I was hesitant to listen to this series because of all the negative reviews I read. But..... with the movie coming out...I'm glad I went ahead and listened to it. It's entertaining and not at all hard core like I thought it would be with the suppopsed BDSM story line. Their love story is sweet and romantic and worth the listen. I didn't love the narration but it was okay....might be better to read though instead of listen.
Well written book, but not interested in subject. Listened to the beginning and end to see what everyone is talking about and to see if I wanted to watch the movie.
This book was not what I expected. But I had no barometer so I'm not sure what I expected. I am a romantic .....it was and is the best book I've ever read. Even though some of the reverence seemed to be redundant, I just barely cared. I've recommended it to everyone I know. It allows you a glimpse of a lifestyle portrayed in a very civilized way and opens thoughts of seduction done in a less than mundane way. I've made it a point to take some lessons from Christian and Anna to spice up my 20 yr marriage ! I've read all three books three times now and have found new things I missed each time. Thank you E L James !
I've heard better performances on 99 cent audible books. Even in the first 5 minutes the performance brought me out of the story repeatedly. I'm glad I read the book before this so it wasn't ruined for me! I genuinely wish they would offer version.