these characters are such name dropping stuck up rich snobs even though the author tries to make them less shallow. It is just so DUMB. The narrator ends every sentence with the new valley girl intonation that has taken over “like” the growly voice
she made the people sound so unbelievably stupid and boring
all of them
This series has blown up in a way that isn't surprising...the idea is sexy, and bright...the delivery of the story is extremely simple and remarkable only in that it could really have been brilliant if it had been written by someone with talent...Like Diana Gabaldon maybe? The narration by Becca Battoe might have been the worst mistake-she sounds like an idiot.. reading awful dialog. OK, so-the author is clearly a novice, and the book was written as fan mail for the Twilight series, and it follows so closely I am surprised that Stephanie Meyer doesn't get some kind of kick back for providing the entire sub plot... Again, I really like the basis of the story, I am really disappointed in the final product. This book is a prime example of what suckers the consumers are. This all was-and should have remained ONE novel, the fact that it was broken into three $30 books so that it could become 4 movies is one that Americans will (hopefully) get wise to, and stop feeding. NOT worth almost $100 - I mean "Holy Moses" folks!
NO, NO, NO
no imagination, same old sad tired line! oh my!
she was boring!
It just sounded like a kid wrote it.
All the murmuring, smirking, muttering. Detailed descriptions of what characters were wearing, and every description followed an utterance by the vapid Ana about how "hot" Christian is. Ridiculous story line. Terrible writing. Even the sex became routine and boring and I had to fast forward through those parts to get to the funny part (that were not meant to be funny). Oh, and how does Ana, the 22 year old editor of a publishing house (right) get anything done when all she does at work is send idiotic emails to her "hot" boyfriend? Barf!!!!
Not write it.
Ana and Christian.
Like a pornographic film, the plot of this book is very thin, totally unbelieveable, not especially well-written, yet the sexual aspect and one's own imagination makes it just barely interesting enough to finish the book. There is certainly no intrigue to keep one awake wondering what happens next, so it does make for ideal bedtime reading.
Was hoping for a fun summer read but this was not it!
The three books were poorly written and though I kept hoping for some semblance of an adequate story line to emerge the plot was weak, the characters repetitive and shallow, the writing juvenile and the repetition hard to take. Even the gratuitous scenes (which is what I'm assuming made these books popular) were repetitive and I was fast forwarding through them by book three!
I love books, it's my great escape.
Wow I totally loved it, a 5 star ending to this Trilogy. I love a good HEA and this one is so up lifting. I want more from this author and I want to hear about the other interesting characters from this Trilogy.
I would recommend this book over and over again. I hope E L james makes a trilogy based on what Mr. Gray was thinking.
Christian. He had me so hot and bothered. I loved him.
I think she did a great job with all the characters.
When christian thought she was going leave him again and he became the Submissive.
This book was so awesome. I hope E L James takes my advice and PLEASE make books based on what Christian was thinking.
A beautiful ending to a beautiful series. I picked it up and could not put it down. And now it is over, I feel like I need to read it again to catch all that I might have missed.
I decided that I wanted to also experience this series as the audiobook. At first I did not care for the narrator, she made Ana seem much younger than her 21 years, but after a while she grew on me. This series is even more enjoyable and intense in the audio format. I see myself reliving this series again and again in the future. For those who have gotten caught up in the hype and have not tried it, you are missing a truly beautiful journey of love between two loveable people.
Both Christian and Ana were my favorites, Christian a little more so than Ana. But they both had characteristics that I found loveable and enjoyable.
I didn't particularly care for her at first, her voice made Ana sound younger than she was supposed to be, but it eventually grew on me.
i resisted falling for the hype of fifty shades.....until i signed up for audible and got a free credit. curiosity got the best of me, and since i wasn't actually spending any money on it, i used the free credit towards the first book. within the next few weeks, I owned all three books. and then started to listen to the first book all over again after i finished all three.
I dont know what it is about this fantasy, but it dominates and controls you with it's characters, the love story, the excitement.
one note, while it is erotic, it isn't as salacious as most of the hype made it out to be. its sexual, but not swinging on chandeliers crazy. aside from the mild S&M, most of it is your typical between the sheets stuff.