I would hesitate
The narrator had a prominent 'ssssss' that grated on me after a period of listening. The sound became like finger nails on a chalk board.
The story is so shallow it would have to be porn. I would not go see it.
The author has a very childish limited writing style. The repetition of words becomes quite annoying. I began to roll my eyes every time 'hot', 'delicious', 'smoldering', 'inner goddess', 'geeze, what's his problem?' and 'down there' were repeated. These words and several more are way over used in this book.
As for the story, I became bored with its lack of depth and nearly gave up listening. I think it would have been more interesting if the roles had been reversed. Anastasia, is depicted as such a weak pride less naive girl. She seems more like an impressionable 14 year old than a college graduate character with an impressive GPA.
The book finally introduces some depth in the last chapter or two but then it ends. I suppose it is a good tactic to encourage the reader to buy another book to finally get to the story. Since it is a trilogy I fear the second book will be just as lack luster.
The book is mostly porn with an attempt to tell a story at the end.
Women, I guess since my wife wanted me to read/listen.
No, I don't think so.
Young Valley Girl.
Just not for me. Found myself dreading the next e-mail read wanting to fast forward. Felt like chewing on aluminum foil.
Listening to the over and over e-mail exchange was like nails on a chalkboard. I listened to the end only for my wife. She wanted me to listen. I enjoyed it better the times I fell asleep. I did go back and re-listen. Again, just for my wife.
Lets all be honest with ourselves. We got this book for the sex. We wanted to see what the hype was all about. After finally getting through it, we can have better stories reading a forum. The "sex tales" weren't all that hot and the story stinks. However, the absolute worst part of this audible tale is listening to them READ EMAILS. It never seemed to end. One email after another. Why does anyone think that makes a good story? Every email is read with the date, time, subject, sender, ending. Over and over and over to the point I was screaming at them to stop reading the emails!!!
Complete lack of redeeming literary value. Compared with Lady Chatterly's Lover, it's flat and undeveloped.
Oh Gee, what a surprise an older man interested in a young virgin. Real
No. I hate the whiney, adolescent tone in her voice. It speaks poorly of her that she even did this book.
I wouldn't even write the book. I consider it a total waste of time
If this is what America spends its time on, God help America.
I dont know
I havent even gotten to listen to the book since I purchased it. It took me forever to load it to my computer and then I couldnt get it to my itunes. After having that issue for a couple weeks my computer quit on me.
Tell us about yourself! I am a French woman and live in Paris. I love to read - I read almost EVERYTHING! I like also to speak English
I really hate to write bad reviews and truly respect those who work up the nerve to write something and expose themselves out there to be read and judged. Having heard so much about this book I decided to give it a shot but it goes without saying that I was extremely disappointed. How I end up listening to this garbage? I wish I had taken the time out to read reviews on different sites before downloading it to my kindle. The story is not sexy at all I absolutely hated Grey and Ana I was hoping for his helicopter to crash and put an end to this ridiculous redundant mess. I have learned never to go by the five star reviews again. The book is mostly about sex and a naïve, clumsy, innocent girl Anna who orgasms at everything/or anytime his billionaire boyfriend moves/emails her/touches her. Then if you remove the parts where Anna blushes and orgasms the book will be down to 25 pages. This is the most appalling, immature book I have ever read. The bad news is I’ve bought the whole trilogy I did not know that this book will turn out to be so dumb. I will have to read the whole trilogy now. If some of you are thinking about reading it please don’t! I wonder how someone (the author) who is right in her mind could write a book where she repeats over and over the same word. I wish I hadn’t bought this garbage.
I was mad, let down and hated the book! As far as I am concerned this book does not deserve to be called book at all! This is fifty shades of sh*t!
yes but I dislike the narrator....
yes but I dislike the narrator
most of all...I could not enjoy the voice and character voices
that is still out for opinion
I dont understand how this popular book could be narrated so poorly...
Fiction lover, wannabe writer. lost of flights with my new job. Audible is PERFECT to keep me up the books I want to read.
I think a really horny 6th grader wrote this. I have never ready (didn't finish) such a poorly written book. I only gave it 1 star because 0 stars was not an option. Terrible.
I think she did the best she could with the material.
Many, many laughs. I mean laugh-out-loud laughs. It got to the point where every time she said "Oh, my!" I chimed in with her and cracked up. I listened to this while I did spring cleaning, and it got me through it.
I'm up to date on pop culture. And I can speak from experience when I tell others it was truly awful.
Lame, limp, wimp.
No reason to hide this book from your co-workers. So tame it's lame. Our heroine is unbelievable, how rare is a 'babe' old enough to have finished college, still virginal who is not hung up by religious conviction. She must have a near zero libido to have reached into her twenties and never before been attracted to a male. The great build-up to the 'red room of pain' leaves so much to be desired that I almost didn't bother finishing the book. Hoping she had second thoughts about the relationship to make books two and three interesting, but not sure if I'm willing to invest anything to find out. Too bad ms. James didn't model a real female in the starring role.
Most interesting, the big lead in. Least interesting, the delivery.
If you had prurient motives in considering this book, forget it.