I'm not a great consumer of trashy mags but sometimes it answers some primal needs, just like this trilogy. It has all the ingredients - the dark brooding male who needs some saving, the innocent heroine...throw in some sex and you have the makings of a best selling trilogy
The initial "blase teen" imitation of the heroine was OTT and made me cringe.
All the sulky teen Cinderella parts.
Best enjoyed while slightly tipsy. Not for the sober reader looking for something with substance.
It was Funny, Erotic, Captivating and absolutely fantastic! I could not stop listening, It was never predicable...
47 year old woman
All over the workd women are not doing house work, not picking up the kids form school beacuse they're hiding reading this book with their legs crossed. I'm no prude but I didn't like the S and M content and couldn'tget past the violence to women fantasy or not. If your fantasy is this sort of thing go for it you will love it.
I loved this book. I couldnt put it down and now I have listened to them all. I am far from a teenager and I am a corporate manager. Quite a few of my friends are also very taken with the story. To the haters...lighten up. I guess you need to find some way to vent your sad frustrations by giving this best seller such scathing reviews. Many millions of women all over the world...not just teenagers are in love with the idea that is Christian Grey. We cannot all be illiterate, pubescent idiots!! In fact I dont think this book is suitable for teenagers at all!! We all have different tastes. Please recognize this. Fantastic book.
I'm not a fan of the romance genre, so I found Anna's character really annoying. And the way the narrator reads the character is grating (I'm not a fan of silly girls). But, this made the really hot parts of the book so much better. The way Becca gets really breathy and deep for Grey is intoxicating and worth enduring the inbetween parts of the book for.
This is the kind of book where you have to leave your sense at the door - this is an unrealistic fantasy world. I won't even go into the flaws in the themes in the book. I think E.L. James should stick to short erotic stories.
I recommend you suspend reality, curl up on the couch, endure the crappy romance and hold out for the fantastic hot scenes. Becca's reading of them makes the audiobook so much hotter than reading it yourself.
The books seems to be a mere laborious and detailed account of salacious activities, making it ironical sterile for an erotica!
The reading is really slow. With an almost non-existence plot, the listening was painful.