Listening to this book while commuting to and from work made the story OK but not great.
This was the first book by these authors that I have listened to. I don't know if I will be interested in another one.
The reader's voice was very annoying. It has this grating quality and all the "voices" sound the same. I suggest that the authors find another reader. Perhaps a different reader would make the story more enjoyable.
This could be a movie. Probably not a TV series. Not familiar with all the young actors - don't know who might play the leads.
Get a new reader. Sorry Kim.
literary excellence not
Christian of course
Her voice and representation of the characters. I think another reader would have been better.
Laugh at times but no really EXTREME reaction
Other reviewers have really trashed the books in this series. The books did not promise to be great works of literature. The writing was said to be poorly done, the characters were criticized and just about everything else met with their disapproval. The books are what they are and if you are expecting a great Shakesperean romance or tragedy then you should pick up a copy of Romeo and Juliet or Othello. Yes, it did drag on in places and yes, there was much repetition (Oh my!), and yes, the character of Ana was immature and childlike and made bad decisions and Christian was overbearing and possessive (is that redundant?) and definitely a kinky sex crazed megalomaniac but going beyond the surface and the sex and looking deeper into the characters and the conflicts between them and themselves does provide some redemption of the books. I thought it was a great love story, I liked the way Christian evolved and I enjoyed listening to all three books. Would I recommend them? Yes. If all you read is heavy literary works and intense fiction this is a respite. Don't expect excellence in literature, this is romance for Christsake! Kind of kinky but just sit back and let yourself enjoy the stories as they unfold.
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