The characters lacked full range and development. The way they each flipped flopped on subjects were frustrating and annoying.
I wouldn't cut anyone. I would make them better
If you are looking for something sexy and naughty with BDSM go else where. Unless you have lived/experienced only mild adventurous sex you will not be inclined to find this sexy, dark and forbidden. I listened to the entire series because I bought into the hype of it is so thrilling, a must read, OMG it is soooo HOT! I'm here to say the Emperor has no clothes. I believe there are many others that dislike this series but do not want go against the tide. I have no such inclination. It is an easy light listen if you remove all of the hype. It isn't something that I would listen to again which is a serious disappointment for me. I love to listen and read my books over and over. It is a HUGE disappointment that I wasted three credits on this series. Lesson learned, no more.
The reader was terrible! She brought no emotion to the characters and the difference between her voices was minimal. This was such a popular book I thought that a decent reader would have been chosen, but I guess I was wrong. The story is weak and rather pathetic. But it is racy and could be an interesting listen if it had been performed better.
NO!! Absolutely not.
Sure- but I hate that she agreed to do this book, so maybe not.
The whole idea.
I hate that our society gives any attention to this horrible story line. The whole "red room of pain" is really disgusting. What does this story say about women and me. Gross
This was without a doubt the worst book I've read in years. It sounds like it was written by a high-school girl hopped on Red Bull and Harlequin romances. It was poorly written; the characters had all the depth of a rain puddle, the storyline was beyond unbelievable, and the sex at best unrealistic.
I cannot believe this has become as popular as it has - it is complete garbage
The breathy speaking style; the pathetic attempts at imitating male vaoices
I guess really immature women who think a man who has money and looks is above reproach and irresistable for those two items alone.
Something that is well written and a narrator who sounds older than a 13-year-old "Valley Girl."
The words she spoke were not her fault, but reading every "TO", "SUBJECT", "FROM" etc. from the emails was mind-numbingly boring. It would not have been a problem in the written book. I could not believe any thoughtful, sane person would think that would be worthwhile information, or that a listener would want to sit through it. At least the verbatim reading of the contract could be bypassed, but it was hard to skip the through the emails.
All of them
I could not figure out what all the talk was about and so decided I could at least listen to the book while exercising at the gym. I became so irritated with the limited vocabulary of the main character -- "Holy C***, Holy S*** and Holy F***" her constant exclamations. Also, she lost her appetite as a result of just about any discussion.
Single father of two kids, with a very busy life style. might change some of the people I know like the ex, but not the kids. hard start to life but moving forward, looking for my 50 shades. (ha-ha) Laters Baby
Never looked at the printed version could not answer this question
Not sure this is the first kind of book like this that I've read it was recommended by a friend although I More intrigued to read more books like this.
Love the way that Becca Battoe changes her voice for certain characters not to mention adds emphasis to certain scenes. She was a pleasure to listen too.
This book start you off right away In a scene that's kind of sucks you in a little bit. And then it leads to another scene and another scene it it's hard to stop reading the book because every time they pull up another scene you need to know what else is going to happen next so yes.
A friend recommended this book to me. And I'm grateful that she did. This is a males perspective. And I'm not one for these kind of books. But the dominant submissive position give me a different outlook that would otherwise not have been betrayed in my life. This book was very interesting. And go even though the descriptions of certain intimate scenes were I think a little overdone it was overall still had a very good storyline in the book.
I have been interested in this book for a super long time & was excited when I downloaded it. But, the narrators voice is so annoying and lacks any sort of story telling flair... I couldn't get through the first ten minutes... I wanted to poke my eyes out listening to it... very disappointing...
A better story would have made this a 4 or 5 star rating. The story was ridiculous.
It was ear porn, nothing more and nothing less. Oh wait yes, it was less...bad writing, the worst.
Her tones were awful
I would have cut the book in half.
Waste of my time and credits