It was so bad I had to turn it off. Maybe if I had read it instead an audio it may have been better (not real sure) The part about the email did me in.
This is the first time I have read E.L. James. I will try one more book to see if I keep as an auther.
I auto most of my books and without a doubt this was the worst I have ever heard. So bad I had to write a commet
I think I would change the reader. I did not like her voice impression of the characters.
I'm told from co-workers who read the trilogy that book 1 comes together after you read all three. I am on book 2 now hoping it will tell me what the storyline is for this book.
Not if I didn't have to.
I will be able to give a better synopsis of the book once I have read all three.
The performance isn't really up to par with others I have listened to. And I mean no disrespect to the reader, but she sounds a little too much like the Valley Girls of the 80's. She got pretty annoying. As for the story...I think it was a bit too mild and too much of a romance. I still haven't talked myself into buying the next book.
I will more than likely try the next "Grey" book in the series, but if it is too much like the first one...I doubt I will waste my time with the third.
Too much like a Valley Girl and didn't really come across as intelligent as I think Anna was supposed to be portrayed.
I couldn't get passed the first 3 hrs. The characters were irritating to say the least. People kept telling me to keep listening, but if a book doesn't grab my attention in the first 3 hrs., I doubt any more time would make a difference. Poor writing, don't think there's anything the narrator could have done to change my mind.
not sure what's all the excitement about. Sounds like a good story if a high schooler wrote it. Formulaic descriptive sentences.
Ok so only got through part 1 of 3 maybe it picks up, but doubtful. I got it since EVERY female under 50 I know said I MUST read it. I figured my Name is christian, would be silly if I didn't know what everyone is talking about.
So pick it up if you need to know what the fuss is all about, but I'm pretty sure you can find better.
its just ehh.
I guess, maybe a duo would of worked better. The "male" Gray's voice made me laugh every time.
well depends who's playing the parts.
As far as books of this genre go, the erotic scenes were embedded in the whole story and were done well.
However, in gereneral, the writing quality of the book is quite poor. There are too many unnecessary repetitions that irritate the reader. Also the whole book is like a TV show where you have product placements on the scene. Some parts really sound annoyingly like advertisement.
The narrator was just OK, but she wasn't very successful with the different voices, especially the male ones. I usually was not able to understand who was speaking.
On the whole, I think it is a very sad story. All throughout the book, my dominant feeling was of sadness.
did not read the print version
Anastasia. It was interesting to hear her female perspective when she was thinking out loud.
The boat house
I felt like I was listening to book poorly writen by a 15yr old.
It was very mediocre.
Its romance plus a very sexist version of BD and SM
Doing a bad version of the male voice
The content was sexist but fine if that is what you are into but the overall writing was poor.
Just someone who likes a little bit of everything but mostly Sci-Fi/fantasy & Mystery Thrillers. I love Audiobooks because it makes whatever project I'm working on a little more enjoyable. I only wish I could leave reviews on books that I didn't get from Audible..I need another tb....
There is plenty of Erotica out there that is NOT full of cliches that actually has a story and the characters are likable! I tried to finish the series but just could not listen to one more sentence with "MINE, all mine" or "Oh my!" or "I love him so much" and last but not least his poor, poor "Itchy Palm"
I'm not offended by the sex, in fact one of my all time favorite series is "Kushiels Dart" and many found it offensive. However, there was at least a point to it and in the context of the story it made sense... but this was just poorly written with unlikable characters and no story line....
These days there is so much Erotica out there it makes no sense to me why this has gained so much attention... If it's just the erotica, then check out some of Laurell K. Hamiltons books, or Lora Leigh, Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione, Megan Hart and even Anne Rice.
In regards to the narrator she did a fine job given what she had to work with, my one drawback to her was that she didn't sound a day over 15 and that was just a bit too, too much....