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.
Probably not. Wooden characters. As boring as a pron is.
Sounded like she was a 16 year old twit. Her performance made worse a mediocre book.
Yes, not sure the star though.
I found Fifty Shades of Grey to be compelling but moderately annoying at the same time. EL James can write a love scene like nobody's business and that takes some talent. However, that's about where her writing skills end. She uses the same words repeatedly and her sentence structure has very little variation in it. (If I heard the word "beguile" one more time, I might have been induced to throw my phone out the window.) Some of her characters were a little flimsy but this book is not about character development or vocabulary, it's about sex, pure and simple (OK maybe not pure!). If you are squeamish or uptight about that, pass on this one. It's a good piece of erotica so take it for what it is.
I am probably not going to listen to the next two. I base this on a few things:
1) I do not like the remastered voice. The original was fine with me. The new one sounds drugged and slow.
2) Having listened to the entire "Twilight" series, I can see where this is going and I'm not that compelled to listen to more of her really bad writing to hear the same plot again.
3) I think I am happy with where this ended.
Something that really irritated me was that she chose the names Jose and Christian. That just seemed so stereotypical in the first case and too ironic in the second. (Not to mention I have always disliked the name Christian. Sounds like the parents were trying too hard when they named the kid.)
Something I really liked was that Ana was showing some backbone. Unlike Bella, toward the end of the book, Ana was beginning to gain a feeling of self worth and owning her actions. She showed some real maturity and I did appreciate that major difference from this story's roots.
An avid listener of audio books.
I really think the story is great. It is definitely not the type of book I would usually pick but it is tantalizing listen. I didn't mind the narration at all. I was scared to even buy the book because of the terrible reviews of the narrator. There were a few things she could have done better like making the transition between what Ana is thinking rather than saying. But it was definitely worth getting. Thankfully I saw some tv interviews with the Author that made me decide to buy it. I am looking forward to listening to the next two books.
I truly disagree with Random house decision to replace narrators, Becca Battoe's narration is very appropriate and believable with her young woman's voice.