I don't know, but it's really popular so a lot of people do.....
She was fine
I couldn't cut a character. I just wouldn't read the book.
I am a total ROMANCAHOLIC and I have read and listened to plenty of books that were edgey but if the story was good and in decent taste I am fine with the books. After getting into this one, I felt very sick to my stomach and couldn't finish it. That's not how I want to feel when reading a romance.
I have not read the book so I cannot comment on the honestly. I would guess I would speed read the E-mail portions- because I could - a little hard to do when having it read to you.
It is an interesting look from Anastasia's point not having any clue about the lifestyle of Christen-
She does a good jobe of switching characters. Believable in the varied emothions.
This would be appropriate for anyone 'new' to the erotic fiction genre, or someone who thinks the "Twilight" series is great literature.
The stilted, affected prose created a huge issue with the flow of the book. EL James tries to present her characters as evolved and realistic, but the dialog betrays her lack of experience. Its obvious that the author is British, using very formal language descriptively, but trying to channel a 20-something American girl through phrases like "awesomely hot" leaves the reader confused and annoyed. No one talks like this!
Becca Battoe has a weird cadence to her voice that is absolutely grating. It amplifies the poor dialog between characters in such a way that I had to take small doses of the book. Another reviewer called it a 'Judy Bloom" voice, and I couldn't agree more! I felt like a voyeur watching some pervy old guy and a 14 year old vs. two apparently consenting adults. I'd consider Aasne Vigesaa, who has a youthful, but clear voice and seems to understand emotion to convey mood in a story (hear her read for Women of the Otherworld series). She has sensuality; but can be demure without the offensive, breathy undertones of a juvenile.
This book had no editorial changes. How else can we explain that the main character lives in Vancouver, but must travel through Portland to get to Seattle?
I think its unfortunate that this book has had the success it has on the coattails of the 'Twilight' books. I didn't like that work either, seeing that truly amazing literature is being pushed aside for horrible writing that speaks to no more than a 5th grade comprehension level. Expansion of genres like erotic fiction is a welcome side effect, but this book shouldn't be considered there either. "Fifty Shades" is truly a Cinderella story, but it doesn't live up to its hype, good for the author, bad for the reader.
What story? It felt more like and introduction to bondage. Half of the book was Ana reading the contract between dominate and submissive.
I think that men beating women in any form is wrong. I don't know why this book is so highly rated.
I downloaded this book because I was curious about all the hype. What a waste! Frankly, I am disturbed that so many women find this book erotic.
opening your eyes to a more vivid "romance" novel. Extremely moving and can picture and relate to some of the comments in the storyline.
Anastasia - She started off as a introverted virgin. She was given the opportunity of a lifetime to be with the ares most eligible bachelor. They both teach each other. Lots of 1st's for each of them.
When Christian was willing to review and modify the contract. He was willing to try to give her the "more"she wanted and needed.
YES. Took about 4 days but well worth it. I am starting Book 2 after it finishes downloading. Cant wait!
I am hoping that the additional books in the series will have Christian revel more of his past or maybe a couples session with the shrink together :) Who knows that may already be written in the next book that I am starting now.
No, I would suggest they purchase all three books to read.
I enjoyed it all
Very poor choice of narrators. Her voice is too immature, poor male voice. In one word, BORING. It would have been soooo fantastic if Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante would narrate this book. They could bring the sizzle that is lacking!
no not if its all sex
not any im not into controldisappointment
it was well written if u only like explicet sex in a book, all i can say is the writer knows her body and how it works
I will not be buying the other two books in this trilogy because of the awful narration. The first narration made all of the characters sound like they were from the valley, even Christian who is supposed to be strong and masculine sounding. The second version is NO better! Becca does not sound as air headed as in the first version but Christian sounds even more AWFUL in the second version!!!
The story is well written and the writer takes the reader (listener) through each phase of the relationship between Christian and Anastasia.
I like the story, I very very very much dislike the narrator in BOTH versions!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had an extreme reaction to the awful narration!
The narrator should be COMPLETELY changed!
This book had the ability to be very interesting, and even with the new narrator it was, well off somehow. The list of Holy explitives and the full description of the emails was, well filler for me, the main character had very little depth. She repeated the same 10 phrases. This could have been an awesome book because the concept is provoking, but it was poorly told.