I dont kow if its better but I loved it! Listened to it on my way to work and home every day!
Oh there are so many!
The narration was so bad, it sounded like a 14 year old trying to be soooo coy.
At least the rest of this series.
educated readers on doms and subs, if one was curious. showed how childhood /abuse atrocities created the character of Grey.
This book need to be READ, not told. Kept listening, hoping for a story. And, the endless e-mail chatter, naming, to, from, date, time, was excruciating. that portion needed to be abridged for sure.
Ok. I get that this is a book with lots of drama, emotional highs and lows. Lots of dialogue repetition! I think the book could be 50 shades shorter without the constant repetition. After listening to book one i have to say i smiled a couple of times when the couple enjoyed themselves outside of the playroom; and felt the disappointment the characters felt.
This is my first exposure to this type of book... I kind of felt, well get on with it, because i was loosing interest.
I do need to see how it ends and may buy future books, but i'll probably take a break.
I'm seeing some growth of character towards the end... we'll see how it turns out and whether i can complete the trilogy or not. I' d almost prefer to have someone tell me rather than going through the long, repetitive dialogue to get to the end.
This must be one of the WORST narrations I have ever heard. It was painful to listen.
Terrible reading, awful tones.
First, I have to say that the book was painful because of the narrator. Listening to her nagging childish voice would have made me want to go to drastic measures to silence her. When she was reading the emails I thought I would go crazy just wanting to know what the text was instead of what seemed like hours of "From:... To:....Time:...Subject... From..." There were dozens of these emails. On another issue, the book had far less of a porn aspect than I expected. I was expecting one episode after another, but they were scattered enough that I felt there actually was a good story buried deep inside. This is where I felt the book was worth reading. I want to know more about Christian Grey. I plan on reading hard copy versions of the other two books so I can skip the email nonsense if it still exists, and to escape the narrator. I really hate this because I am addicted to audiobooks because I walk at least two hours a day just to listen to my books.
Sandy R. Garcia
Yes, I would. It's a great book and even better when your on your feet and don't mind listening to story while you work.
Only one? There are many.
No, this is my first.
Both, where it is suitable...many more laughs than cries.
A better performance might have changed it. Couldn't even get through 40 minutes of the book.
I can't get into the book at all, the narrator is repulsive! She sounds like a spoiled brat who has always had everything handed to her. Definately not someone I would EVER associate with, therefore can not listen to her telling this story.
I don't know, may never know, I can't get past the first few chapters.
I may never know.
As you can probably tell, I am extremely annoyed by the fact that the narrator has ruined what could have been a great book (I'm told by my 'visual' reader friends).
I heard how popular this book was, but no specifics. I was dumbfounded to hear that this book was soft porn. I will not purchase other books in this series. Also why didn't the editor cut out all the heading and closing for all the email. How redundent.
It was hard some times to distiguish between voices. I also imagined Christians voice to. be much more manly.
That Ana could not resist Christian and all for the right reasons and still remains her own person.
Ana ~ she seems to be a real person with her head screwed on straight. She has an open mind and willing to try anything for Christian, though she does have her limits.
No, but will in the future.
This book is a must read for open minded individuals that want drama, excitement, comedy, raw sex and just plain romance. It will make you feel what the characters are feeling. The story will make you look at yourself and how many shades you are.
I am not sure how I feel about all of the complete email addresses and times, but loved the signatures. Men and women alike will enjoy this read/listen.