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?
Not so much cursing and definately not so much blatant sex. could not even finish 1/4 of the book before deleting. i feel like i wasted one of my credits on this piece of trash. i know a lot of people like this type of book but i do not happen to be one of them.
her voice like to have driven me crazy for the little of the book i listened to
most of them
i am not trying to be a prude. but this type of book being read by young people is why kids are experimenting with sex at such a young age. doesn't matter that the heroine in the book was a virgin, everything is out there for kids to read. just not my type of reading.
A better story.
No. She is sensationalizing a perverted form of sex. It's the old "I want a man who will buy me stuff & spend money on me" story. I kept reading only because I thought it surely was going to get better. It never did. I find it embarrassing that so many people are proud of liking this book. It's extremely demeaning to women.
Exceptionally undiscerning romance novel fans. Apparently, fans of the much better, though still awful, Twilight books, and their evil fanfic spawn.
No. Once was quite enough, thank you.
Yes. As I said in the title of this review, I don't think any narrator could have saved this awful book. The writing was terrible. The dialogue was insipid and extremely unrealistic. By halfway through the book, I wanted to kill the protagonist's "inner goddess," but that isn't the narrator's fault.
I suppose it would be cheating to say "all of them," but there were no major characters I didn't find unrealistic and annoying. Anastasia is remarkably naive, but suddenly knows words she shouldn't know, and understands concepts that should be well beyond her junior high level understanding of the world. She often tells us about her high GPA, but is actually amazingly stupid. Of course, no review can leave out Christian Grey, the 29 year old billionaire, who is gorgeous (Ana tells us this on almost every page), a sexual dynamo, flies his own helicopter, altruistically feeds the poor ... it goes on and on. I had no problem with the dungeon in his apartment; that was the most realistic part of his character! I did wonder who cleaned that room, since the housekeeper didn't seem to know about it. And then there's Ana's filthy rich roommate, who was Valedictorian of her college class, editor of the student newspaper (and apparently still running said publication post-graduation). The closest thing to a realistic character was Grey's driver, who had only a minor role.
This is a truly awful book. I have to assume it was put on the bestseller list by people who don't typically read books, but are more likely consumers of movies and reality TV. Unfortunately, people like me who ignored the reviews to "see what all the hype is about" contributed to these numbers, thereby feeding the problem of semi-literate people writing and publishing books. Next time, I'll listen to my "inner god," and not waste my money.
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.