I listened to the Triology, I did not read the print version.
I have not read any romance books let alone erotic fiction so I can't compare.
Absolutely, it broke my heart.. and I held my breath most of the Triology praying Christian would not slip back into S & M. That he could allow himself to find healing and to be loved.
To me it is a wonderful love story about a broken, tortured young man that found real love for the first time and this love begins to heal him. And it is about a young woman that fell in love for the first time and the person she loves happens to be very broken. It shows her committment and fortitude to this person and shows how she refuses to give up on their relationship and how she is determined to make it work. Her attitude of stickto-itiveness is a lost art. I feel that the story shows that they are walking through their pain and darkness together into the light of a loving, trusting relationship. I have never read/listened to heavy romance novels, let alone an Erotic Fiction book before, but I am a child of the sixties so I was not ignorant of this world ; but knowledge and expertise are two different things, so I blushed a number of times needless to say, but then again, I also blushed (died) in the movie "The Graduate" when it first came out! Therefore there were too many sex scenes for me, but if you are into this kind of reading for the sex you should enjoy it. I did not consider this hard core S and M, or what I understood S and M to be. I would not recomend this reading for the young and the innocent.. TMI!! :-) Good luck in your read.
At first, I just saw this trilogy mentioned in a magazine. Then I saw, after I downloaded it, that it was supposed to be a really sexy book about Sado-masochism (sp?). I almost asked audible to take them back. But, fortunately, I decided to give them a chance. The books are really well written and are less about BDSM than a psychological and romantic and sexy exploration. Actually, a really good read. The reader was well chosen; she sounds correct for the character she portrays. If you are curious, give it a listen...you won't regret it. Unless, of course, you are adverse to sexually graphic literature.
Loves reading books, but have limited time. So audible presents a perfect solution for me!
I have read both and they are pretty similar. It depends if you have time, but would then rather read the printed version.
The epic love story in the middle of all of the crazy stuff.
There are too many to choose from.
When she saw little blip for the first time. As this hit really close to home it almosthad me in tears.
This series although not really written in proper language, is still one of the best I have read.
Yes. It is very sexual so I would warn the person. I never read (listened) to this kind of subject..so it was interesting to see there is a world like this. You can listen and do other things as it is such a simple book in the beginging.
Offer a little bit of an abridged version..or less explicit for those it might offend..
Duing the first book I was ready to put it down as I didnt want to go through 3 books with just this overly sexed relationship, but the characters and plot started to shape up and I thought it ended up having a good story.
NO laughing or crying just wide eyed listening to explicit sex.
yes, the underlying story line is good. The repeat/nonstop sex gets a bit tiresome.
less sex scenes.
good pace, good voices
Noah is my husband. My name is Jennifer. I love audible so much. It has changed the way I enjoy books! :)
I loved this series!!! It wasn't all about sex but went deeper than that and that is why I fell in love with this series. I couldn't stop listening!
The narrator is amazing. I am now scared to buy a book narrated by anyone else - she is really good!
The intensity, inflection, different voices - just fabulous!
Both - regularly!
The 50 shades trilogy is NOT TO BE MISSED
Romantic, Funny, Great Story line
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Book 2 was the best out of the 3 books series
Yes, the narrator brought the book to life.
Christian Grey was my favorite character in all three books. He was strong but vulnerable. She did a great job with the character.
I have listened to all three Fifty Shades and she was wonderful in all three books.
Could not put it down
Anna, a good strong youg woman
Absolutely, I even listened to it while cleaning my horse barn.
If all folks got out of this book was the sex, then they missed the whole point. I am an old fuddy duddy, yes there was a lot of sex, some I had never heard of, but Becca Battoe was awesome, and for a first/second/third book from EL James. She had me wanting to know know more about all the family members. It was gripping. I thought that was the whole point of a great book, to leave you wanting more. I did have a hard time believing a 27 year old male could think like he did, but it did not ruin the story for me.