Having downloaded the audio version of a book trilogy that my girlfriend has been enjoying in print over the Christmas period, I was only aghast after listening to all 20 hours of the frist book. This literary sensastion is so utterly bad, and even at the rare moments when I
thought the author had finally come across a solution to leave teenage sex territory and develop the stoty into something asembling matrurity - it got even worse.Coming back to the question posted by Audible: This book is only for fans of the "Twilight" series, but nobody beyond that target group. Sorry.
Anything but the next two instalmets in the series.
Nobody could have made more of the story. She comes across believable as an almost 22-year old Western naive virgin beyond credibility in the 21st Century.
Again: think I've said it all.
I can't tell if it's bad writing or if the narrator can't read big words.
If I hadn't read the book first and just bought the audio then no.
I found the story to be very good and was not let down from start to end
the story line
Very impressed with Becca Battoes ability to capture the voice/essence of each charactor
The inner goddess charactor makes me laugh every time
her ability to change the voices - I was able to really get lost in the book
"Pain can be pleasurable...as long as you have a safe word"
Why can't I buy/download all three books at once?
Girl that loves to listen to books while working. It makes me happy! Hopeless Romanic.
New reader! I want my money back!
Reading the actual book!
The story is awesome.....read the actual book twice
Sure, It was a good no-think type of story. It does describe in pretty graphic detail a variety of sexual encounters, so you have to be comfortable with that concept. But overall I thought it kept my attention well enough.
Christian's mom. I'd like to know more about her. She is clearly very intelligent, and compassionate, but also comes across as a powerhouse.
I found the narration to be the least likeable aspect of this story. I felt like the main character (Ana) was portrayed as being a little bit whiney due to the particular inflection that was regularly used.
No. I had to break it into several sessions (mostly while I was driving). The story I could have listened to, but I got irritated with the narrator.
Mom, and caregiver. Variety in my music and book libraries. I love a good romance or mystery. In order to be worth my time and money
Yes, EL James wrote a better than average romance novel, nothing more.
My issues with this series is more that it portrays anyone interested in the BDSM lifestyle as damaged, which is far from true. Insulting in fact. There is no real attention to community, communication, little to safety, etc. As a romance novel it is better than average, as a novel around a BDSM couple as here it failed miserably
This was a big disappointment for me. I am obviously in the minority, I just did not like the book at all. The narrator was not very believable which may have been part of the problem, but I really did not find the idea good either. I did not like the book at all. I would never put myself in the situation to be a submissive first of all.
I much prefer a much different life style then this.
She was just not believable. I did not like the narration.
Don't waste your money. I don't feel to know how the book ends so I won't buy the other books.
Married mother of three teenagers, back to work after 15 years at home - when I read a lot. Now I am the assistant to the Mayor of Omaha and work at least 60 hours a week, and on top of what I have to do at home - no more books. This lets me listen to the classics, the latest, whatever I want. I can learn or escape. I have always love audio books, but now I NEED them.
I am not hard to please with narrators, but this one made sure I never heard this book. The main character sounded like a 14-year-old, (not good in this setting, to be certain.) The attempt at a man's character was like that same 14-year-old trying to convince her school she is her dad calling her in sick to school - and failing miserably. I gave up after less than an hour. I couldn't listen any more. I have heard good enough things that I will try to find time to read the actual book.
Have courage and follow your own faith...
Two noble and quite smart characters being VERY free to explore what is lying deep in their souls
The first interview
Besides the content of the book itself I would like to express my gratitude to AUDIBLE.COM making this novel available for listening with a VERY crystal clear flow...