My wife started reading this series, so I thought I would listen while travelling, so we would have something to talk about. I must say that the story has it's erotic moments, but frankly the surrounding story is actually pretty good, as long as you forgive it's rudimentary writing.
Watch out for catch phrases and redundant conversations.
young, awkward, mundane
It helped me understand what my wife was reading, and thus benefitted through experimentation.
I was somewhat disappointed by the first book, the writing seemed elementary, and the touted erotic scenes were over the top. However, it leads into the second book, which is a much better story. Definitely not for kids, and it is uncomfortable early on.
A lot of people complain about the narrator. I put my Ipod on x2 playback, and it kept things moving along nicely. There was a re-release of the audio that changed the pace, which seems to have helped.
I would leave out the s and m sex scenes.
I think the story is good. The sex scenes are a little too much for me.
Absolutely! FSOG has opened my mind to a whole new way of thinking about sex and I swear it has improved my relationship with my husband. We talk so much more openly now to eachother about what I want and will try. He is in love with my new adventurous side thanks to this book. He has even listened to many parts with me.
Christian Grey because he embodies many characteristics I would love for my husband to have. He is too controlling but I LOVE his dominance in the bedroom.
I feel she really brings out the personality in the characters bringing them to life. The book is so much more realistic with the way she reads it. She doesn't over act anything and leaves enough to the reader's/listener's imagination but adds enough to bring it to life.
I would LOVE to have listened to it all in one sitting if time permitted but it was just way too long.
I didn't want the book or series to end. I cannot wait until E.L. James next book is released.
I plan on re-listen to the all three books in the fall because had such a great story line.
All of the main one Christina and Mr. Gray.
I think that the 3rd book is the best on of them all, but you have to read all 3 of the books to really understand and get the story line. If you are one of the people that only read first book and did not like it you really did not get just of what the really story was about. Also the person (Becca) the reading does a wonderful job.
Sometime and sometime not
You just need to READ the books!
I love listening to books while driving and this series is one of my favorites. Love the story that is told. You get to see how Christan grows and becomes who he beleives he could never be.
How controling he was and how he was very patient with her.
Liked her tone in this book. Up beat and great to listen too.
Someone who's never read other romance books.
I'm a firm beliver that everyone deserves a second chance. So yes but not any of the sequels.
Anybody else!! Although book is written to portray the point of view of a very unexperienced virgin (that's what I got) and the author did a good job of sounding vague and naive.
I get what characters author was trying to create but I was more interested in the secondary characters (roomate and the brother)!!
Even though I read the reviews warning you not to waste a credit on this book yet several co-workers recommended the books so I downloaded the preview on my kindle. And those first three chapters were okay but dear lord I can't finish it!! It's a 3 part download and I'm didn't make it throught the first one. I have read my share of bad books from beginning writters, which granted did take me serveral tries and months to fininsh. This is the first book I have emailed Audible hoping I can get a refund!! I love reading and dabble in all genres. I can only describe this book as if someone was watching a bad pron and writting what they see and making up words to go with the expresion of the characters. All I can say is that I tried, really tried hard to stick with it but couldn't. Happy readings ....
I wouldn't read another book... bad writing(so infantile) and the voice was so annoying I couldn't get through the first book(made mistake of downloading all before listening to first)..I wish I would have read other reviews first...... the "oh, MYs) and "holy cows" were just too much....also the "inner goddess" remarks...
written like an adult and had more adult vocabulary
anyone......the "Christian voice" was worse........
There must be a lot of frustrated women out there who have never read erotica to find this enjoyable....
i thought i would lose my mind hearing every single word including the time, date, to & from of the boring emails. And if i never hear "oh my" again, it will be too soon.
annoyance that i wasted a credit buying it.
The story moves rather slow but what ruins this one is the narrater who sounds like a 13 year old who was allowed to read to her class at school. Couldn't even finish the first book as listening to the narrator was just too annoying.
Just came off too immature and the tone of her voice was not professional sounding. Her sentencs would trail off and then her voice would get gravely. It really got on my nerves. First time a reader has affected me this way and I have listened to well over 50 narrators. Was disappointed I could not get through the whole book.
The reader was annoying, the superlative descriptions were overdone, the plot lame--I pictured the writer thumbing through a Thesaurus to use every descriptive word imaginable, even a few French words, and then saying "Jeez". Please...............
Combining all three books into one. (I cannot bear to read the last book.....too bored with it all. I really don't care what happens in the end.)
Too much drama in reader's delivery.
I seriously doubt editing would help.
Waste of time.............the sex was good but even that became mundane.