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.
Add more to the story line than just dominant sex and not repeat words and phrases so often.
I was told that after the first 100 pages or so that the story would get much better. I waited it out well past half way through the book and it never got any better. I couldn't even bring myself to finish it.
YES! Listening to the audio version was quite interesting. The reader did a wonderful job!
The WHOLE Book!!!
She makes it sooo real!
Again....The whole book was AWESOME!
ABSOLUTELY HANDS DOWN AWESOME BOOK!!!
It's a painful listen. I don't know if my feelings about the book are heavily influenced by how much I dislike the reader's voice and performance. She sounds like a valley girl, she can't do "guy" voices, and all of the characters sound the same (same inflections rather than tone of voice). Otherwise, the book is slow and not much happens. I don't like the characters or the dialogue. Every time the main character thinks, "Oh my!" or "He's so bossy", I simultaneously cringe and laugh. I seriously don't know what the big deal is about this book. Some women have really vanilla relationships I guess and this book blew their minds.
Maybe. I'm told that book 2 is better because more happens.
Not much really
Overall Performance was disappointing
She had no presence. It was not well read
The writing was terrible. The equivalent of Judy Blume intended for an adult audience. The sad thing is that people are raving about this book! Wow.... reading sexual content is one thing, but I worry that young girls will read or listen to this and get the wrong idea of male/female relationships.
No! Not only does she write trash.... She does a bad job of it.
No. This one book was quite enough for me. I read up on the plots of the other books online so I could file the characters away in my head (she leaves the book at a very annoying non-conclusion, clearly paving the way for the sequel) and be done with this series. Also, when I started listening to the book, I had a nagging feeling that the plot was very similar to Twilight, minus the vampires, then found out that this book started as Twilight fanfiction.
No; I was disappointed at the quality of the plotline (or lack thereof) since most books in this genre have more depth to the characters. This book's plot was a just vehicle to the next sex scene.
The narrator sounded too "OMG!!" for my personal taste. Combined with the not-so-stellar lines such as, "Oh my gosh, he's SO HOT!" (actual line) and, "I can't believe I'm here with CHRISTIAN GREY!" (another actual line), the teenage girlness of the narration wore on me almost immediately.
Fifty Shades of Grey inspired me to grow a backbone and communicate when I have doubts, unlike the main character, who was an insecure mess of a woman trying to "save" a sexually demented zillionaire.
After this book, I have much more appreciation for Nora Roberts' strong female characters. She manages to have sex, plot, and characters with depth.
I am married with a teenage son and run my own business. As I am visually impaired, audio books are my life.
At the beginning I thought this is very twilightish, however as you get further on into the book it is nothing like it. It is very erotic and certainly an eye opener. I just couldn't come at the dominance and submissive situation in the story line. I guess it's because I'm a strong personality that it just didn't do it for me. I don't think I will listen to the other 2