The story seemed like it was written by a 15 year old girl. The characters are absolutly unbelievable. The main character was dumber then a box of rocks.
Far too juvenile, maybe even for juveniles.
She sounded like a fifteen year old reading it. Although, no one could make this story worth listening to.
All of them.
I kept listening thinking it had to get better...IT DIDN'T!!!. At one point I contemplated piercing my eardrums with an icepick
I am a 50 plus year old woman and maybe I could have gotten into the story if it hadn't been narrated by a seemingly 12 year old girl. She narrated poorly and sounded entirely too young for the content.
Something maybe nature inspired and adventuresome.
I don't know but certainly someone with more experience and maturity.
Oh my god.
Anastasia Steele. Her innocense.
No this was the first time.
My jaw did drop multiple times!!
I deffently would read or listen to this book again. I am looking forward to the movie.
Christian Grey. Not sure why just is.
Looking forward to the movie.
At first i had a hard time with Anastasia, she sounded like a valley girl and the story of how they met was a bit cheesy. But as i continued to listen, i was swept up in Ana's struggle. I fell in love with Christian too. I was torn as she was. The sex was secondary to the real story. I wish as she did that she could show him the light. And as she found out i don't know if that's possible for him. I feel her pain. I cried with her.
I immediatley downloaded the second book. I do hope upon hopes that somewhere by the end of the triology there is a happy ending for them.
I can identify with both Ana and Christian on many levels. It is a book that has deeply affected me.
Yes, I would recommend for the hopeless romantic to read with a modern twist.
I guess my favorite part of the book is when Ana "drunk dialed him" and he demanded she tell him where she was and she hung up.. Then guess who appears Christian Grey at a time where one of her best friends Jose Roderguez tries to make a move on her and he steps in... That was the first of many nights they would share together.
No this was my first but i like her performance in this series
Loved this book, it's very erotic true but set that aside it is a true love story!
Foodie, sports fan, loves indie and documentaries. A book lover and Grand Puhbah of a bookclub for 5+yrs. A fave is Shadow of The Wind.
The concept was intriguing. Yet, the idea of a mature and experienced man manipulating a young and naive college student slightly disturbed me. Having daughters in that age group, it was hard to have the same overly sexual experience that the soccer moms who giggled behind their book, camouflaged by a book cover at the pool the Summer of 2012. If the story didn't drag on and on enough to drive you mad, the audio will. The narrator sounds like she is a high school girl which just adds to the ick factor. I would not read the sequel. I will see the movie...on DVD. The actor cast as Christian Grey is pretty cute.
If I had made $95 million for writing it.
she did fine
kept me from speeding while driving
The writing is pretty bad - the plot is predictable and the author needs a thesaurus for descriptive words because she uses the same handful of words over and over and over again. The female protagonist is described by other characters as being intelligent, but I fail to see that actually demonstrated in any of the internal monolog; in fact, the dialog throughout the trilogy is much the same--trite. The narration is OK, but I'm not sure if that's because of the narrator or the deficient writing. On the other hand, the love scenes are very tantalizing and plentiful, making the series worthwhile.
I loved the storyline of Ana & Christian and how they each eventually accept each other for who they are.
The relationship of Ana & Christian
I have too many to name just one.
It made me laugh. It was an emotional roller coaster.