no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, and more no!
all about sex... no real plot
Although the plot and characters may have been interesting, the story put me to sleep. As a male reader, there just isn't anything captivating about the detailed descriptions of a "powerful" guy.
It was a promising story line, however the details bored me. Fascinating characters, promising subjects... I was listening to the books because a young lady I was dating enjoyed them. However, I couldn't seem to stay interested in the details.
I constantly get irritated about Ana saying "holy sh*t" to EVERYTHING! It is very old, and I don't think it is coherent to her overall persona
I would maybe recommend fifty shades of grey to some of my friends, and only because it is hot reading and very sexy - not because of the story-line in such.
i have not
"Fifty Shades Of Grey" might be the worst book ever written. The writing is pathetic: trite, repetitive, and purely amateur. The author uses the same stock phrases over and over, as though she has never *read* a book before writing this one. A challenge for the listener: How many times does Grey "stare intently" at the protagonist? Are there other words to describe how one person stares at another? If so, why doesn't the author use them? Could it be because she isn't a good enough writer to come up with some new phrases?
There is no plot at all, beyond the narrator either drooling over Grey or agonizing about their relationship. Nothing happens. There is no conflict.
The characters have the depth and emotional maturity you would expect in a book written by a middle-schooler - or a piece of throw-away Twilight fanfic. "Holy crap!" and "Jeez!" and, especially, "Oh, my!" seem to be the deepest thoughts of which the protagonist is capable, and you get to hear these thoughts in her internal monologue every thirty seconds.
The protagonist is supposed to be a college student, but there is no indication whatever that the author has ever met one, or knows what a college student in 2011 is like. Scenes where the characters use computers or interact with technology are so miscast as to be laughable.
The narrator is a perfect match for the material, vapid and vacuous, enunciating each word with a clumsy precision that makes it sound like she's struggling to read the words. I can't blame her, though, I struggled with it myself.
I would hesitate
The narrator had a prominent 'ssssss' that grated on me after a period of listening. The sound became like finger nails on a chalk board.
The story is so shallow it would have to be porn. I would not go see it.
The author has a very childish limited writing style. The repetition of words becomes quite annoying. I began to roll my eyes every time 'hot', 'delicious', 'smoldering', 'inner goddess', 'geeze, what's his problem?' and 'down there' were repeated. These words and several more are way over used in this book.
As for the story, I became bored with its lack of depth and nearly gave up listening. I think it would have been more interesting if the roles had been reversed. Anastasia, is depicted as such a weak pride less naive girl. She seems more like an impressionable 14 year old than a college graduate character with an impressive GPA.
The book finally introduces some depth in the last chapter or two but then it ends. I suppose it is a good tactic to encourage the reader to buy another book to finally get to the story. Since it is a trilogy I fear the second book will be just as lack luster.
The book is mostly porn with an attempt to tell a story at the end.
Women, I guess since my wife wanted me to read/listen.
No, I don't think so.
Young Valley Girl.
Just not for me. Found myself dreading the next e-mail read wanting to fast forward. Felt like chewing on aluminum foil.
Listening to the over and over e-mail exchange was like nails on a chalkboard. I listened to the end only for my wife. She wanted me to listen. I enjoyed it better the times I fell asleep. I did go back and re-listen. Again, just for my wife.
Lets all be honest with ourselves. We got this book for the sex. We wanted to see what the hype was all about. After finally getting through it, we can have better stories reading a forum. The "sex tales" weren't all that hot and the story stinks. However, the absolute worst part of this audible tale is listening to them READ EMAILS. It never seemed to end. One email after another. Why does anyone think that makes a good story? Every email is read with the date, time, subject, sender, ending. Over and over and over to the point I was screaming at them to stop reading the emails!!!
Complete lack of redeeming literary value. Compared with Lady Chatterly's Lover, it's flat and undeveloped.
Oh Gee, what a surprise an older man interested in a young virgin. Real
No. I hate the whiney, adolescent tone in her voice. It speaks poorly of her that she even did this book.
I wouldn't even write the book. I consider it a total waste of time
If this is what America spends its time on, God help America.
I dont know
I havent even gotten to listen to the book since I purchased it. It took me forever to load it to my computer and then I couldnt get it to my itunes. After having that issue for a couple weeks my computer quit on me.
Tell us about yourself! I am a French woman and live in Paris. I love to read - I read almost EVERYTHING! I like also to speak English
I really hate to write bad reviews and truly respect those who work up the nerve to write something and expose themselves out there to be read and judged. Having heard so much about this book I decided to give it a shot but it goes without saying that I was extremely disappointed. How I end up listening to this garbage? I wish I had taken the time out to read reviews on different sites before downloading it to my kindle. The story is not sexy at all I absolutely hated Grey and Ana I was hoping for his helicopter to crash and put an end to this ridiculous redundant mess. I have learned never to go by the five star reviews again. The book is mostly about sex and a naïve, clumsy, innocent girl Anna who orgasms at everything/or anytime his billionaire boyfriend moves/emails her/touches her. Then if you remove the parts where Anna blushes and orgasms the book will be down to 25 pages. This is the most appalling, immature book I have ever read. The bad news is I’ve bought the whole trilogy I did not know that this book will turn out to be so dumb. I will have to read the whole trilogy now. If some of you are thinking about reading it please don’t! I wonder how someone (the author) who is right in her mind could write a book where she repeats over and over the same word. I wish I hadn’t bought this garbage.
I was mad, let down and hated the book! As far as I am concerned this book does not deserve to be called book at all! This is fifty shades of sh*t!