I am a new listener to audio books and I am loving every moment of it!!
Love the intensity, and how the story starts to truly evolve.
I liked that Ana fought for what she wanted.
Everything!! She really did an amazing job!!
Yes! I cried when Ana did, I was mad when either Christian or Ana was. I felt like I was truly a fly on the wall.
I am going to be listening to this book again!! I can't wait for the movies!!! Super excited!!
No! Badly written. If you've watched 91/2 weeks and the Thomas Crown Affair you know that the entire book is based on both. For real erotica read: Sleeping Beauty trilogy
have another author write it.
I am just beginning to listen to this book. The story seems like it could be ok, but the reader is difficult to listen to.
I would have had someone else do the reading.
Not as I've heard the story. My friends have read the books, and seem to like it. I may try that instead.
I dislike the reading so much that I want to return this audiobook.
A better book would have made it a 4 or 5 star listening experience.
The story itself.
The book was terrible. She didn't have much to work with in my opinion.
It would nt down load on my I pad
Not if I have to pay and not be told it will not actually download!!!!!!!!!!
Could not listen
Let people no before they pay it will not download on I pads,,,,,,
The reader is just awful, she makes an already lousy book really sound like the fantasies of a horny 13 year old girl. The way she reads male voices, especially the character Jose, are just embarrassing.
This book is terrible, the reader is terrible, but I'm still listening to it because its audio soft core (although I'm only 1/3 in) porn I can listen to at work.
Unnecessarily drawn out graphic depiction of sexual episodes...entire story drawn out to ad nauseum, and the narrator was a young nasal annoying voice.
Cut out some of the graphic details. Obsessions can be described without dragging it out over dozens of pages and still tell the story.
It took me longer to read this than any other, ever. Just kept wanting to give up but I'm the reader who will stick through to the end. (I won't read the other two in the series though.)
I read epic sci-fi and historic fiction, good non-fiction science, classic philosophy, history and little bits of what blows through my ears
I could write this drek in a coma. It fulfills all the one-time Cinderella impulses I am loathe to admit I ever filled countless journal pages with. Although the anemic character development, insipid dialogue, and gratuitous light porn is insulting, I admit it is also entertaining to the secret tabloid voyeur in all of us . Also as I refuse to read the following sequels I have relied on other's synopses to evaluate the whole story. With that remove I can only speculate that the author made a valiant attempt to nuance and explore the complexity of a Power Exchange relationship and failed so miserably because of her inexperience as an author - inexperience compounded by the dismal and infuriating performance of the narrator.
I have read teen books that had more substance that this book. I felt like I was listening to a teenager gush over some football player over and over again. I could not make it through the entire book simply due to the fact that if I had to hear the main character refer to her "inner goddess" one more time, I was going to throw my Kindle out the car window.
The narrator did ok except the fact that she made the main female character sound as though she was a teenager. Of course, I guess there was no other way to play the role seeing as how the main character was a 20-something year old virgin that has never drank alcohol or "pleased" herself in any way.
Anger due to the constant repetitive items in the book.
Can't think of any reason that any semi-literate person would enjoy this book. My first reaction would be to say that someone looking only for titillation might enjoy the book. But even the sex scenes are poorly written. There is just no redeeming value here at all.
No, I've read and enjoyed other books in this genre, because they were well written, had well developed and believeable characters, were at an adult reading level, etc., etc., etc. Anne Rice's "Beauty" trilogy being an example. Even Ms. Rice's fantasy characters in a fantasy land were much more believeable than Ms. James' characters. This book was awful not because of the genre but because it was badly written, infantile, and had completely unbelieveable characters.
I have to be cautious here, because she had such drivel to work with. But it seemed to me that her interpretation, tone, inflection, etc. made the characters even less believeable than the author had.
Anger and disappointment certainly. It also saddens me that a book as badly written as this could be such a sensation. Speaks volumes about who is reading it.
I can't say it enough, so I will say it again. This book is awful.