A much better narrator could possibly have salvaged this weak story and added a little life and interest, but sadly it was a tedious irritating trudge from beginning to end.
Insisted on a better narrator.
I don't know what all the hype is about. This is a very weak bit of erotica, possibly a good place to start for readers new to the genre, but otherwise seriously worth a pass.
This is literally the worst written book I've ever read. I love me a good romance novel, and especially if there's lots of sex in it - but the writing is so bad, its actually painful to listen to. Perhaps its worse because its all read out loud in an obnoxious way, but yikes. If she says 'my subconscious glares at me' or 'my inner goddess is dancing around' one more time, I might barf. such a dissapointment
I cant honestly say that I would.
The background of Mr.Grey was very intresting.
not for this! I started to read this in paperback but then switched to listening, I rather reading it myself.
While the leading lady was a little head strong she was still lacking in my point of view. This book had great potential to be the greastest book but it did not live up to all the hype for me.
I'm no prude, but I found it over the top, just plain too much Erotic sex!!!
I did like the Narrator Becca Battoe.
I hate to admit it but with the ending of book, I had to get # 2, while I was at it I also got # 3, although # 2 is a little better than 1, I haven't gotten to # 3 yet.
Yes, I suppose it did.
Sadness and dissapointment!
I realize that publicity was quite good and well done, but I still believe the Sexual content and frequency was way over the top, Christian had to be a real Stud with more stamina than I have ever heard of.
Yes I would listen to it again. It had me totally involved and captured. I loved the characters and the story line.
I can't think of one to compare it to currently.
Yes, Becca is great.
Hot, Erotic, Thrilling!
This was a fantastic series! I hope the author gives us MORE!
I loved to lay down and listen to it, I felt like I was part of the book.
I couldn't get past the poor narration, slow, inflection in the wrong place, affected almost "Valley Girlish" style. Sounds like a board 12 year old reading outoud in a class she loathes.
Different person and style.
This book has been recomended to me by several people as a great erotic novel. I will have to buy the printed version to read it to see because the narration is so off I cannot follow the plot.
i can see girls enjoying this, but its not for someone who is intellectual unfortunately.
Unfortunately it was a combination of both the story and the narration. Unfortunately the narrator sounds like a highschool girl which makes the whole audio-book almost uncomfortable and very awkward to listen to.
compelling, sensual, oversexed
The ending left me wanting to hurry to Book 2
The reader manages to make the main characters at once innocent and strong
I nearly did.
The density of sex was, I suppose, a necessary evil, given the storyline. I believe, however, refrain from repetition of praise for each others' physical appearance would have made the dialogue less sophomoric. That said, I was drawn into the characters as people struggling with their own frailties and values.
A reader forced to drive alot. If I am listening to a book I don't speed. Well not too much anyway.
No. He uses the word "squeak", and "oh my" and other simplistic language page after page. There are silly longwinded descriptions of food and wine. I wonder how much the brand names like Mac and Audi paid to be mentioned time and time again. They send ridiculous emails to each other that are supposed to be cute and only makes you want to strangle them. The emails include the date, time and to and from, so it takes forever to get through a one sentence message. She sounds like a Valley Girl and then uses a breathy ridiculous voice to do the other characters.
No - And I wonder, who this book is directed at? I didn't think men got into romantic novels, but here the sex and story is definitely from the point of view of a man. Over a 3 week period of time, a 20 something virgin that wants sex 25 times a day and comes at the drop of a hat meets a millionaire who buys her lots of stuff. He wants to own her. She wants to take care of him and solve his problems stemming from a cruel childhood. And also very irritating, she is constantly eating things like pancakes and bacon, never works out and gets thinner and thinner. This is not a story from the point of view of a woman!
Where to start? High pitch tone of voice, lack of depth and feeling, an irritating voice in general, no real differenciation between the characters...
Where she talks about her Inner Goddess. And then the endless round and round about their relationship and his problems, whether he loves her or not! We read entertaining books to get AWAY from this stuff!
I got this book because it was compared in the New York Times to important literature that happened to include sensual or sex scenes. This is junk, pure and simple.