There should be a credit issued for any listener who downloaded this limp biscuit. Mind numbingly slow narration didn't help. I'm shamed for wasting my precious time on this earth bothering with this sorry excuse of erotica. If anything it's anti-rotica or just rot.
Can't believe I didn't see reviews first. Believe them all.
For a really sexy read just pick up the dictionary and randomly look up definitions. "That's hot!" This is not.
Next read will be something from Steven King. Not exactly Brit Lit but at least he has characters with more that 250 word vocabularies and true plot lines that zip along.
Obviously she took the job for the money. I thought I heard her yawn once or twice trying to get through a sentence. Am I right?
Someone made money to keep the economy running.
I've enjoyed not wasting any time considering anything by this author again
My wife already ordered book two of the trilogy. I will pass and go back to a business book.
It was not worth my time, but I gave it a change and listened to the end. My wife also has a copy and she is really into it.
At first the narrator annoyed me - her voice seemed too "preppy college girl-like", even for a preppy college girl, but as the story progressed her narration improved and she became more of a real person who had been gaining life experiences. I am assuming that progression was intentional, and I liked it. Least - I expected more because of what other people who had read it said. I expected more eroticism, more development of the story and more left for my own imagination. It seemed a bit dry at times... I guess it was left a bit undeveloped so that way so you read the next two books. I may or may not.
Have not. This was my first.
No, but I would like to hear more of her work.
Yes, maybe as a movie it would be okay. I expect less from movies than I do from books.
This was my first Audiobook and overall loved the experience and convenience!
I thought that I knew what I was getting into when I decided to listen to these books: I knew that the writing wasn't going to be stellar, but I wanted to be informed on the latest cultural phenomenon. I made it through this first book and half of the second before throwing in the towel.
First, I must say, that the writing is much worse than I expected. But leaving that aside, this series is probably the least-suited for the audio format of any book I've encountered. The countless emails that the characters exchange are awful to listen to - you have to hear the "To" line the "From" line, the subject, the time, the date and the characters' signatures for every single email - even the brief ones. (Also, anyone that believes that a 21 year old is exchanging emails instead of text messages is as out-of-touch as James herself). I also thought that the tone of the reader's voice made Anastasia's character seem even more childish, vapid and "valley girl" than she is written to be. I love audiobooks, but this performance is either the worst I've ever heard, or close to it.
If you have a burning desire to know what all the fuss is about, download it on your Kindle. That way you can skip past much of the filler, and you can read it in public without embarrassment.
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!