IT Ranked Number 1
This book made me laugh and cry. It was awesome.
It's a Must, you will love it!!
Loved the story and character developement. You fall in love with Anastasia and become confounded by Christian. You can not help wishing them to be together eventhough he wants to beat her. He truly is drawn to her by love which is a feeling that confuses him. He refuses to believe it. Why...? As Anastasia wants to know why, so do I. Every woman wants a man to take control and worship her and Christian does exactly. I would suggest friends to read the book before listening to it on audio books. The performance did not do justice to the story line. No difference in the characters. I was expecting more than just someone reading to me with a purr. I would have loved to have some inflection in the read. Christian almost sounds like a drugged out monotone sulker. Anastasia sounds like an older person who purrs. Not in keeping with the character as described.
The F*** the paperwork in the elevator also Christian taking her to the red room of pain with Thomas Tallis playing. Whew....
Inflection would be a large improvement.
Most moving moment was at the end after the final red room of pain and they lay together while she recovers from the beating. They have a tender moment of realization that they are from different worlds but care far to deeply for eachother to make it easy to move on.
Erotic, Sensual, Sad
Her performance was straight forward, unembarrased, and a wonderful acting job!
Not really.. It made me a little sad because Anastasia Steele continually whined about how Christian Grey was not able to offer her what she needed, when to the mature reader, it was obvious that he WAS offering all he had to give.
I can't wait to read Fifty Shades Darker
Is my life
None....This book discribes my life and how he swooned me and the deep demons within my husband. I entirely related to the feelings Ana was going through. The ups and downs and at the same time being on a pedestal as a princess. His dark demons from his abusive childhood that he fights with everyday. His addictions are different than my husband's but all the same, addiction to sex.
He just couldn't be without her. Oh! And the plane ride. I would love to glide like that!
Made me see my husband's side of feelings and more empathy for him. Making our life better when I make him communicate when it used to be hard for him about what he is feeling and can't control it but talking helps. He wants to be better.
I can't wait to read the rest of the series. A person that has had a dramatic childhood can be exhausting but the rewards in your heart are great. We've made 10 years so far and hoping he can make a lot more. God Bless
The print is a little better plays better with your mind, your imagination.
The suspense at the end was nicely put, but the story line in the book itself wasn't all that impressive.
The taking of Anna in the boat house.
The flight was beautifully describe and quite moving.
The book was not really what I expected. It was totally bias, completely based on how a woman feels during sex, all the emotions were overwhelming for me. I wish she added few guys points, talking maybe about his actual erection and size and stop portraying him as a minute man. The lack of description of the actual love act killed it a little for me. Overall still a good read. The audio was pretty good too.
Hot, Alluring, Intelligent
Christian...he is so complicated and so easy to read all at the same time.
I liked that she was able to give voices to the different characters, but they weren't so fake sounding that they were unbelievable
Highly recommend !!! Will listen again and again.
The story line and the performance kept my interest
There is no book yet that I can compare to this
My favorite character was Anastasia
Consequences of the past has different faces
A GREAT BOOK!!
Yes facinating story line
Gray-because he was so flawed and yet he has such a generous heart
The rhythm and the cadence was flawless, because of that reading 2 & 3 was very enjoyable because I was reading with her voice
Most of it....
I couldn't inmagine how this first time aurthor could compose such a brilliant series that talked to most women's desires-total and complete love
This is the best series I have ever read. I listened to these books on my way to and from work. Really made the ride something to look forward too. Love Mr. and Mrs. Grey. i would recommend this book to any female reader.
Love this Trilogy.
already read all three, so much emotion
Love this Trilogy, book two is my favorite. very emotional story. Story reads sort of like reading a diary.