I'm sure this is a good book. But I couldnt get past the narrators voice.
Her voice 'drags out' the last syllable of every sentence. I found myself anticipating a cringe every time a sentence was to close, and not listening to what she was actually saying.
I dont think I got past chapter four. I can't listen to another word. Very unfortunate.
I would get the hard copy of this book, but I'm afraid I will still hear the narrators voice inside my head reading it to me.... :/
This book seemed to drag on and on with the same old you know what......please......some kind of plot would have been refreshing.
The writing is very juvenile including petty conversations, very repetitive exclamations of "oh my" and "holy..." and generally few words more than 6 letters. The way it follows the characters every single moment of the day makes one think the writer is filling in space.
Perhaps in 10 years or so when the writing might be more mature and interesting.
The problem wasn't in the narrator but having it narrated at all -- to have to listen to a hundred emails read out and every single one including the salutation, the date, the time, the subject... This would have been OK in written text as your eye would have leapt to the pertinent information but as a read-aloud item, so irritating.
The portrayal of a dominant/submissive contract was interesting - not what I would have expected. But then it's fiction so it may not be accurate.
If the author was a better writer.
Absolutely. As a straight male in my mid thirties, I read this to "see what all the fuss was about" and tap into the zeitgeist. What I found was the horrific realization that this may be what it is like to be inside a woman's head. Perhaps instructive, but mostly painful.
The director on this book made a bad call: in the email exchanges between Annastasia and Christian, the narrator kept reading the To:, From:, Date and Time: lines in the emails, as well as the email signatures, something you would gloss over as a reader--this made these exchanges tiresome, not like they were meant which was more snappy and playful. Not necessary.
By the end, I did want to have closure, and it did not come. Which means I will just have to ask someone else what happens in the next 2 books because I cannot endure another myself.
There are better ways to spend your Audible credits and time.
no, better books to listen to. I was just courious about the book, since many people commented on this book.
did the author get payed by how many words he wrote? Ex: communication between emails, from, to, subject.
What a waste of my life! Might have been interesting to a co-ed but too stupid for an adult.
How naive the girl was and that she lacked such self confidence that she would allow herself to be used in that way and under those terms. Even if the earth was life changingly good, that was just bad judgement.
Her voice was too immature.
This book was a huge disappointment. The story line is immature and disgusting! I have no clue what all the hipe is about for these books.
There really is no story. It just takes you from one poorly written sadistic sex scene to another.
Refused to perform such a poorly written book.
Embarrassing; I'm embarrassed to have anyone know I read this series.
The marketing agent for this book must be a genius! Definitely not sold on content or literary excellence!
Not my preferred reading. Decided to listen to it to see what the hype was about. More geared to younger people.
She could have created more plots. Used same adjetives alot,
Well spoken except for man's part.
gluttons for punishment
less porn and more closure
The performance was fine, the material is what what was lacking
I thought it would be more than just a sexnovel - I was wrong
Less sex, more story
Yes, she didn't do anything wrong.