh he's so gorgeous or he's so beautiful. It makes the character seem unimaginative.) This mixed with overtly obvious attempts to make the character seem witty "I must be the color of the communist manifesto" just doesn't work. There may be some characters that could get away with thinking/saying this, but I don't think any of them exist in this story.
The narrator was horrible. I should have read the reviews; I think that the book might be good, but couldn't finish listening.
I started this book at least 4 times and couldn't finish it!
I wish I could get my money back or at least another book.
No the audiobook; the narrator was dreadful.
It felt like a 15 year old girl from clueless was reading the book.
Johanna Parker, Susan Erickssen, Kristen Potter, Therese Plummer
I like to be fair, but if you are planning on getting this audiobook get the sample first and make a decision. I'll get the hard copy one of this days.
I have no idea why ANYONE would enjoy it. I can't believe it is a best seller.
Very poorly written. I think the average 8th grader has a larger vocabulary than is found in this book. The constant talk of sex in such infantile diction (at the expense of a plot) gets absolutely boring.
She did the best she could with the material.
I loved the end.
Her depth of feeling and ability to make you hear the feeling and anguish of the characters.
The Hospital, when Christian was so worried about the baby and her realizing that he did truly care.
I truly hope there is going to be a 4th!
Erotic, juicy, detailed
The ending where I kept thinking really, this is how it ends. Made me start the second book immediately
I wasn't fond of her style initially. She eventually grew on me. She reminded me of a valley girl-esque style, but later one I figured it mirrored the college aged tone as well.
It made me..... to hot to handle this one.
Read it. So many thoughts about the first book, but really it comes down to wanting to find my own Christian. Can't wait for this to be made into a movie, but afraid it's going to be too tame which destroys the integrity of the book and the emotion it envokes
I love to read, but I can never find the time. Audible allows me to "read" while I'm doing other things.
It wasn't what I thought it was going to be.
you never new what was going to happen next
Love scenes & all of S & M isn't bad
Christian, he is so suave, charming, bad, good, controlled, and helpless when it comes to Anna.
When he showed up at the bar to rescue Anna.
Yes, could hardly perform daily chores, wanted/needed to read.
Waiting for next series or continuation of 50 Shades.
No one should enjoy this book It is about dominance of women!! disgusting
all of them
do not read
In LOVE w/audiobooks. I find myself counting down the days untill my credits arrive. Married w/kids. Dental Hygienist
I know everyone is complaining about the narrator but I enjoyed her. Especially funny when she would shout the Argh sound. lol. Good series, sometimes a bit much sex but a good story behind it.
If the narrator actually participated in the book, such as change of voice when doing male vs female, and scene changes. Every time I listen to this book I found myself falling asleep. I thought it was just me, but after 3 different people tried we all agree that it was the narrator.