Say something about yourself!
I will admit I only purchased this because of all the hype. I've never read this type of book and didn't think I would actually enjoy it... surprise, surprise... I thought it was really good. I found myself caught up in the story and the characters and want to know more about them and their past. The book does have some explicit sex scenes which I admit I fell asleep during some of them (lol, guess I'm just old). All the sex in the world would not have made this a good book if it didn't have characters that you actually start caring about.
Regarding reviews it seems like this is a no or go book... I've seen a lot of 1 star reviews on Amazon, GoodReads, etc. and I've also seen just as many 5 star reviews. I guess you either love it or hate.
I have already purchased the 2nd book and look forward to reading it.
fun erotica in romance genre
realistic modern adolescent
already too many books
Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee sang the title (of this review) in 1946
I would have enjoyed it more if it was narrated by someone else, but it was mostly the story I found lacking.
Maybe nothing, I think most of my dissapointment came from all the attention this series is receiving. I never would have listened to this book if it wasn't the #1 best seller. I found it boring, simple, and cheesy.
if you can get past the cheesy parts, the love scenes were pretty erotic
A sign language interpreter who finds herself in the car a LOT, traveling from assignment to assignment. Audible saved me from road rage! :)
I would have varied the language use--the vocabulary choices. Get a thesaurus, for goodness' sake! "Oh my..." What 20 something woman says that nowadays--or in the last 50 years??? And how many times can someone "murmur"? Can he/she not also mutter, mumble, or utter under his/her breath??? (Mind you, those are but three of MANY options available rather than repeatedly using the same word.)
There were so many unrealistic points made. Yes, it has it's steamy side, but at what cost? I won't be the spoiler for anyone who's not read it yet, but seriously?!? Especially the first night into the next day. His words to her are ridiculous. And her "inner goddess"??? Ugh!
Whom would I cast as narrator instead of Becca Battoe? ANYONE ELSE who can read clearly; depict individual characters distinctly; pronounce words correctly, and use proper intonation and inflection. Ms. Battoe's voice became irritating to a point of such distraction I have not been able to get past the first part of the book. I would absolutely not consider purchasing the other Audible volumes of the Grey series since she has narrated them as well. If I am to pursue the end of this book, I will buy the digital copy; read it myself, and hope that Ms. Battoe's voice does not sound through my head as I read the written word. I do hope she is a better actress than narrator.
Did it inspire me to do anything? The Audible version of Fifty Shades of Grey inspired me to READ!
I have been a big fan of Audible's choices of narrators until now. If there were a way to request a refund, I would most certainly do so. This was a complete train wreck!
The books are not well written, incredibly repetitive, there is little character development, and the sex scenes are, well, vanilla.
I don't know to say, I can't agree with the past reviews. I like Becca Battoe's voice, I think her inflection and tone is appropriate. It took some time to get used too because well lets face it,middle age women like myself, find the way young people talk a little annoying, but in the case of Anna Steel's charactor I found it endearing.
I haven't read anything like this before. It was an experience.
Without reservation, Anna Steele
I did have an extreme reaction. I was drawn in by Anna's disciption of every detailed emotional response. I loved it!!!
I had reservations about reading this book. I thought it might be distasteful and I wouldn't enjoy it, however, I was wrong it is the most interesting book I have read/listened to in a very long time. I'm glad was open minded.
The triology is really amazing. It really goes into the mind and explores the damage of abuse and neglect at an early age. The subsequent way Christian regains control of his life can be considered shocking, but it really explores the way one mind chooses to cope.
You can't judge this trilogy based on expecting a normal romance novel, now ever the closest I can come to a comparison is Megan Harts "Broken"
It was okay. Not tremendous, not bad.
Struggling for Control
Would make a great mini series, but don't compromise the book by trying to fit it into a 2 hour movie!
No idea...I dont have time to read..I have to listen during "life"..it was read by Becca Bardot...she did a great job.
The college graduation...the narrator read it awesome. Made it very real.
F--k the contract.
Prepare for desires you never knew you had!
I am HOOKED to 50 shades...have read all 3 books in less than a month...cannot wait for a movie rendition!!
Maybe ....but no hurry
The readers were fine
Seriously? I am no prude but this was just wierd.
Just go rent porno. At least it doesn't pretend to be anything else. But hey ...to each his (her) own. I wouldn't argue with anyone wjo enjoyed it.
California Gold Rush
THe narrator in this book absolutely ruined the whole story for me, and when she tried to lower her voice to sound like a man, it made the whole story seem RIDICULOUS!!! What a waste of time and money!