I will get the print version of this book if i want to finish it. Sorry Becca but your voice drives me crazy--it is too young, and too many sentence endings sound like a question--that style of speaking. Audible, maybe someone like Sharon Stone would have been a better choice for such a book--i would have preferred a more adult sounding voice. Not sure if i am intrigued enough by the story yet to read the print versions of any of the series--too many good books out there to waste time reading mediocre writing.
The new Tom Wolfe novel!!
Sharon Stone, maybe Kate Walsh.
The virginity taking scenes. Really, a virgin at her age? In this day and age? Someone who doesn't have religious reasons to be a virgin? Someone who dates, is beautiful and has an adventuresome personality?
I still love Audible books!!
Very little variation; how many ways can a person be tied up and have another person have their way with them? The writing was predictable, boring, ridiculous, and read like a Danielle Steele romance novel on a bad acid trip. This book could be summed up in as much space as a penthouse forum story, and still not lose any of it's meaning or content. I would have been better off reading the condensed penthouse version, and saved myself the more than 19 hours of my life I can never get back, not to mention the credit I wasted purchasing this trash.
She could have not written it in the first place. A terrible piece of literature, which unfortunately only appeals to the desperate, depraved, and lonely of the world.
The voice of the performer was harsh, and annoying. Using someone with a softer, more feminine voice might have made the otherwise ragged experience a bit more tolerable.
No redeeming qualities whatsoever. This book is an insult to the tree's who perished for it to be printed on.
I want my credit back.
I'm sure he wrote it for teenagers or young adults with commercial purposes, but I do not suggest it for anyone. As a matter of fact it might be great for sadomasochists. It is bored, repetitive and the story is too silly.
That is why I prefer the classics.
Had all the hype. It just never caught my attention. The writing style seemed simplistic. Only lasted about 4 chapters.
Different narrator and better writer. The writing is terrible for the first book but does get better by the end... The joke phrase around my home with the wife is "oh my". I also wonder if the author has any personal experience or if she just intends to belittle average men and women in their "abilities". When you pay attention to the details depicting the actions of the individuals and try to picture what is happening in your head you realize that some of the actions are not possible or erotic.
Irrelevant question other than if I ever see the same narrator, I will skip it.
In every way possible. She made bad writing worse and the better writing worse than it had to be. She could have taken the approach that our time is valuable, instead she read as if she was paid by the hour. Seriously I listened to the first half of the first part at 1x speed and was pulling my hair out, couldn't stay into it. Then found the 3x button and it actually made the characters voices differentiable and sound normal but still far slower than average people read or can receive spoken words.
The book? Pissed off at the praise this book received when it is soo terrible. You want some good reading in this genre check out Cherise Sinclair. Also disappointment for the relation to Twilight. Twilight was on an entirely different level of literature.
Listen to it at 3x speed and bare through the first book. Don't expect greatness on the literature side or the storyline. Its an ok intro into BDSM play-style but doesn't do its potential justice.
no and defintely no
when I got to "fist pumping" - disgusting
her "valley talk" made listening absolutely impossible - the end of every sentence grated on my nerves - sounded like Saturday Night Live spoofs
give me my credit back!
Haven't read a book like this before, full of sexual stuff. That sparked my "inner goddess". But the narration is really bad, almost mechanical. The author keeps using the same words over and over again and makes Ana sound like a stupid high school child.
The second book, only because I want to know what will happen next.
Very mechanical. The Christian Grey voice is too fake.
Probably, but maybe not.
If you can get past the annoying narrator and her whiny ass voice then you can enjoy this book. Also I kept saying to myself, "If this bitch says 'murmurs' one more time!!!..." I mean seriously how many times did E.L. James use this particular word to describe someone speaking quietly? How about 1,050! So ridiculous. With that being said, i found the story itself exciting. I can picture the millions of unhappy housewives eagerly turning the pages and gasping at every seductive detail. If you like hot and steamy, i recommend this book. However you will prolly enjoy it more without the annoying narrator and read it the old fashioned way. ;)
Of course, the first book is not enough i will definitely be finishing the series.
Someone less whiny and who doesn't sound like a 15 year old shopping at the mall with her friends.
I really had a tough time with this book it did not flow and I couldn't get into it. I didn not know where it was going. After a 5 chapters if I am not intersted then it's a waste it time. Don't believe the hipe of this book it is really bad.
This listen could only be a better listening experience if the book was totally rewritten.
The characters were all pathetic. The main character was supposedly smart, and threw out a complex word once in a while to try to prove it, but she was so tediously repetetive in all her thoughts and dialog that I felt she must have actually had a sub-zero IQ. How many times would an intelligent person repeat "Oh MY!" Are there not any other words available with which to express oneself?
All of them.
Don't bother reading or listening to this story. Other than the sexual content it is written at a first grade level.