Better reader, a plot, less repetition,predictable
S and M, without a plot,yes
Not worth the time to do so
Don't read out every Email exactly as it is printed, it is painfully laborious.
Not the next in the series thats for sure
If you like soft porn then they are all OK
It does already, but I can't face the repetitiveness to see what happens.
A very basic book, written at a very low level, with minimal story that doesn't really go anywhere. I don't mind the pornography but even that wasn't very good, but then again I am not a sadomasochist.
I got through a couple chapters. Not impressed with either the story or narrator.
nothing to do with shades of anything
i will exchange this.
I do not think enyone who breaths could like it.
written something else
not good enough
no such thing as a 22 year old vergin.
A different author and an entirely different approach to the subject.
Poor, poor narrator! I don't think any amount of money would make me to perform this talantless, totally
The aughtor. (and the iritating "from... to... date.." in passages from the heroes' correspondence).
Total waste of time. One would require a special talent to produce such a dull, senseless and plainly, stupid story out of rather a good subject. And oh, those "oh, my!" In the course of listening I have developed an involuntary vomiting reflex to this exclamation.
The narrator was my first "yuk", she sounded like she was 12 years old, "Oh my!" The story was less than interesting, how old is the author, 12 too? This was given to me as a gift, in CD format. So I wasted a credit to read this, Very disappointing and no, I will not listen to the other 2 in this series, don't care how it ends. I am just happy I got through this one so I wouldn't disappoint my friend.
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.