Amazing trilogy! I hope there is more Christian Grey! I read comments on how bad people thought the woman doing the reader was but I thought she was great, yes when she did Christians voice it did sound funny but wouldn't any woman trying to do a mans voice? thought it was great and poeple shouldn't be so harsh.
Better dialogue, better writing, and a far less annoying main character. If it was possible to give a book less that one star in the Audible system, this one would have gotten a 1/2.
Not another E.L James book
Anastasia Steele is one of the most annoying characters I've read in a very long time. I wanted to slap her myself... only not with a velvet glove. The words "Oh my" have become like nails on a chalk board.
I can only assume that this book is so popular because it has stirred up so much controversy, because I REALLY don't get the hype. While I can understand how the subject matter and the graphic scenarios have stirred up those opposed to such things as well as those titillated by such things, if you take that all away, underneath, this is just not a well written book. I wanted to read it, and quite frankly may have found the scenarios hot... had I found the main characters the least bit sexy. This was worse than porn with really unattractive people. Unfortunately Anastasia Steele's constant and pathetic self-talk made her wimpy, unsympathetic, and completely unlikable as a character. Hard to get my panties in a bunch over someone so unappealing, no how many positions you tie her up in. Christian Grey was one dimensional and I really didn't care what he did, didn't do, felt, etc.
The storyline also seemed EERILY close in many ways (though not so well done) to the 2002 movie, Secretary, with Maggie Gyllenhaall and James Spader (whose character is also named Mr. Grey, btw). The story felt so familiar when I began listening that I actually looked up the movie to be sure it wasn't based on this book. Bottom line, I want my 19 hours and 45 minutes back.
yes the book is good
my favorite character in audio is Ana she has the voice to represent anna but in the print it is Christian, I was dissapointed with his voice in the audio.
yeah I'll give her another try
yes please! lol
I wish there was a man actually reading Christian.
It was terribly written. Though I love good books (i.e., the classics) I'm willing to dip into lesser/pop-fiction, as long as the book is entertaining. (Think: Twilight series, Tom Clancy). But this book was the pits! The writing was adolescent. The characters were flat and uninteresting. What the hell did Grey see in that insecure, wet-noodle, Steele? For that matter, what did she see in him? His character was basically a collage of male models from magazines - attractive, but also unconvincing, unlifelike. I almost never put a book down before I finish it, but I couldn't bring myself to finish this one. Not even the sex-scenes (belabored, too-long) could keep me reading this book.
NEVER! She has that annoying habit? Of punctuating? Every single breath? And every statement? As if it were a question? It was terribly annoying? You know?
I truly cannot comprehend why so many people like this book.
The story was a cute love story, but not the best written book of all time.
Yes and I have, however, I also warn them about the voice of the narrator. I'm not sure why she chose to use a whiney "valley girl" voice for the character of Ana, but it was very hard to get past.
Not really sure there is anything currently out there with the depth and layers of these two characters comparable.
"Fifty Shades of Grey, Hollywood ruining another book because they don't take the time to get it right".
At first? Hot! At second? Hotish, and a bit... WHOA? But by the seventy millionth time you hear the same sex scene repeated... it just gets lame. This first book was just ok. Enough story to keep you going, but couldn't the author get more creative with her adjectives?! The 2nd and 3rd books have a better story, but the repetitive stuff doesn't stop.
It was ok
It definitely made you feel
It would of been nice if narration was done by a woman for female parts a man for male parts! That is my only complaint!
If Ana had been more realistic. She was so naive
NO!!!! NO!!! Her whining was annoying
NO, I could barely make it through the book. I skipped chapters because it was so boring and Becca Battoe was awful or maybe it was the character
Ana was so needy and naive and then christian was sooooo needy. It was just to unrealistic to me. Anyone that has ever been in a relationship before will find this a hard read. This book is meant for women that are lonely virgins and dream of a man coming along. to will love them. More power to you ladies but I will never read another one of these books and will discourage my friends from reading it too.
After only so many repeated verses saying how incredibly horny this woman got being around the guy, it got old really, really quick. Is it possible that because Im a guy that I don't get it? Do women really want this kind of trash? I like well written porn as well as the next person, but this is unimaginative and poorly written. And there are three parts? Good lord! Total waste of time and my Audible credits.