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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
Sets us back 50 years. Tell it like it is. Just plain old S&M. It is amazing that the brilliant, beautiful, intelligent, millionaire always seems to find these characters much more interesting that they really are.
I actually enjoyed the last book the best,
NO, and she shouldn't have done this series, she ruined every eroctic scene. She sounded like she was mocking the character.
I really loved this book and listening to it was even better. I love this Book!!!
All of it
All of it
Fifty Shades of Grey was the best story i have ever listen !
Christian Grey and Anastasia Still of course!
i just could not stop listening, it really is a breathtaking love story!
I've been an avid reader since I was a child. I love different types of writing styles and I am never afraid to try new authors.
I went into this book with unease due to the reviews. However I've read books that had bad reviews and loved them so I gave this a try. Here are my thoughts:
Positive points to the book:
I loved the humor laced throughout the story between the two main characters. I laughed often.
I did appreciate that Anna wasn't a total pushover and she didn't meekly follow Christian and is ridiculous contract.
I found Becca Battoe a good narrator for this character. As the story went along I was reminded of how young Anna is and I felt Becca fit what I expected of Anna. Fortunately (or unfortunately) I felt the narrator fit Anna's character as her character was extremely immature and young and that fact followed through the entire book.
I am not a bdsm kind of person but I felt this book was written on the lighter side of that life style so I was able to get through the scenes.
Negative points to the book:
Very slow paced
A lot of repetition
I couldn't see what attracted Christian to Anna other than his need to take an innocent and mold her into his ideal female as had been done to him. I didn't understand how he didn't see what happened between himself and Mrs. Robinson was wrong especially that he has been in therapy for so many years. Did the therapist not bring this point to light?
The emails back and forth, while I enjoyed the banter reading every little line in the emails was tedious.
Overall I found myself laughing, but I skipped many of the sex scenes as I found them off kilter, I wanted to smack Anna for her lack of confidence, being stuck on his looks, her indecision. As for Christian, I don't believe he could fall so hard for this naïve, immature child. I would have enjoyed this much better if Anna had some backbone and confidence.
While I listened to the 2nd installment (due to my own curiosity) I definitely will not be listening to the 3rd book.
Absolutely NOT. So not for the adult mind.
No. Never. Of course, it might just have been the best she could do with such adolescent material.
Can't think of any, but them I am numb from the pure base-ness of this book. I would love to see the demographics of those who apparently LOVE this book. Bet they are a bunch of "horny" teenie-bopper-types.
Don't waste your time OR money if you're over 25.
I have alway enjoyed being read to, but when found audible it was a dream come true, love listening to books
Yes I would, and I have recommend this audiobook to several of my friends and they love it.
I enjoyed the parts of story of jack hyed.
I really enjoyed Becca Battoe's performance, I think she did a great job. I really like the way she changed her voice according to each characters.
When christian wouldn't take Anna back in the red room pain because that why she left him..
The reader did wonderful, the STORY SUCKED
couldn't get past half of the book, so bored. Sounded to much like Twilight for adults
The development of both the characters personalities.
No, I have not.
The truth is the character is 21, maybe she sounds younger IDK. Every audio book read requires the listener to accept the voice and once you do. You can appreciate the story.
She did a great job, she is supposed to sound younger people!! Let it go.
Both, I laughed out loud with the inner goddess comments, her shaking pom poms is just a image to her excitement. You men need to know we have these things going on in our heads so again. Let it go.
I laughed and cried, I truly wanted to punch Christian in the face at the end of book one..prepare yourself and pick up book two. Just do it.
I really don`t agree with all the neg comments. Yes, I did not enjoy the reading of the dates in the emails and pouring over the contract but truth is the reader may not understand this type of relationship and what may be involved. I was enlightened, I am 42 and required details of the expectations in this relationship.
I can say that I really thought this trilogy was awesome, I think it is a mix of Sandra Brown and Danielle Steel, and yet with a style all its own. Each book is very accurately titled.
To those of you who gave it bad reviews, I would encourage you to not judge by the first
book and to complete the three books. If you have half of an interest in psychology, you would be able to see the interesting reasons why Christian is Fifty Shades. If you can't get passed the first book, then you will never be able to see the greatness in this trilogy.
I myself would like to have had a little more insight into Christians background in the first novel, however, having read the entire trilogy, that would have given away too much in the
beginning. When you sit down to watch a movie, you begin to try and figure out the twist in it, and it is never really given away until the end. Why would you expect all of the twists and turns to be given away in the first book of a trilogy.
I think all of the hype has been because of the BDSM, the descriptive language, and if that is all you are reading it for then you will be disappointed. The story line is about so much more than that.
It is one of those story lines that people will either love it or hate it. I for one love it, and to those of you that hate it, that is your choice. I am not sure you have to be so harsh in your judgements, especially if you aren't even going to finish the entire trilogy. That is like watching the first 1/2 hour of a movie and then writing a review. "REALLY!!!'
HATS OFF TO E. L. JAMES
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