The only emotions this book stirs in me is anger. I can't believe I wasted my credit on this. I am angry that this so called piece of literature was even published. I would have left minus stars if I could have. I feel duped by all the hype surrounding this book. I have seen it on the cover of magazines and on news programs, all with good things to say. Why??? I don't blame the author, I blame the editor and the publisher. Sadly there are more talented authors out there that take literature seriously that can't even get there foot in the door. But this dollar store throw away gets on the New York Times Best Seller list??? You've got to be kidding me. How??
This book is definitely thought provoking. My thoughts aren't what the author had in mind I am sure. First of all you want your readers to believe this is a romance, but in truth its an abusive relationship. Do a little research. Your hero, Christian Grey, 26 year old billionaire, flys a helicopter, is a pretty boy creep and the guy you teach your daughters to stay away from. How many red flags do you have to have? The difference is in real life the flags are much harder to see. This one comes with a contract, that is painfully read word for word. Your heroine, Anastasia Steele is 22 an idiot, with a college education, a virgin, no computer, no email address, naive, an American and no vocabulary. Even the names are ridiculous. Steele/Grey. Ridiculous and non believable. My intelligence has been insulted.
I am not even offended by the erotica. I am not a prude. But even that was lacking. Kinda turned me off, not on. Perhaps it was Anastasia's begging.
The narrator wasn't all that bad either. I could tolerate it. She didn't really have great material did she? There is no way to turn a bologna sandwich into a steak. And this is exactly what the author, editor and publisher want you to believe. I wonder how much money they have spent promoting this. Hope it hurts a little, like losing my credit hurt me. Did that sound sadistic? Well Holy Cow, I'm sorry.
I think I will sit down write murmur a thousand times, Oh my! a couple of hundred times. Throw in a couple of long fingers, Call a Vagina, "down there" . add a couple explicit sex scenes and call this publisher. Obviously anyone can write a book, get it published and make a million. Story? Who needs a story?
Intense, compelling, addicting
All of them.
All of them.
Yes, but I didn't want it to end. So I savored it.
I have listened to 3 Dennis Lehane books. Love this authors stories. Have another one waiting. Don't know what Im going to do when I run out of credits/stories.
Yes. Just love all the twists.
None other like it.
No. But I loved it. The Voice suited the story and the era.
The characters, the narrator, this beautiful story.
The story moved me to tears. Such a sweet love story, and love stories aren't really my thing, In fact I had purchased this several months ago started it and blew it off. Figured I wouldn't like it. I scanned my library and remembered this. What a sweet surprise. The characters are people you can relate to. Just very simple, everyday people. And an actual love story that is believable.
I am not sure. But I loved his performance in this. He has a beautiful voice. One you don't get tired of hearing.
Yes. When you have felt that sort of love in your life you understand what this poor man was going through. I loved him for loving her the way that he did.
I would recommend this to any one. Even hard nosed mystery buffs like me. Its nice sometimes to enjoy the beauty in life sometimes, not all the suspense.
Well reviews really matter to me. And based on some of what I had read I was afraid to read this book. I am a little puny when it comes to violence. But there were good reviews as well, they sold me. My imagination is obviously much worse. I was really afraid there would be gory detail. So glad I took the chance on this book. It was incredible!!! There was some adult content, but nothing I couldn't handle. Watch the news its much much worse. It was a little slow getting started, but it introduces you to some pretty important characters with some foreign names. Once this book gets going you are hooked. You have to find out what happens. What a great ride.
The narrator was great too. Didn't know if I'd like the accent at first ,but warmed to it quickly.
I loved it so much. I was buying the second in this series at the last chapter of this one. I didn't want it to end. Lisbeth is such an interesting character. You want to know more and more about her. Not your typical heroine. Very unusual and different. Some how you love her still.
If you watched the trial, followed the story you"d know that this isn't an accurate description of events. He took Casey Anthony's attorney's opening statement and ran with it. I am very disappointed. I can't even finish it Wasted my credit on this book.
This was an excellent listen. All the controversy surrounding this book I had to listen for myself. Thanks Joe McGinniss for this excellent portrayal of the former governor of Alaska. Its all that I suspected and more. Thank you for your honest, candid story. The narrator does a great job. Great listen.
This book grabbed my attention and kept it there. When not listening I was thinking about it. Joe Hill definitely follows his parents footsteps. Very, very entertaining. Thanks Joe what a great ride.
I have read every Lisa Gardner book there is. I am never disappointed. I listened to this and couldn't leave it alone. One of those you want to savor and yet you can't resist finding out what is going to happen next.
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