Unfortunately, I did not read the book, but I can imagine that it could be entertaining. However, the horrible performance completely ruined this book for me. The characters sound grotesque and ridiculous where they did not have to and should not. Bad choice of narrator.
Having an involved editor. This book is in draft form and should have been proof read and edited severely before going into print. Shame on this book publisher for not giving Ms. James an experienced editor who would have told her you don't duplicate descriptions and responses hundreds of times over in a book. Another lesson that should be learned by the recorded books community is you don't have to repeat every, single email header and signature block. That was utter misery and boredom at its best.
Absolutely not. This is the worst and the main reason I can't tolerate the book. My 12 year old doesn't sound as immature and whiney as this narrator. Not to mention she is not convincing as other voices. Arrggg....what were they thinking? Doesn't anyone listen to these recordings before they hit the street? This narrator should NOT be in this business. It sounded as though she were reading and not living the story. I can't say "terrible" enough.
Maybe if I read the book instead of listening to it. Possibly then it wouldn't be as bad.
I'm a little fish in a medium pond.
The story line seems pretty good but a bit trite. I am hoping maybe in the next book there will be a different reader. This one has no fluidness and makes the story quite dull.
actually what is this book let's be serious
the bible for some purification
i would cut up the manuscript
The horrible writing. The fact that the writer seems clueless. Or that she opted to write about people and a state she has never even been to! The constant annoying repetition of words such as "Oh my!" and "my inner goddess". How did this book ever become a best seller is beyond me!
I've read some racy books but this was by far terribly written.
Nothing, it's not her fault that she read a dim witted book.
That's a joke!
I want my 10 hrs back!
This book would definitely benefit from more accomplished writing skills. Was it really necessary to use emails and contract verbiage as fillers?
It is just another book depicting educated young women as not so bright. It wasn't even very good erotica.
Maybe a different narrator. The Valley Girl voice was irritating.
Disappointment, boredom from too many emails and contracts.
This was an extremely disappointing book. I'm not sure that it qualifies as an "adult" book. the writing style is reminiscent of that of young adult books. It's not even very good erotica. I think this book would have truly deserved being on the New York Best Sellers' List if it was better written and if the author had taken more time to develop the storyline. The main character was supposedly educated in English lit and was going to intern for a publishing company. Her use of the English language was deplorable under those circumstances. She uses words that aren't in any dictionary I could find. I will not be reading or listening to the rest of the trilogy.
O. M. G.
Bared to You
All of them!
This was my first erotic novel, so I was shocked at first! But I loved the story and couldn't stop listening! When I was finished with the 3rd book, I just wanted the story to keep going. I really hope E. L. James writes more and centers them around Christian from his point of view!
Great story....loved it!!!!!
I liked that I was able to get into it without it being a supernatural book, being as those are my favorites. However, I chose to physically read the book rather than listen to the narrator's mundane way of speaking to a five year old. This isn't a children's story.
Shesee want able to captivate me by making it real. Other narrators, like therese Plummer, seem to be able to read the story as if they were telling it from personal experience, but this narrator was so terrible, she was almost laughable! And Btw, the way she can read the words of Christian Grey was so far from sexy, I think I just might turn gay.
A better narrator
Sex certainly sells but having listened to this I cannot really understand why the book has received so much attention. I think there are plenty of more worthwhile listens out there.