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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
I downloaded this book because I was curious about all the hype. What a waste! Frankly, I am disturbed that so many women find this book erotic.
opening your eyes to a more vivid "romance" novel. Extremely moving and can picture and relate to some of the comments in the storyline.
Anastasia - She started off as a introverted virgin. She was given the opportunity of a lifetime to be with the ares most eligible bachelor. They both teach each other. Lots of 1st's for each of them.
When Christian was willing to review and modify the contract. He was willing to try to give her the "more"she wanted and needed.
YES. Took about 4 days but well worth it. I am starting Book 2 after it finishes downloading. Cant wait!
I am hoping that the additional books in the series will have Christian revel more of his past or maybe a couples session with the shrink together :) Who knows that may already be written in the next book that I am starting now.
No, I would suggest they purchase all three books to read.
I enjoyed it all
Very poor choice of narrators. Her voice is too immature, poor male voice. In one word, BORING. It would have been soooo fantastic if Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante would narrate this book. They could bring the sizzle that is lacking!
Okay, I bought this trilogy in spite of the reviews because I like to know what people are talking about, even when it turns out to be stupid. I was very surprised, though,that not one of the reviews mentioned that this series was an attempted remake of the Twilight Saga some X rated parts thrown in for spice). It had nearly the same cast (pale faced, darkhaired, clumsy, virgin girl meets gorgeous, rich, copper haired, "cold", mysterious man with " no soul", who likes to go fast and (surprise) plays the piano; scatterbrained, but lovable mom who has bad luck with men; folksy dad; ethnic "friend" who wants to be more--And it even took place in Washington state! Some of the dialog was even the same! But, hey I guess everyone's entitled to copy (I mean capitalize) on someone else's idea. (Especially when that idea made mega bucks)-- look how many verisions there are of the same movie--but an original plot, story line, characters, etc would have been nice.
I thought the emails were funny and some parts of the book were quite informative. I liked the "Inner Goddess" (it reminded me of that commercial where the person is walking along very normally and their shadow is doing the happy dance). As far as the narator goes, the heroine WAS really immature, so I thought her voice fit (except that everyone else sounded like Thurston Howell III from Gilligans Island.) I probably still would have read this series, but I wish I'd gotten them free from the library instead of adding to the "author's" bank balance.
Bye the way, I DID like the Twilight Series, but I didn't expect it to be any more than it was. That may be why this series was so disapointing, I expected more.
Elderly (1932), retired university professor, degrees in engineering and economics.
The erotica, as advertised, is available in abundance and is well written. It is fitted into the story as part of the unfolding themes of the book. It is not crude nor excessive. The listener who looked forward to that part of the promised content should not be disappointed.
Other reviewers denounced the narration for the Southern drawl and extremely youthful voice for the type of content presented. I would describe the accent as a Texas Twang and the voice of a fourteen year old adolescent girl. It grates. To be fair, it does get a bit better in later chapters.
But, if you are listening to email messages being read back and forth for pages and pages, perhaps the adolescent girl is totally appropriate. The author’s dialogue and conversation skills are lacking. Trying to be cutesy via email exchanges between a multi-millionaire/billionaire and a college senior is not easy.
What is the plot, the story line? Not really sure. A physically abused little boy meets an emotionally abused little girl when he is in his late twenties and she is in her early twenties and they rescue each other? Surely there is more than that.
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(Our very own soap opera)
Probably not. Wooden characters. As boring as a pron is.
Sounded like she was a 16 year old twit. Her performance made worse a mediocre book.
Yes, not sure the star though.
I loved that the book kept my attention. I have read many books that I get so lost with because the author goes into way to much detail. This book has just enough.
One of the most memorable moments of 50 Shades for me was when Ana asked Grey to show her what the worst was really like so that she knows what she is really getting herself into. Because thats when Ana realizes that she can't give Grey what he really wants, and the he could never truly love her, because all he knows is this. Also that he has way deeper issues then she had initially suspected.
Maybe not with this type of book. Her voice seemed a little to young, but then again Ana was a young woman just out of college. So I can see why she was choosen. At the beginning of the book she was really annoying, but it got better as the book whent on. It sounded like she was really excited at the beginning of the book but then mellowed out at the end.
Ya there were plenty of reactions to the book...I'll just leave it at that:0)
Its hard to decide if I will use any more credits on this series at this time.
No, My friends depend on my opinions, and I would not want them to doubt my book choices after reading this.
Young, Annoying, Immature
No, it would be rated XXX if it was...
I felt like I was reading a whinny 16 year old diary, Not at all what I expected.
The old version was definitely time well spent, can't get back interested with new narration.
She just seemed to old and boring, with the old narrations you can actually feel like what she was going through.
I would like to see what will happen with the two, so yes. Christan has a lot of back story readers need to know about.
Get a new narration, remaster to a younger and keep Christian with a sexy voice.
BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL NARRATION!
Or give the customers that bought the first book a choice between the narrations. The first one was perfect. Ana is an innocent 21 year old college student. She is suppose to sound young. The second one is not good. I want to buy the next two books but, I want the original narration. So I will wait to see if it becomes available soon.
Becca did a great job in the first book. Christian's voice was prefect in the first version. The male voices are not good in the second version. I hate them. I hope you give us a choice to buy the other books with Becca's first narration.
I think one of the problems was, most of the customers who were happy with the first narration did not write reviews, because we were happy with our purchase and the people that were unhappy did write reviews. I have learned my lesson, when I like something I will shout it out, so it does not get changed on the second book.
Audible please request from Random House to offer the original version to those who knew Ana and Christian in the first Fifty Shades of Grey.
Please if there are two separate productions already created then you should offer listeners a choice of which version they want to download. Or at least the customers who bought the first audiobook.
I will buy the next two books with the first narration.
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