An author who knows their limits. Kinky is good, poor narrative, cliche, and unorigional charictor types are not good. There were so many repeated poor visuals such as "looking up through my eye lashes." Nor does the author seem to understand that if your "subconscious" is having a conversation with you, it is by that virtue we define it as our conscience with which we are conversing...in effect, she is talking to herself, not her subconcious nor her "Medulla Oblongata."
Yes. The voices did come off very shallow and cliche but I don't discredit the narrator, that's how they were written.
Grey. Why does he have to be so lame to be kinky?
If you really need sexy...go on a date and write your own kinky story.
This book is AWFUL! My daughter writes better stories than this and she doesn't call herself and author. This is garbage and I am embarrassed that I fell for the hype.
No, however, I don't typically read erotica. I will read another well rated one just as a gauge to determine if it's the genre I have a problem with or just the author.
Anyone but her, she was very monotone, probably making the story even more lifeless.
The description of the leading male character was very visual, too bad the depth of story line just didn't exist.
I am grateful I didn't purchase the other books.
How about some better writing? I feel like I waste both my money and my time with this book/story. There was no growth and it was just a constant inner monologue about some air heads attempt to adjust to a BDSM relationship that she isn't even really interested in doing. Actually, there are so many things wrong with this story that I can't even list it all here. Overall, the story was terrible, the writing was horrid and the pace was so painfully slow that I wanted to claw out my eyes.
I have, and she is a good story teller. Why they decided to make her sound like a clueless ditz in this story is beyond me. Honestly, it was a major turn off. I cannot think of a single person that wants to listen to the inner monologue of an airhead. Especially when there is no growth of the character at all.
Yes. So long as it is not part of this 50 shades set.
All of it.
Save your money. Don't buy this~!
The fact that there is almost no story.
She did a pretty good job considering what she had to work with.
Where to begin?
What a waste of a credit.I am now an avid review reader.I'm sorry I had to mark a whole star.If I hadn't marked one everyone might have thought it was an oversight on my part.
This must be my first audio book that I will not finish. It's just a disaster, the way it's written, the way it's read and most of all the lousy story it is. While erotic, maybe, it gets boring right at the second chapter when you realize the words and replics keep repeating itself over and over. This is a credit I am sorry to say I really regret.
It was pretty dark, with a lackluster plot, and shallow characters that were sadly unpredictably shallow. The syntax was repetitive and lacked strength, but this lack of skill was carefully hidden in the "raise your eyebrows" activity.
An author that could write.
Absolutely not. This made the weak written material worse.
I have no idea how anyone can enjoy this book.
This book was so hyped, I thought it had to have some redeeming value. It is poorly written and the characters are annoying. It was the opposite of erotic. I am pretty sure a group of high school girls wrote it as a joke.
I purchased this book because it was a bestseller. I figured that if it was, it would be good. Boy, was I wrong. Repeatitive and boring. Maybe I just cannot relate to a stupid 21 year old girl. The story had potential but once again the heroine is a simpering idiot. The reviewers who gush about this story, have no idea what a good story is. I cannot believe this is a best seller. Is it to much to ask for something well written and sexy?
I would shy away from readin EL James again. It seems to me that she is a new writer who hasn't quite developed a good foundation of creative and unique words. I was frustrated hearing the same expressions and cliche descriptions over and over. I can handle a writer of average talent. And I have never labelled an author as subpar. however, James is deserving of that review.
No, for reasons mentioned above.
She had a nice voice but you can't sugar coat crap. She was reading a poorly written novel. I wouldn't hesitate to listen to another novel read by Becca. There were sometimes when I felt more emotion could have been injected into certain parts of the book. But she did a good job considering the recording was done last minute due to poor choice of the first narrator.
All I can say is nice try, but I am not even sure why this book was published.
Save your money. I'm sure there will be a movie...