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Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.
When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.
Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of his success—multinational businesses, vast wealth, a loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.
©2011 E L James (P)2012 Random House
First off, the narrator in this book was HORRIBLE. She sounded like a whining little valley girl and the character voices were atrocious. Not believable at all and didn't ring true to the characters in the book.
Perhaps with a different narrator
Was there anything to like? She made the sex scenes even sound uninteresting. No build up, no anticipation.
The story has a little intrigue, but needs more depth
No one should enjoy this book.
Something with a story behind it.
Yes, both characters are disfunctional.
Anger, disappointment, disturbing, and boring
I would not recommend this book to anyone, especially young adults. It is a pure waste of time to read. There is no story behind it. It's about a man that has serious issues with women and a girl with low self esteem that will do anything to keep a guy that she thinks is hot. I don't understand how this book got so much attention. There are so many other good reads out there, then to waste your time on this kind of junk.
E.L. James is not an author, she is a creator of badly written cliche and tedium. So no, I'd never try another 'book' by her.
Not necessarily. I don't mind erotica, but am violently opposed to horribly written fiction of any kind. This 'book' is one of the worst written I've ever read/listened to.
Her voice grated. To be fair, it may have been the awful medium the poor woman had to work with. I do not envy her.
If I were an editor I would never have allowed this work of utter swill off my desk. If they'd cut out every cliche and over-used "Oh my", "Holy ****" and "My inner goddess" the book would have been a short story, if that. No, straight into the trash, please!
I fear for the future of literature if this is considered great writing now. I'd recommend that anyone who has a mote of taste listen to parts of the book on YouTube or borrow it from a friend if you 'must' try to read it. I'd also recommend some well-written erotica, if that is what you're looking for. Unfortunately, FSoG is NOT it. I'm now going to try to erase it from my computer. Ugh.
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I have listened to 2 chapters of this book so far and HATE it, and what makes it worse is the narrator!!!! She's almost making me wish I was deaf. That, on top of the sophomoric story, makes this a minus 5. How do I get a refund??? A total waste of a credit.
I love this series. I have read all 3 books, and I would love to buy all 3 in audible. The hero's voice is narrated badly. I just could not buy the second and the third book in audible. I hope if they change to a strong hero voice then I will change my mind to buy them.
I don't like her hero voice.
SUSPENSE! HUMOR! LIFE LESSON!
The love story was exciting, intriguing, romantic, and sexy.
The proposal was the best part of this story. An alpha male who claimed he was not a hearts and flowers kind of guy created the most exquisite atmosphere for a romantic proposal. It would have been hard for any red blooded female to say no.
"LOVE" in Control & Dominance in "Love"
Thank you E. L. James for a wonderful story of suspense, love, humor, and kinky. My inner goddess is jumping up and down in a sexy cheer leader outfit.
A much better narrator could possibly have salvaged this weak story and added a little life and interest, but sadly it was a tedious irritating trudge from beginning to end.
Insisted on a better narrator.
I don't know what all the hype is about. This is a very weak bit of erotica, possibly a good place to start for readers new to the genre, but otherwise seriously worth a pass.
This is literally the worst written book I've ever read. I love me a good romance novel, and especially if there's lots of sex in it - but the writing is so bad, its actually painful to listen to. Perhaps its worse because its all read out loud in an obnoxious way, but yikes. If she says 'my subconscious glares at me' or 'my inner goddess is dancing around' one more time, I might barf. such a dissapointment
I cant honestly say that I would.
The background of Mr.Grey was very intresting.
not for this! I started to read this in paperback but then switched to listening, I rather reading it myself.
While the leading lady was a little head strong she was still lacking in my point of view. This book had great potential to be the greastest book but it did not live up to all the hype for me.
I'm no prude, but I found it over the top, just plain too much Erotic sex!!!
I did like the Narrator Becca Battoe.
I hate to admit it but with the ending of book, I had to get # 2, while I was at it I also got # 3, although # 2 is a little better than 1, I haven't gotten to # 3 yet.
Yes, I suppose it did.
Sadness and dissapointment!
I realize that publicity was quite good and well done, but I still believe the Sexual content and frequency was way over the top, Christian had to be a real Stud with more stamina than I have ever heard of.
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