The whole thing - very sophomoric! this is a Harlequin Romance novel in disguise. I don't know what all the hoorah was about this book - totally predictable and mostly forgetable. I have listened to about 2 hours of part one and am going to trash all the rest.
I was never a fan of this genre.
I don't know - better material probably
The one and only reasonable explanation for this kind of adult behavior is simple. The supposedly brilliant, superrich, mindbogglingly successful and breathtakingly beautiful male protagonist who wastes a whole lot of time and effort on sex games with a birdbrained, infantile, yet legally adult female got to be a closet pedophile.
Nothing the book is poorly written and horrable story line
Dont bother- can get a better story line out of Debbie Does Dallis
A credible narrator
Racing in the Rain
The worst narration I have ever heard. Bought series and have been stuck on Chapter 3 of first book. Can't go on. Serious casting misstep on someone's part.
If I hadn't listened to it at all.
Sounds like a child.
There wouldn't be any book left.
Nothing about this book was sweet. He was abusive and she's an idiot.
A better narrator
A better narrator
it had some enjoyable parts but I can't say "redeeming"
This narrator was absolutely aweful. I found it had to enjoy the book due to her.
no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, and more no!
all about sex... no real plot
Although the plot and characters may have been interesting, the story put me to sleep. As a male reader, there just isn't anything captivating about the detailed descriptions of a "powerful" guy.
It was a promising story line, however the details bored me. Fascinating characters, promising subjects... I was listening to the books because a young lady I was dating enjoyed them. However, I couldn't seem to stay interested in the details.
I constantly get irritated about Ana saying "holy sh*t" to EVERYTHING! It is very old, and I don't think it is coherent to her overall persona
I would maybe recommend fifty shades of grey to some of my friends, and only because it is hot reading and very sexy - not because of the story-line in such.
i have not
"Fifty Shades Of Grey" might be the worst book ever written. The writing is pathetic: trite, repetitive, and purely amateur. The author uses the same stock phrases over and over, as though she has never *read* a book before writing this one. A challenge for the listener: How many times does Grey "stare intently" at the protagonist? Are there other words to describe how one person stares at another? If so, why doesn't the author use them? Could it be because she isn't a good enough writer to come up with some new phrases?
There is no plot at all, beyond the narrator either drooling over Grey or agonizing about their relationship. Nothing happens. There is no conflict.
The characters have the depth and emotional maturity you would expect in a book written by a middle-schooler - or a piece of throw-away Twilight fanfic. "Holy crap!" and "Jeez!" and, especially, "Oh, my!" seem to be the deepest thoughts of which the protagonist is capable, and you get to hear these thoughts in her internal monologue every thirty seconds.
The protagonist is supposed to be a college student, but there is no indication whatever that the author has ever met one, or knows what a college student in 2011 is like. Scenes where the characters use computers or interact with technology are so miscast as to be laughable.
The narrator is a perfect match for the material, vapid and vacuous, enunciating each word with a clumsy precision that makes it sound like she's struggling to read the words. I can't blame her, though, I struggled with it myself.